Industry News and Specials

Each year, SAIL and St. Vincent and the Grenadines offer our readers the trip of a lifetime: a free charter in paradise on board a TMM Yachts charter boat. To win, readers submit their “Top Five Reasons” for chartering in SVG, and we sift through 1,000 essays to pick our winner.
In the colder climes, the leaves have turned and fallen. The boats have been hauled out and stored for the winter. The storm windows are in; the winter sweaters are out. But while we brace ourselves for winter, charter companies are just gearing up. All too aware of the woeful economy, many companies are offering especially good discounts to keep you, the charter guests, coming back for more. 35%
For sailors, summer is many things: the height of racing season, the prime cruising months, and the precious window when days spent playing on the boat outnumber those spent working on it. It's also an excellent time to plan a charter vacation. With the kids out of school and the weather warming up, there are several great discounts to take advantage of. From ASA flotillas in
There was a time, not too long ago, that sailboat chartering meant renting a boat, gathering a crew, learning to captain it (or paying a captain) and taking off for some time in paradise.

Announcing the winners of the Great Escape

by Sail Staff, Posted December 21, 2009
After mulling over and debating hundreds of entries, SAIL, in partnership with The Moorings and Sunsail, is pleased to announce the winners of its Great Escape contest. Each entrant wrote a 400-word essay describing their ideal BVI charter vacation in the hopes of winning a Sunsail flotilla or a Moorings charter trip. Thanks to everyone who participated! Here is a sample from
Star Clippers, which operates three of the world’s largest and tallest sailing vessels, has expanded its itineraries to include trips through the Baltic beginning in summer 2012. The 360ft Star Flyer will lead the charge with sailing trips from Southampton, England; Oslo, Norway;
If you're looking to take your chartering to the next level, try racing a Sunsail 39i in the inaugural IYCC during the BVI Spring Regatta, March 29-April 4. Sunsail will provide the winner with 10% off the yacht and a free sailing charter. If it's vacationing you're after, Sunsail is offering 20% off both one- and two-week flotillas in the BVI

December Sunsail Flotilla

by Sail Staff, Posted October 3, 2011
Looking for a new way to enjoy a charter sailing vacation? Join SAIL on a Flotilla Adventure in the British Virgin Islands, where SAIL host Chris Museler will guide you through a week of fun and relaxation.

These Numbers Don't Lie

by Meredith Laitos, Posted February 10, 2010
If you want to please a crowd, you have to know the audience. If you want to grow the sport of sailing, you have to know who’s getting in the boats. This was the thinking behind a recent survey conducted by the American Sailing Association (ASA). “We wanted to learn more about our students,” executive director Charlie Nobles said. “We hope people will take what we found, apply it to their corner
The BVIs are known for being a chartering playground, and there’s about to be another kid on the block. MarineMax Inc., the nation’s largest recreational boat retailer, recently announced the opening of MarineMax Vacations, a BVI-based charter company that will operate out of Tortola beginning December 15.
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