We are a family company providing crewed yacht charter with a captain and a hostess on a modern performance cruiser – Another Brick, the Bruce Farr designed First 44.7
Being a small company, flexibility is our middle name, focusing on things that are important to you. We would really like you to feel at home in our yacht. You can help us by telling about your expectations and wishes. It is often the little things that matter. We also need to know about your food preferences, as we are normally providing provisioning and household services. Please join us for a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing cruising experience.
The yacht chartering business takes us to different parts of the world as we go where our customers want us to be. We are currently focusing on three venues,
We will be taking part in the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) 2019. This rally runs from the Canary Islands to the Caribbean starting late November 2019. You are able to book individual berths for the trip, but we are also happy to work out a deal for the whole yacht. We are offering a crewed charter including racing fees, provisions and safety equipment. You may also join us on our trip from Finland down to the Canary Islands staring late August.
The crew consists of a skipper and hostess, but as this is a 2-3 week journey, we expect the participants to have solid sailing experience. We need at least a couple of participants able to function as watch captains and take responsibility. The yacht is a Beneteau First 44.7 performance cruiser, fast but easy to sail as well as spacious and comfortable inside.
About the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers
The Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, ARC, is the longest running annual transatlantic rally, it starts on the last Sunday in November from Las Palmas, Gran Canaria and finishes in Rodney Bay, St Lucia. The 2,800 nautical mile passage on the North East tradewind is a safe and enjoyable way to sail across the Atlantic. With more than 200 boats participating in this event, the rally is characterised by a tremendous camaraderie between all those taking part. When you set of you head South West until the butter melts then turn right and point at the Caribbean with the crossing taking 15 to 18 days.
The ARC fleet of approximately 200 boats will start their Atlantic adventure on Sunday 24 November 2019 sailing directly to Saint Lucia, spending 18-21 days at sea on the classic trade wind route. The ARC offers a two week pre-departure programme, fun competition for cruising sailors, or competitive racing, and a spectacular welcome in Rodney Bay.
Preliminary details for ARC Gran Canaria – Saint Lucia Direct
ARC Office opens in Las Palmas
Last date for boat arrivals in Las Palmas
Start day! 12:30 Multihulls 12:45 Racing Divisions 13:00 Cruising Divisions
Majority of ARC boats arrive in Rodney Bay
ARC finish line closes, 12:00 local time
Prize giving ceremony
Price includes: – Professional skipper and hostess – All racing and boat costs – All provisioning, food and soft drinks, for the crossing – Breafast on board before and after the race – Safety equipment, bedding, towels etc. – Insurance during crossing – Satellite calls and basic email – Tracking and blog through Yellow Brick – ARC seminars and parties in Las Palmas/Rodney Bay
Not included – Airtickets and taxi – Hotel nights – Lunch, dinner etc before and after the crossing – Other personal insurance
The price per person is 3800 Eur Booking confirmation is 30% (1140e) and the rest (70%) is to be paid by 24 August
Experience the unique Finnish Archipelago Sea. More than 50 000 islands and islets spread between Finland and Åland alone, creating the most enchanting cruising grounds in the Baltic and indeed the world. Add to this the Stockholm archipelago on the Swedish side, and you can spend a lifetime exploring. We offer you this experience of Baltic cruising through our crewed yacht charter.
As Finland and Sweden are quite far north, the best time to go sailing is in the summer months. We therefore offer Baltic cruising charter from June through August only. The archipelago is most crowded in July, but as you can see below, there are plenty of harbours to choose from. It is also of course possible to anchor in any suitable sheltered cove.
On the west edge of the Finnish Archipelago Sea, you find thew Åland Islands with Mariehamn, the capital of Åland.
Going west from Åland, you arrive at the Stockholm archipelago on the Swedish side. This is a quite deep, much more sheltered archiopelago than the Finnish one, and it also offers views of magnificent seaside mansions and fortresses.
Cruising to Gotland, pearl of the Baltic
While in Sweden, don’t forget to extend your Baltic cruising south to the Island of Gotland.
Visit the beautiful city of Visby, not forgetting a drive to the countryside for a view of the famous Gotland Rauks.
While cruising in the Baltic, you can enjoy the long evenings, with the sun setting close to 12 PM during summer.
And a midnight sailing is an unforgettable experience.
We offer tailored Baltic cruising to suit your needs. We can also offer ready planned itineraries offering different packages with the best of the Archipelago.
Please use the form below for enquiries. There are standard options from evening cruises to weekly charters, but please use the comments field if you require something out of the ordinary. All charters include a professional skipper and most of the time also a hostess is included. We can also take care of provisioning, so you don’t have to waste valuable vacation time on that.
Prices include: Skipper, hostess, security equipment and tender. Bedding and towels (except day charters) Household chores
Not included: Transport to/from yacht Food and drinks onboard, fuel and harbour fees (paid by the guests on board, incl food for skipper/hostess) Food, drinks and anything else ashore.
For daysails we take max 8 guests, overnight max 6, but if you want to be comfortable on longer journeys, 6 persons all in all is preferable, i.e. 2 crew, 4 guests.
Default pickup and dropoff location before midsummer is Espoo (or Helsinki). After midsummer, the pickup and dropoff is more convenient nearer the Archipelago sea, e.g. Hanko or Mariehamn. Popular destinations for two day/weekend charters from Espoo are Tallinn and Barösund. Please tell us about your plans and wishes by filling in the Comment field.
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