Getting Started

Planning a sailing charter?

Are you planning your first sailing charter? Are you looking for information on how to get started or where to go? Are you an old salt who would like to share some of your great stories and lessons learned? Or like us, (see About Us ) are you still learning and have chartered only a few times, but have some interesting or funny stories about your chartering adventures?

So what are we planning for this website?

This website and blog will be for everyday sailors who charter sailboats for weekends and vacations. When we started ourSloop Cove adventure, we had trouble finding useful and unbiased information about charter sailing on the web. So we hope we can provide you with useful information and links to other sites we have discovered that will help you on your first or next sailing charter. This may include information on the fundamentals of chartering, learning to sail, charter destinations, quality – but lesser known – charter companies, anchorages, marinas, places to eat, good books and cruising guides, etc. We’ll share some of our personal adventures and lessons learned, and I’m sure Claire will tell you about her experiences sailing with Captain Bligh (me).

We do have a plan but we may change our minds about our destination (Actually that happened on a previous charter). We hope you will add your comments and Contact Us privately if you would like to become a contributor or author on this site. If you are having trouble finding an answer or information on a particular aspect of charter sailing, please also Contact Us privately and see if we can help.

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Enjoy your first or next sailing charter and keep us posted on your adventures.

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