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New Offering for 2022! The Melges 24 is a high-performance speed machine with an open cockpit, retractable bowsprit, and an asymmetrical spinnaker. This boat is a joy to sail and is actually easier than most boats because there is no overlapping jibs or winches, or a spinnaker pole. The jib is on a furler and can be easily rolled up or unrolled from the cockpit. This is a great boat to charter if you want to learn some spinnaker handling and experience some downwind speed. The powerful mainsail can be reefed in strong wind and you will learn how to adjust the sail plan to de power the boat. Unlike our other boat, the Hobie 33, this one can be wetter and requires some more effort on the part of the crew and requires "Hiking", basically sitting on the side of the boat with your legs over the side. Active crews will be rewarded with a fast exciting ride, planning over the water downwind with a lot of spray! There is a small cabin on the boat to place belongings. Please feel free to bring whatever you would like to eat or drink. Due to its smaller size, we can only accommodate 4 guests with a Captain. If you have some experience sailing sport boats with bowsprits you can bareboat charter it with 5 people. We have 2 sailing times daily 2 to 5PM and 5:30 to 8:30PM. The boat is available from July 1st through October 1st for sailing. If you prefer a more mellow protected experience please book our other boat the "Hobie 33".
My Grandfather taught me how to sail when I was 5 and I've loved it ever since. I bought my first Laser sailboat when I was 13 and was on Canada's National Sailing Team for 4 years trying for the 1996 Olympics. I've sailed 11 World Championships all over the world and coached performance sailing with International Sailing Academy in Mexico. I love taking people out and teaching them how to sail. It's easier than you think! - Nick
You’ll get directions to the departure location when you make a booking.
Full refund up to 5 days prior.
The minimum sailing cruise is 3 hours for a total cost of $400 for the experience This is a skippered private group charter accommodating up to 4 people. You can be as involved as you like when sailing the boat! Bookings cannot be canceled within 5 days of the experience. Sailing times may be adjusted. Ages 5 and up are welcome! Lifejackets are provided. Basic snacks and soda provided. BYOB if you like and put it in the cooler. Close-toed shoes are required along with fleece and windbreaker. If you have your own lifejacket /PDF please bring it, otherwise, we will provide one for you. Elderly people may struggle to get on and off the boat as we need to board the boat from a smaller rubber dinghy. One person in your group will be required to assist in casting off and re-hooking on the mooring ball. Cancellation Policy: Bookings can be canceled up to 5 days prior to the booking and receive a 100% refund. Within 5 days bookings cannot be canceled. We reserve the right to cancel bookings or reschedule due to unsafe conditions, lack of wind or heavy smoke. A full refund will be issued in this case. Want to book the boat without a Captain? You can if you have enough sailing experience! Please get in touch with us first prior to making a booking so we can approve you for a bareboat charter. We evaluate experience not credentials. We would like to know what kind of boats you have sailed, where and in how much wind. Ideally, you have experience sailing sport boats with bowsprits. This boat can accommodate 5 people without a Captain.