Wind Fills Sails but…

People often use the old saying, ‘Knowing which way the wind is blowing’ but in fact this is vital information and may not always be as it would seem.

Winds are designated based on from where they originate, a wind blowing from the sea in the direction of the shore is an on-shore wind, conversely a wind blowing off shore – out to sea is an offshore wind, clearly the force of the wind is also a key factor.

Obvious?

Good, knowing the difference is a good start especially for new and inexperienced boaters.

However, reading the signs helps sailboat skippers cope with heading out to sea or returning to shore and combined with tidal information is essential knowledge. Keeping a weather-eye means checking for changes in the wind because it can veer away from its original direction and sneak up from somewhere else – what starts as an on-shore wind can swing (veer) around and become an off-shore wind making sailing back to the Marina more challenging for new boaters, the stronger (or stiffer) the wind the tougher the challenge.

It is worth mentioning that topographical variations affect the wind also, inland waters, lakes, inland seas and upper reaches of rivers and basins etc are affected by winds making inland sailing challenging and sometimes much worse, always check with the experts on land at the sailing club or marina for expected wind/weather conditions before setting out. As discussed previously wind can herald the onset of other weather conditions such as rain, plus turbulence.

Similarly wind along the shore-line can be affected by the prevailing land heights, when we walk along a cliff top the wind may be strong but when we are in the lea of the cliff – at the bottom – we are sheltered from it, the same applies to boaters at sea level.

Thereby hangs a serious point, winds can quickly affect body temperature, even on a sunny day a stiff breeze can reduce core body temperature causing hypothermia, it makes sense to wear – or have with you – warm clothing for just such an occasion. The same information is universal, where ever people sail the same wind information and concerns apply, and because boaters are used to sailing in warm waters it doesn’t mean that basic rules do not have to be observed. Certainly in hot countries the risk of sun stroke or heat stroke are probably greater but serious boaters will always err on the side of caution, always hope for the best but plan for the worst, even three kilometres out at sea is a long way if someone succumbs.

cautions-in-hypothermia-first-aidHypothermia takes about 30 minutes to set in for an adult – less for a child or smaller person. Water conducts heat/cold 25 times faster than air making body heat loss far quicker for someone in the water. Hyporthermia can take between an hour and two hours to kill someone. Clearly in the extreme North and Southern hemispheres water temperatures will be much lower and cold shock will make loss of life far quicker.

Serious boaters should undertake First Aid training to ascertain what must be done in such circumstances. Time is of the essence.

Sailing and boating are about having a great time on the water. Accidents often occur because people either don’t know the basics or choose to ignore them often endangering other people who then have to mount a rescue. Accident prevention does make perfect sense.

All boaters, sail or motorised, are advised to attend a professionally run course of training and then follow the rules.

Love sailing and enjoy.

 

 

Marineforecaster

Author : Roger Langley

My Boat Has Been Damaged, How Do I Get It Fixed?

A lot depends on the extent of the damage of course, the off season is the ideal time to make repairs to your boat, as many of us in the Northern Hemisphere will be doing over the next few months, if you need something done properly advice is at hand.

Are you able to perform professional quality repairs yourself, or do you need to look for a repair yard that can do it for you?

Is your vessel a sail boat or a power boat or cruiser? Engine repairs are often beyond the ken of amateurs meaning that calling in the experts is necessary which may be expensive but safer, safety especially at sea – inland or otherwise – is vital.

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Yacht and Boat Chandlers carry vast stock of essential items for yacht and boat repairs plus just about anything else that one could need from decking sealants varnish and stain, to provisions for those stocking the galley prior to a cruise. Plus, many fittings, loos, galley equipment etc are available for sale. The owner/operators will usually know who does what in their location so asking for information whilst doing a bit of shopping is wise.

Marinas will also know the best local repairers and may have dry slips to enable boaters to haul a boat out of the water for maintenance and repairs. It is worth checking Marinas out in your location, the best ones may have everything that you need for repairs and of course a berth from which to sail, maybe a Chandlers on site and repair shops too. Not forgetting great food and drink.

