Hire and Yacht Charter Destinations
Need a Licence?
formal sailing qualifications or great sailing skill is required
to hire a boat. Most rental companies provide the necessary
training and are also available
for extra tuition as required.
I Need Sailing Experience?
you can handle a windsurfer or a sailing dinghy you should
be able to sail a yacht - the principles are the
same. Using easy to follow briefing techniques and easy to
handle vessel rigging, an experience briefer will guide
Safety on a sailboat involves a wide range of activities and
the use of important safety gear and equipment.Use a safety checklist to check boat gear and equipment
and to orient guests and crew before heading out.
Be sure you and your crew wear a PFD at appropriate times,
since falling off the boat is the leading cause of boating
fatalities.Using a safety harness tether in rough weather and when
sailing solo helps ensure you stay on the boat no matter
what. Using jacklines gives you an effective way to stay
clipped on to the boat with your tether.
be so eager to get sailing that you overlook key tasks and
checks before leaving your dock or mooring. Most boating problems
and accidents can be prevented, and it’s essential to
find and correct any issues before you’re occupied with
the sailing. Without a checklist, new sailors may overlook
something basic because of inexperience, while long-time sailors
often simply suffer a memory lapse.
Make your own checklist for your boat, choosing the applicable
items from the following list. Keep a copy on the boat and
quickly run through the list before heading out.
Check the forecast and local wind and wave conditions
Tell someone where you’re going and when you’ll be back (float
Prepare guests: appropriate clothing and gear to bring, seasickness prevention.