Monaco Grand Prix: Formula 1 Heads Home

The Monaco Grand Prix is without doubt one of, if not the most, prestigious events in the Formula One Racing calendar. Having been named the home of F1 Racing, as the residence of a number of F1 drivers, it is also the host of the Historic Grand Prix, which has already taken place.

From Thursday 24 May to Sunday 27 May 2018, all eyes are on the racetrack that runs through this billionaire’s playground, with tensions high as it is renowned to be one of the most challenging to navigate.

Favourites Red Bull and Ferrari head to Monaco with high hopes, whilst Mercedes have some concerns over the manoeuvrability of their car on the slow, tight track around the Principality. Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton is 17 points ahead of Sebastian Vettel for Ferrari following wins in the past two races, but with doubts from the team, it is unclear whether Mercedes will remain in pole position.

Take a look at @boatbookings on Instagram for updates as we follow the qualifiers and final race, live from the French Riviera!

The ultimate way to experience the race is undoubtedly from a berth in the Port on your very own luxury yacht charter; away from the commotion of the crowds, sit back and relax as you watch the high-speed entertainment on board a stunning charter yacht. Book now for the 2019 Monaco Grand Prix; bookings must be secured by November to ensure a spot in the lively Port. Our favourite yacht TOBY is ideal for a weekend at the F1 Race; enquire now so we can plan an amazing charter for you!

Get in contact today to organise your charter for the Monaco Grand Prix; take a look at our French Riviera Day Charter Page to discover more about chartering for the day in this iconic region of France, including St-Jean Cap-Ferrat, Cannes, Antibes and St Tropez.

Sailing Regattas in Phuket this July!

It’s time for another update from  South East Asia expert Kevin who is looking forward to the July sailing regattas in Phuket, read on to find out more!



Proving that Phuket really is an all year round sailing destination, there are two racing events going on in Phuket this July.

 Firstly, there is the Multihull Solutions Multihull Regatta from the 10th to 13th July, held at the Ao Chalong Yacht Club in Phuket. Over 20 catamarans and trimarans are already confirmed entrants. Kevin has been a regular visitor to some of the Phuket sailing regattas over the recent years and says that they are always “serious sailing by day, but great social fun in the bar afterwards!”.


The fantastic Multihull Regatta is followed by the Phuket Raceweek from the 16th to 21st July, with over 40 yachts entered in different categories this year’s racing is set to be spectacular! This regatta is based out of the Cape Panwa Hotel on the southeast coast of Phuket.

Exciting Racing!
Exciting Racing!

One of Kevin’s favourite small crewed catamaran charter yachts will be competing in Phuket Race Week, he’ll be watching how she gets on with interest….good luck little Cabriolet!


To charter a yacht in Phuket, or anywhere else in South East Asia get in touch with Kevin and start planning your dream sailing vacation.

The Blue Peter – The Number One Yacht for Regatta Charters!

On Sunday, Tom from the Boatbookings Team was lucky enough to get out on the water for an afternoon of sailing on board THE BLUE PETER. Built in 1930, she has been under the ownership of owner/skipper Mat for 13 years. THE BLUE PETER and the ocean are evidently two of Mat’s greatest passions in life! He has nurtured her and restored her into the beautiful condition that she is now in – a true labor of love! THE BLUE PETER is currently undergoing a comprehensive refit following the installation of a completely new mast. Her new mast is 2.5m taller than her previous one and, with a larger mainsail, this makes her even faster and more spectacular than she was before!

Sailing at Full Tilt!

She has had many successful regatta outings over the years, this year being no different. She has consistently been one of the top competitors with strong performances in the Monaco Classics Week, Regatta Royales in Cannes and Les Voiles de St Tropez. Mat and First Mate Gary welcome guests on board to join them for exciting Regatta Charters, their comprehensive packages ensuring that you will truly experience classic regatta racing on one of the most successful and prestigious boats in her class.

A Beautiful Day for Racing!

Mat, Gary and their crew are about to embark on a transatlantic crossing via Barcelona and the Seychelles before crossing the Atlantic to Antigua where she will be based over Christmas. In the New Year, THE BLUE PETER will sail to Barbados, Grenada, St Maarten, St Barths and the BVIs, entering regattas along the way, before returning to the Mediterranean in May for another exciting summer of racing on the Riviera!


Inquire today with one of our Charter Experts at Boatbookings who will be delighted to organize a regatta charter and this experience of a lifetime for you!