The Relaxing of Lockdown and the Opening Up of Sailing


With the lockdown slowly relaxing across Europe, the prospect of getting out on the water is becoming more realistic!

Cruising instead of Racing!


This is an unusual offering for LV Yachting, but if you are anything like me you are desperate to get out on the water! With many races and regatta postponed to the autumn, you might want to consider a weeks cruising?

I am sure I am not the only person out there like this? but when ever I go sailing, I am always trying to get every bit of speed from the boat. Racing is in my blood and there is always something to race even if it is a boat on the horizon who doesn’t know he has just entered an unofficial race!

If you could be tempted by a long weekends or weeks cruising here are some options for you:

Italy’s borders are reopening to European travellers on 3rd June* and from the 1st July* Spain and Greece’s borders are reopening to foreign travellers and in the UK charter companies will be allowed to start operating.
*subject to current government advice / timeline

Hamble, UK

Dufour 460


Fairview Sailing in Hamble have a fleet of well maintained yachts available for bareboat charter from 36 – 46’ yachts. Prices from £1,320 per weekend.

(To reassure those with concerns about Covid 19 and social distancing, Fairview sailing are able to offer contactless Check In’s and Handover, so it isn’t just socially distanced you can go out sailing without interacting with anyone outside your group!)\\

Palma, Majorca

There is nothing quite like sailing on a Swan. Nautor Swan Yachts are recognised around the world as one of the greatest performance cruising yachts ever conceived. They offer exhilarating sailing whilst not compromising on comfort and luxury, Umiko and Constanter being great examples, with uncompromising build quality, comfort and all round sailing performance, they are often referred to as the ‘Sailors Choice’.



Umiko Swan 80

€35,000 plus VAT plus APA

Constanter Swan 60

€18,500 plus  VAT plus APA

Île de Porquerolles, France

 Île de Porquerolles, France


J122 – Noisy Oyster – €5,000 per week

Bareboat charter our J122 from the Île de Porquerolles.  When she isn’t racing Noisy Oyster can take you cruising in the beautiful water of the Cotes de Azure. With a 2.7m dinghy, sun cover, electric windlass, hot water and roller furler jib.

Porquerolles is a stunning island 30nm from St Tropez with crystal clear water and spectacular cruising in all directions.
Closest airport are Tylon, Marseille or Nice.

Athens, Greece



XP44 / X4.6 / XC45 – from €6,700 per week

Charter a 2019 / 20 X Yacht for a weeks cruising in the Greek Islands and combine a holiday with family or friends with real sailing and unparalleled comfort.
Closest airport Athens