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On booking your sailing holiday we will try to provide with all the details you should need for your yacht charter. However if you would like to find out more information about your chosen destination we have included below a selection of websites that we feel will give you a broader picture of your yachting holiday destination.

Vaccination and health

For Vaccination and general Health Information for people travelling from the UK please visit the following website
www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk

Weather and wind conditions

To keep up to date with the latest weather conditions before you go try the following sites.

Travel links

Useful links for your chosen destination

MEDITERRANEAN

CARIBBEAN

TROPICAL

Greece:
www.visitgreece.gr
www.greekembassy.org.uk
British Virgin Islands:
www.bvitourism.com

Scuba Diving in BVI:
www.bluewaterdiversbvi.com
Seychelles:
www.seychelles.travel
Croatia:
www.Croatia.hr
Antigua:
www.visitantiguabarbuda.com
Whitsundays:
www.tourismwhitsundays.com.au
France:
www.francetourism.com
Belize:
www.travelbelize.org
Thailand:
www.tourismthailand.org
www.phukettourist.com/index.php
Italy:
www.enit.it
Florida Keys:
www.fla-keys.com
Malaysia:
www.tourism.gov.my/
www.langkawigeopark.com.my/
Majorca:
www.mallorca-travel-guide.com
Guadeloupe:
www.lesilesdeguadeloupe.com
Tahiti:
www.tahiti-tourisme.com/
Turkey:
www.gototurkey.co.uk
Grenada & Grenadines:
www.grenadagrenadines.com

Gibraltar:
www.gibraltar.gi
St Lucia: www.stlucia.org
St Martin: www.st-maarten.com
St Vincent:www.discoversvg.com

Other useful links

Force 4 Chandlery : For all your chandlery need, including children's life jackets, inverters, sailing bags, 12v hair dryers, etc

British Marine : Trade Association for Training, Charter and Holidays

RYA : The Royal Yachting Association website with information about courses and recommended reading.

Civil Aviation Authority : The CAA regulate ATOL tour operators

"Have used Nautilus now for many years and have always been well pleased with the performance. This year we had the privilege of a brand new yacht! The base managers were spot on with briefing and advice and the technician on the dock was excellent with the practical yacht systems brief. Very efficient and no time wasted."

Antigua 2014 - M.A.

Sailing Qualifications

To skipper a bareboat charter or flotilla yacht, you need to hold a practical sailing certificate equivalent to RYA Day Skipper Practical qualification or RYA International Certificate of Competence (ICC). For charters in Greece, you must now have the ICC certificate. You must also be assisted by at least one competent crew member over the age of 18.

For charters in Croatia, Malta and the Canaries, at least one member of the crew or the skipper will also need a VHF licence.

RYA qualifications can be obtained by RYA sailing schools in the UK or alternatively choose from one of our overseas centres in Gibraltar, Greece or Turkey.

For Caribbean and Tropical charters, formal qualifications are not compulsory, however, you should be Day Skipper standard and be assisted by at least one competent crew. A brief sailing resume should be provided to outline your experience.

If you don't hold the relevant qualifications then why not add a skipper?

Sailing Levels

Level 1

Winds force 2-3 (4-11 Knots)combined with generally shorter distances. Good for beginner or intermediate sailors. Line-of-sight navigation but basic knowledge of charts and ability to plot your position required.

Level 2

Winds force 3-5 (7-21 Knots) with approximately 15-20nm per day. Intermediate experience required. Predominately line of sight navigation but an understanding of how to sail in open water.

Level 3

Winds force 4-6 (11-27 Knots) with mileage of approximately 20nm+ per day. Ideal for experienced skippers looking to venture out to new destinations. Day skipper standard but with experienced crew would be recommended.