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2016 Holiday Gift Guide

We asked our resident sailing experts what they plan to get the sailors in their lives. Out of all the responses, we whittled it down to the most practical gifts this holiday season. Let’s dive in...

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9 Best Summer Vacations

Summer is the vacation season and no doubt do you want to spend it right, so we've saved you the trouble of researching and ranked the 9 best destinations where you can spend an early summer vacation sailing...

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Horoscope Sailing: A vacation to suit every star sign

Sailing vacations are no doubt an excellent way to experience somewhere new, but it can be difficult to decide on a destination, so why not let the stars inspire your next adventure...

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The 8 Best Bits of Belize

Do you want a sailing vacation you’ll remember forever? Do you want to go to an exotic nirvana, filled with shimmering seas and tropical fish? Then welcome to Belize. It’s paradise found...

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Our 9 Favorite Beers of Oktoberfest

Inspired by our favorite seasonal beers, we just launched our first “Docktoberfest” promotion. To get you in the mood, the Sunsail staff decided to gather around the table and pick our favorite Octoberfest beers to enjoy while shopping our amazing Docktoberfest deals. Drink responsibly!...

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How to choose the right yacht

Sunsail is increasing the fleet for 2017 with the addition of new yachts to over 20 destinations in less than 18 months, but with nearly 500 bareboat yachts to choose from, how do you decide? Simple, what are looking for in your vacation?...

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Sunsail Names Smartfish Group As Marketing & PR Agency

Sunsail, a vacation industry leader specializing in sailing, announced that it has selected Smartfish Group as agency of record for marketing and public relations...

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Sunsail Adds Next Generation Catamaran to 2017 Fleet

Sunsail, a vacation industry leader specializing in sailing, today unveiled the newest addition to its fleet of catamarans: the Sunsail 454...

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The 5 types of sailors you'll meet on your vacation

Which one are you? Take our poll and see how you stack up against your fellow Sunsailors...

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Top 10 things you can’t go sailing without

We asked our resident yacht charter experts what they never sail without. Out of all the responses, we whittled it down to the top 10 most useful items you can’t charter without. Let’s dive in...

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Destination of the Month, July 2016 - St Martin

St. Martin looks tiny on a map, but don’t be fooled. This little island has a reputation for being one of the most diverse in the Caribbean. Divided between French and Dutch territories, St. Martin’s two-sided nature offers a little something for every taste...

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Skippered Charters are more affordable than you think

“A vacation on a yacht? With our own captain aboard? What are we—millionaires?” If you’ve had this thought, you’re certainly not alone. When most of us think “yachts,” we think of those big crewed yachts—the massive megaships you see on TV with a team of 20 catering to every guest’s whim. While that certainly exists, that’s certainly not Sunsail...

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2016's Top Trending Destinations

Our one-day flash sale commemorating the freedom of sailing has past, but what lives on are the top trending destinations of 2016...

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The Top 5 Yachts of 2016 - As chosen by Sunsailors

With a fleet of more than 500 yachts, Sunsail has the perfect platform for your next vacation at sea—whether you’re an experienced sailor, or casual traveler looking for an effortless cruise with a certified professional Skipper at the helm...

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Clash of the Seas - Caribbean Summer vs. Far East Winter

Whether you’re a newbie looking to find your sea legs or an old hand who already knows the ropes, we offer sailing vacations for everyone. Of course, no two travel tastes are the same. Oftentimes they clash, and we think it’s about time to accept and encourage that...

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Why should you go sailing in Croatia?

Have you ever gone for coffee and sat on the Riva somewhere? Of course you have, this is Croatia, and that’s what we do best here...

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Win A Free Charter From Sunsail During The Summer Sailstice

Sunsail announces the chance to win a free, monohull or multihull charter at any one of its 25 bases around the world for the Summer Sailstice...

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Sunsail Announces Sponsorship of Helena Lucas MBE

Sunsail is delighted to announce the sponsorship of leading Paralympic sailor Helena Lucas MBE providing her with valuable support as she prepares for the defence of her London 2012 gold medal in Rio 2016 this summer...

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#Throwback - Four stories to take you back

Just one year ago, we were splashing back a few cold ones in commemoration of our sponsorship at the Volvo Ocean Race's stopover in Newport, Rhode Island watching the sailing community display unprecedented spirit and camaraderie...

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Soar the Water with Sunsail During its First-Ever Kiteboard Adventure

Cut from the same ocean-sprayed cloth, sailors and kiteboarders are natural aquatic brethren. Inspired by these kindred spirits, Sunsail is proud to introduce a new type of flotilla for the adventurous soul...

