There is a list of all the sailing yacht charters here
Sailing charters are the best way to truly experience the freedom of some of the world’s most spectacular coastline. A sailing charter gives you the flexibly to enjoy the holiday you’ve always dreamed of. A sailing charter can be bareboat, for total privacy; skippered, for a little guidance or fully crewed, for absolute relaxation. Sailing charters may be either on a monohull or a catamaran. Because a sailing charter can mean so many different things, Charter World has professional consultants on call, to give you advice.
One of the highlights of a sailing charter, is the absolute serenity achieved by the sounds of the hull skimming through the waves, the sheets flapping in the breeze and the distant call of a seagull, is all that will distract you whilst on a sailing charter. All this adds up to unsurpassed freedom. If you choose a yacht sailing carter you have amazing privacy and be will be alone with the people you choose to be with; unless of course you want to venture ashore for some sightseeing or nightlife!
A sail charter will give you the opportunity to participate in a real adventure. Not only does a sail charter give you a means of transport to spectacular islands and coastline, it is also a lively sport. Properly guided and skippered, a sail charters can create the time of your life, especially if you enjoy a challenge. On a fully crewed sail charter, you’ll find that all the sailing is taken care of by a professional crew. On a skippered sail charter, a captain will be aboard to advise and guide you; however you’ll be expected to participate in the sailing of the vessel.
When the wind begins to blow and the sails power up, a sail charter can be quite a thrill, especially if you’re part of the action. On a bareboat sail charter, at least one of your groups should have some sailing experience, for safety. A sail charter can be an exhilarating experience if you’re guided by a competent crew. A sail charter can just as easily turn a little uncomfortable, if you don’t understand the techniques of sailing, the boat and the ocean. For this reason, it’s important that you honestly answer the questions associated with your sailing experience. If you’re a little rusty, it may pay to take a skipper for the first day, just to familiarize yourself with the boat and the charter area.
The main part of any definition of a sail boat is that it is propelled by the wind. Apart from that there is little common ground. Sail boats are many in their number, design and use. From dinghy’s to sloops and ketches, schooners, catamarans or trimarans, square rigged yachts and classics; they’re all sail boats. The number of reasons why people love sail boats is as varied as the type of sail boats that are available.
From the days of Christopher Columbus and James Cook, the sail boat has meant freedom and discovery. On a planet three quarters covered by water, a sail boat is one of the only ways to explore the world’s undiscovered mysteries. A sail boat charter is the perfect opportunity to get ‘off the beaten track’. Whether you love the ocean, or simply enjoy the choice of destinations, a sail boat will get you there.
If you are more interested in sail boats as a luxury past time, rather than an uncomfortable lengthy voyage, there are plenty of sail boat designs to suit. Now-days, nearly every modern charter yacht uses roller-furling technology to make sailing a more leisurely pursuit, especially if your sail boat is short handed. The most common kind of roller-furling on your sail boat charter will be on the headsails.
There is also many different types of furling mainsails on sail boats, as there are many opinions on which type is preferable. Which type you prefer usually depends on whether you are interested in getting the best performance out of the mainsail, as a full battened main allows, or you are more interested in ease of use, and don’t mind trading the battens in for a furl system and poorer performance.
Thankfully there are some great systems available now on sail boats that give the best of both worlds. The result is a virtual elimination of the necessity to furl the main. These modern sail boat main systems utilize lazy-jacks and a canvas nest. Now a performance sail with battens can drop snugly onto the boom, where it is tidy and ready for easy use, without the need for hordes of crew slipping around the deck with sail ties gritted in their teeth.
You need not be a fearsome adventurer to enjoy a sail boat charter though. CharterWorld has endless modern luxury sail boats available around the world in magnificent locations. Within hours of boarding your sail boat, you can find yourself anchored in tropical paradise. Sail boats are a superb way to really get away from the stresses of the modern world. Sail boat charters are available worldwide, which means you can enjoy a new destination, each year.
Racing Sail Charter
If you are interested in taking the sail charter experience to its fullest degree, try a racing yacht charter. Adventure based racing sail yacht charter is also becoming increasingly popular in many parts of the world. This type of extreme yacht charter means you can grind your way to windward in a tacking duel on an Americas Cup sailboat, or experience the challenge, trails and tribulations of an ocean race. You can rub shoulders and joust tactical swords with some very experienced professional yacht racers. There is also many an opportunity, if you are already part of an experienced yacht racing crew, to charter a yacht for a particular yacht race or event.
What type of experience do you need for a bareboat sailing charter?
Well you do need to know the basics of sailing. The degree of skill and experience required depends on the type of sailboat you would like to charter and the location you intend to go sailing in. Some areas and yachts are more challenging than others. It is therefore important to give a clear indication of your sailing skills so a consultant can match them with the most appropriate boat design and the best area. To give you an idea of what to expect in different sailing charter locations read our yacht charter location articles. If you are still unsure please contact us as we have detailed information about what weather and sea conditions to expect in each location.
Many sailing yachts are built with comfortable, cruising ease and yacht charter in mind. Well known charter sailboats designs that are fairly standardized and user friendly in their approach include Bavaria, Beneteau, Jeanneau, or Lagoon, to name a few.
If you are not too sure that you or your crew’s sailing skills are strong enough, or it has been a while since you were sailing last, there are a couple of things you can do. You can go to a local bareboat sailing charter course, as a refresher to compliment what you already know. Or you can ask us to provide you with a local skipper for a day or two so that you can easily get familiar with your particular charter sailboat and the sailing location. This option is not only a more fun than a course or sailing school, but is usually cheaper and less time consuming.
A sailing charter can be a skippered or fully crewed, depending on your sailing experience and service preferences. There is an enormous range of worldwide sailboat charters are accessible to CharterWorld. Whatever your tastes, interests and abilities, we can find a sailing charter to suit. Please use our online sailing charter search, our location articles or contact us for more information.
Please contact a CharterWorld consultant if you have any more questions or comments about sailing charter in general or exactly what to expect on a particular sailing charter vacation. A CharterWorld charter consultant will be more than happy to help you.