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12-08-2012 12:28 AM
Re: Flotilla sailing with Sunsail

This is a great cruising experience rated and reviewed by so many cruisers. They are giving much adventure and beautiful sailing location and sociable yachting experience and holidays in the lifetime.
11-19-2012 09:38 AM
Re: Flotilla sailing with Sunsail

We also did a BVI flotilla with Sunsail this past July. As first-time charterers and not being familiar with the BVIs, it was great to have access to local knowledge about each of our destinations. The flotilla also gave us some peace of mind that someone was available on short notice if we needed assistance. We ran into some electrical problems on the boat at Marina Cay that required Sunsail service to make repairs at Bitter End. Our lead crew coordinated everything. We were also fortunate to have had a great group of fellow charterers in our flotilla -- I think that can make a real difference. July was hot and we had brief showers most nights, but no rain outs.
11-18-2012 06:35 PM
Re: Flotilla sailing with Sunsail

Another option that is available is a Capt for hire. Typically if one knows how to sail but has some anxiety about navigating, anchoring, mooring etc. one can get a skipper for a couple of days to build confidence before heading out on their own. As stated, BVI navigation is line of sight with very few hazards. If after a day or two there is still some desire for further assistance you can generally keep the Capt longer. I'm pretty sure all of the various charter companies can set you up if that option is of interest.
11-18-2012 06:13 PM
Re: Flotilla sailing with Sunsail

I didn't even know a flotilla was an option. Thanks for giving me one more option when it comes to getting out on the water.

*goes back to lurking*
11-18-2012 03:37 PM
Re: Flotilla sailing with Sunsail

flotilla all the way
learn about the boat get comfortable sailing leave together am and meet at night
otherwise you are on your own can call all youlike for questions
11-09-2012 02:56 PM
Re: Flotilla sailing with Sunsail

Just put in my vacation at work for next year... Now I have to just booked the trip haha
11-08-2012 10:48 AM
Re: Flotilla sailing with Sunsail

so glad it worked out for you. Flotilla really is a great thing for first-time charterers, and your experience confirms that.
11-08-2012 07:03 AM
Re: Flotilla sailing with Sunsail

Great comments, great news. We will also be doing a SunSail Flotilla in April 2013. Have been sailing a 26ft C&C for 1 year now with approx 400 nm under our belt. Because we took the Basic keelboat with another provider, we will be challenging the ASA 101, then taken the ASA 103, and ASA 104 prior to our Flotilla. In total will be around the Island for approx 26 days. Can't wait
Happy seas
11-08-2012 12:12 AM
Re: Flotilla sailing with Sunsail

We just returned from a Sunsail BVI flotilla. Would highly recommend it for first-time charterers. There are cheaper ways to charter but the flotilla really lowered the anxiety level for all concerned and the local knowledge was very helpful. Pleased to report that, as I hoped, the wife had a great time and is already talking about "next time." Here are a couple of my favorite pics.
06-30-2012 11:45 PM
Re: Flotilla sailing with Sunsail

Pictures and a more extensive trip summary/blog would be great... Hoping to this same trip (w/ flotilla) next spring.
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