Many boats have fibre glass hulls in which case knowing how to conduct repairs to the skin is important, fibre glass patching is a skilful business and many folks do their own, your Chandlers will usually carry patching kits, however, if the damage is on a large scale then a commercial boat repair yard may be the answer. Broken parts, winches, sail repair kits, replacement shackles and ropes, rigging, cleats, even outboard motors can be sourced easily at the best Chandlers. The benefit of buying from a recognised Chandler is convenience and confidence, they only sell the best kit available and will guide inexperienced people in making the best purchases for each specific need.

It is important to make sure that repairs are carried out correctly, the forces and stresses placed on the components and the fabric of a boat are immense, botched repairs can be catastrophic or at the least seriously non-cost effective – why spoil the boat for a hap’eth o tar? The same is true of outboard motors and propeller driven boats, do it right and stay safe!

Happy sailing, folks, stay safe and enjoy!

Marineforecaster

Author: R. Langley

 

Editors Digest Feb 2019










Hello dear friends and users of Marineforecaster. The January Newsletter along with that of February 2019. As we mention when you sign up, we do not have the intention of breaking down your emails and tiring you with daily email output.

However, we want to give you real news and articles that are topical, informative and easy reading.

2019 began with a lot of turmoil in the climatic conditions around the World. In recent days we have seen in the United States a severe polar vortex causing extremely cold temperatures (-55 degrees Celsius) that froze everything including people and animals causing loss of life to those exposed to these extreme conditions.
The warmer the Arctic becomes the more Jetstream will weaken, as the Jetstream acts as a natural boundary between cold polar temperatures and the warmer air masses in southerly climes the greater the imbalance will become as we reach a tipping point in Global Warming, with major impact on all concerned. At the opposite of the extreme weather picture we have Australia suffering temperatures of +55 C.

Unfortunately, the phenomenon of Global Warming by human interventions has created extreme weather phenomena such as the creation of 4+ hurricanes, behind one another, leaving behind large-scale catastrophes, both in human lives lost and also creating problems for the economies of the nations that are at the heart of these events.
The phenomena are not local, and in countries like my own, Greece, which has a mild Mediterranean climate, we are currently experiencing anticyclone and extreme weather phenomena at a frequency of phenomenon and impact not previously known in our empirical data.

Our commitment to weather forecasts at sea has made us very sensitive to anything that affects the weather and the safety of those who navigate the sea or engage in water sports.
“Weather forecasting always runs the risk of getting it wrong as previous successful forecasts are not 100% guaranteed to predict what is yet to come.”
So, we have to be careful about how we assess a weather forecast and how we share the information.
Because we at Marineforecaster are passionate about safe navigation and because safety first always comes first, we have created an additional parameter to enable us to see if the forecast goes hand in hand with reality. We have added the live weather stations around the world so that we can cross reference the forecast data with those stations already being used by Marineforecaster.

So, for example, as a user of the Marineforecaster app if the forecast gives me a ‘2’ level of intensity whilst I get ‘9’ Beaufort data from the corresponding station in the cruise area, of course I will postpone the departure.

We have written many articles on safety and the need to learn correctly how to operate sail boats and cruisers et al, acquire knowledge from experienced and acclaimed captains, attend a sailing school, or become a part of a community that will help us and teach us the right way things are done. All articles are available on the web site.
We have a duty to our families and to ourselves to return safely after every excursion.
Once you know the basics you will learn from your own mistakes making you a better sailor based on experience, people who don’t learn and improve and take foolish risks for example become a pariah putting the lives and pleasure of other people at risk.

‘The smart man learns from his own mistakes whilst the genius also learns from the mistakes of others …’

We wish you all a Good month!

Sail Safe!









Everything You Need to Know About A Yacht Charter in Miami Florida









top view sport yacht

Miami and South Florida are exotic tropical destinations that are still accessible to everyone.  This sun baked land with sparkling blue waters is a paradise for those wishing to get away, and the best way to experience it is from the water.

When you wish to go to an exciting tropical destination then you must consider the Bahamas and islands around Florida.  We provide all the details about unforgettable Luxury charters in Miami Florida or Nassau Bahamas for far less cost than anywhere else. 

 It is possible to tour South Florida  on a yacht on a shoestring budget, the key is where to go and who you know when you get there.  

We have maintained cruising or engine yacht excursion for a ran yacht contract in the Florida Keys, the Exumas, or the Abacos for your reading pleasure. Comprehensive medium-term excursion bundles accessible, breathtaking schedules, extraordinary nourishment. 

For The First Time Charterer

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You are enabled and empowered  to design your ideal yachting excursion from Florida. 

