What does a crewed sailing charter mean?
The sailboat or sailing boat is a kind of boat that’s partly or fully driven with mast using the power of wind, so it has no engine or electric drive.
This type of holiday is actually nothing, but a swimming hotel, where you and your family or your partner are the only guests. You have nothing to do, but relax, while the crew will fulfil all your wishes. A professional captain will navigate the boat on a route that you have determined.
How does the crewed sailing charter work?
You can enjoy your holiday on sailboats with all-inclusive service and a friendly and professional crew who work on making your trip relaxing and enjoyable. Going on holiday with a crew makes it possible for you to relax fully. The most superb thing about it is that you don’t have to worry about the yacht’s operation, because there you have the crew taking care of it. This is nothing else, but luxury sailing that focuses on comfort, location, and relaxation in a beautiful environment. Forget about too busy ocean liners and rather imagine sailing with a luxury sailing boat or a mega-yacht in the open sea. There is no need for experience, all you need is to be committed to this fantastic leisure time.
Why is a crewed sailing charter a good choice?
Sailboats are driven by the wind; thus, they are cheaper than engine-powered yachts since they have a lower fuel cost. At the same time, they call for more experience and skill. Sailboats take you to places, only accessible from the sea, so you can discover the wonders of untouched nature. The freedom of sailing is a wonderful feeling, that may forever captivate those who experience it. This phenomenon is also a result of the ancient bond between humankind and the sea. Thanks to the technical equipment of modern sailboats, you can gain a luxurious experience. Cabins are comfortable, and in many cases, a kitchen and bathroom are also available.
A crewed sailing yacht charter holiday is a wonderful choice both individually and for couples and families. You can have great adventures through sea explorations and you can gain experiences for life through a program or city sight. This type of sailing is a really ideal choice for sea lovers who want quality holidays. You can be an experienced sailor, but you also deserve calm and relaxation! Let others take the direction, sit back and enjoy the rhythm of waves. Besides that, also those who can give it a try who are just learning about boats because the crew will surely take care of everything.
Types of sailboats
Though sailing terminology was diverse throughout history, many terms have special meaning in the context of modern sailing. You can distinguish types of sailboats by their size, body, type or function of the keel, or the number of the mast. Usually, we group sailboats in two big categories: small-sized boats without a keel and keel-boats. The size of small sailboats is 2 to 6 m. They can carry a maximum of a few people.
The catboat (cut, cat) sailboat has only one sail on one mast, therefore they also call it a one-masted sailing boat. It has no headsail. The most modern designs only have one sail, the mainsail.
The most common modern sailboat is the sloop, which has one mast and two sails. This simple configuration is very effective for sailing into the wind. The sloop sail can also be called Bermuda sail. The sail on the mast unit is attached at a point below the top of the mast. This enables the improvement of performance by stretching the upper part of the pole.
The so-called Cutter sailboat has two or three sails and one mast. Nowadays, cruise yachts are diverse and resistant. Thus, this type of boat is massive in stronger wind.
Ketch sailboats are like a sloop, but with the second, shorter mast in front of the rudder post. The second mast is the mizzen mast, the sail is called mizzen sail.
The yawl sailboat is similar to the ketch with a shorter mizzen mast and a more balanced rudder. The origin of these sailboats goes back to the sailed fishing boats of old times, which had similar short mizzen sails. This kept the boat stable, while fishers lifted the fishnet out of the water.