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Sunsail to Sponsor web.com Tour Professional Ben Silverman

Sunsail Limited, a travel company specializing in sailing adventures around the world, today announced a new alliance and sponsorship with web.com Tour rookie, Ben Silverman...

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MBE Dee Caffari becomes Sunsail Ambassador

Sunsail is delighted to announce that British yachtswoman Dee Caffari has joined our team as a brand ambassador for Sunsail, the world's largest sailing company....

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Game of Thrones Guide to Croatia

Beware winter is coming… and so is the next season of the HBO TV series, Game of Thrones! To celebrate three of our favorite things - The start of Spring, International Sailing, and binge-watching Game of Thrones, we have compiled a Game of Thrones guide to exploring Croatia...

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Sunsail becomes official charter partner of America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth

Sunsail has been named as an official charter partner for the upcoming round of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth from 22-24 July 2016...

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Virgin Sunsail yacht fleet to race in Virgin charity challenge

Sunsail is offering up a “fleet” of yachts for use by Virgin Atlantic airline employees in a charity sailing event in the British Virgin Islands...

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Vancouver Vacations How to book a yacht charter for dummies

With a rise in water based holidays, we’ve put together a comprehensive (and easy to digest) guide on booking a yacht charter – you’ll be a seasoned sailing expert in no time, or at least you’ll sound like it...

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Vancouver Vacations SAIL Editor experiences a Sunsail Vancouver Yacht Charter

Border-hopping on a weeklong charter through the islands of the Pacific Northwest...

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Sunsail 404 The Top 3 Sailing Spots of 2016

It's an exciting time here at Team Sunsail. The winds of change are blowing strong, and there are a few destinations we hope to re-introduce you to...

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Sunsail 404 Sailing Magazine - 404 Catamaran Review

When a charter company boasts that the newest addition to its fleet has four cabins, it would be easy to assume that most of the interior space is dedicated to berths and heads. But in this case, the opposite is true.

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Sunsail 404CharterSavvy - Sea Trial: Sunsail 404

The way it usually works is that a charter company announces a new boat and then, one by one over a period of a year or so, those boats trickle into the fleets in dribs and drabs. But not Sunsail!

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Sunsail 404The Sunsail 404 Catamaran Fleet Launches

Sunsail launches 32 brand new 404 catamarans into global fleet alongside the launch of the new 2016 brochure. Dozens of champagne bottles cracked to celebrate a new year and the new Sunsail 404.

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15 New Monohulls for the BVI coming this holiday seasonSunsail to add 15 new Monohulls to its award-winning charter fleet in the British Virgin Islands prior to the holidays

Steadfast in upholding the superior quality its clients have grown to expect, the company recently invested millions of dollars into the development of new yachts in more than 20 destinations across the globe...

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US Sailing & SunsailUS Sailing and Sunsail Announce New Sponsorship

Portsmouth, R.I. (August 27, 2015) – US Sailing, the national governing body of the sport, and Sunsail, a vacation industry leader in sailing and watersports, have agreed on a new multi-year sponsorship deal. Sunsail will continue to be an official sponsor of US Sailing...

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USA RugbySunsail and Sailors for the Sea partner with the Global FinPrint

Sunsail and Sailors for the Sea have teamed up with Global FinPrint on their first expedition in the Abacos, Bahamas. They will assist the group’s global initiative by supporting a team of scientists to compare various characteristics of reefs to see which ecological factors determine the number, types and sizes of sharks and rays present in a specific reef habitat.

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British Virgin Island Summer HighlightsBritish Virgin Island Summer Highlights

Relax in the solitude of the season while stopping when you feel like spicing things up along the way at any of the destinations listed on our BVI Summer Suggestions.

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Multihull World's ReviewRead Multihull World's Review of the Sunsail 404 Catamaran

"It's a sign of the times - the 40 foot sector is starting to see some enthusiastic reinvestment by the majority of the builders. They are now taking turns at presenting their new models. The Leopard 40 was first shown at Miami in February 2015, and was then presented to European fans at the International Multihull Show at La Grande Motte, France, in April. We made the most of a nice windy day for a test sail off the coast at Nice...." - Philippe Echelle

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USA RugbyUSA Eagles Rugby World Cup squad Sailing Day announced

Sportingclass Ltd, based in Twickenham, have announced the launch of the USA Eagles Rugby World Cup Squad Sailing Day in a once-in-a-life time opportunity to meet and spend time with members of the USA Rugby World Cup Squad, whilst enjoying the fun and excitement of a sailing event with Sunsail Events on the Solent.

