Cruising Areas Skill Levels

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You will find here some guidelines of the boating/sailing skills that you shoudl have for each popular charter destination, in normal and typical conditions.
Important:
 Those are GUIDELINES ONLY. Weather and navigation conditions may vary significantly from usual patterns. If that is the case, the necessary skills may become much higher.

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Heave To Maneuver

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I don't care what anybody says, one day or another, on charter, you will need to take action to protect yourself and your vessel against an unexpected strong squall, higher seas, etc! And you better know what to do!

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Raising The Main Sail Another Way

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Source: catamaranguru.com

CAUTION: This is not politically correct seamanship!  biggrin

Most sailors mistakenly think that there is only one way to raise and lower sails. The standard procedure we have all learned is this: the helmsman uses the diesel engine to hold the bow into the wind while the mainsail is hoisted by another crew member. 

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What To Pack For A Charter

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Have you ever seen charter newbies showing up at the dock with hard suitcases, only to find out there is nowhere to store them on the boat? Very often, simply because you did not know, or because you are a first timer, you really do not have the right stuff. Here is your guide of what to bring and not to bring on charter.

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Charter Boat Ownership for Dummies

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More and more people are buying monohulls and catamarans and placing them into charter programs all over the globe. Placing a yacht into charter management is a good way to reduce the cost of the boat and also offset the cost of ownership. There are different types of Management programs offered by the industry that I will analyze and explain to ensure that you have a good understanding of what you will be getting into if you decide to place a yacht into charter management.

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