Services & Add-ons - Sail Charter International

Our Extra Services

What are they and why take them

A single “bareboat” charter is the basic requirement for our clients, however what if you want more. Through our years working in the charter environment we have found the following services to be the most popular requests from a wide range of clients, depending on your boating experience, group/crew requirements, or larger corporate requests…

Read on to explore more what extras our many clients have added on to their charter… and why…

Skippered Charter

What is this

… this is where you request and we provide a suitably experienced and/or qualified Skipper to sail (or drive) your yacht for you. Your skipper will take responsibility for all the on water navigation, planning, sailing/driving etc… all discussed and planned with your needs at the fore, but also taking a responsible and professional account of all other circumstances (weather, water, timing etc) for your safety. Your skipper will be a professional sailor, but may (or may not) have instruction qualifications; this would not stop you learning from him/her, but in a more informal manner; and secondary to him/her, just “skippering” for you, rather than “instructing” you or your crew.

Why have this

… you may not have your skipper licence yourself (as yet) and needs a pro to take control…

… you may have your licence, but this may be your first charter after your training and you need that extra experience and help…

… you may just want to sit back and let a pro take the responsibility this time, while you enjoy the experience with your family/friends…

Flotillas

What is this

… this is a group of sailing yachts (or power vessels) sailing as a coordinated group between pre-arranged destinatinations and meeting up all together for group fun…

… flotillas can be fully skippered, with a pro skipper for each yacht, leaving the “crew” to have fun together, or the “corporate team” to engage in business activities or team building… or…

… flotillas can be “Lead Yacht – Skipper/Host led” where a lead yacht and flotilla skipper (admiral), with a flotilla host, coordinates all the other skippers to arrange destinations and passages and guide all around their coastline passages… and even arrange flotilla meals/BBQs/parties at your evening destinations for collective fun all together …

Why have this

… flotillas are GREAT for Yacht Clubs, larger groups of friends together, corporate training/team-building, etc…

… you, our groups of clients, with maybe 4, 5, 6, yachts or more can sail around together, having fun, safely; rafting up all yachts together for lunch, finding isolated bays to anchor together and swim between the boats, and still all end up together at an agreed destination where you can all, once again, join up together for your evening meal, fun and party… It’s all about sailing fun with friends…

Organise Your Own:

Tell us how many yachts you need and what model of yacht, what support elements you need (perhaps a lead flotilla yacht or RIB) and we’ll quote the best we can. Click below for an example:

Regattas

What is this

… different to a flotilla, a regatta is a fully planned and organised race between yachts…

let your competitive nature come to the fore, competing in planned regatta races – you and your crew against both the weather and the other crews… Who will come out the better?

… races may be short and physically technical, even up to three or four per day; or longer and tactical, perhaps only one or two longer passages in a day.

… regattas usually have either two or three days of racing, which may be extended up to a full week charter; having sail-training and crew-training for two days, followed by the days of racing, then a day or two wind down and fun…

Why have this

… you may be a yacht club chartering between 5-20 yachts, or just a group of friends on a few yachts wanting to have fun but be more competitive…

… you may be an individual, or a small group of friends, wanting to join a regatta – why not join one of our SCI arranged events

… if you have a large number of boats we can provide the Race Officer and Assistant (with supporting RIB) to organise and run your regatta, or… just join a pre-organised regatta…

Organised Regattas:

Join a regatta team, or get your own team together. We can arrange your participation and entry for you – just ask us which regatta you wish to join. We can even find regattas for you if you want…

Organise Your Own:

Did you represent a yacht club, or do you and a group of friends want to arrange your own fun regatta? Tell us how many yachts you need and what model preference (perhaps a matching “match-fleet”), what support elements you need and we’ll quote the best we can. Click below for an example:

Join the SCI 2019 "Open" Spring Vacation Regatta

– compete in quality yachts

– internationally mixed crews

– well organised and operated regatta

– competitive yet fun, fun, fun

– planned evenings at different venues with food, entertainment, fun challenges and more

 

… details coming soon in November 2018 …

 

Get your crews and friends interested now – save the dates – plan your Spring sailing.

Sail and Motor Training

What is this

… usually, most coastal countries have their own “yacht licence” and sail/power schools which provide teaching and examination.

… perhaps the most widely recognised, worldwide, is the UK RYA (Royal Yacht Association), which has training schools all around the UK, but also a number worldwide too.

… we, at SCI, can arrange your training and licence – just get in touch and ask…!

Why have this

… quite simple YOU NEED THIS…

… to charter a yacht, either sail or power, you need a licence…!

… there are many ways to get a licence, depending on where you wish to charter a yacht.

Croatia Sailing Licence:

Here with SCI you can achieve the national Croatian “B” Skipper Licence in either 3 or 6 days. Click below for more information:

inclusive

What is this

… just everything you could want to enable you to lay back and chill, letting the yacht work around you, while you and your fellow guests enjoy the experience.

… everything, from being met at the airport, the transfers to the marina, meeting your skipper and host/ess with a welcome drink ready for you, all your provisioning done in advance (full or half board as required) no shopping to worry about, sailing/motoring the passages without worrying about who is doing what… etc…

… our “inclusive” options can be taken on most mid-sized yachts – no need to go for a superyacht, and pay mega prices for the experience – choose your yacht and we can discuss what can be arranged…

… special focus charters can be arranged with experienced skippers and crew teams, leading other activities: “Sail | Sun | Climb”,  “Sail | Sun | Dive”, “Sail | Sun | Surf” etc… ask for further details.

Why have this

… whether you have a sail/power licence or not, this option allows you to really chill, sit back and enjoy the luxury of being looked after…

… be the “admiral”, discuss with your “yacht-master” (skipper) where you want to go, agree the passages and plan for the day/week and let the crew manage the yacht while you – well – just enjoy it…

45 Degrees Sailing:

Our partnership with 45 Degrees Sailing offers wonderful fully crewed/hosted inclusive sailing adventures in the Croatian Adriatic. Click below for more details and to see what we can offer:

Personalisation

What is this

… anywhere on the spectrum between bareboat and fully all-inclusive there may be a variety of services and extras which you may like…

… our “personalisation” services will aim to tailor your extras to match your specific requirements…

Why have this

… why not?

… just talk to us and tell us what you’d like.

… we can then, together plan and personalise your charter holiday for you…

Book with SAIL CHARTER INTERNATIONAL and receive additional special offers and discounted products from our sailing partners – ask for details when you register for your QuickQuote or request any charter option from us.

Let US help YOU navigate your way through the minefield of charter agents, operators, discounts, quotes, offers, options and booking procedures… to secure, for you, the best possible yacht charter holiday for your needs and expectations.

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