Join Date: May 2002
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St. Vincent itself has some crime issues and I would not think about spending time in cruising around and anchoring off that particular island alone. The islands to the south however...the Grenadines, Carriacou, Bequia and Grenada are quite safe and the Tobago Cays are one of the very best places to cruise. The trades can blow quite strongly and you should be comfortable with your own skills in 20-25 knots but seas are typically not rough though the ocean swells can be large and a bit different than you may be used to. Certainly nothing that your described skills can't handle and a real joy under sail. You will appreciate a larger boat in such conditions.
If you are concerned about your skill level, I'd suggest the BVI instead where the conditions are more moderate and protected and every bit as beautiful.
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