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Chartering

A Trip We Will Certainly Never Forget

My expectations were exceeded when I booked 'Winona,' a 2019 Jeanneau 419, for seven nights at an excellent price. Quahogs, oysters and lobstah rolls, here we come!

Chartering the Pacific Northwest: Pine Trees, not Palm Trees

When the tide is going out, which is usually stronger due to the amount of rainfall and numerous rivers, all that water mass wants to get out to sea. Look at the chart and imagine all the blue stuff headed west — don't fight it, ride it.
View from the mast

Sailing Turkey’s Turquoise Coast

The Sunday before we were set to fly to Greece, we were banned from entering the EU. By some miracle, we were able to charter a yacht in Turkey.
BVI Anchorage

Are You Making Caribbean Charter Plans?

While travel remains somewhat complicated and confusing, it is not out of the question. The Bahamas are open to US residents, and the BVI, which has been closed, is scheduled to reopen on December 1.
Fireworks

A Bare Boat Charter and a Wedding in the Eastern Caribbean

We can’t help ourselves — we love St. Vincent and the Grenadines. So, we returned again for 28 days from December 20, 2019, to January 18, 2020. This would be a somewhat different trip because Yumi and I had earlier decided to get married on Bequia at the Frangipani Hotel.
British Virgin Island Anchorage

Is It Island Time Yet?

Almost all the cruising stories we've been reporting lately have involved the shutdown of various islands and cruising grounds. Recently the closing-trends have slowly started to reverse, as islands get a handle on the caseloads and how to manage life during the pandemic.