Winter Sailing


Tomorrow morning I'd be up at dawn. It will indeed be cool... but rugged up and fortified by good coffee, at the helm of a sweet yacht, (and if you're odd like me)  playing The Ride of the Valkries at full blast on the stereo in a fresh breeze there's nothing like it in the world better to prove that you're alive!  Forecast is SW 10, fine, so out through Ruthe Passage, perhaps a stop to get a snapper for breakfast, and spend the forenoon  on a close reach over to Tiri in the sunshine.( If you havent been there lately, the DOC folks have done a glorious job with the birdlife, and I think a picnic ashore may well be in order.) Where shall we anchor for he night? the choices are many... but my favourite is Mansion House, and if the wind stays SW, that's an easy broad reach. Let's anchor there, and take a walk through to the old Coppermine before dinner!

After waking up to the sound of the peacocks at Kawau, the forecast for Wednesday is Westerly, rising to 15 in the morning... Perfect!  We can spend the day on a beam reach all the way home ... alongside in Bayswater for teatime. 

I could go on, daydreaming... all I need is a Tall Ship, as they say.

Well, fortunately, we have available vessels, and we're keen to set up opportunities for  suitably experienced skippers to take advantage of these beautiful winter sailing days. Our winter rates are always good, but if you mention that you saw this offer here, I'll give you a further 20% discount on a charter of three days or more any time between now and the end of August.  

And don't worry... if the weather isn't to your liking on the day of sailing, we'll happily postpone your charter to any other date that the boat is available through to the end of August.

Take yourself sailing!