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Search: Posts Made By: alex_sauvage
Forum: Chartering 08-27-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,836
Posted By alex_sauvage
Re: Sailing in Greece

Check Sailing Issues website (sailingissues dot com). He got a lot of very useful information about sailing in Greece, including some recommendation regarding charter companies. I had a good luck...
Forum: Chartering 08-25-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 813
Posted By alex_sauvage
Re: Mediterranian Charters

In Croatia you probably will need to have formal certification ( there is a list of acceptable certifications somewhere on the web) and also VHF radio operator license. In Greece, they would prefer...
Forum: Chartering 07-09-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 2,011
Posted By alex_sauvage
Re: Don't be so hard on the new guys

I am just guessing, but if your boat has "hank on" foresail, it probably does not have "big, square stern" of the modern production boat :)
In any case that was just an additional advice to the...
Forum: Chartering 07-05-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 2,011
Posted By alex_sauvage
Re: Don't be so hard on the new guys

Yes, seriously! Obviously driving boat in a straight line forward did not work very well either :)
I am not trying to pick on OP, just to suggest that there is another way to overcome the...
Forum: Chartering 07-03-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 498
Posted By alex_sauvage
Re: International Competency Certificate

They do require some form of certification from your home country , but not necessarily ICC. I recall seeing long pdf file with all accepted certifications from different countries and the limit of ...
Forum: Chartering 07-03-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 2,011
Posted By alex_sauvage
Re: Don't be so hard on the new guys

I am wondering if in this situation it would be better to back up to the mooring ball? It would prevent the bow being blown sideways and will make it easier to pickup the line, since you can do it...
Forum: Chartering 01-24-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By alex_sauvage
Re: Hurricane insurance

Maybe... but even if charter company would refer me to some other business I probably would seek second opinion (if possible). Would you choose your auto insurance company based on car dealership...
Forum: Chartering 01-24-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By alex_sauvage
Re: Hurricane insurance

I just assume that if there named storm in the area, charter company won't let you out in any case. Moreso , they probably will want to secure boat somehow, put it "on hard"
Forum: Chartering 01-24-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By alex_sauvage
Re: Hurricane insurance

Mostly about inability to leave the dock due to the coming storm, or if charter company will recall boats back due to the same reason. I am pretty sure they won't want their boat out with the...
Forum: Chartering 01-24-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By alex_sauvage
Hurricane insurance

I am looking to charter a sailboat in BVI in October and thought that it would be prudent to get "hurricane insurance". But having hard time finding any information regarding it. Does anybody has any...
Forum: Chartering 01-24-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,836
Posted By alex_sauvage
Re: Sailing in Greece

I can second it. The website is full of useful information (particulary if you never been to Greece) and Diederik (I believe is his name) is very helpful. He recommended us a few smaller charter...
Forum: Chartering 09-02-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By alex_sauvage
Re: Charter deposit insurance

Thanks for your reply, but unfortunately it is not what I was asking for: I already charter the boat, so to go with another company is not an option. I know there are companies which provide this...
Forum: Chartering 08-31-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By alex_sauvage
Re: Charter deposit insurance

I hope neither :)
The company I am chartering from has not provided an option of "DRA" ( as you call it). I know that some of them do, like Sunsail, Mooring...
I found a few insurance companies...
Forum: Chartering 08-30-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By alex_sauvage
Charter deposit insurance

Does anybody knows/used a good company which can provided "insurance" for your charter damage deposit??? So you pay smaller amount (~5-10%) upfront, rather than be faced with multi-thousand bill...
Forum: Chartering 07-30-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 687
Posted By alex_sauvage
Re: Bareboating in Spain: license requirements

[QUOTE=Jjg4;1066618]For anyone who might be interested: I got the proficiency certificate from ASA (need to have ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising) and it served the purpose with the charter company. Went...
Forum: Chartering 06-03-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 687
Posted By alex_sauvage
Re: Bareboating in Spain: license requirements

You can "convert" you ASA 104 into "European / Mediterranean Chartering Certificates" which should be enough. Look at ASA website: International Sailing Proficiency Certification for Chartering from...
Forum: Chartering 02-18-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 820
Posted By alex_sauvage
Update on Charter contract

Well, I have searched the Net carefully, and it seems that this clause (Point of return reached in 1/3 of the charter period) is indeed a standard one at least in this area of Greece (Saronic Gulf)....
Forum: Chartering 02-15-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 820
Posted By alex_sauvage
Re: Charter contract

This is very good point. So this how it looks:

Owner has: "to insure the Yacht and her equipment against fire, marine and collision risks and third party damage and against any and all loss or...
Forum: Chartering 02-15-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 820
Posted By alex_sauvage
Re: Charter contract

You as in total boat insurance (presumably provided by the charter company) or insurance on deductible?
Forum: Chartering 02-15-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 820
Posted By alex_sauvage
Re: Charter contract

Thanks guys!
I would rather not sleep on board, but it seems almost impossible to charter a boat for anything rather than whole week(s). Adding sight-seeing will extend our trip beyond reasonable....
Forum: Chartering 02-15-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 820
Posted By alex_sauvage
Charter contract

I am planning to charter a boat in Greece and one paragraph in "Charter agreement" attracted my attention:

Itinerary:



To plan and to carry out the yacht’s itinerary in such a manner as...
Forum: Learning to Sail 02-02-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,005
Posted By alex_sauvage
Re: ASA sailing schools in Tampa/St. Petersburg

Actually since I never got any reply I decided to bite a bullet and decide to take a course with "Simply Sailing" (their scheduler worked the best for me). Took it in December and like it very much....
Forum: Chartering 01-27-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,351
Posted By alex_sauvage
Re: First charter: advice needed for Europe

Maybe a few years ago...Right now almost all charter companies want ICC or RYA Day Skipper or ASA equivalent. It seems to be a government issue. There is also a similar requirement for the first...
Forum: Chartering 01-10-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,351
Posted By alex_sauvage
Re: First charter: advice needed for Europe

Thank you... Fortunately there is a class starting a week, so I might as well just sign up for it. It sounds a like agood idea if I want to sail in Croatia.
Forum: Chartering 01-10-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 1,351
Posted By alex_sauvage
Re: First charter: advice needed for Europe

Thank you.. I know it is easy in US. In Canada however you need to take the course and pass the test. It's sure doable, but something one has to do well in advance.
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