Hitchhike aboard sailboats!

How can you sail the world without owning or buying a boat? Hitchhike aboard the sailboat of course!

Do you want an unlimited adventure, seeing hard-to-reach places, diving in coral reefs in remote places, enjoying different cultures and learning new skills all with a limited budget! In some rare cases even get paid for it! How?

Easy! Let me answer some immediate questions in your mind!

Q. Do you need a sailing experience?

a. No … all you need is the right attitude, and be easy and keep up to learn and pull your weight.

Q. What is likely to cost?

a. Donate for food, sometimes fuel, but remember the wind is free … which you'll have to pay anyway, and it's cheap for the cost of a plane ticket and stays at destinations!

Q. Where can you find a yacht that needs a crew?

a. Marina bulletin boards, yacht clubs, online, on bulletin boards at Packer Inn go back and go to moorings and talk to sailors there.

Caught your interest? Want to know more!

My three experiences:

1. I needed a crew accompanying me across the Tasman Sea from New Zealand to Australia so I posted a notice at a yacht club in the Bay of Islands. A young woman from Israel answered him. Orit had no sailing experience and was roaming around the world … she was a great asset in the trip. Orit's position and willingness to learn and co-take command and hours made her a respected staff member and prepared some great meals.

2. In Australia, when I was sailing on the East Coast to Whitsunday Islands, I placed a notice in two houses of "Back Packer", and I never had a couple from England to accompany me. They had no experience.

3. She was sailing to the Pacific Islands on another person's yacht, five of us, one of whom was a young girl who applied online, traveled from Auckland to Tonga and then the ship jumped to another yacht to continue her journey around the world. Her only experience was a cruise on a long ship where she learned some basic skills.

That's how easy it is! The main thing that you will need is the correct time and position!

How to make yourself a desirable crew mate:

Go to your local sailing club or yacht club and discover the time for midweek races or any other "fun" races and be there early … I guarantee that there will be many yacht owners happy to receive additional crew.

If you have time to go out for a few weeks in a row and make it known that you are keen on a sailboat crew … even coastal. Like those that fly from one city or island to another. Many of the owners deliver to owners who can fish with a sailboat for delivery … and some pay or provide meals.

Learn as much as possible about being on a sailboat … The commander will ask you to do the basic "things" on the boat … and raise the sail or on the winch in pulling a few sheets … and this leads me to something else …

Learn the terminology … because it is a completely new language … You can learn some of these things on the Internet so that it is not a complete doll when the leader asks you to pull out the main card or set the traveler!

Do you have any usable skills to make you more willing? Are you a good cook or at least you can have a delicious meal? Do you have any hairdresser, other unique skills, diving instructor, or anything else to put you above the rest? Maybe you speak another language or know fun card games? Are you keen on fishing and can take a few meals?

Be aware most of the time you will not be sipping cold drinks. Everyone on board helps out with our daily sailing missions. Maintaining the boat clean and well maintained, cooking, navigation, and even taking a rudder / wheel and guiding the boat despite the presence of an autopilot most of the time.

One of the most important things is the watch list, keeping your eyes open for ships or anything else you may want to avoid as well as weather changes. This is something the crew does 24 hours a day.

Respect that yachts can be a person's home. Deal with them this way. Keep your "stuff". The space is the best, watch out for manners (toilet), worse than unblock the marine toilet.

The most important things when navigating sailboats:

It has to be easy to get along with!

When I crossed the Tasman Sea with Orit Backpacker without any experience, I also had a man on board and very experienced yachting. It was absolute pain, and he knew the fact that he had not lifted weight and could not wait to get rid of it on Lord Howe Island off the coast of Australia.

By then Orit had learned how to steer the boat, and she was very good on GPS after she was 24 years old, just another computer and she can draw a course on the chart. She picked up a lot of new skills.

Experiences teach you a lot in life … right?

Another situation I encountered on the flight I mentioned above was to the Pacific Islands with 5 of us on board. The racing girl paid a trip for her in a different way. We paid for our daily food only at the time of $ 20A a day and helped us in all sailing assignments.

She slept with 50 years on something, and the loud "shouting" at night kept us awake at night and were competing with the rest of us who lifted our weight in sailing and maintaining the boat. The seasickness was half-trip and rarely did the dishes or any other business.

The harmony of the crew comes above anything else on board, especially on small boats. There are not a lot of locations to hide on a small yacht when people do not consume.

My experience was not "that bad" but I heard about some horrific situations that the captain and crew did not agree to! As a female leader, I had to be careful about who I took on board the crew, so keep that in mind when introducing yourself to the crew.

Sailboats and Captain:

It can be easy to fall into excitement on the trip and find a trip but you can undo! Meet the captain and spend some time talking to him.

How much experience does he / she have?

Did they sail only coastal or sea?

Is the captain easy to talk to and "transparent"?

How long have they owned the boat?

How do they manage night shift sessions?

What are the captain expectations for you?

If you are a young girl and a male captain … consider whether you trust him alone miles away from the sea … it is best to travel in numbers!

What season do you sail for example not a hurricane / hurricane season!

You'll spend a lot of time together, weeks, and possibly months so make sure you feel at ease! Avoid tremors and those with tendencies to be Captain Billy!

And … be sure to see the boat!

Does the sea seem worthy of the ones you went to in the sailing club?

Ask another captain if he's a boat worthy of the sea!

Did it look well-equipped? Ask about safety and navigation equipment!

The best of a capricious cruise … do you feel comfortable?

All this is on the side of the park, but the captain needs to feel comfortable with you. Introduce yourself clean, tidy, and be polite. Give the captain the reason for being an asset on board and offer to help prepare the ship for the flight at no cost of course … and do so! This is a good way along with a rolling cruise to see how you'll get along the path before you leave Earth.

