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sslark 03-22-2008 01:53 PM

Where to Charter during September 2008
 
Hi, my wife and I are new to Chartering. We sail our Catalina 22 in bays and lakes in California.
We wanted to sail from Tortola during September but found out that the weather can be quite unpredictable.
We want to sail close to the USA as we are limited on travel time and would like to have as much time sailing as possible. We can only be gone from Wednesday night to the following Tuesday night leaving from California.
As beginning Charterers, where would you suggest we look at chartering during the second or third week of September? Warm weather a must, as we enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the ocean.
Thanks for your time...
Steve

kccollbran 03-22-2008 02:44 PM

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Chuteman 03-22-2008 02:51 PM

SSL:
Wow, that's a tough combination on your wish list especially time limit

You are right about the Caribbean/BVI - right smack in the Hurricane season plus you will burn a day each way in travel...........and even if you miss a storm it rains buckets when squalls come thru......don't ask me how I know

A few things popped in my head but not perfect
1) Mexico - closer but weather at that time is also unpredictable
2) Belize - weather mixed & not a good 1st time charter place
3) LA / Catalina Island - open water sailing / long day
4) Chesapeake Bay - sailing conditions maybe mixed & not really for snorkeling
5) Florida - weather risk
6) Pacific Northwest - close but cooler

If there were no constraints, I would say Greece, Turkey or South Pacific

Any chance to reschedule to get more time & better odds ie; BVI (tortola) in late Nov or early Dec?

sslark 03-22-2008 03:31 PM

Time constraints...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Chuteman (Post 286944)
SSL:
If there were no constraints, I would say Greece, Turkey or South Pacific
Any chance to reschedule to get more time & better odds ie; BVI (tortola) in late Nov or early Dec?

We are self employed. We had a person cover for us last month for a work/vacation trip to Maui for a week and we are still undoing some of the mess she left us with. So we are back to the five day vacations for now. We hope we will have a permanent person on staff so we can get away for longer by this time next year.
Maybe November would be better, find something else to do in September.
Thanks

sslark 03-22-2008 03:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kccollbran (Post 286941)
Hi, I will have my boat available in Puerto Vallarta at this time. She is a 30' Rawson sloop, nothing fancy just a good dependable sailer. Bahia de Banderas has very predictable winds and many good anchorages, and good snorkeling. It's still very warm that time of year, and water temps are also. It is the end of the rainy season, but afternoon storms are still common, so you would want to watch the west and southwest horizons and get to an anchorage if the weather starts to turn. The people there are great and so is the food. If you want to work something out, get in touch with me.

Kevin

Hi kccollbran
Thank you for the opportunity, I would love to talk to you in private.
I will contact you.
Steve

kccollbran 03-22-2008 03:43 PM

Hi Steve, I'll wait to hear from you.

Kevin

sslark 03-22-2008 04:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kccollbran (Post 286965)
Hi Steve, I'll wait to hear from you.

Kevin

Hi Kevin
I tried to send you a private message, and was stopped because I needed to have sent 10 posts. So here is number 4.
Steve

sslark 03-22-2008 04:23 PM

As this is number 5, I will be talking to you soon.
Steve

sslark 03-22-2008 04:24 PM

Sadly, I must post this number 6, sorry to all who are trying to read this post.
Steve

sslark 03-22-2008 04:25 PM

well, I just checked and yes the number is 6, so here is number 7
Steve


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