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Know about sea sickness before sailing on your yacht charter
Seasickness, and travel sickness in general is quite a common problem. It can be quite an irritant when it arises, and so it is best to be aware of what it is, and how to prevent it, before ...
Know about sea sickness before sailing on your yacht charter Know about sea sickness before sailing on your yacht charter Know about sea sickness before sailing on your yacht charter
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Seasickness, and travel sickness in general is quite a common problem. It can be quite an irritant when it arises, and so it is best to be aware of what it is, and how to prevent it, before entering any potential seasickness inducing situations. What is sea sickness? Also known as motion sickness, this ailment is caused by the disruption of the senses when your body experiences some form of imbalance as occurs on board a sea vessel, or indeed on any form of transportation. This is because you receiving conflicting signals from the senses such as your ears and eyes that do not match up, as your body tries to work out where the centre of gravity may be. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and sometimes sweating. It can appear in ranging levels of severity and is different for every individual. Unlike a number of illnesses, seasickness is not well treated after it begins. Instead it is best to be prepared, and take preventative measures to stop it from taking hold. There are a number of things you can do, some of them more effective than others, and each remedy effects each person in a different way. Therefore it […]
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We have been asked on several occasions how we came to know and eventually purchase our charter company on the island. So here is our story – in Ian’s own words: My deep sleep was interrupted by a ...
How did we get involved with Nanaimo Yacht Charters? How did we get involved with Nanaimo Yacht Charters? fabulous sail and power boats.
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We have been asked on several occasions how we came to know and eventually purchase our charter company on the island. So here is our story – in Ian’s own words: My deep sleep was interrupted by a phone ringing. I cast my eye across to the alarm clock on my bed side table; it was 3 o’clock in the morning. Who could be ringing at this ungodly hour? It was one of those calls that all with aging parents dread. It was my very shocked mother with the worst possible news, the fog of being deeply asleep cleared in an instant as I digested the news that my father had suffered a massive heart attack and had died very suddenly in the middle of their daily walk around their suburb of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. Within one hour my wife Shari had a very stunned me booked on a fight from Athens to Vancouver departing that afternoon, twenty four hours later I landed in Vancouver and two hours after that I was on board a ferry bound for Nanaimo. I had heard at great lengths from my parents all about the beauty of BC and felt consumed with guilt […]
Fishing while you cruise
As some folks may know, before immigrating to Canada, we built a 40’ Endurance Ketch called “Baraka” which became our home at sea for 10 years….. An excerpt from the book (in progress) “Are we East or West ...
Fishing while you cruise – our first attempt! Fishing while you cruise – our first attempt! Fishing while you cruise
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As some folks may know, before immigrating to Canada, we built a 40’ Endurance Ketch called “Baraka” which became our home at sea for 10 years….. An excerpt from the book (in progress) “Are we East or West of the Equator?” – by Ian MacPherson! Hopefully your fishing while chartering along our spectacular coast will be far more peaceful!…………. ‘This was an important activity on board, one that broke the monotony of the day. To achieve this, we were armed with a large Penn Senator fishing reel onto which was wound 1000 ft of 200lb test braided nylon ending with a 40 ft wire trace and one of my famous handmade lures. (from the aluminium bladder of a cardboard wine box!) This was all handily mounted solidly on to the top rail of the pushpit. To say that this lacked finesse was the understatement of the day. When we set off on our trip to sail the world Shari and I had never fished a day in our collective lives. Clueless was the second understatement worth noting. Despite this minor issue we proceeded to fish! Our first fish was announced by the snarling ratchet of the reel as a fish […]
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Nanaimo is a city on the east coast of south-central Vancouver Island, making it somewhat complex to get to, but it will be well worth the journey. Nanaimo is known as the Harbour City of Vancouver isle, it ...
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Nanaimo is a city on the east coast of south-central Vancouver Island, making it somewhat complex to get to, but it will be well worth the journey. Nanaimo is known as the Harbour City of Vancouver isle, it is stretched down the east coast, and is British Columbia’s sixth largest city which may be surprising to some. It derives its identity from the wealth of recreation activities available – many of which are centred around the harbour situated at the centre of the city. It has a wealth of history thanks to the marina, which is also of great interest to the many visitors that make the journey over to the island every year. Travellers can try their hand at a number of activities including hiking, boating, biking, kayaking, scuba diving and snorkelling which all form part of the fabric of this beautiful location. Nanaimo is a bustling city, with a population of almost 85,000, and a multitude of eateries, art museums, and shopping outlets. Many visitors use Nanaimo as a central point, as it provides the perfect location to use as a base if exploiting the rest of the island. It is also a great point to access world […]
Bayliner 3288
In our series on sailing school hints and tips – this week we are going to be looking at picking up a mooring buoy! Even the most expert sailors amongst us will have had moments of dropping that ...
Back to Sailing School! Picking up a Mooring buoy Back to Sailing School! Picking up a Mooring buoy Bayliner 3288
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In our series on sailing school hints and tips – this week we are going to be looking at picking up a mooring buoy! Even the most expert sailors amongst us will have had moments of dropping that mooring buoy over and over again! Read our sailing school guide and remind yourself of the best method; Check your marks…. Mooring buoys are most likely attached to a chain that runs along the ground on the sea bed, which in turn is attached to a heavy anchor of some form, buried in the sea bed. The buoy itself needs to be heavy enough to support the heavy riser chain that allows the buoy to sit on the service, so you will often find a ring and a pick up line that sits on top of the buoy, that you will then attach your yacht to. Get Set…. So when you are ready to pick up the mooring buoy, first begin by looking around the area and checking your chart and almanac to see which buoys you have permission to use. Then when you are ready to make your approach get your boat hook and mooring lines ready. Aim your boat into […]
10 Reasons to be an Adventure Traveller in 2017
Now it is a well-known fact that the great outdoors is good for you – body and soul. Getting away from the humdrum of day to day life, and getting back to basics is a dream for some. ...
