Sail a Hunter 31 on Lake Titicaca
The latest news and notes on sailing-vacation opportunities in South America, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, and more. "Chartering Notes" from our October 2011 issue.
Daysails and overnight excursions with a captain are offered aboard Thaya, a Hunter 31, on Lake Titicaca, at the border between Peru and Bolivia.
Sailing is available year-round; high season in the region is from May through September, with winds averaging 8 to 15 knots in July, August, and September. January, February, and March are the rainy-season months; the average air temperature year-round is in the 60s F.
At 12,500 feet above sea level, Lake Titicaca is the world’s highest navigable lake. It covers 3,200 square miles and is 50 miles across at its widest point, with an average depth of about 350 feet. Destinations include villages, beaches, Taquile and Tikonata islands, and the islands of the Titicaca National Reserve, which lies in the western part of the lake. Departures are from Puno and are combined with stays on land. For details about chartering, contact Inkasailing, and for combination sailing and land packages, contact The Andean Experience Company.
Bareboat Charter Goes to Winning Essay
All those who take a cruising course at Offshore Sailing School between June 1 and December 31, 2011, will qualify to enter a contest by submitting a short story about their learning experience or a related sailing adventure. The top entry earns its author a free bareboat charter in the British Virgin Islands with The Moorings. Entries must be received by midnight on January 15, 2012. For more details, log on to the company website.
Book by Cabin Worldwide with Festiva and Dream Yacht
Festiva Sailing Vacations offers by-the-cabin crewed charters in the Bahamas, the Caribbean, and Greece aboard Lagoon 440 catamarans. For more details about the all-inclusive packages, contact the company.
Also, Dream Yacht Charter offers similar by-the-cabin vacations aboard crewed catamarans measuring from 60 to 82 feet in destinations throughout the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, French Polynesia, and the Indian Ocean. For details, visit the company’s website.
Charter to Race
The W-Class fleet, designed in the spirit of fast 20th-century racing yachts and built with modern construction techniques, are available for half-day, full-day, and sunset cruises and half- and full-day and term racing charters in North America and the Caribbean. Among the available fleet are the W-76s Wild Horses and White Wings and the 37-foot Race Horse. For details, contact the W-Class Yacht Company.
The Moorings Introduces the 393 Power Catamaran
The Moorings Power Yacht Vacations has added the three-cabin/two-head 393 Powercat to its fleet. The new power yachts are built by longtime partner Robertson and Caine and are available starting in November in the British Virgin Islands. For details, contact the company.