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Continuing on from the previous article 'Cruising the French Riviera on a Shoestring Budget: La Ciotat to Cannes', we explore the east side of the Riviera. Helpful hints on where to anchor, when to head for a marina and which marinas won't break the bank.

Published on the 22 Apr 2013 at 11:56

If you think that cruising the french Riviera is too expensive for you - think again! With beautiful, safe anchorages, some very budget-friendly marinas and a bit of inside knowledge, you can cruise the Riviera all summer long. Check out our handy hints.

Published on the 22 Apr 2013 at 09:08

Lasers appear to be simple dinghies. But they are actually quite difficult to sail well. Perhaps unfairly, they get easier to sail as you get more expert, so the beginners are at two disadvantages not one. So here are some tips to at least take one of the expert's advantages away.

Published on the 17 Apr 2013 at 11:50

Getting cold is hardly optimal for ultimate sailing performance. Try these tips to counter the cold and get the most from your frostbite or chilly-day dinghy racing.

Published on the 17 Apr 2013 at 11:48

We love St Tropez on the French Riviera. The glitz, the glam, the sparkling stars - in the sky and on the boats! - and all the beautiful yachts it attracts year after year. We love the fashions, the atmosphere, the lifestyle, the history, the parties and of course the fun of dressing up and strutting your stuff in Pampelonne Bay at a trendy beach club or on the harbour front with a delicious gelato! But when you live on a 50 foot long sailing yacht, how easy is it to call St Tropez 'home' for a week in the warm sunny months of the summer?

Published on the 12 Apr 2013 at 15:52

Individuals who go sailing can explore different cultures, view scenic landscapes, taste exotic cuisines, and walk on deserted islands. A yacht is the key to these experiences and the benefits of yacht ownership are many.

Published on the 05 Apr 2013 at 08:14

Yachting in the Mediterranean offers many opportunities to experience the beauty, nightlife, history, culture, and beaches; but how to choose which islands to visit? This guide will help boaters discover which islands are best for their needs, whether they are seeking a dance party, a romantic meal, an exotic black-sand beach, or to learn about architecture, culture and customs. Here are the best of the Mediterranean islands and what makes them so.

Published on the 02 Apr 2013 at 17:57

If you want to learn to sail like a pro, you will need to be able to use your sailboat anchor smooth and easy. Matter of fact, cruising sailboat folks report that they spend over 80% of their time at anchor. That's because they sail to the destination and then spend time ashore to shop, sight-see, travel, and mingle among the local folks. Follow these five sailing tips to make sure you can set your anchor deep into the seabed under engine power--wherever in the world you choose to cruise!

Published on the 28 Mar 2013 at 14:29

An exotic getaway - This is a rather apt way to define the experience of spending a vacation on a luxury charter yacht on the magnificent Greek islands. On the whole, a charter yacht to Greece provides excellent possibilities for a wonderful vacation mainly because different groups of islands have unique features to offer.

Published on the 26 Mar 2013 at 13:20

With so many options for sailing holidays available, how do you choose the best one for you? A brief guide to what you should be looking for and questions you should be asking.

Published on the 26 Mar 2013 at 09:31

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