The 5 most amazing regions to drop your anchor - worldwide
The need to explore has brought us to almost any place on the world. Exploring brings us to places so beautiful we couldn’t even imagine they would exist. These are often spots which are hard to reach and sometimes these are only accessible by boat. Boaters are explorers, sailing into the unknown and looking for that hidden gem. SailSquare and Moorspots have joined forces and presents the following top regions which are waiting for you to drop anchor and be explored.
Sailing is not a cheap hobby, as most of you sailors out there know. Those who own a yacht know that this comes at a pretty high cost. Those that sail less often normally would rent a yacht, which is more cost efficient. Still, renting a bareboat yacht for your holiday is usually an expensive way to spend your free time. This blog intends to help you find the cheapest bareboat charter regions within the Mediterranean.
Most are familiar with the “East Coast trail” of Australia, taking a 4×4 off the beaten track or the road trip along the notorious Great Ocean Road. But there are even better ways to discover the beautiful nature and coast of Australia. Exploring the Whitsunday Islands by boat, will give you an unforgettable experience of your Australian East Coast holiday. Sailing experience is required, but the conditions and services in this region make it very accessible for the less experienced sailors.
You may think that sailing at sea requires you to take many sailing courses up front and that skipper licensing is required, but this is not always the case. Some regions, like the Whitsunday Islands, are easy regions to sail due to the line of sight navigation, moderate and predictable wind conditions and easy anchoring. The region itself offers access to very diverse wildlife, big game fishing and diving and snorkeling in the most beautiful waters and reefs.
Are you convinced? Than join the happy few
that have discovered this way of exploring a part of Australia and start off
with the preparations.
Probably this does not come as a surprise to you: The impact you have on the places you visit is simply huge. Especially when you travel in a way that is not as nicely facilitated as staying in a holiday resort. Like sailing. Some call it environmental impact, some call it a footprint. Whatever it is called, if you are the one causing it, you can also be the one to avoid it.
We at Moorspots are very happy that this topic gets more and more attention around the world. It is a topic close to our hearts and we know for many of you as well. However, even though there are a lot great initiatives going on to raise awareness and to give advice, we noticed that it is difficult to find what you can actually do from day to day. The simple and actionable things.
That is why I wrote this blog. Because everyone who reads this also leaves a footprint on the world, whether you are cruising around the globe or chartering a boat for a sailing holiday. I hope you enjoy reading it.
Have you enjoyed a journey on the water already this season? The Moorspots team spend quite some time on the water and we saw and learned a lot. The trip that gave us the most insights was a tour in the Lefkas area in Greece. We spoke with many sailors and marina owners during our trip and we wrote down the highlights of this area for you.
On the first day the winds were in our favor and we set course south. The original plan was to stay overnight in a bay but the weather forecast showed rapidly changing windspeeds and directions. We decided to head for Sivota. A place known for its lively atmosphere in the many restaurants at the quay. Most have their own piers where you can stay for free if you dine in the restaurant. Continue reading
We have seen a few lists here and there, but we felt that all of them missed a thing or two. That is why we prepared this list for you, based on 15 years of sailing on a rental boat. If you feel some is missing, let us know!
One week every year, we as five friends, are “dismissed” from our wife’s to go sailing. This started back in college, via a student organization who organized a sailing week somewhere in Croatia or Greece with around 20 to 25 sailing boats. After college we continued doing this by renting a “bare-boat” somewhere in the Mediterranean. This year it will be the 15th year in a row.