Put yourself in Captains shoes … It's his boat … Why does he want to choose you to cross the ocean with your crew? What can you do for him / her?

Happy with captain and sailboat … now what?

Market yourself:

You are not a sailing star, but you are ready to match the captain and the other crew! You are happy to learn, do sailing and cover the night watching! Boost your other skills to excel!

Yes sailing is not just sitting with a cold drink … There are sail jobs to do but there is also plenty of time to relax and have fun. Take some music and books to read. Musical instrument if you play one to get some singing!

There will be times when you will feel the environment. The constant rush of water when the boat crosses the sea, the sound of waves, the blue of the night sky, the umbrella of the stars at night is unbelievable. Catching your dinner from the back of the boat and eating a feast that night.

One morning off Minerva sail 3 days from Tonga Island in the Pacific, we exchanged lobster beer with some local fishermen. We had champagne and lobster for breakfast and then went diving in the coral.

Sailing into a new port or island hours after trying to capture a glimpse of the Earth is very exciting. Explore and socialize with different cultures that find you acceptable differently than if you were just a regular tourist.

And if this is where your yacht stops, many outlets such as the van stand for cruise sailboats on board sailboats … you can swap boats and sail to new destinations.

It's a great way to travel full of adventure! You will reach places you could not reach in any way and have experience that will remain with you for life! The good news is that you don't even need a lot of money, a yacht or a sailing experience … so what are you waiting for?


Interview with Cape Cod author Bernard Cornwell

HIS BIO: Bernard Cornwell Born in London in 1944, he is an illegitimate "war child" whose father was a Canadian pilot and a parent in the British Assistant Air Force for Women. It was adopted as a baby and raised in Essex by a family belonging to a (now extinct) religious sect called The Peculiar People. They ban alcohol, cigarettes, dance, television and traditional medicine. After his miserable childhood, he fled to the University of London, worked briefly as a teacher after graduation, then joined BBC TV. He started as a researcher in the national program and

He eventually made his way to the BBC's current affairs chief in Northern Ireland, and became editor-in-chief of The Times News Section. While working in Belfast, he met his wife Judy, a visiting American, whom he moved to for the United States.

As a teenager, Bernard loved Hornblower novels by C.S. Forester and Kane

Always dreamed of writing. When he first met my existence in 1980, Judy couldn't

I live in England for family reasons so Bernard moved to America where he was

Green Card declined. Then he decided to act based on his dream and do it

Something does not need government permission – to write a novel. he is

Judy is still married and Bernard is now an American citizen.

Bernard Cornwell has since published more than 40 books, most of which have been translated into

More than a dozen languages. The Sharp series, of which there are now twenty,

It was converted into a TV series by Carlton TV, and was shown in the United States on

Masterpiece theater. Another, Sharp Escape, is set at the beginning

The Peninsula War, like the rest of the world, is firmly based on real history. him too

The author of famous Arthur books, The Warlord Chronicles; from Starbuck

Chronicles, Collection during the American Civil War, and the Quest Quest series, Tales

Fourteenth century. Stonehenge also wrote, 2000 BC. Gallows thief,

Redcoat, It is about the American Revolution; Five Contemporary Sailing

horror movies. He lives and writes from his home in Chatham, Cape Cod.

Christopher Sofert meets Bernard Cornwell

Christopher Sofert: I was amazed to find that you sold more than 12,000,000

Worldwide copies of the Sharp series, which is just a small part of your catalog.

Moreover, the Boston Globe recently mentioned that you may be the "greatest"

Writer of historical novels today. Are you successful with your own standards?

Bernard Cornwell: I am successful because I enjoy my life, which is a great experience

An enormous blessing that does not depend on commercial success (although I am

It would not be foolish to deny that it helps). What I mean by that is that

The point of life, as I see it, is not writing books, mountain climbing or ocean sailing, however

To achieve happiness, and preferably unselfish happiness. It just happens

I write books, and I'm very lucky to have books sold well all over the world,

But even the biggest financial success will not make up for a bad life. I

We are fortunate that the books sell, but are more fortunate to live in Chatham, to be very

Marry happily and, on the whole, have a somewhat clear conscience. Anyone

Claiming to have a clear conscience is definitely a bore.

CS: The Boston Globe also noted the irony that "there are places where

Bernard Cornwell is the family name. His Cape Cod home is not

one of them. "I have a feeling that they are right, that you are actually walking the streets

Chatham not to reveal his public identity, as opposed to a similarly successful Chatham

population. Are you saying that right?

BC: Absolutely true, and I will not change it to the world. I mind you, even in places

Where I am most known, I walk in secrecy, because people know that

The names of the authors, but not their faces. I did a British TV series TV series

A few years ago and for a few weeks, I felt popular in Britain

The desire to speak, which was flattering, but memory faded and anonymity blessed

is back.

CS: Sharpe & # 39; s Havoc was published in 2003 and is the first of many novels to reach

New York Times Best Seller list here in the US and at the same time in Britain, I did

He has already got many best selling books, including the Sharpe series that will go to TV. to me

What do you attribute this contradiction? Do you see your popularity in the United States?

It increases as your stories spread on an American basis


BC: The discrepancy is completely based, I think, on the fact that I write better when I am

Writing about what I know, and that is British history. Although, I lived in

For more than 25 years now I am an American citizen, I have still heard British voices

my head. Writing British dialogue is easy, American writing is harder, and I feel it

More confident writing about the British. Even books have more appeal to

British audiences, but that didn't stop them from making best-seller lists in places like

Brazil, Japan and at least dozens of countries. In the end, its attractiveness is not

Necessarily history, but the quality of the storytelling, and the story is good

Transcends national borders. I still have to break the French market, though

Not entirely surprising given that Sharp's novels are endless tales from

French defeat.