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Sail Summer Sailstice with SunsailSail Summer Sailstice with Sunsail

Summer Sailstice and Sunsail are announcing a grand prize drawing with a chance for any sailor to win a one-week BVI charter aboard a 41’ monohull by signing up and going sailing on the June 20th Summer Sailstice weekend. Sail on your own boat, crew on a friend’s boat or visit a local, community sailing center to get yourself on the water under sail.

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Soaking up the beauty of French Polynesia by waterSoaking up the beauty of French Polynesia by water

Sailing can be a great way to save on the high prices of Polynesian resorts. Our boat, a 38-foot Leopard Catamaran, had four cabins and two bathrooms and could easily accommodate four couples and two kids. We tied up or anchored at night. As long as you use common sense, sailing is not too difficult here, especially in the offseason (winter-spring), when the swells are small.

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Living the Dream!ASA - Outstanding Instructor Spotlight

There are a lucky few people in this world who get to live their life just as they had hoped – ASA sailing instructor at Sunsail BVI, Matthew Holt, or Big Red as he is also known, is one of these people. Matthew teaches sailing in one of the most beautiful places in the world, the British Virgin Islands and fully understands and appreciates how fortunate a person he is.

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Sunsail Series To Be Sailed At OakcliffSunsail Series To Be Sailed At Oakcliff

Wednesday sailing at Oakcliff will now be known as the Sunsail Series. Beginning May 6 every Oakcliff Supporter who races at least 5 Wednesdays will receive a 5% discount on a Sunsail charter over the winter. If they form and sail as a team 5 times they receive an additional 5% when they charter as a group.

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Sunsail Partners with LTD Sailing for Sailing School availability in the GrenadinesSunsail Partners with LTD Sailing for Sailing School availability in the Grenadines

Sunsail has partnered with LTD Sailing – “Living The Dream!” to provide sail training in the Southern Caribbean. LTD Sailing is an American Sailing Association affiliate school offering live aboard sailing courses on the best charter yachts available. LTD Sailing was started in 2013 by Chrystal Young and Chris Rundlett with the goal of providing the premier sailing school experience in the Caribbean.

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Sunsail, BVI Tourism & the Bitter End Yacht Club AnnounceSunsail, BVI Tourism & the Bitter End Yacht Club Announce the “Live Your Dreams” Trip Giveaway

Clearwater, Florida, April 1, 2015 – As an official stopover partner of the 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover, the only North American stopover from May 5 – 17, 2015; Sunsail has launched the Live Your Dreams trip giveaway that gives adventurers a chance to win a vacation of a lifetime (without the sub-zero temperatures experienced in the VOR).

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Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta Opens 2015 Season in St. PetersburgHelly Hansen NOOD Regatta Opens 2015 Season in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg, Fla. (February 14, 2015) – The largest national sailboat racing circuit in the United States, the Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta series, opened its 28th season in St. Petersburg with 130 teams competing on Tampa Bay, vying for individual class trophies as well as the regatta’s overall prize...

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Sunsail and Cowes Week Limited Team-UpSunsail and Cowes Week Limited Team-Up to Offer a New Charter Package for US Sailors

Antigua Sailing Week is delighted to announce Sunsail is back on board as the official bareboat charter sponsor of Antigua Sailing Week 2015. This is the fourth year running that Sunsail has been involved as a sponsor and of its partnership, head of marketing for North and South America Brittany Weatherby says: “Antigua Sailing Week is one of the premier regattas in the Caribbean which our customers love to attend.

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Sunsail Confirms Antigua Sailing Week 2015 SponsorshipSunsail Confirms Antigua Sailing Week 2015 Sponsorship

Antigua Sailing Week is delighted to announce Sunsail is back on board as the official bareboat charter sponsor of Antigua Sailing Week 2015. This is the fourth year running that Sunsail has been involved as a sponsor and of its partnership, head of marketing for North and South America Brittany Weatherby says: “Antigua Sailing Week is one of the premier regattas in the Caribbean which our customers love to attend.

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Sunsail Renews Sponsorship Agreement with St. Maarten Heineken RegattaSunsail Renews Sponsorship Agreement with St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

Simpson Bay, St. Maarten January 13th, 2015 - Sunsail, the world's largest sailing vacation company, will once again be one of the important sponsors of the 35th annual St. Maarten Heineken Regatta.The yacht charter company will be partnering with the Sint Maarten Yacht Club Regatta Foundation again to support the yearly event which brings many visitors to the island on a yearly basis.

