Welcome to the January edition of our newsletter. We hope you enjoy the new format and find the articles interesting and informative. Don't forget to vote in the first article!

Ed, Barbara, Steve, Emily, Lynne, Jackie and Susan

Caribbean Sailing Vacations by Ed Hamilton January's Newsletter

Articles on
all aspects of
bareboat and
crewed chartering,

written by our staff.

 The Charter Connection Blog

January 2009 Newsletter

Longer, more in depth articles will be reserved for this Newsletter, which will be emailed to subscribers every couple of months.
Current events and short articles will be posted in our Blog.
All Blogs and Articles open in a new page. To return to The Newsletter, simply close the article when you have read it.

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How will the economy affect your charter plans?
We talk about ways you can benefit from the downturn and about the charter industry in these tougher times. We then ask you to VOTE on if or how the economy is changing the type of charter you are considering this year.


Cant get into St. Thomas in time for the last BVI ferry? Now there's a new evening fast ferry to Road Town.

Just to prove we really can work miracles, we describe a crewed charterer who booked on Christmas Eve and was sailing by December 26th!

Take a mini crewed charter around St. John, USVI. US citizens don't even need a passport.

Visit Our Blog and add your email address to receive each new post. It's a wonderful way to keep up to date.

Do you Travel Insured?
Steve talks about some of the reasons to consider insurance and outlines our new insurance program designed in conjunction with Travel Insured, specifically for yacht charter
. This policy goes well beyond normal cancellation insurance and includes such things as weather/storm delays, pre-existing conditions and even losing your job. It is also competitive with other polices offered by bareboat companies or other insurance agencies.

Crewed Charter Yacht Specials
In an effort to boost sales, many crewed yachts are offering incentives for charter. Emily outlines a few fantastic opportunities for anyone wanting to take advantage of the depressed economy.
Some crews are great with childrenHow To Get More Out Of Your Crewed Yacht Charter
Thinking about what you enjoy and communicating your group's expectations can make all the difference when choosing a boat, crew and destination.

See how readers voted - results from past articles asking for your opinion.

Other articles written by our staff Good Times Letters 

Browse through Past Articles Published In Our Newsletter

There you will find all kinds of tips, from anchoring a sailboat to entertaining children on charter, new cruising grounds, sample itineraries, descriptions of The BVI in the 70's - there's something for everyone!

Read excerpts from our customer's good time letters. Crewed and Bareboat.
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