CS: I have been staying in Chatham for a few years now. When I moved here,

As the story says, you don't have a work permit and so, I started writing for a living.

Were you surprised that a workable solution was reached? I imagine a lot

Those who have reached this solution will end up in England in 6 months.

BC: I was amazed! In fact, I moved to New Jersey in 1980 and was not discovered

Chatham until 1990, at that time the books were selling, but it was still silly

The decision, based only on love. Judy couldn't move to Britain for family reasons, so I am

He should have come to the United States, and the American government will not give me a green card,

So I told her that I would write a book. Well, it worked, and I'm still here, and it is,

Are we not lucky? Looking back, of course, was irresponsible, mad, hopeless,

An idiot, but if you don't take chances, you'll never get a winning hand

no regret. Sometimes I wonder what would have happened if the first book had not happened

Sold . . . He does not think about it, but I think we had succeeded in this


CS: Before 1980 I was a TV producer with BBC. Do you miss work

In that way? Do you find that there is simplicity in writing that did not exist

Previously in your work as a TV producer?

BC: I don't miss her at all. TV is the young man's way. I had ten great

Years in it, had a great deal of fun, traveled all over the world, and got

Outside. And yes, there is simplicity to write books because you are not a member of

Team, so you have to make all the decisions yourself instead of delaying to a committee. I

Get a request to appear on TV – right now I have two invitations from Britain

To make a long series of military history, but I'm not sure if I really want to do this

– I'm afraid of seducing vanity, but I realize it will help sell books – that's why I am

Without what do I do.

CS: Have a local writing community or fellow writers to look forward to

Support and advice?

BC: Writing is a solitary profession. If you can't do it yourself then you are

Maybe you can't do that. So no, no local writing community. At risk of sounding foully

Dumb I think the book collections are probably very useful at the beginning

Writing profession. I've never been in such a group and the only time I've ever been

I was invited to one left in disgust because they were pushing the idea of ​​'writing as.'

Psychiatric Therapy & # 39 ;.

CS: Do you have a writing mentor? Is the other mentor here?

BC: I do not have a teacher. I have an amazing, awesome, and incredibly useful editor in it

London has the most influence, but we disagree as much as we do

agree. I will gladly guide anyone who wants guidance, and most of them go on

The Internet instead of face to face. The only thing I will not do is read other peoples

Unpublished work. The reason for this is that it does not help. I am not in a position to

Post it or act as an agent, so instead I put it in touch with

The agent whose job is to read the unpublished work. I know this sounds sinister, but true

Now, on my desk, there are four books waiting to be read and my publishers want me to

To give them a "puff", two books I review for newspapers in London, one book

Urgently need reading to research, and two others for fun, so I am simply

You have no time to read more. Agents will read the unpublished work because they are

They may earn money, and that is their business. not mine.

CS: I have written an impressive number of books, about forty I have read

My research is before the interview, which makes about two books each year. I'm surprised by that

The publisher can handle this kind of output, frankly. What is their overall strategy

Are they able to put time and attention in every book it deserves?

BC: It has so far 43 books in 25 years. Publishers do not mind! Publishers like

The authors are "well-established" because they can largely expect sales and thus

Cash flow in an industry is otherwise uncertain. The strategy varies from place to place

– In London, we produce a book for the Christmas market (i.e. published in October),

While New York prefers to wait for the New Year when the book has more opportunity

To make the New York Times List. If there is a second book we will put it in a text

April and these days is always Sharp's novel. Paperback launch is

Usually in early summer (for the holiday market) it is lighter in color

Christmas sweater version – and so goes on. But the publishers are in

Business to make profits, so they love to get two books a year. They will have three

If they can.

CS: How do you deal with writing work?

BC: With un deserted pleasure. it is fun. Sit down every day and tell stories. Some

People will get killed to get this chance.

CS: What a typical typing day would look like for you, from waking up to turning around

Night, how can it be compared with a traditional 9-5 job?

BC: I start early – usually by 5 a.m., and work until 5 p.m., with breaks

Lunch, boring exercise, etc. But it's usually a full day. It is better than 9 to 5

Because I'm my boss so I can quit when I want to, and the dress code is

Not found and the navigation is awesome. I enjoy it, so there is no discipline involved,

I am not subscribed to the idea of ​​"writer's block", or rather I subscribe to

The idea that today a nurse can call the hospital and be exempt from working on

The reasons for the "nurses block" is the day I start to suffer from the writer's block. I

Volunteered for this life, wanted it and I will not release it now that I was

I got you. Of course some days are easier than others, but my worst day is better than

Being humid in most professions.

CS: How long does it take you to write a prototype novel, including research and writing

And editing time?

BC: Research is a job that lasts a lifetime, so it's hard to keep in mind, but I think it's more than others

Books take 5 months from start to finish.

CS: Does your wife get involved in your writing and research trips or is she sick?

His death now?

BC: You love research trips. . Who wouldn't? Spain, Portugal and India. . a lot of

English countryside. Other than that do not get involved, but I do not think so

You'd survive as a writer without her. She has a busy time as a yoga teacher and

Hospice volunteered and did not want to participate in the writing that I have

To maintain this stress, solitary deputy.

CS: Your books are successful enough now to basically give you freedom

do what you want. Do you see yourself giving less time to write in the future?

BC: I would like to reduce it to three books within two years instead of two books per year – however

If this is going to happen I don't know. I took a vacation last year to sail the Atlantic, and

If I get more opportunities to wander around the blue waters, I take this opportunity. Not sure.

CS: In addition to the books you have already published, I imagine you have a lot

More in different stages or other achievement. Is this correct or is it treated?

