Posted by Dave on 20 September 2007, 2:54 pm
Many tourists come to Thailand in hopes of obtaining a diving certification, but those wishing to work towards an RYA qualification for sailing can now take advantage of Sunsail’s ‘Milecatchers’ sailing journeys.
Starting at the end of this month, Milecatchers sailing trips will depart from the island of Ko Samui in the Gulf of Thailand and head south for Langkawi in Malaysia. These trips are longer than most yachting holidays available, and are thus a great way to accrue more sea-miles than possible otherwise. You could feasibly log 500 miles with one of these journeys.
A Sunsail spokesperson explains that: “Our MileCatchers Voyages are a unique initiative to allow sailing enthusiasts the opportunity to accrue sea miles while learning valuable offshore sailing skills under the supervision of Sunsail’s professional skippers. Sunsail MileCatchers Voyages run regularly throughout the year aboard our fleet of luxury Beneteau and Jeanneau yachts amongst some of the most untouched sailing grounds in the world.”
Even if you’re not an aspiring professional, joining one of these voyages is an unparalleled adventure; and groups, couples and singles are welcome onboard to learn the tricks of the trade smell the air and join the fun.