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  • Use these practical planning tips to make your next yacht charter the best sailing vacation of your life.

    Use these practical planning tips to make your next yacht charter the best sailing vacation of your life.
  • Not quite ready to skipper but still want to charter? Don’t worry, there are plenty of other options to get you out there.

    Not quite ready to skipper but still want to charter? Don’t worry, there are plenty of other options to get you out there.
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    Thinking of planning a charter vacation? Here's the rundown on why, when, and where to go.

    Thinking of planning a charter vacation? Here's the rundown on why, when, and where to go.
  • Moorings charter

    Interested in taking a sailing vacation? Start here! We've put together a guide on charter types, locations, qualifications and more.

    Sailboat Chartering 101aims to answer your questions about sailing vacations. Included is a directory of worldwide fleets, a how-to guide and itineraries.

Charter News

  • offshore sailing school sailboat

    Plan your next sail vacation with the professionals

    Learn to sail on your next luxury vacation to Florida or the British Virgin Islands with Offshore Sailing School.
  • A sailor visits the remote islands north of Scotland on an adventurous charter trip.

    On an adventure charter in northwest Scotland and on to the magical Faroe Islands, the crew, scotch, sailing and scenery couldn’t be beat…
  • The Moorings sailboat charter

    Plan your next sailing vacation with the experts at The Moorings

    Plan your next luxury sailing vacation with the experts at The Moorings.
  • In the wake of Hurricane Irma, sailboat vacations get back on track

    This is a report from several of the BVI's charter bases…
  • In the aftermath of the 2017 hurricanes, in some ways, the British Virgin Islands will never be the same. But in other ways, they're better than ever.

    CW executive editor Herb McCormick traveled to the BVI in December 2017 for a weeklong charter on a Sunsail 41.
  • Need a sailing vacation? This Caribbean destination has new boats and a new location at Marina Fort-Louis.

    A new charter-boat base in St. Martin…
  • Workboats on the beach in Bequia

    Softer winds are an invitation to explore the islands of the southern Caribbean.

    Veteran cruiser Don Street shares all the best harbors to visit on a sail through the Grenadines: Canouan, Mayreau, Petit St. Vincent, Carriacou and Grenada.
  • When a voyage from Maine to Bermuda is sidetracked due to weather, the crew of an expedition yacht opts for Plan B and a cruise down the New England coast.

    When a voyage from Maine to Bermuda is sidetracked due to weather, the crew of an expedition yacht opts for Plan B and a cruise down the New England coast.
  • I’ve heard people talk about champagne sailing, and for the short dash from the canal to Woods Hole, I got to experience it.

    I’ve heard people talk about champagne sailing, and for the short dash from the canal to Woods Hole, I got to experience it.