A Pair of Firsts

Managing editor Elaine Lembo previews three stories in the August 2006 issue of Cruising World that will be of particular interest to charter cruisers.

New to bareboat chartering? New to far-away cruising grounds? First-timers to vacation sailing as well as cruisers thinking of exploring new destinations won't want to miss a word of the chartering stories in the August 2006 issue of Cruising World.

Find out how you can help save the quality of the waters you sail by reading "Preserving the Fragile Archipelago" Shoreline, page 12; follow the route one crew new to Asia took off the coast of Thailand with Sunsail Sailing Vacations in "The Land of Smiles," page 50; hear from vacation brokers and companies that no question about chartering is too trivial or silly in "The Barebones about Bareboats," page 58. The story includes facts about nearly 20 popular chartering areas as well as a detailed directory of nearly 200 charter companies and brokers, including phone numbers and websites.