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Catalina Adventure Sailing

If you've never been to Catalina, you're in for a treat. You can now book charters on Catalina. Catalina Sailing Adventures is the only sailing charter company on the island.

Check out Catalina Adventure Sailing for more information.

SailNOW is accepting Private Cruises and Lessons only for now, due to the Covid-19 virus situation. Our primary goal is safety, and we're not willing to risk your or our health until the situation is resolved. We strictly enforce the wearing of masks and disinfecting surfaces during our sails.

Exotic Adventures

If you've always wanted to take an exotic sailing adventure, look no further. I am currently organizing adventure and learning experiences in the beautiful waters of New Zealand and the Sea of Cortez, Mexico. If you'd like to join me, fill in the application form below.

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New Zealand Sailing Adventure

The next trip will be 10 days. The cost of a birth, double occupancy, is approximately $3600 plus provisions and airfare. More details to follow.

Feel free to fill out the contact form, and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Baja Sailing Adventure

Here's an example from a previous Baja adventure. The latest trip will probably be 7 vs. 10 days with fewer people, so the cost of the boat rental is a bit higher. It's still a good value. The trip was a wonderful experience, although the weather was a bit colder and it was a bit windier than we expected. The latest trip will be a bit later in the year, so the weather should be perfect.

The best way to tell you what it was like, is to show you - Click here

Here the basic facts from a previous trip:

  • You will likely be sailing aboard a catamaran, such as a Moorings 4200 Club catamaran in the Sea of Cortez near La Paz.
  • This boat will be chartered by me through The Moorings. (Subject to availability.)
  • The dates are January 20, 2007 to January 27, 2007 (for example)
  • The cost of the boat is about $2800 per person, not including airfare, food, and incidentals. (See below and feel free to ask for details.)
  • In general, you need to have some sailing experience (e.g., completion of an intermediate sailing course) or at my discretion.
  • A $500 deposit is required to hold your reservation.
  • Half the remaining balance must be paid within 60 days.
  • The remainder must be paid within 60 days of travel, unless notified differently.
  • Lessons equivalent to Basic Coastal Cruising and Bareboat Charter are available for an additional charge.
If you have questions or comments, please leave them in the "comments" section in the form.

Here are some additional details:

This would be a good opportunity for people to get some real hands on experience on a real charter. There are several advantages.

  1. I would be there, so no for-hire skipper is needed for novice sailors
  2. A "long-term" boat rental discount applies, since I'll rent the boat for the entire time under my name
  3. Getting instruction at the same time would be much less expensive than taking a formal US Sailing or ASA sanctioned class

For a general layout of the catamaran, click here.

To sign up or get more information, click here