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First Charter- BVI, First time sailing a Cat, can't wait.
I am so green at this, that I don't know what all I don't know.
But our local sail club decided that we (as a group) should try to charter a couple boats in the BVIs. They were scrambling to get crews together, so I went and filled a boat with myself, my wife, my brother, his wife, and my one crew member and his wife. We got a Cat (39 foot Leopard) because a couple of the wives are not big on heeling much (just want everyone to have a good time).
Anyway, I took it as an opportunity to learn something new, and do so following the rest of our local sail club who have "been there," before. They originally thought they'd have two monohulls at about 38 feet, but looks like now they'll just have 1.
I welcome comments and hints, and yes we'll be there over the Full moon, which will be Monday, we'll arrive Saturday Afternoon, in Feb, so we'll basically have 1 day out before we come back for the full moon party.
I've sailed on monos up to 42 feet... skippered up to 32 feet, so this is a pretty huge step for me. Fortunately both my brother and my crew have both been on Monos to 45 feet. I know not the same... but I'd hate to do this with a totally green crew. Frankly I'm OK with a skipper if they put one with us... but with 6 people on a 39 footer it'd be tight I'm sure.
We just finished split provisioning the boat, so we'll have food, and a boat, and that's as much as we've done so far.
Anything I should know or look out for?
1983 WD Schock Wavelength 24. Production boat limit tester, blue-water bucket owner, with wine taste on a beer budget.
Last edited by SHNOOL; 02-16-2016 at 09:06 AM.