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Re: Bareboat charters in Brazil
Thank you, Copacabana, very much for your advice. Finding a marina slip, mooring, or secure anchorage near Rio during the Olympic seems to be a larger challenge than I realized. Perhaps I should visit some time well before the Olympics to see just what might be available or what the limitations are.
I would venture to guess that the best way to get a slip is to charter a boat locally, and use its home slip as a base. The disadvantage is that there might be limited choice of available boats.
A variant might be to find out whether a boat or property owner in Rio might be willing to charter a boat or rent a slip, mooring, or water front space. That would perhaps work better if I were able to meet sailors and boat owners in the area well before the Olympics. Perhaps someone in Rio who does not want to attend the Olympics might find it appealing to take a cruise for a week or two, and would be willing to sublet a marina slip or mooring. I am also a member of a couple of yacht and sailing clubs in the USA, so it might be possible to establish reciprocity.
Another option is to charter somewhere nearby such as Angra, and commute via public transport to Rio. That might or might not be practical... I don't know how good transportation links are in the area, and whether they function at convenient times.
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Obrigado pelo conselho,