Owning a Boat in a Charter Fleet

BWS caught up with multihull experts Steven and Estelle Cockroft, who run the website www.catamaranguru.com, to discuss the pros and cons of owning a yacht in a charter fleet  (published January/February 2018) You are one of the leading brokers in the multihull world, what got you to this point in your careers? Being successful catamaran

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Sailing Phuket and Discovering Thailand

An adventurous couple delves into all that Phuket and Phang Nga Bay offer travelers and cruising sailors  (published September 2017, photographs by Michaela Urban) I spent a number of years working as a journalist in Southeast Asia in the 1990s, and fell in love with the region, especially Thailand. However, it wasn’t until recently that

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Sailing to the Extreme

Five offshore adventures that will build your blue water skills and may change your life  (published August 2017) There is no better way to build the skills and confidence you need for safe offshore cruising than by making long offshore passages with experienced instructors and experienced skippers. Here are five ways to transform yourself from

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Chartering Around the World

You can experience the best cruising grounds the world has to offer, one week at a time  (published August 2017) We keep going back to the BVI for a week of chartering sometime during the winter and it certainly is one of the world’s best, easiest and most convenient island groups for bareboat chartering. Yes,

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Sailing Schools Will Make You An Old Salt

Learning to sail is one of life's great rewards and choosing the right school and the right progression of courses makes all the difference in the world  (published August 2017) Before Rosie and I took off sailing around the world, she thought it would be prudent for her to take some sailing and cruising lessons

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Paradise Found

A charter in French Polynesia's Isles Sous les Vents offers wonderful sailing, beautiful anchorages and amazing diving  (published August 2017) It was a while ago. Perhaps it’s been too long since the sight of jagged tropical mountains and the smell of freshly baked baguettes pierced the morning.  Now, through a dreamlike haze of time, I

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Owning a Boat in a Charter Fleet

What are the pros and cons of owning a boat in a bareboat charter fleet?  (published May 2017) There is nothing quite like walking down a dock in some exotic location with your sea bag on your shoulder and climbing aboard your own boat with the name you gave it and the hailing port of

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Sailing Phuket

Exploring Thailand's Phang Nga Bay on a 14-day Sunsail charter  (pictures by Michaela Urban, published May 2017) I spent a number of years working as a journalist in Southeast Asia in the 1990s, and fell in love with the region, especially Thailand. However, it wasn’t until recently that I finally had time to return to

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Discovering Denmark by Tri

A late spring cruise aboard a new Dragonfly 28 took the author and his family on an adventure in and around Denmark’s 'South Sea'  (published fall 2017, Mulithulls Quarterly) There are some destinations that sailors gravitate towards again and again: the Caribbean, the Med, and other bodies of water linked by their warm temperatures and

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Family Charter Downeast

Experienced dinghy sailors take a week off to explore the Maine coast and the wonders of Penobscot Bay  (published March 2017) My family has sailed a lot of miles and, while that includes several cruises, the majority of our time is spent on Midwestern lakes racing on course circles. We longed for a new adventure

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