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Old 29-12-2018, 18:25   #46
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Re: Grenada St Vincent & Grenadines itinerary advice

This is a great thread.

A cousin and I have chartered a Pogo 30 out of Le Marin, Martinique for 8 nights and 7 full days(Jan 18-26), through Open Sail. (see link),5

We have both chartered in the BVI's a number of times and participated in Antigua Race Week but never sailed out of Le Marin or nearby islands.

Any thoughts / suggestions for the itinerary would be greatly appreciated. Plus any advice in general for sailing those waters. Specifically we have heard it is possible to have negative experiences depending on where you stop in St Vincent and St Lucia.

When sailing south from St Lucia in an effort to get to Bequia, if we only anchor for the night in St Vincent where would be the best couple of stops.

In general there are three choices for the itinerary: Circumnavigate Martinique, Sail north to Dominica, Guadeloupe and back, and Sail south to St Lucia, St Vincent, and may be as far as Mustique, then back to Le Marin.

I ordered Doyle's Cruising Guides for the leeward and Windward Islands. I am supposed to receive today. It would be great to know about any other books, guides or resources or online that would be helpful.

The emphasis for the trip is on the sailing. We are good with doing a lot of miles, but will anchor each night. We don't mind doing a couple of 50-60+ miles hops in including to get back to Le Marin as long as the conditions are not terribly adverse to doing so. After that we want to catch fish, snorkel and maybe do a couple of hikes. Other than the nature and stopping for provisions(fresh fish, fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, and diesel if needed), we have no interest in seeing any of the sites, etc. We prefer to anchor out in as natural places as possible versus a marina. The Pogo 30 has a 3 ft draft when the keel is retracted. Hopefully that will give us access to more uncrowded more natural, and more comfortable anchorages.

We will be trolling for fish while sailing. Pretty much we just want to catch as many eatable fish as possible. Within that tuna is at the top of the list. Any suggestions about how to achieve the above objective for fishing would be great.

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