10 Reasons to be an Adventure Traveller in 2017 10 Reasons to be an Adventure Traveller in 2017 10 Reasons to be an Adventure Traveller in 2017
Nanaimo
Now it is a well-known fact that the great outdoors is good for you – body and soul. Getting away from the humdrum of day to day life, and getting back to basics is a dream for some. But here at Nanaimo yacht charter we can help make this a reality. There are a number of scientific studies which prove nature adventures to be good for your health and well being, and so what are you waiting for? Get out there and make 2017 the year you get back to nature, and take yourself on a yachting adventure in Nanaimo, Vancouver. Amazing scenery whilst enjoying the challenge of sailing. A recent study in the UK showed that ‘doing something wild’ every day for 30 days significantly improves overall health and happiness. So imagine how happy you could feel on board one of our yachts surrounded by the beautiful Canadian mountains, waters, and forests. The study also showed that benefits of a spell outdoors are sustained for long afterwards, meaning your Nanaimo experience will keep you going for some time. Being part of nature has shown to improve self-esteem and confidence as well as mood. Well luckily for you, you don’t […]
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Check out our ” Special offers” page – call today to book remaining available weeks on some fabulous sail and power boats info@nanaimoyachtcharters.com Toll Free 1.877.754.8601 ...
Yacht Charter end of Summer Offers Yacht Charter end of Summer Offers fabulous sail and power boats.
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Check out our ” Special offers” page – call today to book remaining available weeks on some fabulous sail and power boats info@nanaimoyachtcharters.com Toll Free 1.877.754.8601
Vancouver Island wins Award
The readers of Condé Nast Traveler have named Vancouver Island a winner in the magazine’s 21st Annual Readers, Choice Awards, and following close in the heels is the Gulf Islands at fourth for North American Islands, but tops ...
Vancouver Island wins Award Vancouver Island wins Award Vancouver Island wins Award
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The readers of Condé Nast Traveler have named Vancouver Island a winner in the magazine’s 21st Annual Readers, Choice Awards, and following close in the heels is the Gulf Islands at fourth for North American Islands, but tops for Scenery. The awards are derived from the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Survey, the largest independent poll of consumers’ preferences. Over 32,000 readers voted this year. In addition to the top North American Island rankings, several properties from the Vancouver Island region are also tops in various categories. Among the 30 top Canadian Hotels, the Hotel Grand Pacific takes top spot. Following close behind is Sooke Harbour House (3), Magnolia Hotel & Spa (7), Hastings House (12), Fairmont Empress (14), Victoria Regent Hotel (17), Aerie Resort & Spa (23), and the Brentwood Bay Lodge & Spa (24). Among the top 20 Canadian Resorts, the Wickaninnish Inn and Long Beach Lodge take 2nd and 3rd space respectively, with Poets Cove Resort & Spa on the list at 16th. Also listed in the top Cities in the Americas is the City of Victoria sharing the third spot with Quebec City. “We are very pleased with these results that include so many properties throughout […]
Salt Spring Island Ganges
We are very excited to have the Redpaddle ISUP’s available to rent with your charter this season. Redpaddle ISUP are the #1 selling inflatable paddle board in the world, and the market leader in design, construction and performance. ...
Stand Up Paddleboards with your next charter Stand Up Paddleboards with your next charter Salt Spring Island Ganges
Nanaimo
We are very excited to have the Redpaddle ISUP’s available to rent with your charter this season. Redpaddle ISUP are the #1 selling inflatable paddle board in the world, and the market leader in design, construction and performance. The boards are pumped to 18-25 PSI making them perform like a epoxy board but having the convenience of an inflatable board. Some neat features of the Redpaddle: The boards are compact for use on charter as they come in a backpack and therefore easy to stow aboard. They come with the Red Paddle Co Titan Pump – more paddling less pumping! – inflation time: only 4-6 minutes Call to reserve with your next charter See a short video of these boards in action https://vimeo.com/110982121
Special Powerboat offer JUNE 2017
Our powerboat ” Blue Skies” has just been approved for extra discounts – call right away to secure your charter for this limited period   ...
Special Powerboat offer – JUNE 2017 Special Powerboat offer – JUNE 2017 Special Powerboat offer JUNE 2017
Nanaimo
Our powerboat ” Blue Skies” has just been approved for extra discounts – call right away to secure your charter for this limited period  
Nanaimo Yacht Charters & Sailing School Ltd
1690 Stewart Ave Nanaimo BC BC Canada V9S 4E1
1-250-754-8601 / 1-877-754-8601 Start Price 1000 CAD
Nanaimo Yacht Charters & Sailing School Ltd
1690 Stewart Ave Nanaimo BC BC Canada V9S 4E1
1-250-754-8601 / 1-877-754-8601 info@nanaimoyachtcharters.com
Nanaimo Yacht Charters & Sailing School Ltd.
1690 Stewart Ave
Nanaimo BC,BC, Canada V9S 4E1

Nanaimo Yacht Charters & Sailing School Ltd.
1690 Stewart Ave Nanaimo BC, Canada V9S 4E1
Email: info@nanaimoyachtcharters.com

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