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Old 02-06-2008, 20:40   #1
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First Greetings and Bareboating Advice

Hello all,

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.

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Old 03-06-2008, 02:25   #2
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Take a look at these two threads which discuss a lot of what you ask.

http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...ngs-15601.html

http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...bvi-15624.html

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As indicated above, those are 2 good threads. Might try and go the week before Xmas, it's less crowded. BVI is THE best choice. I'd say you have the right experience level. For your first trip, go with the charter company's "recommended" itinery. We've had GREAT luck with BVI Yacht Charters.
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Aloha Isailed,
Welcome aboard! Looks like you've already landed a couple of good answers. BVI is a great place with lots of charter companies.
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