Author: Pete Green

At Halcyon Yachts we organise yacht delivery teams to travel to destinations worldwide to move yachts. Crew travel costs are normally passed onto the yacht owners at cost price. Halcyon prides itself on making sure that crew travel is as cost effective and kept as low as possible always with the customer's wallet in mind. Over the years, we have found...

2017 will see the 47th Edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race. This race is one of the pinnacles of World Offshore Racing and there are only 340 entries available. The Rolex Fastnet Race is a biennial event and gets increasingly more popular after each edition. In 2015, all 300 entries were subscribed in the first 24 minutes. In 2017, an...

2016 turned into quite a year for Halcyon Yachts. We had our busiest and most successful year to date, delivering hundreds of yachts to various destinations all over the world. Here are a few stories that made the year that little bit more interesting! Scaramouche Since 2015, Halcyon Yachts has been supporting Greig City Academy's dream of entering the Rolex Fastnet Race....

What do you get the sailing fanatic in your family for Christmas? Undoubtedly, they will have already got the essentials such as wet weather gear, lifejacket, thermals, trendy shore jacket, boots, etc etc, so what's next? Halcyon Yachts, specialists in international yacht delivery, have come up with a few ideas that might help…. Gadgets: Everyone likes a gadget, don't they? Even the...

When the wind is in your hair, the sun is setting on the horizon and the yacht is gliding through the ocean, some want for nothing more than silence so as to absorb the atmosphere around them, whereas others like music to enhance the experience. Our yacht delivery skippers and crew cover millions of miles on a variety of boats and in...

As a professional yacht delivery company we come across boats in all states of repair and well maintained yachts bring comfort and reliability to the skipper and crew. A comprehensive off-season maintenance schedule may seem time consuming but it will generally cost you less in the long run. Using your winters wisely will help to ensure your summers are pleasurable...

As a seasoned victualler who has organised food on-board yachts from 25 foot to 100 foot, and from cross channel to round the world voyages, here are some top tips if you are given the unenviable duty of organising food for your next sailing adventure or yacht delivery. I actually enjoy the challenge of it, but if you don't I...

Enter the Halcyon Yachts photo competition for the chance to win a coveted Halcyon Yachts Jacket, worth over £150! Throughout the 2016 season we will be looking for photographs that capture the true essence of sailing. Whether you are on a trans Atlantic yacht delivery, a family cruise or a flotilla holiday, the Halcyon Yachts photo competition offers you the chance to...

Everyone has their own favourite meal on a boat, and everyone has a meal that brings back memories, good or bad. For example, I cannot drink tomato cup-a-soup or coffee whilst on a yacht delivery, but I can sink gallons of tea and mushroom cup-a-soup! Yacht delivery crew tend to be a little less fussy on a boat especially if...

Most of us now use smart phones and tablets on a daily basis. We take for granted using these items ashore for making calls, accessing the internet, playing games and generally helping to aid our busy lifestyles. It is not surprising therefore that the smart phone and tablet are becoming one of the most frequently used tools by yacht skippers...

Beta Centauri - The Voyager of Hadar Beta Centauri is a delightful and quite unique sailing film. For any sailor the film offers blissful escapism as you join Captain Dino Poulson and his young daughter Sasha on their adventure around the world. The film has clearly been made on a budget and some of the finesse that you'd expect from a professional...

It takes a very special kind of person to become a yacht delivery skipper. You must of course be an excellent sailor, both hugely experienced and knowledgeable. You must also be a good leader, excellent at communicating, inspiring, at one with the vessel and crew and calm under pressure. You need to be conscientious, careful, in tune with the conditions,...

 To set sail over the horizon, to spread your wings and explore, to see the world and to meet many new like minded people… Perhaps being a yacht delivery skipper is the ultimate job for any sailing enthusiast that likes to travel and wants to get paid to see the world! For anyone looking for a career in sailing there seems...

There are few things better in life than reading a good sailing book whilst sailing! To go off watch, curl up in a warm sleeping bag and read about your favourite sailing adventure is pure bliss. The background sounds of the wind in the rigging, the water lapping at the bow and the odd crackle of noise on the vhf...

Dylan Winter describes himself as "a witty old hack", he describes his boats as "unremarkable yachts", but he describes his country as "a most amazing island". For those of you who don't know Dylan, you simply should! He started out with £3000 in the bank, bought himself a 50 year old Mirror Offshore and set sail from Bembridge on the Isle...

Tim Griffin has been involved in boating for well over 30 years.  He has spent a lot of his time on various freshwater lakes and rivers, from running the Chattahoochee River in Georgia to jumping sandbars in Alaska.  He says that he has slowed down a bit now and enjoys the pleasures of sitting at anchor and watching the sun...

At Halcyon Yachts we are passionate about sailing and all things to do with the ocean. Over the years there has been a steady stream of nautical films released, some of which have been slated by professionals and film critics alike. It is clearly a difficult subject matter to film and as a professional sailor it can be frustrating at times...

We are often asked for advice regarding the equipment that is required to have on board a yacht. When conducting a yacht delivery we are always careful to ensure that there is sufficient equipment for the proposed passage.   The toolkit/spares can be as extensive as you wish as you never quite know what you might need. Here is our list of...

As the sailing season in Europe comes to an end, some lucky folk will be preparing to relocate their yachts to the Caribbean for the winter months. Autumn is a common time to set off, ideal for making the most of the Caribbean season, and leaving the wintery conditions of Europe behind.   On November 23rd 2014, around 250 yachts will be...

The condition of your rig is fundamental when considering any sea passage, but no more so than when undertaking a long offshore trip. At Halcyon Yachts offshore passages are second nature, many of our yacht deliveries cover thousands of miles. To ensure peace of mind during a yacht delivery we always check the rig for any wear or tear. There are several...