One book at a time, search for it, write it, publish it, and move forward?

BC: One book at a time. . Although I usually look for others while I am

Writing, but this type of research is just deceptive and love to stick to the book

Writing – writing a book that focuses the mind so that the research is more

productive. Then you start another book and suddenly evidence of the proofs of the latter

You come and you have to get your attention away from what you write

And try to remember what you were thinking when you wrote the previous one.

CS: After the great success of the Sharpe series on British TV, do you have it

Any more novels being considered for TV series or movies?

BC: I think they were all chosen – but will anything really be done? I

I doubt it, and definitely don't lose sleep.

CS: Do you take vacations or find that your book has historical tours

Looking to give you enough travel?

BC .: Book and research trips offer a lot of travel – a lot, I think sometimes,

But we take vacations. Judy is unusually fond of the Far East so we try to go

There every two years, and I make a trip to England every season of rugby.

I would like to make a similar pilgrimage in cricket season, but it coincides with

The sailing season on the head and sailing wins every time.

CS: Tired of working at your desk, grabbing a notebook and hitting it


BC: No, never. Not sure what I would have done with a non-fly notebook swat. if you want

I'd better go to the port of the stage and speak the boats.

CS: Where is your favorite place in the Chatham Depression?

BC: Port of phase and adjacent waters. We have a topsail cutter gaff-forging, which

It looks much greater than it really is, but it's pretty cool

Shamefully slow and we spend a lot of time on board when we can. But there is no

The best place to relax.

CS: How do you celebrate the completion of the novel?

BC: I am not sure I am doing more than that, other than the general feeling of relief that has been modified by

It is believed that another one should start soon. I'll probably take an Irish


CS: I haven't seen much in your previous interviews about your sound production

Books, which I really love. Are you involved in production

Who are they?

BC: Not in the slightest.

CS: Why didn't you tell audiobooks yourself? I think actor Sean

Ben, who played Richard Sharp very dynamically on TV will also be in


BC .: Sean narrated some of that precedent, but I imagine his drawings have become too

Very steep for producers, or maybe not enjoy doing it. I've never asked

To do this, I'm not sure I want to.

CS: I have read that there may be a new production of Sharpe Book Series

Coming to the TV and you are one of the producers. Does this sound like it will

Happen or occur?

BC: It is as if they will be filming in India this winter, but it is not guaranteed.

Say 95% certain? I am definitely not a producer, nor do I want to be that. I

I know nothing about TV drama production and any responsible side intervention

To prove an obstacle to the producers, so I prefer to be a cheerleader and let them

Get on with it.

CS: Do you like to live in Chatham?

BC: I love to live in Chatham. It is a great honor and lasting pleasure, and me

You don't want to live anywhere else, maybe not.

CS: Any plans to put a book here, somewhere in a rough place

Maritime history of Chatham? Monumoy rescuers had some pretty charismatic

Characters Of course, the British were in our ports in both wars.

BC: Maybe not, but it is dangerous that we never say. There are some great books

Really about Chatham – I love Rose Connors stories especially – but I prefer

He is famous for his imagination of military history and it would be wise to stick with that and leave Rose

Type a Chatham picture.


Cruising on the French Riviera on a modest budget: it was for Menton

When you find an area you love and feel comfortable in, it is hard to imagine moving to explore more. The Ellis de Lerrence Off Cannes is one of those places. With so much to do – visit and attend service at the monastery in Saint Honorat, sample the famous wine made by monks from the grapes grown on the island, climb up the old tower for stunning views of all the islands and cross it along the tree-covered paths on each island, you can plunge into the bay Private, watch upcoming boats go and explore the fort in Sainte Marguerite where the Iron Mask man has been locked up for many years, try some cranberries – it's really hard to leave! But the time will come, usually with strong wind forecasts or massive inflation, and you will decide to move forward. So here is the Eastern Riviera on an equal footing …

Best value for moorings (Prices are based on 15 meter sailing yacht)

  • Nice port – Reservations are available by e-mail, excellent shelter, friendly service, shower facilities, Wi-Fi, excellent provisions, daily market, restaurants surrounding the port and the old town, beach clubs, and easy access to the old city of Nice and other train buses, around 50 pounds Pounds a night in high season.
  • Villefranche-sur-Mer – Reservations are available via email and phone, very friendly staff, excellent shelter, some provisions, lots of restaurants, and a beautiful city with access to cliff slopes, around £ 60 a night in high season.
  • Port de Beaulieu – An excellent alternative to the expensive port of St-Jean, booking by email and phone, friendly staff, excellent accommodation, good city facilities, easy access to trains to Monaco, and buses to Eze, around £ 55 per night in High season.
  • Fontville Although it is cheaper than the port of Monaco, it is still very expensive, but it provides excellent service and value for money. Explore Monaco and Monte Carlo on foot from the marina, enjoy the hustle and bustle of the emirate but know you have a quiet marina all night. Very friendly and helpful staff, reservations available, heliport, approximately £ 80 per night in high season.
  • Menton Old Port – Very friendly and helpful, provisions in the city, and ready to help in bad weather although the visitors' pier has a weak shelter from bloating. Wi-Fi, water and electricity are available for around £ 50 per night in high season.

