Sailing Yacht Chao Lay

Relax on your Caribbean sailing vacation on board our beautiful sailing yacht Chao Lay.

An extremely well-kept Beneteau Oceanis 461, Chao Lay is the perfect yacht for a Caribbean sailing vacation with our RYA sailing school. Chao Lay is Thai for “Sea Gypsy” and she lives up to her name as a solid blue water cruiser with spacious, modern amenities ideal for Caribbean sailing vacations. She also has the power and speed under sail to successfully race in many Caribbean regattas.

Chao Lay offers an ideal base for an RYA Caribbean sailing vacation, as she has a bright well-ventilated interior and spacious layout. The three cabin accommodation on board is very comfortable, with each double berth having private en-suite heads and showers. Chao Lay is suitable for singles, two couples, or for a family; we also cater for private sailing groups.

The yacht is optimized for RYA learn to sail vacations, with an extensive selection of RYA course books and reference literature on the oceans, environment and Caribbean marine life. We also carry full spinnaker gear and a spinnaker pole for demonstration of downwind running techniques.



What is included on board with Bluewater Sailing School?

Caribbean Sailing Vacation | Chao Lay | Bluewater Sailing

Chao Lay includes full crew/RYA instructors, all your bed linen, snorkeling equipment, soft drinks, marina fees, diesel, water, and sailing tuition as booked. For details of the food served please see Cuisine.

We run a small generator in the evenings for recharging computers and phones. We have UK plug sockets and USB ports. There is some wifi available on the larger islands. Fishing is undertaken en route on your Caribbean sailing vacation.

Click here to see the strict RYA safety standards that we fully comply with.


What is not included?

We do not include flights, transfers, and meals out in restaurants. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions for a basic list of what to bring with you.


Chao Lay | Caribbean Sailing Vacation



3 double cabins each with en-suite heads and showers

Extensive reference library

Dinghy with 5hp outboard

Spacious interior and exterior dining areas

Snorkeling equipment

Fishing on route.


Chao Lay | Caribbean Sailing Vacation



Hull Type: Fin with bulb & spade rudder

Rig Type: Masthead sloop

LOA: 46.59ft (14.2m)

Beam: 13.95ft (4.25m)

Draft (max): 5.74ft (1.75m)

Displacement: 20,994lbs (9500kg)

Construction: Fiberglass

Engine: Yanmar Diesel