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Mediterranean crewed sailing itineraries
Day 1. Dubrovnik – Lopud 13.65 km (8.48 mi), Day 2. Lopud – Sobra (Mljet) 28.79 km (17.89 mi), Day 3. Sobra – Vela Luka (Korcula island) 94.69 km (58.84 mi), Day 4. Korcula – Vis (Vis island) 45.80 km (28.46 mi), Day 5. Vis – Rogoznica 58.47 km (36.33 mi), Day 6. Rogoznica – Zirje 31.36 km (19.48 mi), Day 7. Zirje – Murter 23.44 km (14.57 mi), Day 8. Murter – Pirovac 7.87 km (4.89 mi), Day 9. Pirovac – Tribunj 19.25 km (11.96 mi), Day 10. Tribunj – Krka waterfall 28.77 km (17.88 mi), Day 11. Krka – Primošten 36.04 km (22.39 mi), Day 12. Primošten – Stari Grad 72.01 km (44.75 mi), Day 13. Stari Grad – Lastovo 86.28 km (53.61 mi), Day 14. Lastovo – Saplunara (Mljet) – Dubrovnik 107.53 km (66.81 mi)Read more Croatia sailing tours, or choose from Croatia sailing routesDay 1. Fira (Santorini) – Oia 9.53 km (5.92 mi), Day 2. Oia – Karavostasis (Folegandros island) 42.34 km (26.31 mi), Day 3. Folegandros – Alopronia (Sikinos island) 19.87 km (12.35 mi), Day 4. Sikinos – Chora (Ios island ) 12.80 km (7.95 mi), Day 5. Chora – Ag. Georgios (Iraklia island) 38.18 km (23.72 mi), Day 6. Iraklia – Keros island 16.29 km (10.12 mi), Day 7. Keros – Vlychada – Santorini 82.37 km (51.18 mi)Read more Greece sailing trips, or choose from Greek sailing routesDay 1. Barcelona – Castelldefels 30.40 km (18.89 mi), Day 2. Castelldefels – Sitges 9.85 km (6.12 mi), Day 3. Sitges – Vilanova i la Geltrú 9.54 km (5.93 mi), Day 4. Vilanova i la Geltrú – Tarragona 48.23 km (29.97 mi), Day 5. Tarragona – Cambrils 17.13 km (10.65 mi), Day 6. Cambrils – Coma-ruga 44.00 km (27.34 mi), Day 7. Coma-ruga – Garraf – Barcelona 63.72 km (39.59 mi)Read more Spain sailing holidays, or choose from Spanish sailing routes
Caribbean crewed sailing itineraries
Day 1. Marsh Harbour – Little Harbour 24, 55 km (15, 25 mi), Day 2. Little Harbour – Abaco National Park – Sandy Point 97, 10 km (60, 34 mi), Day 3. Sandy Point – Wood Cay – Great Abaco 47, 96 km (29, 80 mi), Day 4. Great Abaco – Big Joe Downer Cay -Little Joe Downer Cay – South Riding Point 96, 70 km (60, 09 mi), Day 5. South Riding Point – Nunjack Cay – Green Turtle Cay 103, 35 km (64, 22 mi), Day 6. Green Turtle Cay – Treasure Cay – Man-O-War Cay / Guana Cay 28, 44 km (17, 67 mi), Day 7. Guana Cay – Pelican Cay Land & Sea Park – Elbow Cay – Marsh Harbour 53, 60 km (33, 30 mi). Read more about Bahamas sailing tripsDay 1. English Harbour – Nonsuch Bay 18, 24 km (11, 33 mi), Day 2. Nonsuch Bay – Low Bay (Barbuda) 55, 26 km (34, 34 mi), Day 3. Low Bay – Coco Point (Barbuda)18, 41 km (11, 44 mi), Day 4. Coco Point – Dickenson Bay 52, 91 km (32, 88 mi), Day 5. Dickenson Bay – St.John’s 6, 34 km (3, 94 mi), Day 6. St.John’s – Jolly Harbour 13, 56 km (8, 42 mi), Day 7. Jolly Harbour – Carlisle Bay – English Harbour 20, 13 km (12, 51 mi).Read more Antigua sailing itinerariesDay 1. Road Town – Parham Town 9, 38 km (5, 83 mi), Day 2. Parham Town – Spanish Town (Virgine Gorda Island) 14, 02 km (8, 71 mi), Day 3. Spanish Town – Anegada 31, 11 km (19, 33 mi), Day 4. Anegada – Scrub Island 32, 34 km (20, 10 mi), Day 5. Scrub Island – Jost Van Dyke 25, 61 km (15, 91 mi), Day 6. Jost Van Dyke – Cruz Bay 13, 75 km (8, 54 mi), Day 7. Cruz Bay – Nanny Cay – Road Town 25, 25 km (15, 69 mi).Read more sailing itineraries in the BVI, or choose from BVI sailing routes