Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 09-09-2010, 16:28   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 3
Day-Sailing Destinations

Does anyone have a good recommendation for a resort or hotel that has several good day sailing fleets like Hobie, JY, Laser, J22 and similar.

I have found the Bitter End Yacht Club which is exceptionally expensive, and Sunsail Club Colonna which is exceptionally cheap.

I am targeting the Mediterranean.


yelkenli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2010, 19:31   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 3
oops. I meant to say I am interested in the Caribbean.


yelkenli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2010, 04:06   #3
CF Adviser
Moderator Emeritus
Hud3's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Virginia
Boat: Island Packet 380, now sold
Posts: 8,847
Images: 47
A lot of the Caribbean resorts have small cats like the 13' Hobie Wave. I've seen them sailing around the anchorages of most of the larger islands when we were cruising. Sandals (St Lucia), several of the Antigua resorts, etc. The Bitter End is the ultimate Caribbean sailing resort destination, though.
Hud3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2010, 06:43   #4
Senior Cruiser
osirissail's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: A real life Zombie from FL
Boat: Gulfstar 53 - Osiris
Posts: 5,416
Images: 2
Just about every reasonably sized resort on a beach on any of the islands of the Caribbean has "water-sports" equipment available for their guests including Hobie/kayak/small runabouts. So pick any island that interests you and look up their resorts on the web. Ones located on beaches will have plenty for you.
- - Picking an island is pretty much determined by whether you want a developed cosmopolitan environment with access to modern conveniences and shopping, like the Virgins or a more "back to nature" island experience like Dominica & St Vincent and other "non-tourist" islands. These typically have "eco-resorts" buried in the forest/jungle.
osirissail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2010, 10:04   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 3
Thanks for the replies. I have visited a resort in Belize, and two in Turkey, and the quality of the boats were poor. they could be sailed, but had some form of neglect. A third resort in Turkey I noticed had a nice fleet of catamarans. so you never know what you are getting.

Also, you know how advertising is. All the hotels will claim to have the best water sports equipment.

For these reasons I posted my thread. I will look at TripAdvisor for some of the ones you recommend and see if there are any comments. Thanks.

We are most interested in a place that has sailing, really good food, a beach, and can provide some day trips for sight seeing or other activities. Other than that, we are not too picky about the location. We would lean more towards quiet though.

Any advice you have will be appreciated.

yelkenli is offline   Reply With Quote

day sailing

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How Far Can You Plan on Sailing in a Day? Steelshooter General Sailing Forum 17 26-10-2009 14:57
3 day sailing in Taha'a foucault76 Pacific & South China Sea 9 06-11-2008 06:43
Our first big day of sailing! Woodsong Monohull Sailboats 5 03-06-2008 19:30
Sailing away for a Dollar a day???!! David_Old_Jersey Boat Ownership & Making a Living 111 22-05-2008 05:56

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 20:32.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.