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Sailing Holiday Etiquette - The Do's & Don'ts of Boating
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Sailing Holiday Etiquette - The Do's & Don'ts of Boating

You will feel like you have a private island on your boat vacation. However, you should know that this small island also has its own rules. These are the rules necessary both for the happiness of everyone on board and for safety. Knowing these rules, when you step on the boat, you will adapt to the boat life much more easily and you will be able to enjoy your holiday better.

Best Apps for Your Yacht Charter Holiday
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Best Apps for Your Yacht Charter Holiday

Applications have become our hands and arms at home, at work or while driving. The situation in no different for sailing. Of the dozens of applications, some remain very simple, while others are complex enough for professional sailors. On the other hand, we have compiled user-friendly applications that will help you during your sailing holiday.

Is Sailing Safe?
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Is Sailing Safe?

Although there are many types of accidents that can happen to you at sea, the most common ones can be prevented by following the safety rules. And you should keep in mind that going on a boat trip is always much safer than getting in a car. If we do not give up on getting into the car, why should we give up a pleasant holiday in the vast blue? Of course, provided that we know the problems we may encounter and take the necessary precautions...

Additional Expenses for Boat Rental
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Additional Expenses for Boat Rental

You may always have other expenses during your sea vacation besides the boat rental fee. Some of these are compulsory but some are optional to make your holiday more enjoyable and more comfortable. One of the most important features that GotoSailing.com offers in addition to her rich boat portfolio, is that you will not face surprise costs.

10 Questions to Ask When Chartering a Skippered Sailing Holiday
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10 Questions to Ask When Chartering a Skippered Sailing Holiday

You definitely do not need a skipper’s license when renting a boat for your sailing holiday. By the way, even if you have a skipper’s license, you may want to go ahead and hire a local skipper to give you a hand and help you out on the yacht. Once you get a taste of sailing, you cannot give it up. Being a skipper on a yacht comes with a lot of responsibilities: steering, sailing, anchoring, berthing, ensuring the safety of the crew on the boat, perhaps determining the route in an unfamiliar sailing area...

Sailing with a Young Crew
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Sailing with a Young Crew

Ready to set sail for a safe and fun holiday with kids? Parents often worry that children will feel restricted in the limited area onboard, be unhappy, and ruin everyone’s holiday. The truth is, however, children love being on the boat! No matter what their age is, what an adult sees as the ‘little space’ onboard is actually a playground for kids, with a vast garden which is the sea. Children naturally fit into an active holiday on the boat, you only need to take the safety precautions and be prepared for the kids’ needs.

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