jackie wrote:A chance has come for me to go on a cruise on a yacht and I am thinking along the lines of where yachts go, there must be wind and it must be possible to kite.. I think that I cannot go to a windy place and not kite...but I am not so sure whether it is a good idea, especially if there will not be any other kiters onboard who would know more about this...
Is it possible to follow a yacht on a kite ( I mean a few hours a day, not the whole time)? Or is the yacht going to be too fast for a kite perhaps? Can you just cruise in the middle of the sea, or is there some problem with it, is it not forbidden perhaps ? The sea is maybe going to be too choppy so it will not be so nice after all?
I am already aware that the starting and landing and not tangling the lines will be a challenge, and I have already found some articles about that, but I as I have no experience with sailing , I am not really sure whether it can work easily together.. or whether it is just better to wait till the yacht stops in a bay.
I will be happy to hear some reassurance that it is a good idea:-) Many thanks!
From my experience (and I worked on dive and cruise boats for many years in several parts of the world) the waves will be most likely too high and choppy to have a comfortable kiting.
If you have calm waters, there is no wind and if it is windy, there are waves which you have to go through to follow the boat and they suck.