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Old 16-06-2013, 18:35   #1
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Fast Track "Up Island"

We may need to make a quick trip from Grenada to St. Martin in early November. There is one post on southbound mid june with a recommendation for going south but nothing recent about going north in a hurry. Obviously a non-stop passage would be the fastest but would also be very tiring. Has anyone recently made the trip north in a hurry? If so, where did you stop and for how long? Why there?
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How fast do you need the trip to be? I'm slightly amused with the notion of a "quick trip" and getting anywhere in a hurry in a sailboat. I'm new to sailing and when I need to get anywhere fast a boat is among the last choices of transport. Still, it will be interesting to see what suggestions some of our more experienced captains offer.
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Re: Fast Track "Up Island"

Just hope that you dont get the xmas winds!!! I've done the trip a couple of times, and its pretty easy...
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Re: Fast Track "Up Island"

380nm 347 deg straight line west of the island chain... it doesnt get easier than that. You should arrive as refreshed as when you start.
2 1/2 or 3 days. In November it will be a North easterly.
I did it 2 years ago and its easy.
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Re: Fast Track "Up Island"

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How fast do you need the trip to be? I'm slightly amused with the notion of a "quick trip" and getting anywhere in a hurry in a sailboat. I'm new to sailing and when I need to get anywhere fast a boat is among the last choices of transport. Still, it will be interesting to see what suggestions some of our more experienced captains offer.
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I was thinking about 10-14 days as opposed to the normal several month leisurely cruise we missed this year.
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