August 2009

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    10 Best Lessons Learned from Three Recent Charters

    CharterWave editor Kim Kavin was on assignment in August aboard three different charter yachts in North America, Scandinavia, and the South Pacific. Here are some of her insights from the field that might help when you book your next charter yacht vacation: Ask about WiFi speed. Two out of the three yachts Kim chartered said […]

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    New Crew Aboard Swish

    I just received word from Capt. Euros and chef Emily (the couple at left) that, after two successful years of running the 47-foot sailing catamaran Swish in the Virgin Islands, they are moving on. Replacing them for the upcoming winter season will be Capt. Andy and chef Elli (the couple at right). The “handover” of […]

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    Fiji – Joining the Musket Cove Yacht Club

    Today Captain Andy of the M/Y VVS1  (Click here for Password) took us to Malolo, Fiji where we all became lifetime members of the Musket Cove Yacht Club. This is a beautiful resort and marina just 12 miles from Nadi (pronounced Nandi) and a great place to begin / or end your charter holiday in Fiji.   It’s […]

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    Fiji – Don’t Touch my Head!

    While cruising in the beautiful Yasawa Island Chain in Fiji, you will undoubtedly want to visit some of the local islands.  There are a few basic rules of respect requested from the islanders.  Here they are:     Do NOT rub the heads of children. Do NOT wear sunglasses when meeting the chiefs or during any of […]

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    Fiji – Chasing the ‘Mantas’

    We were told by Captain Andy Grocott – captain of the Motor Yacht VVS1  (Click here for password) – that the best time to catch a glimpse of the mantas is when the tides are going out and the currents are stirring up the nutrients from the bottom of the ocean floor.  During this time […]

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    Islands of Fiji – Part 2 – ‘Meke’ Celebration

    Our second island visit while on charter aboard the M/Y VvS1 (Click here for password)in the Fijian Islands was to the Malakati Village on Nacula Island where the villagers  entertained us with a “Meke”, a fabulous island show complete with costumes, dance and singing.  We began the visit with the traditional presenting of gifts to […]

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    Islands of Fiji – Part 1 – ‘Lovo’ Feast

    While on charter aboard the M/Y VvS1  (Click here for new password) along with the M/Y Bel’Mare  (Click here for new password)  in Fiji, our captains arranged a visit to three villages that would enable us to see first hand what it’s like to live in a Fijian village on a small remote island.  These villages […]

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    Savannah, Georgia; Visit by Charter Yacht

    Visit the Northrop and Johnson Yacht Charter Website Armstrong House, Savannah, Georgia Savannah, Georgia, a city steeped in history, is located on the Intracoastal Waterway and is the main port on the Savannah River.  Throughout the 1700 and 1800’s, Savannah was one of the busiest trading ports in American.  Agriculture was the mainstay of Georgia […]

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    Georgia's Barrier Islands

    Visit the Northrop and Johnson Yacht Charters Website Barrier Islands, Georgia Sprinkled all along the Georgia coastline are the low lying Georgia Barrier Islands. The full list of these islands is extensive and includes from north to south, Tybee, Wassaw, Ossabaw, St. Catherines, Sapelo, Wolf, Little St. Simons, Sea, St. Simons, Jekyll, Little Cumberland, and […]

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