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The Art of Sailing

Discussion in 'General Sailing Discussion' started by JWY, Nov 19, 2020.

  1. NYCAP123

    NYCAP123 Senior Member

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    Best way to boat. Maybe you can get with Below Deck Sailing.:rolleyes: Actually contacting the Moorings would be a good place to start.
  2. Capt J

    Capt J Senior Member

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    BVI's is the best place for that. Only 5-10 NM's to each island!!!!
  3. RER

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    Soggy Dollar, Willie T’s, Foxy’s ...no better place for island hopping.
  4. Danvilletim

    Danvilletim Senior Member

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    Yes BVI is very accessible. But a bit touristy. If we were to charter 35-40m sailboat I think Caribbean would be better.
  5. gr8trn

    gr8trn Senior Member

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    Bare boat? How large? Cat or Mono? Anchorage hopping or sailing overnight? It seems so prudent to charter rather than own, well, having a day sailing vessel is how I prefer to deal with the sailing bug. I would not take the time or effort to sail up and down a coast, I would rather charter at the destination and anchor hop and chill.
    I heart sailing. My wife just bought a Hobie Wave. Most fun we had all summer.
  6. NYCAP123

    NYCAP123 Senior Member

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    You might also look into Windjammer cruises for a more hands on experience.
  7. Danvilletim

    Danvilletim Senior Member

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    With the whole family we would want 100-120'. Service is king. I just think it would be perhaps an even more relaxing charter being able to see all the work that goes into a large sailing yacht.
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    NYCAP123 Senior Member

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    I think that with most large yacht charters one goal is for you not to see the work involved.
  9. Danvilletim

    Danvilletim Senior Member

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    No, no, no. I want to see that perfect martini, an amazing meal, perfect service. And seeing skills folks get a large sailboat up to 15 kts would be a blast.
  10. gr8trn

    gr8trn Senior Member

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    Perfection.
  11. Oscarvan

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    Although I can't claim to ever have participated at this level, I do consider this highest level version of the "sport" part of my heritage, and I spent a lot of hours being cold and wet chasing and being chased at the lower levels...........
  12. bayoubud

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    Fun to watch....impressed seeing them pull on three strand lines bare handed. No hi-tech sailing gloves, deck shoes, or carbon fiber hulls for those sailors.