1st TIMER’S GUIDE TO
BY JEANNE CRAIG
WHY DO MANY EXPERIENCED BOATERS spend so much time running to and from the same ports season after season? Perhaps they don’t know about the options avail- able for great bareboat chartering. So many reputable companies operate reliable fleets
of power and sailboats in some of the world’s most spectacular cruising
grounds. Four of those destinations — ideal choices for those venturing out
of their home waters and onto a bareboat for the first time — are profiled
here. Each spot can satisfy the desire to explore a new and beautiful place,
yet these regions aren’t so foreign that they’ll challenge a skipper’s seamanship skills or make the crew uncomfortable.