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Sail Caribbean December 2013


Easy going couple for sailing / cruising from Sint Maarten to Guadeloupe
Starting Sunday 15 December and finishing 24/25 December

Jenny and I are from Melbourne Australia, in our late 50's. We love sailing and cruising and for some time have been planning a bare boat charter in the Caribbean this December.
Unfortunately, about two weeks ago Jenny had some shoulder surgery which was more extensive than expected. We will still be able to come to the Caribbean and sail but Jenny will not be fully ‘able bodied’.
For this reason we would love a couple to join us on this cruise. Jenny and I are easy going, non-smokers, love seeing new places, a good red and good company.The boat is a 36 foot Jeanneau, which has three double berths.
Although we are returning the boat on Christmas day in Guadeloupe, there would be no problem in disembarking a day early so you can get to family. We would envisage sharing costs and would need at least one person to be a competent sailor.

If you are interested in joining us, we would love to hear from you.

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Re: Sail Caribbean December 2013

Sorry to hear of the complications to this planned trip.

Are you locked into that itinerary? The reason I ask is that St Maarten to many of the islands in the chain is a predominantly upwind leg, and you're doing it at a time when the Christmas trades can be their most boisterous. Depending on the NE/SE component of the winds at the time those could be rough, tough trips. Not ideal for someone nursing a wounded wing.

The opposite direction would be a relative dawdle.. much more enjoyable.

See the illustration below, envisioning mainly east winds, but likely a bend slightly south. The yellow path would be easiest, but limits your destinations and Monserratt may not be an ideal or permitted stop. Generally Barbuda/Antigua/Guadeloupe are nice fast reaches.

Best of luck in your quest for crew. If all goes well, be sure to set aside a couple of days for Iles des Saintes, just south of Guadeloupe before you wind things up.

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