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  1. Planning Carribbean Bareboat Charter

    I'm in the initial stages of planning a 1 week bareboat charter in the Caribbean. Location and times are wide open right now, but probably US/BVI. Does anyone have any recommended times, places, and companies to rent from? Any other suggestions and advice are welcome.
  2. Long Beach Bareboat Charter

    Hi All, I was looking at two different outfits in Long Beach for a potential three-day charter to Catalina: Harbor Yacht Club and Marina Sailing. The reviews on-line are limited and decidedly mixed on both, and I was hoping to tap in to some local knowledge on these places. The reviews I could...
  3. Seeking Bareboat charter LA area 50ft+ Catamaran

    Hello, SEEKING BAREBOAT CHARTER Can anyone direct me to a source of 50ft catamarans in or around Los Angels CA or Newport Beach for bareboat chartering? I have my ASA certs up to big boat catamarans and have sailed 46 monohulls for multiple day trips many times. I have been sailing a newer...
  4. Croatia Bareboat Suggestions

    Hello all, I'm considering a 1 week bareboat charter in Croatia next June (2016), and was wondering if anyone can recommend a good company to consider. I have not chartered before, but I have over 10 years sailing experience and currently own a C&C 33. Would also be interested in any other...
  5. Making experienced sailors/boat owners get an ASA 104 to charter

    Now experienced sailors and boat owners need an ASA 104 certificate to charter a bare-boat in Croatia. More destinations to come... In the past I have bare-boated many destinations and needed no more proof of my abilities than my "Sailing Resume". Now I am told by The Moorings / Sunsail that I...
  6. Reccomendation for ASA 103/4 in NYC or MD

    Learning to Sail
    Hello, I've searched through the forums but haven't found many particular recommendations. I'm planning a bareboat trip in the BVI in April and was hoping that I could take some ASA classes before I went down. I have a fair amount of experience sailing and am hoping to skip/challenge out...
  7. Experience required to bareboat?

    My wife and I are trying to book our first bareboat charter in the BVI next year. We are both ASA Basic Keelboat (101), Coatal Cruising (103), and Bareboat (104) certified. I went on to earn my ASA Navigation (105) certification as well. We have done 4 crewed charters, 3 in the BVI and 1 in...
  8. Greece Bareboat - Need recommendations on regions and charter companies

    Hi All, I'm looking for advice/opinions on the best areas of Greece to bareboat charter in late May. I have an experienced crew looking to charter for around 10-12 days. Open water sailing and spirited conditions are fine but may be a little exciting for some of the crew who'd prefer at least...
  9. Wanted: New Years Catamaran Bareboat Charter in USVI/BVI

    Hello! A group of about 9 of us have recently decided to spend New Years in the USVI/BVI's. Total last minute decision but are interested in a Catamaran Bareboat Charter...however of course everything is booked! Hoping for any advice/options? Have plenty of sailing and USVI/BVI Navigation...
  10. one month caribbean bareboat charter

    My husband and I are looking for a 42-47' catamaran for a one month bareboat charter in February/March 2013 in the southern Caribbean. We have our Offshore Navigation course (level 5) from ISPA in Canada and have chartered boats all over the world (Tonga, Tahiti, Aus, Greece, Caribbean...). We...
  11. Bareboat Charter on Lake Champlain ??

    I was up in Burlington, VT two weeks ago and was dissappointed to find out there are NO CHARTER companies left that will bareboat charter on the Vermont side of The Lake. I am an experienced sailor who has saled New England since childhood and have chartered in Maine, MA, FL and BVI. I now...
  12. San Diego Bareboat in April - weather question

    Hi All, My wife and I are travelling to the US in late April and May. For the first part of our trip we're visiting her relatives in San Diego and being experienced cruisers, we'd like to take them out for a day sail around San Diego. Ideally, we'd like to book ahead so our relatives can...
  13. Island Yacht Charters - Red Hook

    I know there are a few IYC customers here... so, if anyone has sailed either the IP 370 or IP 440, please let me know your thoughts. We typically charter boats in the 39-40 foot range, but 2 years ago chartered an IP Estero (36 feet) from IYC. We are a family of 5, so perhaps the additional...
  14. New Guy Looking for Guidance

    Introduce Yourself
    I'm a 45 year old, land-locked guy from Greenville, SC, who really wants to return to sailing. I grew up sailing on lakes in the Carolina's, racing everything from Y-flyers to J24s and such, but stopped when I went off to college. Now I would like to learn to sail well enough to take my family...
  15. Greetings!

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello all, My name is Elliot, I'm 34, and live in Cambridge, MA. I've been sailing at Community Boating in Boston for a few years, and I recently decided to try my hand at some bigger boats and took the ASA 101/103/104 sequence. I'd like to start bareboat chartering some time soon, but I'm...