Sailing Kids Review -Saint Martin

The “Martin” brothers are a single island that is half French and half Dutch, the second major island of the leeward chain after Anguila. Just as brothers can be, the two halves couldn’t be more different. We started in the French half. Approaching from the north, the major anchorage is Marigot. It lies on a […]

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The Pirates First Passage – BVI to Anguilla

Sometimes it seems, sailing is all about numbers. Time 2:18am. Depth 6,200′. Wind 11.4 knots, 97 degrees apparent. Speed 5.4 knots, 105 degrees. I think I have some very vague sense of what flying a plane is like, moving along at night in a cockpit, continually glancing at the array of numbers glowing in the […]

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Paradise Lost?

So this post might get some negative reaction. It’s certainly very easy for “off islanders” to come and be critical about the local Caribbean environment. But, after hanging round Joost Van Dyke for a day or so, something doesn’t seem quite right in paradise. We came to Foxy’s on Joost Van Dyke I think three […]

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Benures Bay, Norman Island – Sailing Kids Review

Benures Bay is on the north side of Norman Island. It’s well off the beaten “charter track” most, if not all charter boats are anchoring in the Bight and doing body shots at Willy T’s. Peter says “Benures Bay is a medium sized bay on the Tortola side of Norman Island. The bay nestles between […]

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Nanny Cay – Sailing Kids Review

Nanny Cay is a large and well protected marina on the south side of Tortola. It has a small “village” of shops, and the marina includes a beach, pool, bar and restaurant. Day says “Nanny Cay is home to Budget Marine, one of the best and largest chandelries in the BVI. The bar, pool and […]

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