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This group is about getting you connected with other people on boats to enjoy the pleasures of working together using just Wind and Water to get where you want to go.

No matter what your experience level, whether you are stuck on land, and think you'd like to try sailing, or have a boat and need crew, we are dedicated to helping you realize your dreams.

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Sail aboard Shanty from Richmond Marina Bay Harbor

Richmond Marina Bay

Please sign up on the waitlist. At least two days before the day, I will select the best crew for this sail and confirm your spot. I prefer to take up to 4 people. If selected, please make sure to be on time as the tides do not wait for anybody. Shanty is 1988 Catalina 34 sloop with a self-tacking jib. She is moored at Marina Bay Yacht Harbor in Richmond. "Always be prepared for cold and wet conditions, regardless of weather and season. Summer months are usually very windy. Dress in layers with outer shell being wind and water proof. Synthetics are better than cotton. Warm and tight hat is recommended. It’s always a good idea to have a set of warm and dry clothes to change to. Trust me on this one. Please wear white-sole or non marking shoes. Don’t forget the sunscreen. Please use a bathroom on land before we go, even when you feel you don’t have to. The boat has a head (bathroom) but using it underway is difficult and I try to limit the trips to the pump out station to a minimum. The boat has all the safety equipment required by USCG, including life jackets (PFD’s) for everyone on board, First Aid Kit, fire extinguishers, flares, VHF marine radio and GPS." (Thank you Richard). I enjoy company of people who are passionate about sailing, whether they have plenty of experience under sail or just started learning.

Belize flotilla *FULL* get on the wait list

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Ahoy, Get ready to have an adventure of a life time in Belize with Yacht Foot! With over 300 islands and miles of coast line, this little country has a lot to offer, including famous Glover’s Atoll. Located 40 miles off shore from Placencia in protected waters, it is in the top 10 places in the world for snorkeling. It was also one of the highlights of our trip last year, and we are doing it again! The Reef system is truly remarkable with its untouched beauty, amazing snorkeling, great scuba diving, flat water sailing and unforgettable memories. To view a short video of last year’s trip, click here https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1617355611714909&id=100003214586127. ITINERARY MAY 3RD TRAVEL DAY:  Arrive in Belize (BZE) then either take a shuttle, rent a car or take a short flight to your final destination – PLACENCIA. This small fishing village is fast growing with tourism, but still embraces the Caribbean charm you would expect. It is known for very friendly people and hospitality. You will find plenty of things to see and do there.  Meet for a group dinner at Rum Fish located in the heart of the village. MAY 4TH BOARDING DAY:  Check out and head to the dock for check in (ARRANGE YOUR OWN TRANSPORT).  Meet the local captain, settle in and stow the provisions.  Sit back, relax on the trampoline and take in the view as we sail out from the lagoon to Hatchet Caye Resort for the first night.  Dinner and drinks ashore, as we watching spotted eagle rays and nurse sharks swimming around the dock to end the evening (https://www.hatchetcaye.com/). MAY 5TH SAIL TO GLOVERS ATOLL:  Wake up, take in the morning sun and views with a coffee on deck (or Mimosas).  Sail to Glovers Atoll, as our final destination, with snorkel stops along the way in search of sea turtles and whale sharks. We will pass through Gladden Split for the open water crossing keeping a sharp look out for diving birds and fish boils. If you see the birds diving, shout out as Whale Sharks are sure to be seen. MAY 6TH-7TH GLOVER ATOLL (2 NIGHTS):  Explore the surrounding islands and resorts, as this is a slower time of year for tourism.  The next 2 days will be filled with snorkeling, scuba diving (to be arranged), paddle boarding, and sailing.  One night ashore dinner and drinks. MAY 8TH SOUTH WATER CAYE:  Head back inside the Barrier Reef System to South Water Caye. This is a great place to spend the day snorkeling or taking a visit to the research center.  Option of dinner ashore and entertainment. MAY 9TH KING LEWEY’S ISLAND:  Morning swim and sail to King Lewey’s island.  Spend the day exploring the surrounding waters or sit back in a hammock over the water with a frosty beverage.  Option of dinner ashore (https://www.kingleweysislandresort.com/). MAY 10th SAIL DAY (Stay TBD)  Upon captain’s discretion on where to stay the night; return to dock the next morning. MAY 11TH RETURN & HOTEL:  Return to base and check back into the hotel for the last night.  Placencia has a wonder sidewalk to take in the colors and experience life in Belize! Will surely keep you entertained for the night! MAY 12TH RETURN HOME: • Return home with a new tan, friends and a camera full of memories that will last a life time! OTHER TRAVEL DETAILS WHAT’S INCLUDED  2 nights hotel double occupancy  7 nights on board a catamaran  kayak or paddle board  Linens and towels  Snorkeling equipment  Fuel, hull/damage insurance  Provisions for breakfast, lunch and 4 dinners  Drinking water, Coffee, Tea NOT INCLUDED  Air and land transportation  Dinners ashore  Beverages  Mooring ball fees  National park fees  Tips and gratuity PRICING https://yachtfoot.com/reservations/ CABIN SELECTION COST Peak berth $1400 Single non-private bunk $1400 Single cabin $1800 Double cabin $3200

