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Re: Chartering Options Beyond BVIs


I have sailed the Leewards (Antigua, St. Kitts, St. Baths, St Martin). It does get more open with bigger winds and bigger seas, but that is what sailing is about. The biggest issue was getting a spot inside at Gustavia. It is also very expensive.

Anchoring: at least 5:1 scope, dig in, and dive the anchor. Constant winds will mean not much swinging.

Abacos - nice sailing. SHALLOW. Two anchors. Whale Cay presents a problem, but not insurmountable.

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