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New Sunsail 404 to enter the Caribbean Sunsail FleetNew Sunsail 404 to enter the Caribbean Sunsail Fleet July of 2015

Sunsail is delighted to announce the new Sunsail Catamaran 404, currently in production by the South-African boat builders Robertson and Caine, available to book now for charter in the Caribbean starting July of 2015 at the Sunsail bases in Belize and the BVI’s.

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Sail Newport Announces Sunsail to Sponsor Volvo Ocean Race Newport StopoverSail Newport Announces Sunsail to Sponsor Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover

Sail Newport announced today that Sunsail Vacations, the world's leading Sailboat Charter company will sponsor the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover. The sailing event, scheduled for May 5-17, 2015, is the only North American stopover during the Volvo Ocean Race's nine-month circumnavigation of the globe.

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The Rozalia Project to Kitesurf 100 MilesThe Rozalia Project to Kitesurf 100 Miles in Support of Clean Oceans

December 4th 2014, Newport RI; Brock Callen and Jeff Brock of the Northbound Kite Mission for Rozalia Project are pleased to announce the Antigua Kite Mission presented by the Lift Project and hosted by Sunsail Yacht Charters.

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Sunsail Partners Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes WeekSunsail Partners Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week

Cowes Week Limited (CWL), the organisation behind the world's premier sailing regatta Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, today announced that the leading sailing company Sunsail becomes their official charter sailing partner for the 2015 and 2016 regattas.

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Sunsail Reveals Premium Line UpSunsail Reveals Premium Line Up As New Model Year Fleet Heads To Caribbean

Sunsail is delighted to announce a number of premium new model year additions to enhance its world-class fleet. From December 2014, Sunsail’s Caribbean-based charter fleet will offer customers a choice of three exciting new Monohulls, enhancing the fleet’s perfect blend of performance and comfort.

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NEW Grenada Itinerary OptionsThe 40 Best Catamarans and Trimarans. Ever.

Move over, monohulls. Arguably some of the biggest upheavals to sailboat design have been the introduction of catamarans and trimarans to the sailing scene. Check out Cruising World's list of the 40 multihulls that most significantly changed the boat-design game.

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NEW Grenada Itinerary OptionsSome Enchanted Cruise: A charter sail through the Society Islands of Bora Bora and Tahiti

French Polynesia was heaven on Earth, with its warm crystal-clear waters, sheltered anchorages, turquoise, reefprotected lagoons, palm-fringed beaches with cloud-tufted mountain vistas, reliable tradewind breeze. Even the names of the islands were magical—Tahiti, Ra’iatea, Taha’a, Bora Bora. Every sailor dreams of sailing in the South Pacific…

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NEW Grenada Itinerary OptionsSunsail Ramps up 40th Anniversary by Offering Increased 2014 & 2015 Savings

Sunsail is excited to announce the continuation of our offer for 15% off yacht charter and flotilla sailing vacations in our Caribbean, Mediterranean, exotic destinations until April 30, 2014. This discount, in celebration of our 40 years of sailing, applies to Mediterranean flotilla or yacht charters departing in April and May while charters…

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NEW Grenada Itinerary OptionsNEW Grenada Itinerary Options

Check out some of the endless possibilities of hot spots, islands, bays, and nature scenes to see when vacationing in Grenada! Soak up some of the world's most beautiful sights at Tobago Cays, where parts of Pirates of the Caribbean were filmed, Charlestown Bay (Canouan), Union Island, Mount Taboi at Salt Whistle Bay…

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2014 Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regatta Championships2014 Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regatta Championships: Sunsail Powers Exciting New Changes

Long time Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regatta sponsor Sunsail has announced that they are increasing their commitment to North America’s top regatta series. Sunsail will upgrade the charter offered as the top prize for each winner of a 2014 NOOD with 2 extra days on board a fleet of Jeanneau 44i’s, and will support…

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St. Lucia & The GrenadinesJewels of the Caribbean: St. Lucia & The Grenadines - Charter Savvy Review

If the jagged peaks of Moorea are what fill the dreams of cruising sailors, then The Pitons of St. Lucia cannot be far behind. Rising from the sea like a pair of fangs, these green spires are easily the most photographed landmark for many miles. Anchoring in their shadow was just one of the memorable moments on our…

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St. Martin, St. Barth & AnguillaSt. Martin, St. Barth & Anguilla - Charter Savvy Review

He’s a tricky one, he is. My husband. Over dinner, he suggested that we should take a vacation. Obviously I was delighted, but I was truly startled when he said, “I’m thinking we should do England, France and Holland.” “That’s a wonderful offer, honey, but do you have any idea how much airfares are to Europe…

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WaveJet & Sunsail PartnershipWaveJet partners with Sunsail

WaveJet, a Personal Water Propulsion system designed for use in surfboards and other equipment, recently announced a strategic partnership with Sunsail, the largest charter sailing yacht company in the world. The alliance kicked off with a Team WaveJet trip to the Bahamas for five days of paddling, surfing and fishing off a…

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Antigua Sailing WeekAntigua Sailing Week, Where Sailing Comes First!

