Sail Lanka Charter or the first steps of Yachting

Sail Lanka Charter is born from the collaboration of a Sri Lankan Shipyard and a French couple, Elodie Le Blevenec and Julien Carayon, both professional navigators. Their catamaran ‘Topaz’ is a beautiful 48 feet (15m) sailing catamaran especially designed for “day-charter”: with a large and open cockpit able to accommodate up to 30 passengers (no cabins), the boat is stylish and comfortable, and safety is guaranteed by a friendly and experienced crew.

The concept

Sri Lanka’s current positive tourist environment is ripe for the development of water sports and innovative leisure activities, and yachting – a sport famous acrossthe globe – appeared to us to be the natural and logical next step.

Sail Lanka Charter hopes that by introducing sailing to Sri Lanka, and helping to create marinas, infrastructures and facilities to better equip the island for yachties, that Sri Lanka becomes the next best place for yachting in South Asia.

Why sailing?

Sailing is an activity that caters to all; couples, families and groups of friends who want to experience a new way of enjoying the sea, a genuine moment of relaxation far away from the crowded beaches and, why not, perhaps a sailing lesson too.

Forget about setting sail for a purpose or simply travelling from A to B, Sail Lanka Charter offers the chance to appreciate the majesty of sailing in harmony with nature’s elements whilst soaking in Sri Lanka’s spectacular coastal scenery.

Topaz is also ideal for private events, as well as corporate sailing and incentives: a taste of yachting and an unforgettable experience to fulfill with memories all specials events. Sailing in Sri Lanka, in style.

Two home ports

Winter season - October to March: Beruwela - West Coast Summer Season -April to September: Passikudah - East Coast

Morning Trip

“Fun & Chill Out”

Peaceful sail along shoreline, sighting of spectacular coastal scenery & discovery of secret spot only accessible by sea… Welcome aboard! Captain Julien and its crew will lead you with pleasure in their amazing universe: you can help on deck operations & learn how to sail, or just let yourself be carried by the breeze. Stopover in a nice cove for a swimming moment or snorkelling ride, far away from crowded beaches. It’s the occasion to try the stand-up paddle board & have fun with!

Afternoon Trip

“Sail Fast, Live Slow”

This memorable seafaring experience will amaze you and provide happy & fun filled memories. No pollution, engine sounds, or traffic to endure, only the sound of the sails and the rush of the water as you speed across the sea. Disconnect and distress whilst you sail with Julien and the crew. Take the helm of Topaz and enjoy the adrenaline rush of sailing this large catamaran yourself, which provides an a rare and unique experience to be remembered. After a snorkelling ride and a swimming break, enjoy a glass of wine on the way back, delighted by the sunset.

Daily Departures
“TOPAZ”
48ft sailing catamaran

LAYOUT

Starboard side: two bathrooms for ladies & for gentlemen with automatic toilets. Port side: Crew area (fully-furnished kitchen & cool area with fridge and iceboxes). Two crew cabins complete the layout. As mentioned, they are for crew exclusively.

COMFORT EQUIPMENT

Large open cockpit with cosy benches & cushions Removable teak tables and chairs Large sundeck with trampoline Large teak transoms with shower Stand-Up Paddle board Snorkelling equipment Full tableware – incl. champagne flutes & wine glasses

EUROPEAN SAFETY STANDARDS Insurance policy, certification of crew, safety equipment on board with, inter alia, tender with outboard engine, bilge pumps, liferaft, life jackets, extinguishers, etc.

CAPACITY

3 crew
30 passengers (from 1 to 99)

ABOUT ELODIE & JULIEN

After more than 10 years sailing around the world and working on yachting field, these two professional skippers (Merchant Navy Officer) have chosen Sri Lanka to put down their bags and share their passion of sailing.

ABOUT THE CREW

Anura, Shane and Kumara are CDC certified – they have all the skills required to take care of passengers regarding safety and they are friendly, attentive and reliable.

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