Sailing Sardinia, Food and wine tour

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Contact Brent @ [masked] yachtfoot.com Sailing, food, wine tour with Yachfoot in Sardinia! Come join us for a trip of a lifetime! You will spend 11 days, 10 nights experiencing the Sardinian way of life and its natural beauty. The first 2 days you will have the option to explore the mountains and small towns in search of the secret to longevity. Sardinia hosts the most centenarians on the planet. With its natural beauty, great food, local wines, crystal clear waters, you will have a full experience of Sardinian lifestyle. The next 8 days you will be traveling by catamaran exploring the coastline and neighboring islands. With secluded bays, sea caves, private “Pink sand beaches, incredible underwater life to explore, this is truly a dream! We will conclude our trip with dinner, views, and memories for a lifetime. Additional food and wine option: This sailing route has been selected with stops every other night at well-known locals recommended restaurants. You will enjoy a 4-5 course meal with 2 paired with the dish glasses of wine. Sardinia is known for its wine and amazing healthy and flavorful meals, maybe that is why they live past 100 years. Price TBD DAY 1-3: OLBIA – SATURDAY • Check-in in Marina di Olbia from 5pm • Night in harbor or anchorages possible ( Liscia delle Salina in south of the Gulf of Olbia, or Isolotto Porri in the north) DAY 4: GULF OF OLBIA TOWARDS THE NORTH – SUNDAY • In the morning head north to Capo Figari 5nm away • Spend the night in the anchorage of Liscia di Vacca • On the way, many anchorages are accessible for a day stop DAY 5: ENTER THE MADDALENA ARCHIPELAGO – MONDAY • Navigation in this protected area means following rules: o Access and /or passages restricted, fishing restrictions o At sea and on land, to have the necessary license (please check with our base) o Be attentive to weather and navigation conditions • After breakfast, sail towards the East coast of Caprera island, with wonderful anchorages of Cala Portese or Cala Coticcio • Later in the day, make way to Caprera west coast or north east of Maddalena island (Cala Spalmatore, Porto Massimo or Cala Garibaldi) for the anchorage DAY 6: AROUND ISLANDS OF SANTA MARIA, BUDELLI AND RAZZOLI - TUESDAY • In the morning, time to discover the group of islands which is the jewel of the Maddalena archipelago, with crystal-clear waters and amazing sceneries • Enjoy the idyllic anchorages of Cala Santa Maria & Cala Giorgio • Those islands are very close, and you will only sail a few miles between them • Depending on weather conditions, you can spend the night in the vast & well protected anchorage of Porto Liscia on north coast of Sardinia. DAY 7: SARDINIA COAST - WEDNESDAY • Sail between the Maddalena Islands & Sardinia, in front of Palau, then towards Cannigione in the Gulf of Archazena (about 12nm) • You’ll find provisioning and/or restaurants in this authentic and peaceful village • If you prefer to party that night, you can head to Porto Cervo instead, from Santa Maria DAY 8: DISCOVERING THE COSTA SMERALDA - THURSDAY • Do not miss Cala di Volpe (12nm from Cannigione or 6nm from Porto Cervo) on your way with its tropical looks • Further south, you’ll find many anchorages close to Portisco or Porto Rotondo. DAY 9: BACK TO OLBIA - FRIDAY • Reach for the day the anchorages of Cala Moresca or Golfo Aranci just after Capo Figari • Enjoy a last swim before steering back to Olbia (5nm away) for 5pm • Night on board DAY 10 : MARINA DI OLBIA • Disembarking around 08h00/08h30 What's included 3 nights hotel accommodations (double occupancy) 7 nights on board a catamaran in cabin of booking class Kayak or Paddleboard will be provided Linens and towels Snorkeling equipment Fuel at end of charter Hull damage insurance Provisions for breakfast, lunch, minimum of 4 dinners depending on location, dinners ashore at Participant(s) expense. Cost: Peak $1600 Single $2200 Double $3600 Food and wine tour price TBD

