Saturday, August 29, 2009

Choosing the Right Small Sailing Boat For Charter Sailing

If you are keen to learn sailing and even get your own sail boat, there are many different types of sailing boat to consider. There are small sailing boats that can be used in harbors and lakes which are easy to use and are great choices for beginners. There are also some charter sailing boats that can be rented out for longer sailing trips along the coastline or in open waters. These types of sailing boats need to be handled by people who are experienced sailors so that they know what to do if storms come up or they lose their way temporarily. For the average sailor, a small sailing boat is all that he will need to go out and have a good time on the water, enjoying the breezes and sunlight.

Small Sailing Boat Options
There are some kits that are designed to allow people to make their own small sailing boat from scratch. These kits have easy to follow directions and often supply the larger pieces that are needed to make the small sailing boat so that the people do not have to have much in the way of equipment to create the vessel.

The people will have to get some of the fasteners, epoxy and other items from the store in addition to the sailing boat kit, but for the most part, the kit provides the large materials and the directions that the person will need to finish out the boat in his garage or workshop.

Another option in a small sailing boat, if the person does not want to make one from scratch, is to buy a sailing dinghy. These boats are very tough and versatile, easy to maneuver in the water and easy to transport from place to place.

In fact, some of these small sailing boats can be transported on the roof of the car or truck so that a trailer is not needed for transport. These small sailing boats can be used in fresh or salt water situations as long as the water is not too rough. They are not made for long distance travel in the water, but are made, rather, for sailing around lakes and ocean harbors and coastlines.

Many small sailing boats can be found used, which is cheaper for the consumer and is a better deal since the boats always depreciate in the first year of life anyway. Buying a small sailing boat that is a year or two old and has been kept in good condition during that time is the best option in this type of purchase.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Charter Sailing On A Caribbean Sailing Yacht

When going on a Caribbean vacation, sometimes people will choose to go to a resort where everything is covered in the package deal and they stay on one island the entire time. In other Caribbean vacations, the person might go on a cruise liner where they can have all of the entertainment on the cruise ship and also enjoy the activities that are offered at the different ports where they stop.

The problem with both of these types of vacations is that the travel is limited to the package deal so that the person does not always get to stay where he wants to stay for the amount of time that he wants to stay there to see the sights before moving on.

Sailing Charters
One way to avoid this is to charter a Caribbean sailing yacht. These Caribbean sailing yachts are like miniature versions of the cruise liners in that they offer great dining and luxurious quarters, but they have more flexibility in the places and lengths of time that they stop along the way. These Caribbean sailing yachts offer a variety of water sport activities that people can do for free along with the package, plus they will stop and stay at the prescribed ports along the way at the beck and call of the vacationers.

The only limitations about the length of stay at a certain spot is whether the boat can return to the port they left from in the prescribed amount of time that is left and whether there are any weather concerns to prevent the stay.

These Caribbean sailing yachts most often have chefs that will fix the meals according to the likes and dislikes of the people on board. Usually a family or group of families will charter one of these Caribbean sailing yachts so that the entire vacation can be planned according to their needs and wants, rather than according to the cruise liner's schedule. This allows the families to decide, if they really like one of the islands, to stay there an additional day.
The food is always readily available and the chef can accommodate any allergies or health issues in the menu that he plans out. In addition, the captain and crew are usually very willing to teach the vacationers the ropes about sailing such a vessel, which is an exciting new experience to most.
There are even some Caribbean sailing yachts that allow the vacationers to sail the ship under the watchful eyes of the captain whenever they want to do so, and then they can relax and let the crew take over the sailing equipment when they are tired of it.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Charter Sailing Yacht For A Unique Holiday Experiece

Whether you are going on a Caribbean sailing yacht, there are certain things that you need to check out before embarking on such an adventure. Each charter sailing yacht company has their own unique and different options and fine print that you have to aware of before signing on the dotted line.

Certain charter sailing yacht companies offer a comprehensive package which allow you to enjoy your trip without having to incur further cost while others charge a basic price but expect you to pay for anything above what was given.

When chartering a sailing yacht, take note of the food and meal arrangements. Sometimes a chef will be attached and responsible for preparing the food for the trip and meal planning. Check out who should have the ultimate say so as to avoid potential conflicts that can arise from misunderstandings.

Spending time out in the open sea can get boring quickly so check out what are some activities that you could engage when you arrive at ports. Most of the charter sailing yachts will provide water activities such as snorkeling and diving, as well as tubing and some other water sports for free with the package.
Charter sailing can be pretty enjoyable if you already make the prior preparations. So do your homework and enjoy your trip. If you are keen to do something like that for your company, check out corporate sailing.