Ok first off i hope everyone had a terrific summer! We have had a great time sailing our boat around the beautiful waters of Lake Champlain before embarking on a journey that took us down the Lake Champlain Canal system into the Hudson
River, through New York
City, the east river and hells gate, before reaching Long Island Sound
. From there after a couple stops in CT we hit Fishers Island, Block Island, Marthas Vineyard and nantucket
where we are happily spending our days in the most beautiful spot i can imagine for the fall.
Now with that said we are weighing the option of taking our boat A'yuni south for the winter. We have an experienced crew that has made the journey several times in the past. And a schedule that should allow us to get down there at least once a month for 10-14 days a visit.
We have been told that for sailing, Bimini
is too shallow for exploring and though a decent stop over we should continue to Tortola in the BVIs. we have done some preliminary investigations around moorings/slips (preference is a mooring) but any suggestions on marinas
would be much appreciated.
Other concerns are around the safety
of the boat while we are not on island. I'm told there are other captains that might be able to lend a hand to oversee the boat safety
and if necessary arrange for the boat to be either serviced, or help haul the boat out if the weather
is looking to take a turn for the worse.
How is the flight situations in and out of Tortola? We are in Boston so americana airlines I would think should be easy enough to connect to.
That should be enough to start the discussion! With each answer I'm sure we will have other questions.
Fair winds to all and thank you for your input! Blowing 28-30 knts today with some crazy gusts so we are in the library doing some research!
-Jonathan and Lily