My girlfriend and I have just completed our RYA Day Skipper
course and we are looking to do a bareboat catamaran charter
somewhere in the Med. The abundance of choice is overwhelming so I would appreciate some recommendations to narrow it down. Our priorities are:
- No VHF license required (so Croatia is off the list) - we have passed our RYA SRC exam but apparently it might take very long time before we get our licenses mailed to us.
- Must be easy and safe for beginners in September/October. (Our only experience is the Competent Crew + Day Skipper courses; the latter on a catamaran.)
- Abundance of well-protected gulfs with no other people and yachts around - we will probably want to spend the entire weekend in solitude, surrounded by nature.
We will probably spend the first day practising docking
with a skipper/instructor hired for that purpose. Then we will probably spend the rest of the week on the hook in quiet gulfs. This is a test-run to see how we like the idea of living on and working from a boat
, before I start shopping
We are searching for charter
boats on Globe Sailor which seems to be pretty highly rated on trustpilot. There is a boat
in Golfe Juan, France
that's very appealing since it's an owners' version but the location doesn't seem to offer the peace and solitude that we seek.