Regardless of whether you leave from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, St Augustine, Daytona Beach, Nassau, the Abaco or Exumas, a good guide can sort out and book your fantasy excursion or end of the week escape. View this comprehensive list of sailing destination ideas that are accessible for your own private bareboat vacation or get-away. 

Sail In The  Bahamas Islands

Cruising Vacations in the Bahamas and the Florida Keys will give you memories for a lifetime.

The Bahamas and the Florida Keys give probably the most unfathomable encounters for yacht and sailboat cruising excursions on the planet. Why not sanction your very own personal yacht and investigate the immaculate waters of the Bahamas or the Florida Keys or even Cuba. 

South Florida and Bahamainan Islands offers you a mind boggling determination of private vessels that take paying visitors for a couple of days, or half a month. You will, obviously, rest ready and take a couple or more suppers daily that are set up by your private culinary specialist on your yacht. Group gatherings are generally advantageous and most satisfying vacations. 

For details about the Islands of the Bahamas please click on this connection. This is one of the most thorough advisers for chartering in the Bahamas accessible on the Internet. What’s more, indeed, we composed it ourselves from firsthand experience. You can get answers to all your questions here.

We don’t urge our customers to utilize excursion yachts as elective transportation to Nassau or Freeport. It’s in every case better to fly. For instance, it takes two entire days on an engine yacht from Miami to Nassau. Three days on a cruising vessel or sailboat. 

It is our pleasure to present extraordinary compared to other yacht web search tools in the business so you can discover the yacht or sailboat that best suits you and your family or companions. The team makes the contract, so they state. Extremely obvious, we offer nitty gritty group profiles of the best yachts around there. 

The best season to journey the Bahamas is certainly throughout the late spring months – May – June – July, August – September, considerably October. Truly, obviously we’ll attempt and avoid any tropical climate, however it is the season. 

You will want to charter your yacht out of the Bahamas as it is over a day’s sail away from Miami.  Vacationers who charter boats out of Miami with the goal of boating to the Bahamas are shocked at the distance and difficulty of this crossing.      We don’t recommend that you cross the Gulf Stream in your bareboat yacht. 

 

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Sail the Florida Keys 

The Florida Keys are a magical destination with an ideal climate as there are a few choices relying upon the climate and including the smooth waters of the Gulf Stream.

Year round climate is very warm and can be influenced by the mainland cold fronts that clear over the Gulf Stream to the Bahamas each couple of weeks or somewhere in the vicinity. A great way to beat the winter storms is to schedule an event in the tropical climate of South Florida.  Winter weddings on a yacht are an extremely popular activity and is a welcome break from snow and rain in northern climates.

Create a special escape in the Bahamas, attempt to get as far South as possible where you will be far away from the hustle and noise of freeways and cities.

The Keys offer beautiful scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, fishing and crabbing. 










Hotel Echo Lima Papa = ?

Communication is a Two-way Process,

How do we communicate with other people when sailing? Wave?

There is an old joke about a swimmer gesticulating frantically, ‘Is he waving or drowning?

Any right-minded person would assume the worst and go to their assistance just in case. However, it does make a valid point about communication. According to studies only 7% of our communication is verbal, whilst 55% is physical nonverbal, and the remaining 38% is tone or the way that we say it. Next time you have a conversation with someone try and mentally step back and check this out, for example, to a child if you say stop in a conversational tone, they probably will continue doing whatever they are doping, however, if Mom or Pa says ‘STOP!’ in command mode (especially Mom) chances are they will stop what they are doing.

My point is that communications become more difficult when we cannot see the other person with whom we are trying to communicate, and that applies to people who sail or fly etc. Therefore, we need to communicate clearly in a way that says what we need to say succinctly and in a commonly understood format. NB. No slang, profanities, or offensive language.

Sailing is great fun for all our boating friends but doing so without a means of communicating when things go wrong is counter intuitive. OK, coastal boaters in familiar waters may say, ‘who needs a radio?’, whilst serious boaters would not go to sea without. Online communications are superb and have a part to play increasingly, however for the moment let’s look at radio comms because they are still the most effective means of communication for most boating folks.

