that time we narrowly avoided sacrificing our deposit dragging anchor in strong overnight winds
The story of our charter of a Sunsail 444 catamaran and a Sunsail 404 catamaran from Placencia, Belize. 7 days during February 2019. Visual reef navigation was a new challenge for us but we managed to escape unscathed. I’ll post more on the challenges of sailing in Belize later; for now enjoy the video!
…and suggestions… This article is about bareboat cruising in Thailand; specifically discussing destinations and preparing for the challenges. But first here’s why Thailand should be on your short list of bareboat charter destinations: Thailand, specifically Phang Nga (fang-na) Bay, is considered a challenging Bareboat charter destination. This isn’t because the wind howls; instead it is […]
Step by step instructional video for customizing a chart with local knowledge and then loading it onto a smartphone chartplotter app. Using only free software! Download Links Image Customization: Preview on OSX (builtin app) GIMP Maptiler File Management “Downloads” App (builtin on many Android devices) X-Plore File Manager SailGrib Weather Routing Free
The amount of information you have to remember during a bareboat charter is expansive; on your first bareboat charter remembering everything is downright overwhelming. I’ve created several checklists to assist bareboat skippers in keeping track of everything. Scroll down to check out the checklists… Checkout Checklist Bareboat charters begin with two briefings: the chart briefing […]
This is the information I send to my friends who are coming along on bareboat sailing charters. I try to get them this information more than a month before they leave for the trip so that if they need to buy anything they’ve got long enough lead time to go shopping without a big rush. […]
“I had a fabulous very unique vacation that I refer to as the trip of a lifetime.” “It’s a great way to spend a vacation and I love sailing.” “Best vacation ever!” “It was the best vacation of my life” “I didn’t grow up around sailing or ever wanting to sail; but after this trip, […]
For a sailor accustomed to bareboat chartering in the Caribbean your first Mediterranean charter can be a big step. I’m here to tell you that it’s absolutely a step worth taking and with proper planning and preparation your first Mediterranean bareboat charter will be the best vacation ever! Don’t take my word for it; here’s […]