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We are planning to sail April 2010 to the Granadines. Weve sailed in the BVI and from Gocek to Kekova, Turkey. Is the sea like in those places? (almost no waves) . Do we have to sail on open sea? Do we always see land? I would appriciate if anyone can give me some information.
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I think Lats and Atts web page has a copy of a tv show they did of the area. You can check it out online. Not sure if its what your after but should have some good footage.
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You will always see land but it is not as protected as the BVI. At times you will have nothing upwind for 3000 miles and the seas around Kick Em Jenny can be 'interesting' at times. None of the above should put you off, it is a great cruising area.
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It's been almost 15 years since we were there but I doubt that any of the islands, etc have moved. We found it absolutely thrilling and were in sight of land at all times. Be sure to visit Palm Island and do all of your sailing on the leeward side of the islands. You will be just fine.
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The sailing is great in the Grenadines! It's a little bit more challenging than the BVI, but it's an easy step up in skills if you handled the BVI well. It's even more laid back down there. You'll do more anchoring than in the BVI, and the swells can be a bit larger, but not too bad. Get a copy of Chris Doyle's Sailing Guide to the Windward Islands. It's got a lot of good info and his sailing instructions and sketch charts are right on the money.

BTW, my avatar photo was taken by professional photographer Tim Wright as we approached Bequia from the north. If you see a guy out there in a small inflatable, standing up with a camera in one hand and the throttle in the other, smile for him!
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Wow is Tim still there. I met him in the mid 90s plying his trade as the charter boats rounded up into Bequia.
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As far as I know, Tim's still there. He was living aboard there the last time we were in Admiralty Bay, back in 2006. He would sail up to St. Lucia to photograph the ARC boats, and to Antigua for the race weeks.
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