Sail in the Bahamas, Marquesas, San Francisco, Lake Superior, Maine

Incentives are blooming this spring. Here’s a field fresh with opportunities.

| |Dream Yacht Charter offers book by cabin charters aboard a Prout 50 like this one in the Bahamas starting in June 2013. Photo courtesy of Dream Yacht Charter.|

Dream Yacht Charter has expanded its By the Cabin Vacations to include the North Atlantic destination of the Bahamas and the South Pacific destination of the Marquesas.

The Bahamas Dream aboard a Prout 50, launching June 1, 2013, offers three double cabins, and includes all meals. Also included are watersports amenities such as standup paddleboards, fishing equipment, snorkel gear, and sea kayaks. Introductory pricing is available for the first 26 couples who book. The Sail with Dream on a By the Cabin Vacation in the Marqueses, with similar amenities, is offered starting December 9, 2013. For details contact Dream Yacht Charter.

San Francisco with Wine By Sail

| |Explore San Francisco Bay and wine country on a crewed charter aboard a Laurent Giles-designed ketch, whose features include a partially enclosed wheelhouse. Photo couresy of Clark Beek.|

Wine By Sail in San Francisco features a gourmet food and wine experience with Captain Clark Beek aboard the 40-foot Condesa, a Laurent Giles-designed ketch. Local chefs and sommeliers pair wines from Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino with seasonal fruits, local cheeses, artisan breads, and prepared dishes for day sails and term charters in the bay and beyond.

Beek spent ten years circumnavigating Condesa via the Cape of Good Hope, the Horn, and Antarctica. Her bluewater seakindliness and semi-enclosed wheelhouse make her ideal for San Francisco's windy and foggy summers. The boat is available during summer and fall, including events such as the Louis Vuitton Cup, the America's Cup, and others. For details visit the Wine By Sail website.

Women's Classes in Lake Superior
The folks at Superior Charters in Bayfield, Wisconsin, say the time is right to give the best Mother's Day gift ever. The company offers classes for women only in June, July, August, and September in the Apostle Islands of Lake Superior. The classes are for 3 to 4 women at a time and taught on a late-model, three cabin keelboat. Contact Superior Charters for details.

Unforgettable Maine
The schooner Bonnie Lynn now offers the option of strict kosher meals prepared by co captain and chef Bonnie MacKenzie, whose galley is fully equipped to meet all necessary dietary requirements. For details contact Nicholson Yachts Worldwide. Fiona Rois, a 45-foot Cape Dory ketch, offers summer charters throughout coastal Maine with Captain Michael Ryan and first mate and chef Joy Ryan. For details contact Charter Sailing Unlimited.