It also explains why so many yachties
I meet here describe the Lau group of islands as one of the most rewarding of all the locations they'd visited in the Pacific, or indeed the world.
Ulva also has two moorings for boats as the area is popular with yachties
, but the island is most treasured by twitchers and sea life enthusiasts; it is home to 123 different bird species, including the white-tailed sea eagle, and its coast is alive with Minke whales, porpoises and dolphins.
NOW the yachties
have left the Isle of Wight it's time for the rest of us to stake our claim to this pretty island across the Solent from Southampton.
When it does, yachties
head out in boats for a cricket match.
"In this day and age, with the stresses of modern life, it's so relaxing and enjoyable to go out on a boat, then socialise with fellow yachties
in the evening." Mrs Dickinson, who worked at the Royal in medical records for 20 years before retiring last year, has pursued her sailing with a passion and now ranks as a qualified Yachtmaster.
DON'T make the mistake of believing the 32nd America's Cup is a friendly contest between two sets of gin and tonic-sipping yachties
. This is a grudge match to rival any recent Arsenal v Manchester United confrontation.
And please don't get the idea it's for yachties
The couple - who wed 11 years ago - popped into a pub on Sanda Island, off Mull of Kintyre, then chatted with fellow yachties
at Lamlash, Arran.
The visa initiative, which means that a letter of recommendation from Rebak Marina Resort will be issued to speed immigration clearance, has been welcomed by an increasing number of yachties
as it makes Rebak a user-friendly addition on the popular Singapore/Port Klang/Phuket sailing circuit.
Power boats, particularly large ones (known by yachties
as |Gin Palaces') with their raised captain's bridge are usually fitted with very elaborate control consoles, often the owner's pride and joy.
"Richard and Karen Bonato kindly host and cater this BBQ event for the club, opening their home at Cape Upstart to welcome yachties
. Richard is not a yachtie
, rather a motor boat owner, who is thrilled to share his piece of paradise," said Steel.