Last July I asked this forum for advice on where to go for my first bareboat charter
. The resounding reply was the BVI's. Well, last December I and four buddies chartered a 50' monohull
from Conch Charters and spent nine fantastic days sailing around the Virgin Islands
We all want to do another charter
this winter (somewhere within November through February - leaning on before the new year). But none of us are terribly excited to return to the Virgin Islands
. The BVI sailing grounds are exceptional for first timers and I am very glad that is where we went. Steady weather
, plenty of boaters in case of trouble, and great support from the charter company.
We are looking at where to go next. None of us are greatly experienced salt water
sailors. I've taken US Sailing and ASA
through Bare boat and Advanced Coastal Cruising. I'm not completely confident in my navigation
skills without GPS
. And I would be the skipper
. I want to stay out of trouble and stay within my experience level.
Any suggestions? We've been looking at the Sea of Cortez
out of LaPaz Mexico
. We all live in Colorado and would like to avoid a long air passage
to get to a good sailing spot where we can charter a boat.
As always - thanks for any advice.