Horizon Yacht Charters, on the Caribbean island of Antigua, offers sailors a day package with Nonsuch Bay Resort. Situated off a bay on the island’s east coast, the resort has perfect small-boat sailing conditions and two square miles of protected water.
Guest amenities include dinghy and keelboat sailing and racing, kiteboarding, and sailing-instruction clinics.
Horizon Antigua guests receive a special day-pass rate of US$100 per person, per day, for use of all dinghies, subject to level of experience and availability. Guests who book a day pass and choose to have lunch at the resort receive a 50 percent discount on the pass cost. For details on the program, contact Horizon Antigua (www.horizonyachtcharters.com and email [email protected]).
Try a Dive Charter in Greece
Albatross Charters, operating in Greece since 1982, now offers sailing and scuba-diving trips in the country’s Cyclades and Saronic islands. The company works with local dive centers and masters; it’s not necessary to bring your own equipment unless you wish to. Sites for exploration include shipwrecks, both recent and ancient, steep cliff drop-offs speckled with an abundance of colorful marine life, and caves, canyons, and volcanoes, all in crystal-clear waters offering visibility of more than 100 feet.
Itineraries are planned with both divers and non-divers in mind. Non-diving crew can relax on board, swim, or sightsee. After the dive ends, around noon, everyone boards the boat and heads off to the next island destination. At the end of the day, there’s plenty of time to visit the beautiful, culturally rich islands of Greece. Nightlife in the islands is as endless as you want to make it, with modestly priced food and entertainment.
A three-day stay at the island of Santorini at the end of the trip is included as part of the package. For details, contact Albatross (www.scubadiversgreece.com).
Clevelander, an 82-foot Nautor’s Swan sloop, is available for crewed charter through the winter of 2011 in the Caribbean and in the eastern Mediterranean in the summer of 2011 through Churchill Yacht Partners. Contact the company (www.churchillyachts.com) for details. . . . Sunreef Yachts (www.sunreef-yachts.com) has introduced a new model, the Sunreef 58 catamaran, to its semicustom line for 2011 and has added an extra two feet to the length of its Sunreef 62 model to create the Sunreef 64. It now offers a range of semicustom sailing cats in three sizes (58, 64, and 70 feet). . . . Fountaine Pajot has delivered two cruising cats to partner Tradewinds Cruise Club at its Caribbean base on the island of Guadeloupe for use in the company’s crewed-yacht vacation fleet. One is a 70-footer with six double cabins; the other, a 46-foot powercat, marks the launch of the Tradewinds power fleet. The two companies are also partners in the new Tradewinds fractional yacht-ownership program. For additional details, contact Tradewinds (www.tradewindscruiseclub.com).