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Search: Posts Made By: Zanshin
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By Zanshin
Re: Caribbean day sail rentals

The Bitter End Yacht Club ( on Virgin Gorda in the BVI has a full range of watercraft on offer, from windsurfers and Hobie cats to IC24s (see Fleet for the complete list).

Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-15-2014
Replies: 4,904
Views: 362,626
Posted By Zanshin
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

No, this is not the Enewetak Atoll, but you've got the correct ocean.
Forum: News Feeds 05-20-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By Zanshin
Re: UK sailors missing after sailboat capsizes 1000 miles east of Cape Cod - Capecodo

The Fastnet race of 1979 with it's high loss of boats and life, and to a lesser extent the Sydney-Hobart race of 1998, forced manufacturers, designers and the race organizations to rethink stability...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-24-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 1,239
Posted By Zanshin
Re: Dengue Fever Like Virus in the Caribbean

The two cases were mentioned to illustrate how bad the effects can be. I just recalled that one traveler (on TTOL) mentioned that she'd gotten Chikungunya (Chikungunya on TTOL...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-08-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,600
Posted By Zanshin
Re: Advice on Clearing in and Out of the Leeward Islands

Advice on the this subject is bit tricky, since there is the letter of the law and reality to consider, so I'll talk about the official rules and then, in an aside, mention how it can really work.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-21-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 968
Posted By Zanshin
Re: Liveaboard Germany

It is a difficult matter in Germany. I asked about living aboard in Hamburg and they told me it would be OK for a month, but problems lie in living aboard for longer.

In Germany one needs to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-05-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By Zanshin
Re: More Japan News

While this debris from Japan certainly exists, the article in is rather misleading. Among other things, it states

If one actually follows the hotlink to NOAA's report it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-04-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By Zanshin
Re: Jeanneau 45DS Leak Problem

Your best bet for this type of question is to head over to the Jeanneau Owners Forum ( and ask your question there.

Some questions you will be asked are:

1. Are...
Forum: Learning to Sail 10-10-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,630
Posted By Zanshin
Re: Understanding the Polar Diagram

Yes to the first part of your question. Since the configuration isn't specified in the diagram, I would assume what other manufacturers call "race conditions" which means that the polars are...
Forum: Chartering 08-09-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 745
Posted By Zanshin
Re: Anyone chartered with BVI Yacht Charters?

Havana - if you feel like it, take a gander at my web site (, there are some pages on the BVI, an interactive geocoded picture browser and lots of daily diary/blog pages...
Forum: Chartering 08-08-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 745
Posted By Zanshin
Re: Anyone chartered with BVI Yacht Charters?

I concure with FarCry - the BVI forums "over there" are full of charterers and there is going to be no lack of response regarding BVI Yacht Charters since they aren't a small outfit.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 07-26-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By Zanshin
Re: New member suffering BVI withdrawals

Welcome to Sailnet!

I've found the BVI Forum at Traveltalk Online ( to be an excellent source on things related to the BVI and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-15-2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2,955
Posted By Zanshin
Re: How to negotiate the price of new boat ?

Much of the margin a dealer makes on a boat comes not from the boat itself but from the additional things purchased or performed during commissioning. Thus the price flexibility on the hull will be...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 06-26-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,279
Posted By Zanshin
Re: Marina Slips in Caribbean

You will be looking at marina space during the high season, when many marinas will fill out to capacity with a large amount of profitable daily or short-stay visitors.

The French islands can give...
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