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Friday, September 4, 2020

I just had my brain swabbed, or at least that’s how it felt. I had a COVID-19 test done in order to be able to travel to the Bahamas to charter in the Exumas with Dream Yacht Charter (DYC). The good news is that I tested negative. The bad news is that my form, which I have to submit to get my Bahamian health visa, looks like I

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Caribbean Islands, Charters, COVID-19, Travel

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Great Lakes Sailing Co. is proud to announce they have received the “2020 Dealer of the Year” award from Jeanneau America. Jeanneau is the best-selling brand of cruising sailboats in North America. “Jeanneau has been a great partner to work with and has been instrumental in increasing our new yacht sales, growing

tags: Lake St.Clair, Sailing, Awards, Charters, Dealerships, Fractional Boat Ownership, Lake Michigan

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Many Great Lakes boaters harbor the same dream: to sail away to distant ports and see the world from the comfort of their cockpit. The problem with this dream is that COVID-19 may have turned it into a nightmare for the foreseeable future. With many countries understandably closing their borders, it may be a while until cruisers are

by: Ken Quant

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Charters, COVID-19, Sailing, Travel

Monday, March 2, 2020

The Moorings, the world’s premier yacht charter company, has expanded its operations to include a new partner base in Paraty, Brazil. Surrounded by towering jungles plummeting into the waters of Baia Carioca, this charter cruising region features bays peppered with islands and world-famous beaches. Paraty adds to the charter

tags: Beyond the Lakes, Charters, Travel

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

A boat is a small city that must be completely self-sufficient and managing power, water, and trash aboard is a whole different matter than it is at home. Whether you’re on a week-long charter in the tropics or a summer cruise in your local waters, you’ll have to be your own tiny city manager. That means living within a

by: Zuzana Prochazka

tags: Boating 101, Charters, Environmental Impact, Travel

Monday, July 29, 2019

What happens when you mix your sailing hobby with your occupation? Then, throw in working with your spouse, and you have created a reason for many hours of therapy! It has been 15 years since we took those first steps and began what we like to call our ‘journey of the heart.’ Back then, my husband and I were looking for

by: Cindy Kalow

tags: Charters, Lake Superior

Monday, September 24, 2018

Do you yearn to sail away, explore exotic locales, relax under sail with no schedule in place? Maybe you wish to build on sailing skills you already have, or win more races? At Offshore Sailing School, we have been living the dream for nearly 55 years, teaching more than 150,000 adults and families to sail, race, and enjoy sailing

by: Beth Oliver, Director of Marketing, Offshore Sailing School

tags: Charters, Education, Sailing, Travel

Friday, June 15, 2018

We have been getting many inquiries about the state of the British Virgin Islands, since Irma’s devastation now eight months back. Just recently, one of our booked groups from the Oakville Power Boat Club returned after being well briefed on what to expect. The overall sentiment from people in the group was, “This was our

by: Capt Greg Marlo

tags: Caribbean Islands, Charters, Destination

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The Moorings, the world’s premier yacht charter company, is proud to welcome the newest additions to their industry-leading charter fleet — the Moorings 4500 and Moorings 5000 sail catamarans — as crewed yachts in their flagship British Virgin Islands location. The Moorings all-inclusive Crewed charters offer guests

tags: Caribbean Islands, Charters, Company Expansions

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Building on the previously reported restoration of the area, The Moorings and Sunsail, two of the most trusted names in the yacht charter industry, announced the reopening of charter operations in St. Martin, beginning February 1st, 2018, just a little over four months after the Caribbean’s record-breaking hurricane activity and

tags: Caribbean Islands, Charters, Travel

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