Do I need to Worry about Malaria?

By |2019-05-07T07:05:51+00:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: |

Malaria is not normally a problem in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Mergui, Andaman. Please take medical advice if booking for destinations in Borneo or Indonesia.

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What do I need to arrange?

By |2019-05-07T07:05:10+00:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: |

Return travel arrangements at the beginning and end of your holiday plus any visas required. Any necessary vaccinations/medication e.g. malaria tablets in some parts of the world. Spending money for drinks onboard and ashore, excursions ashore, restaurant meals, souvenirs, local taxes, port clearance and immigration etc. Personal travel and medical insurance. Transfers to and from airport.

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What do I need to bring with me?

By |2019-05-07T07:03:51+00:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: |

Here are a few things you might want to bring: Meniscus is a bare foot boat but if you want to wear shoes they must be clean white soled and only for wearing on deck Sailing gloves for tender hands Light waterproofs for normal trips - check if warm clothing is needed if joining for a [...]

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What is included when we are sailing?

By |2019-05-07T07:00:45+00:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: |

All meals taken on board (full board is available unless we eat ashore). General sailing & involvement in the day to day running on board. Use of snorkelling equipment. Use of bed linen and towels (but please bring a beach towel). Use of wet weather clothing if required. Use of safety equipment as appropriate. Meniscus has [...]

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How do I know that the yacht is safe?

By |2019-05-07T06:59:21+00:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: |

Meniscus has previously been surveyed and was registered as a commercial vessel with the Marine Safety Agency for unlimited offshore passage making. She has also previously been recognised as an Sail Training Vessel and still carries all the required safety equipment on board as well as complying with stringent stability and safety requirements. She is thoroughly [...]

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What sort of people will I meet on board?

By |2019-05-07T06:58:32+00:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: |

We have guests from all over the world. Usually they are open minded people interested in learning about sailing, the places and people they visit - most yachties are easy-going, friendly people.

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What sort of food is served?

By |2019-05-07T06:57:57+00:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: |

We pride ourselves on preparing good healthy, appetising food. We buy the freshest food available wherever possible, getting it locally from markets. Generally the menu is a hearty mix of international and local cuisine. We can cater for vegetarians and food allergies, but please let us know well in advance with information on what you normally [...]

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What sort of sailing will you be doing?

By |2019-05-07T06:57:14+00:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: |

There will be a range of coastal cruising and from time to time there will be longer passages. Once we have a good crew we plan to undertake some longer and more interesting expeditions.

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If I join to help with the sailing and maintenance what will I have to do on board?

By |2019-05-07T06:56:23+00:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: |

This depends a lot on the plans at the time. If we are sailing and cruising there will be normal cleaning and general maintenance tasks to be done every day before, during or after we sail. The general aim is to keep everything ship shape and running well. Depending on your skills you might assist, or [...]

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What is the weather like?

By |2019-05-07T06:55:26+00:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: |

The normal weather between November and April (the dry season) is perfect for Yachting with clear skies, calm sea conditions and light to moderate breezes. From April (the rainy season starts) to July the wind can be more fickle, more cloudy, and there are often rain squalls sometimes with strong winds. From August to October the [...]

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