15 May Orient Pearl – Sailing in Paradise – Yacht Charter
Yacht Charter Destinations
Wild, exotic and remote yacht charter; cosmopolitan and cutting-edge; untouched and tranquil, discover all the incredible sailing destinations of this stunning traditional sailing boat.
This stylish yacht is available for your next yacht charter. Sailing the dreamy islands of Thailand, from Phuket to Kho Pi Pi to Koh Samui!
Inquire here to experience the freedom of chartering your own sailing adventure.
Blue-water Cruising and Coastal Yachting
Blue-water cruising is more involved and inherently more dangerous than coastal cruising. Before embarking on an open-ocean voyage, planning and preparation will include studying charts, weather reports/warnings, almanacs and navigation books of the route to be followed. In addition, supplies need to be stocked (including fresh water and fuel), navigation instruments checked and the ship itself needs to be inspected and the crew needs to be given exact instruction on the jobs are expected to perform (e.g. the watch; which is generally 4 hours on and 4 hours off, navigation, steering, rigging sails, …). In addition, the crew needs to be well trained at working together and with the ship in question. Finally, the sailor must be mentally prepared for dealing with harsh situations. There have been many well-documented cases where sailors had to be rescued simply because they were not sufficiently prepared (the sailors as well as the ship) or lacked experience for their venture and ran into serious trouble.
Sailing near the coast (coastal cruising) gives a certain amount of safety. A ship is always granted ‘innocent passage’ through the country (most countries usually claim up to 22 km (14 mi) off the coast). When this method is practiced however, one must still remember that if the ship needs to stop (e.g. for repairs), a trip to a customs checkpoint to have passports checked would be required.
Expedition cruising, where the trips can be a combination of scientists working and tourists along for the adventure, or where scientists lead a group of tourists in order for the tourists to observe animals, plants or natural phenomena.