Post-Quarantine, Cruising Becomes a Safe Vacation in Goa: Here’s Why

2020 was the year of quarantine, nationwide lockdowns, and travel shutdowns. But if you’ve been holding onto a dream vacation for too long now, we say it’s time for cruising! Pick up the deferred travel plans and set sail on a luxury cruise!

Jet, Set, and Sail!

In the sunshine state, when it comes to cruising, Champions Yacht Club is a name you can trust blindly. Here are a few reasons why.

A Champions Yacht Club cruise in Panjim can be your ultimate Goan destination for a safe yet magnificent trip. Whether you like exclusive private boat cruises or prefer luxury yacht charters, we can create an equally exhilarating and safe cruising experience you had been kept away from in 2020.

All sea vessels by Champions Yacht Club undergo frequent sanitization to ensure they are spick-and-span! Our professionally-trained crew members wear mandatory face masks; face shields, and always maintain a regular health check-up of staff.

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Champion Crew

Rent a sea vessel exclusively and surf the waves under the sun for a calm retreat. Instead of the crowded dry land spots, choosing our affordable cruise packages will let you experience Goa in the lap of luxury and without any concerns over infections.

Celebrate any occasion, host a birthday party in goa, wedding, or corporate events; our deluxe services will never fail to tickle your fancy.  We’re the #1 brand, not only in yacht charters but also in maintaining 100% safety.

From traditional gourmet multi-cuisines cooked by professional chefs to thrilling water adventure sports, you can leverage our personalized cruise packages to gratify your travel expectations luxuriously. Open bars, swimming pools, exquisite views, and vibrant nightlife are a few perks you can enjoy onboard!

In 2021, Enjoy Luxury Cruising on the Arabian Sea

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Champion Cruise

As Goa slowly opens its arms for tourists, why not cruise into 2021 on a luxury yacht, surrounded by the Arabian Sea’s deep blue waters?

Goa has been the go-to beach vacation spot for many, owing to its perfect coastal weather and fabulous nightlife. This time, explore Goan nightlife on a cruise. Charter on a night cruise in Goa and experience the best night stay on the sea because the real luxury of Goa can only be experienced when you’re on the waters cruising and chasing down sunsets!

Surprisingly, cruise models have always been keen on health and safety, even before the COVID-19 outbreak sent the world into a sanitization frenzy. In the hospitality sector, cruise philosophy has consistently pushed for safety first since they cater to guests in a relatively confined space.

But in any case, holidaymakers like Champions Yacht Club have already adopted relevant safety measures to minimize physical contact while ensuring no lack of luxury recreations. Post-pandemic, cruise ships will be the go-to retreats from the urban humdrum.

Nonetheless, if you’re thinking of a cruise vacation in Goa, you should continue to be on your toes and follow travel safety guidelines until you’re all aboard!

Champions Yacht Club, Your Ultimate Cruise Destination in Goa

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Cruise Honeymoon

Enjoy a splendid Goan honeymoon on a yacht charter, slowly cruising on the Arabian Sea while having dinner under the gentle moonlight. Rent a luxury sea vessel with your friends/family to charter the backwaters while indulging in adventure sports like snorkeling, deep-sea diving, and parasailing, among others. Champions Yacht Club in Panjim, Goa, will satisfy your travel cravings and let you experience luxury unlike any other.

Avail of our budget, luxury yachts, private boat trip, and custom luxury cruise packages to soak in the sun and relish the exquisite Goa locales. And when you’re on board, all hands will be on deck! Our professional crew services are a cut above the rest, always at your beck and call so that you can chill comfortably.

Want to book a luxury cruise in Goa? Contact Champions Yacht Club to avail of the best rates and experience Goa like never before!

7 Basic Rules of Safe Sailing

The Belief: Sailing is an adventure! I am in love with the sea & the concept “Sailing” is simply fascinating!

The Reality: Sailing is not that cool as safety is not guaranteed! It might be crazy on-board burdened with many mini-crises & conditions.

The “SAIL” Factor:

  • Identifying what’s likely to occur
  • Assessing the complex weather system
  • Assessing pre-collisions
  • Applying navigation nuances at the right time

What it looks like:

Well, it might look like a playbook seeing the dingy experts in the sea when it comes to control while on sails. But this adrenaline sport can get very dangerous if you are new to it. Sailboats differ in terms of size, keel type, the types of hull & configuration, speed, the number of sails it covered, usage and purpose. So are the sailing basics, rules and manoeuvring techniques of handling waves for sailing in the big seas.

