What to ExpectSailing on Local Hero
Keel Boat Sailing
Kick off your shoes and sit back to enjoy the ride. The boat ‘heels’ or leans over with the wind and you can feel the acceleration as the sheets are adjusted. It can be enjoyable for 2 to 82 year olds (well, we haven’t had anyone older yet). You can get up and move around the foredeck of the boat when conditions allow or sit in the cockpit or saloon.
Wear sturdy, flat shoes with non-marking soles or plan to go barefoot, just watch your toes on deck! There’s a stocked cooler down below, plenty of places to laze around, and two bathrooms.
For the island lunch trips, we’ll usually sail from around 10 until lunchtime, when we’ll stop for an hour or two at one of a few fresh seafood restaurants south of Hong Kong island. The fresh calamari, steamed scallops, black bean beef, clams, and sweet corn and melo soup can’t be beat. On longer day trips when it’s warm we can stop for a swim or relax at anchor for a while before returning around 5pm.