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Yachting is well known for being a luxurious and laid-back sport, making it perfect for the long summer days of your holiday. Whether this is a one-off experience or you already yacht in the UK, yachting can be an excellent and refined way to relax and enjoy yourself on the water.

What is Yachting?

Yachts are usually quite small and light boats that are used for pleasurable cruises. They're generally quite fast and became popular with the rich in the last century. Although they can be used for sports and racing, yachts are owned for personal use. They're larger than a normal boat and have more luxurious features.

Tips and Advice for Beginners

Start in Calm Waters:Learning in calm waters is vital if you've never learned how to sail before. This will make the yacht easier to control and ensure that you're less affected by adverse weather conditions. This means you can focus on learning how to sail without having to worry about the weather.

Know Sailing Terms: Learning sailing terms is especially important if you're yachting with a guide, as this will enable you to follow instructions and understand the advice that you can read online. Having knowledge of sailing terms can help you pick up on ideas quicker than if you don't have any idea what they mean.

Take Out Travel Insurance: You should always make sure that the water sports activity you have planned is included in the travel insurance policy you decide to take out. Holiday Extras travel insurance comes with a range of water sports activites covered as standard, including yachting. For more information on water sports cover, please refer to our water sports travel insurance page.

Great Places to Go Yachting on Holiday

Croatia: Croatia is home to wild archipelagos and loads of beautiful ports for you to stay in, such as Split and those on the Dalmatian Coast. Greece: Greece's island-scattered coast and relatively pleasant weather throughout the year makes for a gorgeous yachting holiday. Greece is also home to one of the largest sailing fleets in the world.

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