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  1. What is a good age to go cruising with kids?

    Cruising and Sailing with Children
    I've a Day skippers and few hundred miles. Want to do a bareboat charter in Croatia but am concerned about taking kids along on my first charter. should I rather just go with friends the first time?
  2. Greetings from Lake City, MN

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi - I'm a new member to the SailNet Community - happy to be joining. I'm planning a 7-day charter out of Trogir, Croatia at the end of June, and am looking for any advice, tips/tricks and information. General or specific. I have previous chartering experience -- twice in BVIs, once in...
  3. Master Plan to Cruise and Pay For It

    Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    In trying to construct a plan to cruise full-time and pay for it, I have come up with a long-term plan. Can anyone find flaw in this plan, or offer constructive criticism or advice from those that have tried? !) take appropriate classes (ASA101-108, USCG 6 pack, divemaster) 2) Gain experience...
  4. Charter with ULTRA Sailing - Croatia

    Hello community, Did any one chartered with Ultra-Sailing from Croatia? I'm used to charter sailboats in Croatia, but with different companies. I never chartered with them. This year I'm thinking in some options they sent to me. If any one have an opinion about this company, please share...
  5. What a beach apparently looks like after a Sunsail flotilla has visited

    A friend is sailing in Greece and posted the following to her Facebook page. I wonder if this is a rogue occurrence or have others experienced similar? "We have been anchored at this lovely beach for several days. Tad and I spent about 5 hours in total cleaning up plastic bottles, caps, and...
  6. SOBER SAILING *help*

    Hello! I have been an avid creeper on Sailnet for a while now and am finally posting. I am a 22 year old female LSU senior in Economics. My grandfather has always had boats and when I was younger we used to go through the keys a lot. So I have always loved sailing and been passionate about being...
  7. 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...
  8. Couple wanted to Share Grenadines Charter

    Crew Wanted/Available
    Hello.. We are a Canadian couple planning to charter a sailboat in the Grenadines (from Carriacou or Union Island) in early March. Frequent sailors and very social, early 40's. We are looking for one or two other couples to share our charter. Prefer you have some sailing experience...
  9. Any thoughts on leasing back to a charter operator?

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello, I'm seriously considering purchasing my own sail boat for the purpose of leasing it back to a charter operator to help defray the cost of ownership. I'd like to hear from anyone who has done this and about the lessons they learned. I do not expect this to cover the cost of purchasing...
  10. BVI in June/July 2015 - crew/passenger wanted

    Hi, we are a couple in our early thirties planning our next BVI sailing trip. We have done this a couple of years ago on a small 31ft monohull and would love to do it again with a more comfortable catamaran. A catamaran however is way too big for the 2 of us and would like to find other people...
  11. Sailboat charter in Puerto Plata?

    I'll be spending a few days in PoP at the end of January. I'd like to charter a boat for a day. I'm not looking for a catamaran booze cruise, just a day on the water with the wife. Anyone know if any rentals in the area?
  12. 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...
  13. Couple Seeks Long Term Bareboat Charter

    Hello, My wife and I are looking for a 8 to 10 week charter starting in January 2015. We are well qualified (I have a USCG 50T Masters) and experienced sailors with a history of returning our 1 and 2 week charters in as good or better condition than when we took them out. We are seeking...
  14. Sail vacation in Seychelles this August (at a discount)

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hi folks, I'm organizing a sailing vacation trip in Seychelles in mid-August and am looking for people to join. It'll be on a 46' luxury catamaran/sailboat for 1 week cruising around the islands, snorkeling and adventuring. This'll be the trip of a lifetime on an amazing boat. I was able to...
  15. Turks and Caicos Daysail

    So I am an inland lakes sailor here in the US. I will be in Providenciales next week (May 23-30). I have not found much on daytrip sailing adventures. I have a group of 5 and looking for either a small rental boat or a larger boat with folks that would be interested in taking us out for the...
  16. Vancouver sailing in August 2014

    Crew Wanted/Available
    My wife and I are looking to find a sailboat owner who would enjoy sailing the water around Vancouver, BC, Canada with us for 3-5 days this August. We would be happy to pay for the food, fuel and grog for all. We are experienced sailors from San Francisco Bay. I have more than 10,000 open ocean...
  17. Grenada and Carriacou

    Cruising Videos
    Hi Folks, a change from cruising the Queensland coast in our own boat - family matters took us to Grenada. Clearly the thing to do is charter and head north to the grenadines......
  18. Sail charter on Kauai, any suggestions?

    I am taking a vacation to Kauai this June and will be travelling with 3 other sailor friends. Does anyone know of individuals that may be persuaded to take us for a couple of daysails? There are a few companies that offer sailing excursions with drinks, meals, history and........wait for...
  19. Crewing opportunities in BVI

    Crew Wanted/Available
    Looking for Crewing opportunities in BVI Hi everyone, Is anyone looking for an extra body aboard their ship during the first week of June? I'm down in the BVI working in a small hospital for the month of May and I have the first two weeks of June off and would love to get out sailing. I grew...
  20. Crew/Videographer Available

    Crew Wanted/Available
    Willing to crew anywhere for expenses. Have some ocean including heavy weather sailing experience. Also am a videographer and can make a pretty cool mini documentary for a reasonable price if that is of interest. Looking for sober and sane passages, port-side each to his own, but safety on...