A Marine Radio is a VHF (very high frequency) radio that operates between 156 and 174mega Hertz, in some countries additional channels are used. Marine radio is installed as standard on larger ships and on the majority of sea-going boats (and on some inland waters too), marine radios are vital in calling for assistance in an emergency plus contacting Marinas and Harbours. Marine sets are transceivers allowing two-way contact, only operating on standard frequencies or channels. Channel 16 – 156.8 MHz being the international distress channel. Transmission power ranges between 1 and 25 watts, giving a maximum range  5 nautical miles (9 km; 6 mi) between aerials mounted on small boats at sea level. FM or  Frequency modulation used, with vertical polarization, meaning that antennas have to be vertical in order to have good reception.

Modern-day marine VHF radios offer basic transmit and receive capabilities, check with your chandlery or specialist supplier for advice on the best choice for your needs. Permanently mounted marine VHF radios on seagoing vessels are required to have certification of some level of “Digital Selective Calling” (DSC) capability, to allow a distress signal to be sent with a single button press.

That’s the tech stuff, we urge all sea going boaters to not only make sure their marine radio is in good working order but that they are aware of how to use it before setting sail.

To facilitate communication when using your marine radio it helps to remember that a/ pronunciation is very important, b/ language – ensure that you use recognisably language – and keep to the rules for language use, and c/ because you cannot see the other person you are down to 7% of your communications capability so making yourself understood is paramount. Speak clearly and check regularly that the recipient understands.

English language is universally used in marine communications although this may not always be the case at a local level – where many boaters do their sailing.

To make communications easier in English the NATO phonetic alphabet to enunciate words that could be misunderstood, the words ‘red and read’, ‘wood – would’, for example.

 Alfa, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, Golf, Hotel, India, Juliett, Kilo, Lima, Mike, November, Oscar, Papa, Quebec, Romeo, Sierra, Tango, Uniform, Victor, Whiskey, X-ray, Yankee, Zulu.

Hotel Echo Lima Papa = Help for example.

Professional advice and tuition in the use of Marine Radio is a life saver, literally, do not go to sea in any vessel without knowing the basics.

Sail safe.

Marineforecaster

Author: R. Langley

Counter Intuitive Thinking on Saving the Planet!









By Roger J Langley 12/8/19

There are of course arguments and counter arguments about global warming, carbon footprints and protecting the planet, but what we do not see so much is aplea to protect our environment from the human despoliation that will affect our children’s children and generations thereafter on a simply human level and an aesthetic level.

Taking the oceans for granted has been the case since Noah, as has our attitude to the resources above and beneath the ground. Past logging, clearing and be undone, and as we progress through the 21st Century those activities will inevitably continue, we all need homes, jobs, businesses and roads, etc. Nations that aspire to self sufficient will always want to produce consumer products, drive cars and their people will want wealth.

As lovers of the great outdoors, sportsmen, fathers and mothers, business people, communities, why is there a difference between the move to limit climate change and simply wanting to have a clean environment?

Most of us love clean air, some of us climb hills and mountains to breath in the pure air that is less available in cities and towns, visions of India and China come to mind with people in the streets of their cities wearing face masks because of toxic pollution! Some of us head for the open sea for the same delight in pure nature, others roam mountain trails, hike, go camping backwoods etc, because many of us, we believe most of us, love the great unspoiled outdoors with all that it has to offer.

Ever been to a seafood restaurant, a steak house, a vegan restaurant? How do you like your food, fresh, pure, and wholesome? Or riddled with micro plastics, tainted with nuclear waste, produced from ‘oil bearing plants’ that have replaced virgin forest?

Do you love watching on television showing intriguing visions of the vast complexity of life in nature? We do! Is it not counter intuitive to want these things – especially for our children and their children et al – and yet not take intelligent steps to protect them?

By all means question the concept of global warming if that is your belief, but who in their right mind ‘dumps’ in their own back yard? We believe that most people protect their own environment, try to feed their children with nourishing food and clean water, and desire to look upon the wonders of the world without having wear a face mask or goggles.

Each one of us can do a great deal to help, put our garbage in a bin for removal, stop wasting energy, buy local produce, recycle to avoid waste, shop wise, think clean environment and work to greening the landscape.

Do you know how long it takes to grow a tree to full size – generations, how long it takes to fell the same tree – minutes! How long does it take to plant a tree in the garden at home, in a park or forest?

A. Ten minutes!

If everyone planted a single tree in 2020 that would be billions of new carbon capturing trees worldwide that would rebuild the lungs of our worldCounter intuitive?

