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Old 03-08-2011, 13:24   #1
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Kid Boats in Grenada

We're in the Chesapeake with two boys, 12 and 15, planning to head to the Eastern Caribbean (finally!) in the late fall. What I specifically want to know is, how many kids, especially teenagers, are in Grenada right now waiting out hurricane season? We would possibly plan to be there a year from now, or Trinidad, or both, for the few months of hurricane season.

We're familiar with the kid boat numbers in the Bahamas in the last few seasons (except last year).

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In Prickly Bay, Grenada

1 x 18 year old leaves tomorrow.
2 x 14 year olds
1 x 15 yo
1 x 19 yo

Sundry munchkins under 10

I made 2 munchkins cry at a party on Sunday. It wasn't my fault. They are too small to see at times and got squashed while we were playing a beach game.
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Thanks Mark. I almost just PM'd you, since I figured you'd know and be quick to respond. Are there other bays on the south side there where there would be other kid boats? Just trying to get a feel for numbers of teens cruising the E. Caribbean, and the number we'll bump into. We know Sabbaticus, who is in Grenada now.

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Re: Kid Boats in Grenada

Yes there's boats at Hog Island, Clarkes Court Bay and a few others. I don't know how many have kids. I am pretty sure there is one teenage girl in one of those bays.

The Caribbean does have more children long term cruising than most other places. And Grenada has the most I have seen in one place. But its not enough for a peer group....


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Hi, we're planning on being in that area next hurricane season with a 13 yr old boy, 11 yr old girl & a feral munchkin.

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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, ebeneezer.
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Re: Kid Boats in Grenada

I have some friends there right now (either in Prickly or Clarke's Court Bay). They have an 8 or 9 year old and a newborn (born whilst cruising!) I can put you in touch with them if you like.

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We found the best way to hook up with kid boats in the Caribbean was to follow the popular routes for cruisers and, in particular, the Caribbean1500 rally was a great way to build a cruising kid network.

We had about 8 boats that we buddy boated with off and on for the whole season, but occasionally we'd run into a family where we were the first kid boat they had encountered. Those folks tended to be Europeans who had come across and started there Caribbean cruise in St. Lucia (or further south) and then headed north.

By contrast, most of the folks we sailed with went straight to the BVI's in November (most of us on the Carib1500) and then we cruised the leewards and windwards.

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Re: Kid Boats in Grenada

Here in Grenada there is a Facebook site - Grenada Cruisers. The kids communicate via that and meet up. Check it out.
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Re: Kid Boats in Grenada

A little off-topic I guess, I would like to know how difficult and expensive it is to dry-dock and store a boat in Grenada in summer? How is the availaibility or boat gear on this island, the service, people, food, etc. ?
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