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12 DAYS OF SAIL-MAS: Norman Island, British Virgin Islands

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You’ll find Norman Island in the Southern reaches of the Caribbean BritishVirginIslands archipelago. This spot is famous around the world as one of the most beautiful locations for snorkelling and scuba diving as well as being the probable inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. Conveniently nestled in between Road Town and Tortola, Norman Island is an excellent addition to a sailing charter around the British Virgin Islands that will allow to you uncover the magic that this part of the world has to offer! Read More

12 DAYS OF SAIL-MAS: Vis, Croatia

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Vis is the truly hidden gem of the Dalmatian Isles. Tucked away behind Hvar and a few other islands, Vis is the island furthest away from the Croatian coastline meaning it remains relatively sheltered from the waves of tourism that have reached Croatia in recent years. The island has also escaped the broad commercial development that has tarnished some of the Mediterranean due to the fact that it was closed to the public until 1989 as it was serving as the military and naval headquarters of Tito’s army. The military history has made Vis both naturally beautiful and culturally fascinating meaning it’s a must-see! Read More

12 DAYS OF SAIL-MAS: Poros, Greece

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The volcanic island of Poros is an incredibly unspoilt gem in the heart of Greece’s Saronic Gulf. The lively waterfront is dotted with shops, traditional tavernas, and relaxed cafes. Beyond the bustling cobbled streets, you’ll find lush green vegetation, and stunning white sand beaches just waiting to be explored… Read More

12 DAYS OF SAIL-MAS: Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands

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Jost Van Dyke is the smallest of the four main islands that make up the archipelago of the British Virgin Islands but what this volcanic isle lacks in mass it makes up for in its breathtaking scenery and fun-loving Caribbean way of life. The waves of the crystal clear Caribbean waters are the heartbeat of Jost Van Dyke meaning that swimming, snorkelling, beach bars are king of this island! Read More

12 DAYS OF SAIL-MAS: Hydra, Greece

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A trip to Hydra is a chance to step back in time and experience the Greek Islands in the most traditional and relaxed way possible. The layout of the main town itself resembled an ancient amphitheatre overlooking the crystal clear waters that you’ll sail through in order to arrive in Hydra’s port surrounded by streets where motor vehicles are banned and you can’t help but become immersed in a relaxed way of life. Read More

12 DAYS OF SAIL-MAS: Corfu, Greece

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Day two out of our 12 Days of Sail-mas is the second largest of the Ionian Islands, the wonderful Corfu! One of the most visited spots in the Mediterranean, this island knows how to be an excellent host to its visitors. Overflowing with incredible food, whites and beaches and some fascinating historical sites to visit – Corfu is a must-sees spot for your next summer! Read More

12 DAYS OF SAIL-MAS: Hvar, Croatia

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Our first stop on the 12 Days of Sail-mas was one of the most popular sailing stop offs this year: the vibrant island of Hvar! Hvar had great importance in ancient times due to its role as a strategic nautical position on the Dalmatian Coast, and now the island is home to some amazing relics to explore and a buzzing nightlife scene to enjoy! Read More

What to Pack for a Sailing Holiday

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Charter yachts are designed to give you maximum living space onboard which often doesn’t leave much space for personal luggage. Although there is a small amount of storage space in each cabin, you will have to share your personal space with some of the luggage or equipment you take with you.

Our top tip is to only take one soft bag per person (a duffel/hold-all is perfect) — hard suitcases are difficult to store and take up a lot of space. Just bring the essentials – if you can manage with just hand luggage, that will leave you with much more space onboard!

Most basic requirements (cooking equipment, first aid kit, bedding, safety equipment) are provided so you will only need clothes, toiletries and your camera if you’re bringing one.

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