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Sailing Yacht Charter

Sailing Yacht Charter

Discover Freedom and Deep Relaxation on your Sailing Trip

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To go sailing is a wonderful hobby and sport. So to combine this with a holiday is a dream. When you go on a sailing yacht charter, you can take as much time as you like to disconnect from your everyday life and pick your choice of beautiful destinations to visit. You can go where you want and as you plan your sailing route, you can make as many changes to this itinerary as you like. The world is your oyster and a sailing boat charter is one of the most flexible types of holiday you can go on. Just enjoy the wind in your hair as the sails take you further. Here we tell you about sailboat charter in detail, so find out about the basics in the following 3 essential points.

 

Why do so many people like to go on a sailing yacht charter?

Did you know that 85 % of all people going on a bareboat charter holiday opt for a sailboat? Especially in Europe and around the Mediterranean Sea this type of yacht is enormously popular. So there is a much wider choice of sailing yachts than motor boats to choose from for your boat rental and they are generally cheaper too in comparison to motor yachts or catamarans.

Sailing is not only a great hobby but also a sport and a skill. You can do it competitively in exciting regattas with your friends and as you keep practicing you will advance and improve every time you go for sailing trips.

The other added bonus of this type of yachting is that you become a real pro at teamwork. Whereas on a motor yacht it is enough for one person to stand at the helm and press some buttons, on a sailboat everyone needs to work together like a well-oiled machine. In the case of a family holiday this even has an educational aspect. Children may carry out their own important tasks during manoeuvres which teaches them to be responsible and can be very rewarding. So parents and their off-spring get the possibility to bond on a very different and positive level compared to their normal everyday life.

There are many other advantages to going on a sailing yacht charter besides the sports-related and team-building aspects. One of them is off course that you spend much time surrounded by the most beautiful nature and scenery. Also compared to a motorboat rental you can feel guilt-free as you don´t use any fuel when you are sailing purely with the wind – it is wonderfully noise-free and a beautiful tranquil experience. This type of holiday has an enormously relaxing effect and it is eco-friendly. So go ahead and enjoy the cruise!
 

How well do you have to know how to sail on a sailing yacht charter?

Chartering and steering a sailboat requires a certain level of seamanship. Unless you go on a skippered / crewed charter you have to provide proof of sufficient sailing experience for the charter company. In most European countries it is sufficient for one charter member to have skipper abilities. In Greece a second member of the group should be proficient to co-skipper. And in Croatia you need a radio license as well. Since sailing is teamwork, the whole group can get in on the fun on a sailboat charter. Everyone can help at manoeuvres and be an active part of the process – this makes sailing holidays so special.

If you are unsure about navigating the charter yacht yourself, you have the option of hiring a skipper or just hiring one for the first few days until you are familiar with the boat and confident to skipper it yourself. The other option is a flotilla holiday, where you are skippering but moving within the safety of a bigger group of flotilla yachts and also have the added benefit of the lead boat that has a technician that can assist you in case of any emergency or problems.

When going on a bareboat yacht charter, it is advisable not to overestimate your sailing skills. So be realistic when judging the local sailing weather. Take tidal changes, weather as well as other characteristics of the territories at the charter destination into account. Bear in mind that mooring up a sailboat in tight spaces with the wind coming from the side requires good skills and practice. If you are unsure whether you are capable of manoeuvring the sailing yacht yourself, just do a skippered charter instead and let someone else do the work for you. This ensures that you and the charter crew get to enjoy the sailing holiday in the best possible and relaxed way.
 

What are the advantages of a sailing boat over a catamaran?

More than 90 % of all chartered sailing yachts are monohulls as opposed to having several hulls.

The manoeuvrability of a sailboat is very different to the way a catamaran moves. It is true that multihulls are very steady and have a shallow draught, but unlike a sailing yacht they cannot go against the wind very well, in which case you need to start using the motor. With the sailboat you can still sail even when going against the wind. And going with the wind, you will find they are also faster and sportier than catamarans. Sailboats may list more than multihulls, but for many sailors this forms part of the true classic feeling that is associated with a sailing trip and it also gives the sailboat the ability to adapt to the movement of the waves in fiercer weather.

A difference in the exterior and interior is the added space on a multihull as well as the fact that the salon on a sailing yacht is mostly located under deck whereas it lies at the same level as the wheelhouse on a catamaran. This means that you get to enjoy more light and better views from inside.

To sum things up, it really is down to your personal preferences if you want to go on a comfortable, spacious and steady catamaran or on a versatile sailing yacht for the authentic sailing experience. More advanced sailors may naturally opt for the sailboat and beginners could enjoy their yacht charter holiday much more on a multihull that allows them to come close to beaches as well as into protected bays and that is easy to park due to its two motors. So we hope that by now you have learnt some helpful facts about sailing yacht charter and look forward to providing the right charter yacht for you. Just enter your preferred dates in the easy search mask or the YachtFinder function and you will instantly receive the best deals.
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