The anchors are safe

  • Juan-les-Pins This vibrant town and beautiful beaches are known for the wealthy and famous at the peak of their distinguished inclinations. The whole bay between Cannes and Juan-les-Pins is the preferred choice for many mega yachts but the most unassuming yachts go east to the bay and fall under the Cap d'Antibes between the Eden Rock Hotel and the small harbor de Croton. It will withstand good and will be well protected from any wind and swelling with the east in it. You can leave the boat on the dock of visitors in Port de Croton and tour the city for excellent supplies, restaurants and Petite train To Antibes.
  • Cap d'Antibes A number of small moorings provide a nice stop for lunch but are not well protected. Attempt Anse de l & # 39; Aregnt Faux On the southern end of the cap, just off the bay Not a garop For beach clubs, beach restaurants and the large marina east of Antibes for beautiful views of the old city.
  • Rade de Villefranche-sur-Mer – Anchor on the top of the bay outside the yellow floats, be sure to stay outside the anchor area where there can be up to 3 cruise ships anchored here daily. Take the boat on the sidewalk and connect with others. A beautiful berth, very popular in summer during the day, is quiet at night, but you may need to use a strict anchor to keep the boat in the predominant bulge that comes directly from the sea.
  • Anse de la Scaletta Tucked in Cap Ferrat and well protected from anything with the south in it, this shallow marina is another place where you can stay for days. Paloma Beach On the beach offers daytime water sports and romantic evening meals by the beach. The Port of St-Jean is easily accessible for supplies and a variety of restaurants, as well as for the popular walking along the coast between Villefranche and Beaulieu.
  • Bay de Roquebrune – Anchor in good grip under the town of Roquebrune. A good refuge from the east but open to the sea swells from the south. Good walk to the old town, stunning views across riviera beach and sandy beach with good snorkeling.
  • Cap martin – The east side of Cap is a good dock for lunch and can be used in very stable weather for a one-night stay. Sandy bottom with good grip despite its deep depth is restricted to the protected swimming area.

Helpful hints:

  • Store provisions in supermarkets when the city's small supermarkets can be very expensive. However local bakeries are excellent value for morning croissants and afternoon pastries!

  • Watch the weather, check it every day on the radio and again using a local outlet where local winds can be missed by national forecasts.

  • A book ahead in bad weather. If bad weather is on the way, plan ahead and put yourself in a good harbor. Remember that the cheapest items fill up first, so make sure you get your space.

  • Be safe in the sun. Always wear a hat and sunrise and drink plenty of water to maintain moisture and energy levels.

The French Riviera is really beautiful all year round. Although the best weather is during the summer months, May and October can be the perfect time to take a cruise, with low marina fees, quieter moorings and a warm sun.


Charter yacht in the Caribbean

The Caribbean is a region of the Americas consisting of the Caribbean Sea, its islands and surrounding coasts. It is located in the southeast of North America, eastern Central America, to the north and west of South America. The Caribbean includes more than 7,000 islands, islands, coral reefs and cays. The name "Caribbean" was named after Caribs, and is one of the dominant American Indian groups in the region at the time of European contact during the late fifteenth century.

There are abundant trips to a different island throughout the Caribbean. But some islands have many connections to get there. Consider private jet charters to disconnect a lot of contacts and it is not very expensive. You will take many private charter flights in San Juan Puerto Rico or St. Thomas and fly to places like Martinique or St. Vincent.

In many parts of the Caribbean there are docking systems in place and the yachts are installed. This procedure prevents the anchors from damaging the reef. Cynics will claim that the measures revolve around generating revenues that protect the environment, and at a price of $ 30 per night for moored yachts, it is hard not to sympathize with this viewpoint. Yacht charter boats must aim to reach a marina in order to obtain a marina or spot before the crowds arrive.

The climate of the Caribbean ranges from subtropical to tropical regions and largely depends on the location near the wind blowing towards the eastern Caribbean islands heading northwest of the Windward Islands chain. When these trades arrive near the island of Cuba, they tend to overcome them by other secondary jet streams across the Caribbean. Typhoons that occasionally affect the region usually hit north of Grenada and west of Barbados. Major hurricane belt brackets to the northwest of the island of Barbados in the eastern Caribbean. September and October are considered the culmination of the hurricane season, although the nominal season is June through November. Check out the policies of the yacht charter company regarding hurricanes. During the winter months during November. Prevailing wind is 15-20 knots from the northeast. In and out of winter, the famous “Christmas wind” blows for 25 to 30 knots for several days. Starting in February and ending in June, the wind moves from northeast to southeast, when 10 to 15 knots are expected. Late summer until fall is the rainy season in the Caribbean. However, rain storms can occur at any time but are usually short-lived. Average high temperatures range from 85 degrees to 90 degrees with the highest temperature in July through October; average low temperatures are around 10 degrees lower.

Geography in the Caribbean varies from place to place. Some of the islands in the region have relatively flat terrain of non-volcanic origin. These islands include Aruba, The Bahamas, Barbados, Bonaire, Cayman Islands or Anguilla. Others have rugged mountain ranges such as the Antigua and British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, Saba, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago. Caribbean waters are home to large schools of fish, turtles and coral reefs.

Antigua and Barbuda is located in the middle of the Leeward Islands in the eastern Caribbean, about 17 degrees north of the equator. The two islands are part of the Lesser Antilles archipelago. Reliable business winds throughout the season, which runs from December to May, make Antigua and Barbuda a great yacht charter destination. Coral reefs and abundant marine life make for great snorkeling and diving. Antigua has an international airport, with daily flights from many cities around the world. East Caribbean dollar is the official currency, but both US dollars and euros are used, and major credit cards may be accepted in hotels, restaurants, and some stores. Creole cusine prevails on carrots. The Antigua national dish is a pot for fungi and pepper. Fungi are a plate made entirely of cornmeal and very similar to polenta from Italian cornmeal. Other local dishes include dokana, marinated rice, seafood and lobster from Barbuda. There are also local sweets that include: waffle, crunchy peanuts, berries, tamarind bread and cakes. Good international cusine is also widespread.

