I'm a long time small boat sailor (Sunfish, Beetle Cat, Flying Scot, Ensign) who had a great time getting my US Sailing Keelboat, Basic Cruising, and Bareboat
certificate on a Hunter
38 in New York
Harbor late last year. I've already navigating with curiousity through various forums
here and been impressed with the intelligent advice, great sea tales, and good humor
but I haven't found the thread I've been looking for. What I'd like to find on this site or others on the web is member's experiences and advice on bareboat
chartering in the BVIs. The kids
are away at college and I like them enough to have them around for the one vacation
we can all spend together--the December break, but we'll all be happier if we're out sailing rather than cooped up in a NY apartment. So greetings and please orient my compass
in the direction of the best bareboat forums
and I welcome any advice the community can give on charter
companies, brokers, charterable monohulls for four that you've enjoyed sailing, and favorite grounds where the winter "high season" won't make me and my family
feel we're cueing up for a downtown subway.
Summer is here.