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Sailing Holidays

Tie the knot on a yacht like Zara Phillips

Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall tied the knot at a private ceremony in Edinburgh, but not before they celebrated in style with a pre-wedding cocktail party onboard the Royal Britannia yacht docked in Leith, Edinburgh.

Star Clippers offers ex-UK tall ship cruise

In 2012, as part of a maiden summer season of Baltic tall ship cruises, Star Clippers will offer a sailing from Southampton on the 170-passenger, full-rigged tall ship `Star Flyer’, the first time one of the Star Clippers’ tall ships has been in British waters since the ship’s launch in 1991.

Sail the Moorish Mediterranean with Star Clippers

Tall ship sailing specialist Star Clippers is offering two wonderful opportunities to explore the history of the Mediterranean this autumn, combining the romance of a voyage through the Balearic Islands and Andalucia to Morocco with a stay in a beautiful riad in Marrakech. A second option combines a mini-cruise with both Marrakech and two nights in historic Lisbon.

Mallorca’s Puerto Portals enjoys 25th anniversary celebrations

Mallorca’s Puerto Portals enjoys 25th anniversary celebrations

July sees the 25th anniversary celebrations of one of Mallorca’s most prestigious and renowned marinas – Puerto Portals.

ADTA Volvo Ocean Race Yacht debuts in Italy

ADTA Volvo Ocean Race Yacht debuts in Italy

Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) yesterday unveiled its Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team’s state-of-the-art Volvo Open 70 racing yacht in Portofino, Northern Italy, as it charts a historic course to contest for top honours in the Volvo Ocean Race 2011/12.

The Isle of Wight Cowes Week Regatta 2011 - It’s more than just yachts

First held in 1826, the Cowes Week regatta is one of the world’s oldest and most respected sailing regattas.

'Moor, moor, moor' for super yachts at El Gouna & Taba Heights

El Gouna and Taba Heights, two luxurious resort towns on the Red Sea, are growing to provide the perfect mooring for yachts of all sizes.

Strait Sailing with the 2011 Gibraltar-Morocco Rally

Strait Sailing with the 2011 Gibraltar-Morocco Rally

For a chilled weekend away from the hurly-burly, exploring another coastline with old friends and new, it’s essential to pen the dates of the Gibraltar-Morocco Rally into the diary – Friday 24 to Monday 27 June. Dubbed 'the world's most sociable yacht rally' and now in its 11th year, the event departs from Ocean Village marina and offers a chance for non-racing sailors and motorboaters to get together on the water and cruise in company.

Push the boat out in Abu Dhabi this New Year

Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) has launched a global competition to name the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team’s state-of-the-art Volvo Open 70 yacht, currently being built in Italy to contest the 2011/2012 Volvo Ocean Race.

Voiles de St Tropez classic regatta with Star Clippers

Tall ship specialist Star Clippers is offering its guests a chance this September to follow the action and mingle with the crews of the Voiles de St Tropez, one of the world’s most glamorous classic yacht regattas, from the comfort of their own stunning square rigger, the 170-passenger Star Flyer.

Sail away in Abu Dhabi

Sail away in Abu Dhabi

With Abu Dhabi readying itself to welcome the impressive Volvo Ocean Race fleet to its sun-drenched shores this coming New Year, we look at the top 10 reasons to go sailing in this watersports haven.

‘How to’ holidays with Gap Adventures

Why just fly and flop when you can put your holiday to good use and learn something new? Here are Gap Adventures’ top three trips for expanding your mind.

Free flights on high season tall ship cruises

Free flights on high season tall ship cruises

Niche tall ship cruise operator Star Clippers is offering free flights up to the value of £400pp with bookings for a tall ship cruises from Athens, through the Greek islands, departing on 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th August 2011.

Book a week sailing and enjoy a second at half price

Book a week sailing and enjoy a second at half price

Book a week flotilla holiday in the Greek Ionian Sea with Sunvil Sailing departing Sunday, 15th May and enjoy an optional second week at half price.

Unleash your inner Picasso on a tall ship cruise

Unleash your inner Picasso on a tall ship cruise

Tall ship specialist Star Clippers is offering novice and more experienced artists the chance to express themselves and refine their technique in the most inspiring of settings, the Mediterranean, on board the 170-passenger Star Flyer, one of the world’s most beautiful and graceful tall ships.