Sailing holidays

feat1Sailing in the Myeik Archpelago, Burma (Myanmar)

A sailing trip in a remote archipelago in sourthern Myanmar

Lured by splendid isolation, Yvonne Gordon goes back to nature and finds a pristine frontier in a remote Burmese archipelago [Read]

 

Moonshadow_sails_down_the_Sound_of_Mull_photo_by_Kjersti_Veel_Krauss.280x280Sailing Scotland’s West Coast

A trip by yacht in the Western Highlands, Scotland

“Set your course for the lighthouse,” the skipper of the yacht tells me. The clouds are hanging low, it’s raining hard and I can just make out Lismore Lighthouse across the bay so I steer towards it. We’re sailing in Scotland’s Western Highlands, and…[Read on]

 

CondorExploring the Whitsunday Islands, Australia

Sailing on a maxi racing yacht around the Great Barrier Reef

Captain Cook’s famous islands are home to some of Australia’s whitest beaches, unspoilt coral reefs and peaceful sailing spots. There are few opportunities in life to get to sail around tropical islands, snorkel coral reefs and walk the white sands of one of the world’s most beautiful beaches and I feel lucky to…[Read on]

 

Sailing in the Vega Islands Norway

A world of downy ducks on a sailing trip in Norway’s Vega Islands

‘This is the most difficult lane.’ Our skipper Emil is guiding us through a narrow channel between two long, flat islands. We’re sailing through the Hysvær islands, in the Vega Archipelago just below the Arctic Circle in Norway, on our…[Read on]

 

Sailing in Cuba - the catamaran's bow, by Yvonne GordonA day trip on a catamaran in Cuba

A catamaran escape in the Cayos of Cuba

Yvonne Gordon finds the cool blue waters off the cayos of northern Cuba, which were favoured by Hemingway, ideal for a day of sailing after a few days of exploring the island by road [Read on]