The Factors of Sail:

Strong winds – cold & freezing sometimes, lightning bolt, thunderstorms, severe waves are some of the dangerous conditions might spell out worst even for a passionate skilful sailor. These goose pumps are enough to lose out strength to endure longer steering the boat with an attempt to negotiate enough on the huge waves, unless you are an extraordinary competent sailor, to prepare for tracks and jostle your way against the wind. Waves behave differently in light winds, speed winds and strong winds, for which your boats needs to be manoeuvred in order to steer around. It’s important to perfect your steering balance when you are sailing in the waves.

No boat is 100% optimized for sails. What make it to a success are the tactical decisions you take just at the right time. The knowledge of the sea, the motor functioning and body weight balance & setting onto sail and other techniques can minimise risks and set sail smooth. To know more, let’s explore the set of 7 general rules of boat sailing you need to be familiar with to get you started.

#1. Start with positioning a boat: 

When you start off, it depends on the wind direction how you treat your boat. Figure out if your anchor needs another bungee or more lashings to keep it in place. Begin with the bow and work aft (the back of the ship). The winds tend to increase the further you sail. To make the current favourable across the height upwind, use the rudder to turn the ship and steer through the waves.

#2.  Position the Tiller Extension          

Tiller steering boats are simple to operate with outboard motor but basically handled depending on the weight and boat length. As you speed into the waves, your position & moves will also change depending on the type of steering you take. The tiller re-directs the water pass through the hull to create motions that aids to course changes. The helm should sit up by the side of the boat to stay alert of how much the boat is tilting. The general rule is:

  • Sit on the side of the boat
  • Position yourself as far as you can from the centreline
  • Hold tiller extensions with a microphone grip

#3.    Turning the boat

In order to turn the sail boat towards the desired direction, the first rule is to detect the direction of the wind. Else it might end up capsizing the boat in case it’s breezy. To turn the boat at your pace, there are three general turns:

  1. Tacking- This is done when the wind is ahead of you on one side. In this case, if the wind is blowing ahead such as port or left, and you turn the boat across the wind to the left & when the wind is on the other side , you turn it to right.
  2. Gybing- If the wind is behind you at one side (port or starboard) so you turn the boat right so that the rear part of the ship crosses the wind and again the wind comes behind you the other side (port or starboard) you turn right.
  3. Close-hauled- In this case, there’s no crossing of wind direction. Rather, you turn right having the sails close-hauled with the wind on one side (port or starboard), with wind on your port side.

#4. Boat Handling

Always keep the mast upright pointed at the sky. It is wise to work out a plan for boat handling across all major potential situations. In lighter sea conditions, it’s smart to use as little rudder as possible to steer which means more usage of the heel angle to aid the rudder function. While in strong breeze, it’s vital to get the boat upright. If you are willing to change the course, know the course first. Anticipate other boats nearby while maintaining a steady pace enough to get through the wind. Reduce the risk of capsize by simply tacking around rather than gybe.

#5. Steering Lessons

Once the boat starts moving on water, make sure you are positioned and sitting by the side of the boat towards the direction of the wind, just opposite to the sail. This is to keep the boat balanced by going across the wind against sails that keeps the boat balance in terms of weight on one side and the boat heel         or lean over on the other side.  This will also prevent the boat from capsizing.

#6.  Trim the sail

Use sheets for trimming while sailing against the wind. For perfect trimming, let out the mainsheet in a way that the mainsail is perfectly close to the wind and continue the same, until you tighten the mainsheet to adjust directions till the time it stops luffing. The more you sail close to the wind, the more you pull in the sheets. With experience, you can adjust the sails, switch sides and balance the boat for well-trimmed sails.

#7. Navigation techniques & nuances:

It’s not the best move or rule applied to always but the sense applied playfully when it comes to sails. The nuances of sailing also depend on certain smart skills, confidence and I.Q applied by the sailor. Make it or break it in the moment – an exceptional sailor knows which rule applies in the present track or when to withdraw from a given situation that gets the boat around a favourable current.

Sailing might sound like a game of adventure & fun to many sport-oriented people but not many are real sailors on water paradise when it comes to sails.  Think ahead of time, stay prepared, apply what’s ideal at specific situations or crisis- this is such an adrenaline drive sport; if not played by skillful hands equipped with rules & tactics of sailing, the expedition might turn dangerous.