Forget global warming if you must but plant that tree, swim in clear water, drink from clean rivers and reservoirs, sail pristine seas, fish for unpolluted fish, for the love of nature take action now!









New! 2019 Version of Marineforecaster Application is now live.









We are proud to announce that the very latest edition of the Free Global Weather app by Marineforecaster for seagoing enthusiasts has just been uploaded to Google Play.

The renewed version upgrade is only for Android devices available at this time. The release for iOS will be delayed for a short time as there are some code issues that need to be solved.

What’s new?

New UI design in the graphics, new menu and a different perspective of the weather so that at a glance one can understand the general weather conditions, without getting into the details unless needed by the skipper, such as intensity and direction of wind and waves, wave height and periodicity, atmospheric pressures and other important data necessary for safe sailing or boating.

Every moon phases have also been upgraded to provide a more accurate outlook and true fidelity.

We need to point you out, to our Live weather data availability. Live weather stations are at your disposal to receive real-time data from stations close to your desired route and users can be sure of the prevailing conditions rather than just using forecasting data for their escapes, either they are planning a short trip to fishing or longer boat trips. *** For the time being some NOAA Stations for the USA area report data from other nearby buoys. This is a data base error we are about to fix the next days. Sorry for any inconvenience!

We hope that the free contour maps (Bathymetry maps) that we exclusively created for all of our users worldwide are proving useful in helping users in making their fishing more efficient as it depicts specific depths below the keel for shallow and for deeper fishing.

All constructive input by users is welcomed as it helps become better at what we do. We are passionate about making boating for all pursuits as safe as is possible. Also, your positive vote on the Play Store is necessary to help us make further advances.

Thank you to all who support us with your advice and positive input. After all, in five years, we have gained more than 200,000 users in 145 countries and with your own advice we have improved implementation. Please, go to the information home page here to read more details or download the app from the Play Store from here!

If you would like to contact us, please email Andreas at: marineforecaster@gmail.com

Please, note, there is a common bug that some email addresses are automatically not accepted from by servers. In that case please contact us and we will do it manually. Please, allow us 12-24 hours to reply.

Thank you very much for your support.

Sail safe!









Hypothermia









Hypothermia – Aceboater.com

Hypothermia is Avoidable with Care and Attention,Why do we mention this?

Because hypothermia can creep up on people through exposure to the elements and at sea level, including inland lakes and other sailing waters, making it important to spot and essential that skippers and crew members recognize it and know how to deal with it.

So: What is hypothermia? It is a medical emergency that happens when a person’s body loses core temperature faster than it can replace it. Normal body temperature is c 98.6 F or 37C, if body temperature falls below 95 F or 35C hypothermia occurs.

What should we know so that we can spot the onset of hypothermia?

Stage 1 Shivering, teeth chattering, lowered blood circulation (i.e. pale face and lips)

Stage 2 The person slows down noticeably, has a weak pulse, loses co-ordination, becomes irritable and argumentative and confused, becomes sleepy and lethargic.

Stage 3 Slows down substantially, becomes very weak and barely breathing and their pulse rate drops. He or she may become unconscious. Boaters who end up in the water and those who sail with them should be aware of the significance of exposure and immersion so that they will know how to spot the onset of hypothermia and what action they should take.

It is essential to conserve energy and body heat and to improve survival time weare recommended to: Make sure every crew member (especially children) wears a Personal Flotation Device, a life jacket/preserver, it will help keep your head above water and provide some heat retention.

Stay calm as much as is possible, panic and thrashing about will burn energy. Boaters should ensure that all onboard are wearing clothing that is designed to retain body heat, water proof garments, body suits, warm jackets and hats.

In the water, Swim to rescuers or to take shelter only, swimming burns energy and body heat. If you can get out of the water by climbing into a boat or on the upturned hull do so, try and get as much of your body out of the water as possible.

Very cold water will reduce body temperature to fall around 25 times quicker than air temperature! If you can’t get out of the water curl up into the fetal position or if there are several of you cuddle up close to gain mutual benefit and keep warm.

Do not give alcohol to a hypothermia victim. What can you do to help?Where possible get them into shelter, in a cabin or anywhere that is out of the wind.

Once recovered onboard, remove all wet clothing, dry them with a towel and dress them in warm dry clothes, wrap with blankets or use a space blanket to assist the body to restore core temperature.