The Bahamas is just 100 miles from the Florida coast. Bimini is the closest island to the United States of America and is also known as the Bahamas Gate. Abaco Island is located to the east of Grand Bahama. Great Inagua is the most southeast. Other notable islands include Andros, which is the largest island in the Bahamas, Clinces, Cat Island, Crock Island, Eleuthera, Exuma, Long Island, Mayagwana and San Salvador Island. Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, is located on New Providence Island. In all, there are more than 700 islands in the Bahamas.

Yacht rental in the Bahamas provides turquoise waters and sparkling white sandy beaches. There are many attractive and interesting yacht anchors. The climate of the Bahamas is subtropical to tropical. Gulf Stream is extremely mild, especially in winter. In the Bahamas, summer temperatures reach 30 degrees Celsius, and temperatures reach 5 degrees Celsius in the winter. Summer and autumn can bring very severe weather in the form of hurricanes. Bahamian culture is a mixture of African and European influences. This can be seen in carrot music and includes various styles; junkanoo, rake and scraping, calypso and a unique form of carols. Crawling teams are also an important part of life and are heard playing at funerals, weddings and other festive occasions. On the less developed outer islands of the Bahamas, known as "outer islands" or "family islands", boat races are important social events. They usually include one or more days of racing by old action boats and combine wild festivals. The Bahamas also includes festivals associated with local traditional crops or food, such as "Pineapple Fest" in Gregory Town or Eleuthera or "Crab Fest" in Andros.

Abaco is a major yacht charter center in the Bahamas. Here is a full service berth that is home to many chartered yachts. Fuel, water, ice, washing and shower facilities are available. You can also provide the yacht here. Travel to Abaco from the airports of Palm Beach, Florida, Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Your renter's yacht is only five minutes away from the airport. The major yachting area for chartering yachts includes Great Abaco and Abaco Hill, along with an impressive chain of sand located just east. Start in the center at Kai Man and War Kai.

British Virgin Islands (BVI) is a British overseas territory, located in the northern Caribbean Sea to the east of both Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. It is part of the Leeward Island chain. Approximate coordinates 18 ° 20 & # 39; N 64 ° 40 & # 39; W. The Virgin Islands archipelago consists of the US Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands. The British Virgin Islands has a subtropical climate driven by trade winds. Temperatures remain fairly constant throughout the year with a daily maximum of around 29 ° C in summer and 25 ° C in winter. The average growth rate of the British Virgin Islands is about 115 cm of rain annually, although this is higher in the hills and the coast is drier. The most humid months are September to December. The British Virgin Islands are located in a region that can see hurricanes from June to October, and this effectively limits the sailing season to November-May.

Among the many attractions of the British Virgin Islands are; many white sandy beaches. Baths on Virgin Gorda and snorkel on coral reefs near Anegada; well-known pubs on the island of Just Van Dyck. The British Virgin Islands include the main islands of Anjada, Eust Van Dyck, Tortola and Virgin Gorda along with more than fifty other small islands. Small carrots include; beef, Copper Island, Ginger Island, Great Kamanoi, Great Gatch, Guana Island, Mosquito Island, Necker Island, Norman Island, Peter Island, Salt Island. It is inhabited by only fifteen islands. The British Virgin Islands are predominantly volcanic in origin and have rugged terrain and hills. Anegada is an exception and a flat island made up of limestone and coral reefs. Tortola is the largest island, about twelve miles long and three miles wide. Road Town, on Tortola, is the capital of the islands. The British Virgin Islands has a population of about 22,000.

Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport, also known as Beef Island Airport, has regular connections to San Juan, Puerto Rico and Saint Thomas at USVI. There are also flights from most of the major islands in the Caribbean, Antigua and Saint Martin. It is located on the island of Lahm, opposite the eastern end of Tortola. Virgin Gorda and Anegada have smaller airports. The islands are a popular destination for cruise ships in the Caribbean, and they use the main port of the British Virgin Islands in Road Town in Tortola. The official currency of the British Virgin Islands is the US dollar. Major credit cards are honored at larger BVI establishments, but do not expect to use them in small restaurants.

The British Virgin Islands is one of the most popular yacht charter destinations in the Caribbean and Tortola is home to the largest fleet of yachts in the world. Possible compacts can choose between Skippered or Naked Charter. Cars or sailing ships. monohulls or raft. The short distances between the islands, often just two to three hours, make the British Virgin Islands perfect for the first time to charter yachts and for families with young children. There are many flights to the British Virgin Islands making it easily accessible. On the downside, the British Virgin Islands can become crowded in peak periods; Christmas; Presidents' Week and Easter days. The first two weeks of July are also very busy due to the holiday schedule in Puerto Ricoxs. Yacht chartering requires a national park permit; ask the charter company for more details.

Guadeloupe archipelago is located in the eastern Caribbean Sea at an altitude of 16 degrees north and 61 degrees 35 degrees west. It includes five islands: Basse-Terre, Grande-Terre, La Désirade, Les Saintes and Marie-Galante. Guadeloupe is an external department in France and one of the twenty-six regions in France, and is an integral part of the Republic. Being part of France, Guadeloupe is also part of the European Union and its currency is the euro.

Guadeloupe is a mixture of modern cities, rainforests, stunning landscapes, sunken beaches, attractive architecture and friendly people, making it a popular destination for chartering yachts. In addition, the region benefits from reliable trade winds during the Rhone season from December to May. Most sailing can be done by line of sight until the explorer gets a vacation as well.

The euro is the official currency. Major credit cards are accepted in hotels, restaurants and shops. ATMs are located in all Guadeloupe and Marinas cities.

Saint Barts, formally Collectivité de Saint-Barthélemy, is an external group from France that originated on February 22, 2007, and includes the proper Saint Barts Island as well as several offshore islands. Also known as Saint-Barthélemy, Saint Barths or Saint Barth, this group is one of the four regions between Leeward Islands in the Caribbean that includes the French West Indies. St Barts is close to the islands of St Martin, Saba and Anguilla.

