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Antigua to St Barths

Dear All,

we are planing our family sailing trip for Christmas 2007. Our boat 43' Cat is with Moorings in BVI, but since we have been sailing there already for some years we would like to explore some other islands.
The plan is:

Our boys (1 very experienced, the other less but still good) sail down from BVI to Antigua, where we, ladies join them. (they claim it will be fine journey, they did BVI to St Martin last year, but I am still very much worried is this a good idea. Could anyone advise how safe/tough this is?

5 days do some sailing around Antigua

Then head to St Barths (is this passage rough? i know the winds can be quiet strong there. How is the see and swell? Our gentelmen keep telling us it will be round 9 hours and easy, but i would really appreciate some inputs on the conditions and experience required for this passage).

Thanx so much in advance and looking forward to your feedback!
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