Evading Insects & Sunburn

You’ve left port on your sailing holiday, a cooling breeze fills your sails as the afternoon sun beats down as you make way to your first anchorage.  As the heat of the day builds, you pass around the sun cream and engage in reciprocal smears to protect the skin that likely has not seen much serious sun for a while.

You drop anchor for lunch and a swim, eager to soak up the sun’s rays for an invigorating fix of vitamin D. Life is good, and it gets better with a glass of wine. As the sun starts to set, you notice your skin is red and getting redder by the minute. You forgot to repeat the sun cream application, and now you’re starting to glow.

Skincare is important before, during, and after UV exposure

Did you know, there’s a slow change in your skin cells from exposure to UVA and UVB radiation, one that progresses long after you’ve moved to the shade. The good news is that science has come up with a solution to the prospect of burning up all night and peeling skin for the rest of the week.

Mosquitos and other insects are not normally a problem while aboard a boat at anchor. Tropical mosquitoes cannot fly very far. It is said ‘the one that gets you most likely grew up in the plant pot on your veranda”. When anchored offshore you are well out of harm’s way, as they simply cannot get to you. And they are not strong fliers. While in a marina berth simply using the boat’s fans will keep them at bay.

So it’s fair to say that when on board it’s not too hard to put distance between you and the local flying nasties. But ashore in the evening, it can be a different matter. Turkyacht yacht/gulet charter.

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La Bella Vita-2023-156
47 m
6 cabins
12 guests
2021
rate from EUR 5500 per day
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6 cabins
12 guests
2019
rate from EUR 5000 per day
nevra2
40 m
10 cabins
20 guests
2019
rate from EUR 5000 per day
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45 m
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2018
rate from EUR 7500 per day
makri
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6 cabins
12 guests
2021
rate from EUR 7000 per day
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6 cabins
12 guests
2009
rate from EUR 3800 per day