Hidden Gems

A sailing holiday… not just for the rich and famous

By Jenny Wilson
on  June 18, 2014


Millionaires, movie stars and supermodels… all often pictured on board luxury yachts sailing the seas without a care in the world (other than where the next glass of champagne is coming from.)


Well, you don’t have to belong to any of these categories to enjoy a sailing holiday… the good news is that it usually costs a lot less than people think.


The best way to enjoy a holiday on the seas is to get together with a big group of likeminded friends and split the cost. You can choose the level of luxury you want – and if you’re inexperienced sailors, you can add a skipper to sail your boat for you. Then you can enjoy all the best things about a holiday without any of the added disadvantages. Stop off along the coastline to visit glorious beaches and explore the local towns and villages, but head back to your boat at night for some eating and drinking. Or weigh anchor and head out to sample some lively nightlife, knowing you have your very own private residence to return to at the end of the evening.

No queuing up for sunbeds or fighting your way to the bar – just recline on the deck and grab that glass of champagne…..

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