Give them warm non- alcoholic drinks providing they are able to swallow them.

Give them high energy food containing sugar including chocolate so long as they are able to cope with eating them.

Do not,Put the person into a hot bath, Massage their limbs,Use heating devices, Allow them alcohol Each of these could cause cardiac arrest.

In any case it is wise to head to a home port and get the hypothermia casualty into medical care where they will be stabilised and treated for any unknown or unseen complications or conditions whose affect may be complicated by the circumstances.

Be prepared. Take the precaution of going onto the water adequately prepared, sail training schools will advise about local conditions and some will give advice on hypothermia. However, we recommend for everyone that they take First Aid lessons with a specific emphasis on hypothermia.

NB. Babies and children do lose body heat quicker than adults.Finally and to emphasise the importance of hypothermia, please note:

In cold waters (c .3 degrees) it can take as little as 15 minutes for a person to die from hypothermia!

Stay safe.

Photo for Hypothermia from Aceboater.com









Sailing Training Keto Diet









Thе training diet fоr а sailor ѕhоuld bе tailored tо suit thе varying daily training requirements аnd individual body composition needs. Sufficient carbohydrate intake tо balance daily fuel needs, аnd quality protein choices (lean meat, poultry, seafood, dairy, legumes) аt еасh meal tо ensure muscle regeneration аnd repair, wіll create а good base. A variety оf fruit аnd vegetables ѕhоuld bе eaten daily tо ensure anti-oxidant аnd vitamin requirements (unlocking thе energy potential іn foods) аrе met.

Gіvеn а sailor wіll lіkеlу spend hours оn thе water durіng а training session, planning аhеаd аnd ensuring carbohydrate fueling options аnd adequate fluids аrе packed fоr durіng thе session іѕ crucial. Suitable carbohydrate options include: cereal bars аnd fruit оr sports foods lіkе carbohydrate gels. Suitable fluids саn include а sports drink (which wіll hеlр tо meet thе sailors carbohydrate аnd fluid needs) оr water. A focus оn recovery nutrition wіll bе important, еѕресіаllу fоr sailors thаt аrе undertaking twо training sessions а day, оr ѕеvеrаl sessions реr week.

Whаt Diet Shоuld I follow?

Wе аrе nоt experts оn diet. If уоu аrе аn athlete, уоu ѕhоuld аѕk thе specialist dietitians. However, оnе оf thе programs thаt ѕееmѕ tо work wеll lаtеlу іѕ thе Keto Diet, аnd mаnу оf оur friends hаvе uѕеd іt wіth quіtе good аnd spectacular results.
Thе ketogenic diet hаѕ bесоmе quіtе popular recently. Studies hаvе fоund thаt thіѕ vеrу low-carb, high-fat diet іѕ effective fоr weight loss, diabetes аnd epilepsy. There’s аlѕо early evidence tо show thаt іt mау bе beneficial fоr сеrtаіn cancers, Alzheimer’s disease аnd оthеr diseases, too. A ketogenic diet typically limits carbs tо 20–50 grams реr day. Whіlе thіѕ mау ѕееm challenging, mаnу nutritious foods саn easily fit іntо thіѕ wау оf eating.

Hеrе аrе 16 healthy foods tо eat оn а ketogenic diet.

  • Seafood
  • Low-Carb Vegetables
  • Cheese
  • Avocados
  • Meat аnd Poultry
  • Eggs
  • Coconut Oil
  • Plain Greek Yogurt аnd Cottage Cheese
  • Olive Oil
  • Nuts аnd Seeds
  • Berries
  • Butter аnd Cream
  • Shirataki Noodles
  • Olives
  • Unsweetened Coffee аnd Tea
  • Dark Chocolate аnd Cocoa Powder

A ketogenic diet саn bе uѕеd tо achieve weight loss, blood sugar control аnd оthеr health-related goals аnd hеlр sailors retain physical аnd mental strength. Fortunately, іt саn include а wide variety оf nutritious, tasty аnd versatile foods thаt аllоw уоu tо remain wіthіn уоur daily carb range. Tо reap аll thе health benefits оf а ketogenic diet, consume thеѕе 16 foods оn а regular basis.

