When it comes to overall cruising comfort, it’s hard to beat the advantages of a catamaran and that's why Mariner Boating is using them for some of their 2014 events. Even devoted monohull purists can admit that, for coastal cruising and island hopping, it’s nice to have that extra bit of space and ventilation. Plus, the low angle of heel is much more conducive to easy handling and lunches seem to have a much better chance of staying on the table.
Teaming up with Multihull Solutions, Mariner has put together three events early in 2014 that feature cats in the famous rally format. The yacht rallies are a great way to explore a destination with the convenience of technical back-up and the reassurance of cruising in company. The events are hosted by Australians Trevor and Maggie Joyce who have been conducting yacht rallies and cruising for more than 40 years.
Featured charter boats for the rallies from Catana including OC41, the Carbon-Infused 42 and 47 and there are other yachts available as well. Of course, monohulls are available too for those who just really prefer a little less beam.
Thai-Langkawi Yacht Rally 4th–19th January, 2014 More Info
This rally takes in the less visited Thai islands of the southern Andaman Sea and along the coast and islands of Malaysian Langkawi – timed for the dry season when the weather is at its best.
Caribbean Canter Rally - 23 February-10 March, 2014 More Info
Following a one-way itinerary from Antigua the trip follows favourable trade winds and currents along a route that includes Barbuda, Nevis and St. Kitts, Saba and St. Barts, before finishing in St. Martin in time for the Heineken Regatta.
Sail Tahiti Yacht Rally 13-23 April, 2014 More Info
The idyllic Leeward Islands of French Polynesia are the setting for this 10-day cruise that includes Raiatea, Bora Bora and Huahine.
No matter where in the world you live, from Hong Kong to Italy to San Francisco, you are welcome to join any of these voyages. For more information, contact Mariner Boating Holidays by checking out the website at Mariner Boating
by Chris MacLeod
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