The weather in St Barts is tropical, which means it's hot and sunny all year round with very little variation in temperature between seasons. Expect an average of 30 degrees Celsius during the summer, with only a few degrees dropping in winter. The weather in S Barts turns wet in the fall, but showers are generally short if. St. Barts catches the trade winds off the Atlantic Ocean all year round but especially in winter. Winter sees winds in excess of 20 knots, which makes it a great yacht charter. The summer months see winds anywhere from 10 to 20 knots. Summer is the least time to hire with many yacht charter companies offering great discounts.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is located in the southeast of the Caribbean, about 90 miles west of Barbados. The group of islands is located south of Saint Lucia and north of Grenada. The Grenadines are made up of 32 islands, extending south from Saint Vincent. Only 8 of the Grenadines are filled with the remainder a bird sanctuary and very popular for both hiking and snorkelling. All are volcanic in origin and deeply decorated with entrances as the sea washes onto beautiful white sandy beaches. St. Vincent has lush green mountains. Yacht charter in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines also provides the opportunity to visit some sites used in the production of the movie "Pirates of the Caribbeanx". Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is the yacht charter destination for those looking for peace and seclusion.

The winds all year round in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines make the perfect yacht holiday. During the summer months, 10 to 20 knots of southeast winds prevail. Will the winter months see winds more difficult than 20? 25 knots are generally from the northeast. Although Saint Vincent is located just below the hurricane belt, there is always a possibility during July through October. Check it with your yacht charter company. Average high temperatures range from 25 ° C to 30 ° C with the highest temperature in July through October.

The main airport in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is Joshua Airport in Saint Vincent. There are flights from Barbados, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, Martinique and Grenada. Both the US Dollar and x Euro are used. Major credit cards may be accepted in hotels, restaurants and some stores. There are many places around the yacht rental area to change money. English is spoken throughout Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Many yacht charters start at Lagoon Hotel and Marina at the southern end of St Vincent. There is a refreshing swimming pool on the beach before or after renting yachts and a good supermarket to supply. It is a well-protected yacht marina and enjoys a good location to sail south to the Grenadines and for wild trips around St. Vincent Island. Take a day at the beach and follow the foot path along the windward coast, through the banana and coconut plantations to La Soufriere Volcano. Trinity Falls can be reached by the road, following Richmond Road.

Bequia is just nine miles south of St Vincent and is the gateway to some of the best sailing in the Caribbean. The history of Bequia Island extends deeply into the traditions of ancient marine navigation, boat building, fishing, and whaling. The main port of entry is the Port of Elizabeth in Admiralty Bay. The attractive waterfront of Port Elizabeth is lined with bars, restaurants and shops selling local crafts. This yacht marina is very popular among sailors from all over the world because of its clear and clear waters that allow deep boats to access repairs and services. Bequia provides an excellent range of marine services with amenities that include shower, laundry services and internet access. Bequia offers great beaches, amazing snorkeling and diving, and great food. Princess Margaret Beach is the best yacht marina in Bequia. It features calm calm waters and a beautiful golden sandy beach. There is no beach on the road, and as a result it is almost deserted. Just a short boat trip around the northern Cape of Bayxs and you will find Frangipani Bar, a popular meeting place for Happy Hour cruisers.

One-way yacht rental options are available from St Vincent to Union, Saint Lucia, Grenada and Martinique. Consult the yacht charter company for more details.

Diving: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has a large number of recognized and enthusiastic diving schools in Saint Vincent, Bequia, Mustek, and of course the Tobago Islands. Spectacular underwater sights include the Jonas wreck on the eastern side of the shallow waters of Montezuma near Mustek, and there are numerous floating dives that offer a varied panoramic picture of the soft coral reefs, turtles, creole strings and a cross-sectional view of an eagle ray.


Sailing Costa Rica

I've actually sailed all my life growing up in Cape Cod, it's a teenage child's law to own a sailboat. In fact, I remember that my dad helped buy the first sunfish. I gave him the first thousand dollars I had saved in summer in working life and came back with my brand new sunfish. I remember finding a two-wheel drive cart specifically designed to deliver the sunfish to the beach. It has a metal ring just like the top half of the giant paper clip that fits through a central plate hole with two inflatable scooter tires. Horay you sailed.

I now live in Costa Rica and still love to sail and have a real fortune to do sail Costa Rica with a friend and several clients who have allowed me to reach their boats. We recently sailed toward "Point" and around "Papagayo" on the beautiful 32-foot "Tremaran" statue that really turns against the donkey if you know what I mean. The boat is so fast with the right winds that the dolphins were able to ride the depths of the bow just as they do on motor boats. In fact, I remember assured me that we could have pulled at least one skater. The guy was this fun.

We were sailing at the end of the dry season in Costa Rica, which has its own surreal beauty. The shift from the lush forest to the California dry hills of Guanacaste takes place every year starting in December and lasts for about two months while the forest turns from an impenetrable green rug into a rough, dry, brown landscape of a desert covered with leafless trees. Those of you who are unfamiliar with the weather patterns in the last dry tropical rainforest in the world (I know it looks contradictory in terms of but I carry with me.) The rainy (green) season lasts from April to December and then winds shift from the north and the rain depends on ten cents. The permanent sunlight normally embraces the area for five months without a single drop of rain. The days are beautiful and warm but definitely a tourist delight. The sunny dry season coincides perfectly with the northern winters, making Costa Rica a very popular destination for snowbirds.

All that is best for sailors in Costa Rica is that the winds from the north at this time of year are fast and steady. On this truly wonderful day, we had a northeasterly wind pulling 15 to 20 knots, which really allowed us to have fun with this lean lady and captain who really knows how to trim that ship.

