The concept of chartering a speed boat for a sailing vacation is what's on your mind so why not take the plunge and plan that trip? Well, you then have a few questions, right? We have compiled some resources that may help you make the decision to charter a vessel for a sailing vacation less of a challenge. Take a look, require a class, plan a visit. You are practically willing to toss the lines! First, A Few Words of Encouragement:
The Educational Aspect of Chartering
We often point out that a great charter experience is really the reward of an superior sailing education and that we believe that’s exactly right. There is nothing greater than exploring, with complete confidence, some incredible stunning location from your vantage point that merely a sailboat can offer.
Your First Charter Catamaran or Monohull
It’s an affordable question… We’ve seen several monohull purists investigate the ins and outs of any potential bareboat charter trip on the catamaran and say, “Well, I suppose it wouldn’t be bad to split the charge with three other couples and have our own private stateroom having a queen- sized bed plus a flat screen TV.”
Do You Need Some Instruction? - The Courses To Take:
ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising - Able to skipper a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered keelboat of approximately 30 to 45 feet in size during a multi-day cruise upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (nearly 30 knots) and sea conditions.
ASA 105, Coastal Navigation - Able to make use of the navigational theory and practices for safe navigation of an sailing vessel in coastal and inland waters.
ASA 114, Cruising Catamaran - Able to skipper an auxiliary-powered sailing cruising catamaran of approximately 30 to 45 feet in total during a multi-day liveaboard cruise upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (around 30 knots) and sea conditions.
Monohull or Catamaran? Videos That Might Be Helpful:
Docking Made Easy - This bunch of open water drills makes remove the often misunderstood few prop walk and prop wash and assigns real-life, hands-on methods that may significantly facilitate becoming a proficient and confident helmsman.
The Mainsail - How to set it up, plus the things to look for.
Bite-Sized Lessons - We be aware that learning to sail could be overwhelming and there is a lot to take. In an effort to help we’ve launched a series of “Bite Sized Lessons” taken straight from our textbooks.