We have 3 couples / 3 airplanes, planning to do some flying and sailing - we have a 47' Leopard
reserved out of Rock Sound for 8 days early May. Any advice for a sailing itinerary? We'll be sleeping aboard the night before, so (hopefully) we'll be able to depart on day 1.....
Our home sailing is the Pamlico Sound in NC.... but numerous charters to BVI and St. Martin on catamarans with this group. We plan to fly to St. Lucie or Ft. Pierce, then across directly to Rock Sound. We'll be able to carry a lot of "stuff" since we have only 2 folks in each airplane - so we'll bring snorkel gear
and coolers. We're equally happy with "big sails", isolated anchorages
and hopping from beach bar-to-beach bar. Probably the biggest sail we've done with this group was from St. Barts to St. Kitts in 10' seas and 25+ winds on a 43' cat.
I know that 8 days is too short - but if that's all you have, what would you do with it?
(We'll be getting back in the airplanes and flying south for another week after the sailing, so we'll get to see more of the islands!)