A huge variety of racing and cruising yachts is expected for the 52 nautical mile race around Antigua and with Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta concluding only a few days before the Yachting World Round Antigua Race, the race will provide an ideal way for many classics to complete their Caribbean racing season. All yachts are…

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Family Reunion with Sunsail in the BVIFamily Affair: by Tom Kruse (Cruising World Magazine)

A destination wedding leads to a memorable family vacation and reunion in the British Virgin Islands. All parents welcome the opportunity to teach their children about favorite pastimes. For me, it’s sailing, a passion handed down from my parents. Once I had a family of my own, I often took my kids on day sails…

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Sunsail St. LuciaSunsail Announces New Yacht Charter Base in St. Lucia

Sunsail is delighted to announce the opening of a new charter base on the island of St. Lucia, for this winter. The new base in Marigot Bay provides the ideal gateway for guests to sail to and discover multiple itineraries in the Windward Islands, including Martinique and Guadeloupe…

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Sunsail Outstanding Sailing School AwardSunsail Awarded Outstanding Sailing School and Outstanding Instructor Award

Every year, the American Sailing Association, selects the top 20 schools out of their 330 schools worldwide, to receive the prestigious "Outstanding School & Outstanding Instructor Awards 2012". Sunsail, is proud to have received this award. Sunsail was recently named, by the…

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Vancouver Island Charters with SunsailNew Preferred Partner Destination in Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Sunsail is thrilled to announce the expansion of its worldwide cruising destinations to include Vancouver Island, British Columbia with the addition of a new Sunsail Preferred Partner, Island Cruising. This destination will offer Bareboat and Skippered Yacht Charters…

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Sunsail has the newest yachtsSail On Sunsail’s Newest Yachts – Premier Plus Guaranteed

Sunsail, the company for sailors, by sailors, recently launched a new program which enables charterers to select the very newest yachts in the charter fleet for their sailing vacation. The new range, called Sunsail Premier Plus, offers yachts with less than a year of service and all the latest in…

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Sunsail 444 Catamaran YachtThe New Revolutionary Sunsail 444

The new revolutionary Sunsail 444 Catamaran makes Sailing Vacations more enjoyable than ever before. At a recent press conference held during the Strictly Sail Miami Boat Show, Sunsail announced the newest addition to its fleet, the revolutionary Sunsail 444 catamaran, available for charter…

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Sunsail Fleet & Yacht ExpansionSunsail Fleet Expansion

Sunsail proudly announces an unprecedented fleet expansion with millions invested in the purchase of 230 new yachts for 2011. Specifically, 35% of the fleet will be new with 142 charter yachts, 46 flotilla yachts and a matched-racing fleet of 42 yachts in the United Kingdom. Throughout the upcoming year, new models will…

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Sunsail F40 Monahull YachtBrand New Sunsail F40

Sunsail are very proud to launch a brand new product, ‘Sunsail Racing’ which focuses on making yacht racing more accessible to both experienced and novice sailors. With this, Sunsail has developed a much improved racing calendar to incorporate not just the major UK and overseas events, but…

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Athens Yacht ChartersSunsail's New Base in Athens

It’s all about Athens: Sunsail is delighted to announce a new charter destination in the place where it all began. Over 35 years ago, Sunsail put their sails up in Greece; 36 years on and 30 worldwide destinations later, Sunsail is back in Greece to offer customers another ultimate Greek getaway…

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Belize Yacht CharterNew Charter Destination in Belize

Sunsail, the sailing vacation specialist, are thrilled to announce the opening of a new charter location in Belize. The new destination, Sunsail’s` 8th in the Caribbean, will open in December 2010, offering sailors the opportunity to explore one of Mother Nature’s best kept secrets this winter.…

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Grenada Yacht ChartersNew Caribbean Base in Grenada

Sunsail is delighted to announce a new charter destination in this extremely special, untouched Eastern Caribbean region, available to charterers from October 2010. From the new base at Port Louis Marina in St. George’s, Sunsail will offer bareboat and skippered charters on a fleet consisting of…

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