With the invention of air travel, pioneered by the Wright Brothers in 1903, sailing and cruising the Seven Seas slowly evolved from a necessary mode of transport to a hobby. Along the way, sailing developed the (erroneous) reputation that it was solely reserved for old salts and affluent gentlemen.
More recently, that reputation has rightfully been challenged. Chartering a sailing vessel for a holiday – be it for adventure or luxury – is an ever-increasing choice for families, couples, friends and even corporate event hosts.
Sailing is making a comeback, so don’t miss the boat! It’s more achievable than ever to take your friends and family on a sailing trip of a lifetime and there are many enticing, international destinations to choose from.
If you’ve always dreamed of dipping your toes into warm Caribbean waters, or exploring the old villages of Spain, or maybe even finding Nemo in the Whitsundays – now’s the time to book a sailing adventure.
Become fully immersed in your holiday destination – charter a bareboat and live where the action is. Sleep above the crystal waters of Croatia. Eat breakfast with turtles in the Bahamas. Spot orcas and humpback whales in Canada. Go where the wind takes you. Take the road less travelled – by getting off the road and onto the water!
If you need more convincing, take a tip from these wise sailors…
“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than those you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbour. Catch the wind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
– Mark Twain.
“Sailing a boat calls for quick action, a blending of feeling with the wind and water as well the very heart and soul of the boat itself. Sailing teaches alertness and courage, and gives in return a joyousness and peace that but few sports afford.”
– George Matthew Adams.