2019 Tahit/Bora Bora

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Come explore the exotic waters of Tahiti with sights and memories you will not forget! This is a special place in the world with amazing waters crashing on the barrier reef, Pearl Farms, Crystal clear waters for snorkeling and diving and Black sand beaches very few get to experience. The lush, green, volcanic landscape of each Leeward Island rises steeply from a vivid, blue lagoon dotted with small white-sand beach islets. Each island paradise is encircled by a protective outer coral reef. Step ashore into the picture-poster scenery and discover that the hues are even more sublime than the photographs. Book now as yachts are limited! This is a very Special trip with our boat option as we offer single shared cabins with 2 single beds in one cabin! This is great as singles make the majority of the group! This sounds very far away but things are getting booked up already! You can see a short video with the link below of our 2018 trip https://www.facebook.com/YachtFoot/videos/246245849393063/ Event is being updated soon @ yachfoot.com Your boat!! 47ft Catana catamaran, This will be a 4 cabin, 4 head layout with the following equipment, Water Maker, Generator, AC, 2 forward cabins for single or double, 2 aft cabins for 2 singles (2 singled beds) or a couple Max occupancy 8 + captain and Chef (optional at extra charge) Boat is rated at 12 but we like to keep things roomy. Flights, You will need 2 round trip flights, 1, Fly to Papeete airport code PTT landing on[masked], Papeete to Raiatea on 10-12 and return on 10-19 Morning flights to match the group. What is included 3 nights hotel double occupancy (2 nights in front of sail and one night at the end) Hotel nights are located on Papeete, Tahiti. 7 nights on board a 47ft catamaran Round trip land transportation from airport to base on Raiatea *must travel with the group* Kayak or paddle board for use Linens, towels, full galley Snorkel equipment All running expenses (cruising Tax, fuel, Ins) Air conditioning hours of operation 12 hours included per day (8pm-8am or to crews choice) Captain or Experienced ASA 114 skipper dingy with out board Provisions for 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 5 dinners will be provided, we all share kitchen rotations. NOT included BYOB Air fare Transportation from Tahiti airport to hotel and hotel to Airport National park entrance, mooring balls, fees Gratuity Cost $500 deposit is due to reserve the cabin, 50% balance due 120 days before trip remaining balance due 60 days before October 10th Couple $3500 Single own cabin $2200 Shared single Cabin $1750 Peak Berth $1600

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Sail aboard Shanty from Richmond Marina Bay Harbor

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