Gay Lesbian Sailing Charters Come Under Scrutiny by Key West Sailing Charter Captain

Annapolis, MD (PressExposure) February 19, 2009 -- “There seem to be two sorts. First, there are the large sailing boats – hundreds of feet long – that have special ‘gay weeks’. These attract a fast cruising crowd, a transplant of the Village pick-up scene.” He did not seem to think much of these. “And then there are the smaller charters, for one to three gay or lesbian couples, captained by a sympathetic sort; these can be quite nice, voir luxurious, but many are quite seedy.”

But really what is going on is that the luxury sailing yacht world is very straight and, those who are not, very closeted. “It takes an unusually well-adjusted captain not to feel uncomfortable with a gay charter party on his sailing yacht,” Harris said. “Say what you want, sailing in the tropics brings out the exotic and erotic in most people, and any captain who is not “bien dans sa peau” is going to be uncomfortable.”

A new niche market is opening, he contends. “Crewed sailing yachts for a week or more cruises for gays and lesbians are in short supply in the Florida Keys. This clientele has been used to going to the US Virgin Islands or farther down the Caribbean, but with current prices of air travel many prefer to stay closer to home if possible.”

Harris is owner and captain of L’Esprit Libre II, a sailing charter yacht located in the Florida Keys.

Thomas Harris s/v L’Esprit Libre II PO Box 3242 Annapolis MD 21403 410 919-8270

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Annapolis MD 21403

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Press Release Submitted On: February 19, 2009 at 6:02 am
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