Fеw thіngѕ аrе аѕ wеll established іn nutrition science аѕ thе immense health benefits оf low-carb diets. Nоt оnlу саn thеѕе diets improve уоur cholesterol, blood pressure аnd blood sugar, but thеу аlѕо reduce уоur appetite, boost weight loss аnd lоwеr уоur triglycerides. If you’re curious tо boost уоur health, оnе оf thеѕе Keto diets соuld bе worth considering.









Why Charter a Sailing Yacht in Greece?









Greece is ranked 11th among the countries with the largest coastline, estimated at 14000 (8699 miles) kilometers, with an estimated at 2,500-3,000 islands of which more than 200 are inhabited. It ranks 97th among the rest of the world’s countries according to the extent of their borders.

Why Charter a sailing yacht in Greece?

Oia – Santorini

The sea is the main link connecting the islands to the mainland plus neighbouring countries with different cultures and all of those people engaged in sailing. We are 100% certain that boating enthusiasts will enjoy it. The cultural heritage of Greece includes almost 3000 years of history, democracy and philosophy. It is always the sea that creates these bonds and makes people unleash all their virtues and creativity as the mild Mediterranean climate helps in the development of culture, letters and arts.

Of course it is no coincidence that many philosophers, writers, mathematicians and artists had a common origin in Greece.

When you breathe the fresh sea air full of iodine with a salty tang, you can understand the forces and attraction that the sea exerts on its inhabitants.

Innumerable islands, breath-taking crystal-clear waters, dreamy sunsets. What else do you need to spend an unforgettable vacation?

Forget the Caribbean and Hawaii?

Charter and sailing yacht in Greece!

Mandraki – Rhodes

Visit Greece!

A country that seems to have been fashioned and likened to Paradise for lovers of sailing! Cosmopolitan islands, wonderful people and fabulous food, isolated islands, what more can you ask for a trip with so much to offer and so many different destinations?

Saronic Gulf – Aegean Sea – Ionian Sea – Cretan Sea. Four seas are full of islands large and small. With each of them having their own uniquely special history.

In the Ionian, Italian colonialism left several medieval castles, including the islands of Corfu, Kefalonia and Ithaca of Odysseus.

Greek Island

On the other hand, in the Aegean, 4 clusters await even the most discerning sailor to discover them. The Cyclades, the Sporades Islands, the Dodecanese Islands and the North Aegean islands.

Each island complex has its own character and its own cultural heritage, offering the visitor an absolute experience that stands out from all others, starting with their architecture, beautiful landscape, perfect beaches, sea and friendly wind conditions.

Sailing all over Greece offers a combination of absolute peace and the fascination with the destination, the traditional and cosmopolitan atmosphere, a serene and calm sea, an endless journey through time and history. So, by chartering a sailing yacht in Greece it will become the perfect way to relax on your vacation and enjoy life at your own speed.

Skopelos Island

You can start designing your dream cruise by renting a sailboat unless you decide to bring your own boat. Whatever, the experience will be unforgettable, but you will come back again asking to continue where you were.

You can choose an anchor in one of the thousands of marinas or choose to moor into your own “private” bay to spend your night under your starlit sky.

We said it would be your earthly paradise on earth.

In the western part of the Cyclades there are seven beautiful islands that are almost in line one below the other – here we must say that where you sail with your boat, there is no risk of not to finding land in the event of bad weather, as the maximum distance between land does not exceed five nautical miles. So long as you take care along the way, sailing in sight of the nearest coast for protection and get out of the worst of the bad weather you will be safe. We are not in the middle of the Atlantic, the Mediterranean is a much more tranquil sea. You will rarely see waves so great and rarely our seas are so bad.

Kea Island

Closer to the capital of Greece, Athens, is Tzia or Kea. From the Cyclades complex stands out as the most green island of the Cyclades.

Below and a little south is Kythnos, one of the few islands that have not been affected by the reconstruction of the past decades. With more than 60 beaches, many of which are only accessible by boat, Colonna is the most unique and known all over the world as one of the best in Greece.

By chartering a sailing yacht in Greece this is your first step toward every sailor’s dream holiday. The journey will be unforgettable. The Sirens who sang to Odysseus and made him stay for years away from his home will sing for you too, making it difficult for you to return to the old routine.

Of course booking for the next summer is always recommended, that way the intervening time will always give you the joy of knowing that you will return, soon!

New Destinations, New Adventures!

Sail safe, sail free.