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Old 29-08-2014, 04:03   #1
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Sailing to Bermuda in a few weeks. Harbors/anchorages...

which are multi friendly? Tips? Tri is 46 x 44...Thx in advance.
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Re: Sailing to Bermuda in a few weeks. Harbors/anchorages...

I only know the harbor inside the cut by St Georges. It is fairy deep and not a problem for any draft boat. There are several places where you can tie up.

The dinghy club by the entrance is nice and if you ask they would let you stay and give you use of there bar. I don't think they charged me anything. The might if you stay a while. It has a concrete quay so a med style will work on the end and there is space to side tie also.

And there is a long concrete quay on the other side (west side ) of the customs house that usually has plenty of open spots where people side tie.

You will need need lots if fenders because it can rock and roll there in a string front. Also you can often overnight at the customs house when you clear in as there is lots of space.

I have tried anchoring at the SW edge of the harbor and did not sleep well there. I did not trust the holding. It gets deep fast.

Frankly if you want to anchor in St George's harbor, I'd anchor in the middle. It's 60' deep though. I like to anchor in deep water so I am away from everyone else and I have room around me. I doubt you'd have chain on a multihull.

I cannot speak for the rest of the island. I'm typically delivering boats and re provisioning as fast as possible and rarely stay more than one day. Consult you charts. There is a nice cigar shop and a small grocery store there in St George's.

Tide swing is under 3'.

By the way, you can stay in Bermuda now for three months for $250 per person and extend that another three months for another $150 each. This is new. I'd like to stay the winter some time simply because I would like to learn my way around better.




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Old 30-08-2014, 05:09   #3
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Re: Sailing to Bermuda in a few weeks. Harbors/anchorages...

I been last in 2012 so I dont know if some things change.
We spent in total 5 month and love bermuda.
Is very expensive but if you manage to not go on a marina is ok.
In st george supermarket make a 5% discount if you are in a yacth.
In Hamilton you can refill water for free on the gas station.
Lots of excellent anchorages and snorkelling areas.
Best fill the prearrival form online and send to Bermuda radio one week before plan to arrive and they will give a warm wellcome.
Bermuda Radio is incredible nice and have a excelent weather forecast.
Visit the Dock Yard and prearrenge to refill diesel free tax the day before leave the island.
Anchor on Paradise Lake for a few days is a beautifull area.
If you not pay the crazyness of the marinas and you are not dependant on electricity you can enjoy he island.
We not pay more than 50 USD for 4 of us as clear in for 90 days if i not remenber bad.
Good luck on the cross of the blody Gulf Stream
And enjoy the friendly , safe and beautifull Bermuda
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Re: Sailing to Bermuda in a few weeks. Harbors/anchorages...

I plan to leave our boat with Bermuda Yacht Services for over month between an early October passage from New England and a late November delivery south to the eastern Caribbean. I was quoted $125/wk for a mooring.

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Re: Sailing to Bermuda in a few weeks. Harbors/anchorages...

Enter Grotto Bay in the search function and you should get a post I recently made
to a similar query. Lots of room for you. Give me a shout when you get here.
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Take care with Bermuda Yacht Service, they say something and later chage it!
Happens to me.
So I not recomend them, they and the Sail loft in St George still think they are on the piracy golden era
But in any other case is a fantastic island.
No problem with your boat if you are with him lime we did.
Have no experience to leave the boat alone.
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Take care with Bermuda Yacht Service, they say something and later chage it!
Happens to me.
So I not recomend them, they and the Sail loft in St George still think they are on the piracy golden era
But in any other case is a fantastic island.
No problem with your boat if you are with him lime we did.
Have no experience to leave the boat alone.
Sory
I have no financial interest in either of the companies you refer to, but do know that the owner/operators have excellent reputations as they deal with hundreds of yachts. Both owners are yachtsmen with global experience.
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Post 2 ➥ Heading to Bermuda and the Bahamas. Where to anchor or moor?
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