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In the Caribbean - 2009-10

Are you or will you be in the Caribbean this winter? Do you have advice on destinations or precautions? Want to meet up with fellow sailors that are close by? If so, then you should join and share your experiences!

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Started by Steven Schiff. Last reply by Andrea Apr 13, 2009. 4 Replies

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Comment by zeehag on November 30, 2009 at 11:38am
we are headed towards the virgins--usvi, bvi and spanish virgins---in jan--from noo orleeenzzzz.....looking for the best route with fewest loooong off shore passages..LOL.....
Comment by Brian O'Connor on June 28, 2009 at 7:46pm
well a good start would be some of the better cruising routes...is the wind consistent? also, how about the fishing? Any tips?
Comment by Brian O'Connor on June 28, 2009 at 7:28pm
Hi there..we are heading from phoenix to tortola next week for an 8 day charter experience...anyone have any fun recommendations..we are staying on the Beneteau 37 for the entire time..and have not made an itinerary yet at all...?
Comment by Jim Jackson on June 25, 2009 at 3:13pm
We are currently in St. Martin and headed for Grenada. It's great to be here especially after waiting in the DR for three weeks to cross the Mona Passage. Once we got to Ponce PR we had some great sailing to St. Thomas, Virgin Gorda and then a long squally passage to St. Martin. Now it should be day sails all the way to Grenada. We have been on the thornless/thorny path since the beginning of Feb. and we will be happy to be able to arrive somewhere that we can stay for a while. It has been a great experience and Blue Heaven has held up very well despite some rough passages and having the wind on our nose for 5 months. Well, I guess that's all for now. Hope to see some SeaKnots members in Grenada this summer and fall.
Comment by debbie on June 22, 2009 at 3:09pm
i have been sailing here with my son and his girlfriend and her daughter for 2 weeks now and its been great we just got to grenada and i fly back to la tomorrow. too fast need more time! i met them in st lucia the 10th, i have really enjoyed the 2 weeks .........need two years.
Comment by Lorenzo Camillo on June 13, 2009 at 4:03am
Hello everyone, I'll be doing the ARC 2009, so I hope to meet up with you all in the Caribbean. Thanks for your informative past comments.
Comment by Jeff DePuy on June 2, 2009 at 8:35am
Headed South in a couple weeks.........BACK HOME !!!!!!!!
Hope to catch up with some of you down island
SEA-YA~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~_/)~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Comment by CruisingEditor on May 17, 2009 at 11:09am
(In response to Deborah's note, I wrote): Antigua is certainly different from other Caribbean islands, in that it's not overrun with tourists, except during the race weeks. Although sailors aren't your typical tourists. Since it was my first time there, i can't really compare it to previous years, but i did find out that overall numbers were down a bit, so i guess the parties weren't as crazy as usual. They were however, loud and long. I'm not a big drinker, so i did not partake as others i witnesses, did. Those racers work hard out there on the boats and I guess they deserve to let off steam back ashore at the parties.
Overall, i found the island a safe, interesting and pretty place to visit. The locals offered friendly smiles and great BBQ! We met with the Exec Director of the Chamber of Commerce and the new Minister of Tourism and they both felt as though Antigua could be doing more to attract cruisers as well as racers. We'll be working with them to that end.
You can read my article in Blue Water Sailing Magazine (Get 2 Free copies when you subscribe online! - www.bwsailing.com) in the July issue.
Comment by Jim Jackson on May 6, 2009 at 3:18pm
Spent some quality time in TCI at South Side Marina with Simon and Charlynn. A great place to recover after the passage from Mayaguana. Got a favorable weather window for trip to DR after 10 days of waiting. Read my blog post for detail. Having a great time. Plan on reaching Grenada by July 1st. Mona Passage next. Currently at Ocean World, very fun a nice change from anchoring out.
Jim
Comment by zeehag on April 29, 2009 at 2:20pm
getting closer to departing for carib--engine will be placed and installed this week/next week!!!! if all goes well, will head out this fall and ponly hit mazatlan then canall then carib---head south and circumnav the caribean with many stops over about a years time......woooohoooo---getting closer---wow this is fun!!!!!
 

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