We docked the boat in the Playa del Coco for the party after which is custom made after a day of sailing in Costa Rica. Fresh seafood buckets of beer and party atmosphere were really the perfect climax for a great day of sailing.


Some things to consider when searching for cruise deals for your next vacation

Many people take advantage of all the advantages of a tourist holiday vacation, as many people choose to sail to some of the most beautiful sites in the world or around the world.

A vacation vacation often has many advantages over a traditional tourist vacation where you have to travel to your destination. With a cruise, your vacation really begins as soon as you enter the cruise ship, so you can immediately relax and enter the spirit of vacation, unlike the people trapped in the airport departure lounge awaiting their flight.

Below is a brief guide and some tips that may help you find the best marine deal or vacation that offers the best value for your vacation budget.

If you enjoy the luxury that you were able to book in advance, spend a lot of time looking for your own holiday options and trying to find a deal that suits your favorite itinerary and budget. The time spent searching the Internet can save a lot of money in the long run. If you want to save more money, book in advance long before as if you can book for the following year travel, you will likely overcome inflation and currency change next year.

On the other hand, if you have super flexibility, try to book the last-minute deals advertised. In many cases, if you can book at the last minute, perhaps during the current sailing month, you can find tourist holiday operators who will lower the prices of existing cruise packages before sailing.

Again, if you are flexible about cruise plans, then why not consider the cruise and aviation option? In some cases, a one-way cruise and the option of moving home can provide you with money on a two-way cruise.

If you are not associated with a specific time of year, why not go from peak season to a specific location? Off-season sailing can accumulate a significant saving on sailing during peak periods of the holiday season.

How about traveling as a group? If you can organize more people together for a vacation, for example eight or ten people in your family, you will find that the price can be reduced to standard prices. Alternatively, if you belong to a club or institution and wish to travel as a group, you can either save a percentage of the cost or you may be able to negotiate a free booth for yourself. If you spend time planning your marine vacation, the savings can be enormous.


Canada Liveaboards Sailing

Sailing in sun-soaked waters with seas the color of the blue sky and dolphins leading the way as they are merry in the bow wave. Finding a perfect berth before sunset over palm-filled beaches and continuing on deck on cocktails while the moon casts its silhouetted silhouettes and kindly spirits meager spirits. This is what I imagine is a cruising lifestyle … enjoy all year round. Then my home is in tropical Queensland, Australia.

Other extreme weather!

On a visit to Canada, I ran into the other side and saw how extreme yachts do elsewhere. In Canada, the sailing season begins to land in September and October as it prepares for a long cold winter.

Canada's Great Lakes are fresh water and quickly freezes once the temperature drops. A large percentage of yachts and motor boats are pulled and carried on cradles. The mast is removed and the plastic-covered objects shrink to protect them from ice and snow. Ice can damage fiberglass and wood alike, as it reaches and widens the smallest cracks.

Homework mode extends from protecting all attachments with lubricants and freezing pumping in the engine cooling system to draining freshwater tanks.

The ice freezes the gates and accompanying closures and unless you have made arrangements to enter, they are closed for the winter.

Anchors and marinas become very solid with ice you can skate on. Anglers stand as the waves stretch into their bodies months ago, making small holes drop a line.

But some sailors stay aboard their yachts at moorings during the winter, saving their money for other things, including dreaming about cruises to remote sunny beaches.

At Frenchman's Bay near Toronto, for example, they had up to 50 yachts with skateboards in Canada each winter.

How do you survive!

As winter approaches, they install a container on the yacht. Covering takes a week to install, and at the end of the season it is stored for the upcoming winter. Two plastic sheets are wrapped on top so they can use the deck as well as the heated compartment below for the living space. The transparent plastic panels act as a greenhouse and warm on top of the deck. There is a small door in the hood so you can enter the cockpit. Some even add windows.

Roth, who was living with her husband in her first season aboard their Witchcraft yacht when I met them, explains, "Despite the sudden sudden cold, the winter was wonderful. We all asked if we were cold. We always realized we were living in Canada and needed To heat. A difficult concept for many to understand, this life is on board even in winter, I suppose. "

Insulation is added to the interior of the structure to prevent condensation and during the coldest winter months, electric and diesel heaters work almost non-stop.

Sub-Zero and Liveaboards Canada!

Simple things that we take for granted, you should think about warmer climates, such as filling our fresh water tanks. The hoses freeze while leaving the water in them unusable, so Canadian livewards tend to spend a day when all their tanks are filled.

A small bubble machine is used to keep the water moving. The air pumped through a perforated hose lying at the bottom of the bubbles causes the warmer water below the ice to prevent freezing against the body that would crush it.

Empty trees or empty polyethylene bottles that end in water near boats can prevent pressure from accumulating heavy snow.

Adventurous using toilets and wild baths is a must-have. “The cold ice wall of transportation is not one of life's pleasures,” Roth says.

Despite the hardships and faults, living on board is not just a passing whim for most people. Some people live this way for years to save their money for other things.

Another cruiser told me: "The decision to put our money in a bigger boat instead of buying a house and getting a mortgage was to save for a southern trip."

Living in sub-zero places requires some thought and planning, but we do have the comforts of home, a TV, a laptop and a phone. "

When the snow and ice melt!

As the days pass, snow and ice fall as spring begins. In April and May, ideas turn into a five-month sailing season. Yachts start to life and evolve anchors with activity. The winter caps are removed, the masts remain proud again and Bob Marley CDs slip onto the stereo. Reggae music transports snipers to the places they intend to be next year … no snow, no snow, and freezing snowstorms.

Dreaming of sailing south for the winter to the sunny Caribbean and sailing like we do in Australia … all year round!