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Sailing Caribbean:

One of the most beautiful Sailing Caribbean area's of the world. With tremendous nice waterlife, constant winds upto 5 - 6 beaufort for 24 hours per day - excellent air and water temperatures. Season starts mid of November and will last till end of May. June, July is low season with some rain showers per day (rain season) and from september till mid november hurrican sesaon will start. The main Sailing Caribbean season runs from November through to July. The Sailing Caribbean primary high season is from mid-December to March, when the winter escapees from North America and Europe arrive in their greatest numbers. The hurricane season is from late July to early October, although hurricanes are in general rare in the southern Caribbean. Unfortunately, they can be prevalent around Cuba, Bahamas and the east coast of the U.S. every few years. This is the least expensive time for Sailing Caribbean and there are some really good deals are available. However, as well as running the risk of storms, this time of year also tends to be associated with lighter (or non existent) winds.

 

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As with many boating locations the Sailing Caribbean shoulder season, in this case from April to July, is also a great time to charter a boat as there are less shore based visitors, some lovely settled sunny weather, and warm yet steady breeze.  The Caribbean is made up of many different multi-nation (and multi-cultural) volcanic islands. There are amazing Sailing Caribbean grounds stretching from Cuba and Jamaica in the west, through the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, The Virgin Islands, The Leeward Islands and the Windward Islands, finishing with Trinidad and Tobago off the coast of Venezuela.

Sailing Caribbean | Martinique;

Martinique is one of the largest islands in the Lesser Antilles (1100 Km²). The mountainous part has 2 main peaks: Mont Pelée in the north and Les Pitons du Carbet in the central section. Bougainvillea, anthuriums, bamboo and many varieties of exotic trees are decking the woodlands. All over the island you find sugarcane and banana fields. Introduced around 1640, slavery was abolished only in 1848. Martinique is a department of France since 1946, whose capital is Fort de France, and was made a centre for sugar production.

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The classic Sailing Caribbean course starting from Martinique is down to the south, passing by St Lucia and heading for the Grenadines, archipelago between St Vincent and Grenada. Bequia, Moustique, Tobago Cays. These places mean faraway, exotics and amazement. You can even extend your way further down to Trinidad and Tobago or Los Roque. The Grenadines offer luxury hideaways of the rich and famous, historic sites and the unique Tobago Cays.

 

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Your cruise can lead you also up to the nort passing Martinique on the Caribbean side, heading for Domenica, the wild, green island and finally finding mildness again by approaching Les Saintes, islands belonging to Guadeloupe.

 

Sailing Caribbean | Conditions:

The BVI offers sheltered waters and simple navigation.  Winds generally blow northeast to southwest at 10-20 knots.  In the winter months, the winds can be stronger and blow more northeasterly.  The tidal range is about 12 inches The Windward Islands promise lively Sailing Caribbean. Winds blow from the northeast in winter months and from the southeast during the summer at 10-25 knots, strengthening around the northern ends of the islands. This itinerary also offers sailors the opportunity to make a few  longer, open-water passages between islands. Some sails can take 7-10 hours.

 

Standard charter time are from Saturday afternoon 17:00h with return to port on Friday 16:00h. On return check out will take place and you can stay on board until Saturday morning 09:00h.For additional information and route suggestion please look at our online Sailing Itineraries.

 

Enjoys tropical weather and easterly trade wind. The Winter season is generally dry. It is more humid from the end of August to the end of October. Mean air temperatures vary between 22 and 30°C and sea water stays between 24 and 28°C. Tropical days are short. Sun rises at 6am and sun sets around 6pm. The winds are blowing from North-East to South-West and are between 10 and 20 knots in summer, 15 to 25 knots from November to May. Sailing Caribbean is easy, but you have to look out for corall reefs and rocks as soon as you approach the coast. The sea is in general smooth but a little rougher in the channels between the islands.

 

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Sailing Caribbean | St Martin:

For those with a more adventurous spirit, try St. Martin and the Leewards. With its European heritage and colorful blend of Dutch, French and English influences, there is a rich panoply of palm-fringed bays, volcanic peaks and clear waters. St. Martin, Anguilla, St. Barts, Guadeloupe, Dominica, St. Kitts - there is enough for many trips.

St. Martin itself boasts two halves to the island - one Dutch and the other French.  St. Barts is a must place to visit with its beautiful harbor and chic resorts.  Anguilla has dazzling beaches and has been called the "wreck dive capital of the Caribbean".  Visit volcanic St. Kitts with its cricket matches and Antigua with famous Nelson's Dockyard.

Further south you will find Guadeloupe with its strong French air and rain forests.

 

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Sailing Caribbean | BVI-Tortola:

The BVI are the premier, Sailing Caribbean destination and home to the world's largest Sailing Caribbean charter fleet. We represent some of the finest sail and power boats available for weekly holiday rentals in Tortola! There's nothing which compares to a Sailing Caribbean and no better place to sail than the British Virgin Islands! The British Virgin Islands offer great Sailing between many small islands and anchorages, fantastic dining ashore and friendly people. 

 

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