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whiteyaw 03-10-2011 14:52

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My husband and I are dreaming of cruising in the Cariibean to escape our Newfoundland winters. We're taking a boating course from Canadian Power and Sail Squadron and hoping to charter a catamaran in the carribean or Florida for a week in April. Anybody have any advice, contacts;etc.? We're new sailors in our late 50's with only power boating experience on a large lake.

Mary

GordMay 03-10-2011 16:02

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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Mary.

offline 03-10-2011 17:34

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Welcome.

You'll have a blast. No lack of resources for chartering. Given your lack of sailing resumes you may want to consider splitting a charter with another couple with more miles under their keels.

Unicorn Dreams 03-10-2011 21:07

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Welcome Aboard Cruisers Forum

Spcharby 03-10-2011 21:17

Quote:

Originally Posted by whiteyaw
My husband and I are dreaming of cruising in the Cariibean to escape our Newfoundland winters. We're taking a boating course from Canadian Power and Sail Squadron and hoping to charter a catamaran in the carribean or Florida for a week in April. Anybody have any advice, contacts;etc.? We're new sailors in our late 50's with only power boating experience on a large lake.

Mary

Hey there Mary,

Keep the dream alive, lots of maritimers have taken the leap and are out there on the water. I'm just waiting to get rid of the "job", f'ing thing that it is.

Good luck,

Steve from NB

SkiprJohn 26-10-2011 13:48

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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here.
kind regards,

Vasco 26-10-2011 13:57

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Quote:

Originally Posted by whiteyaw (Post 789119)
My husband and I are dreaming of cruising in the Cariibean to escape our Newfoundland winters. We're taking a boating course from Canadian Power and Sail Squadron and hoping to charter a catamaran in the carribean or Florida for a week in April. Anybody have any advice, contacts;etc.? We're new sailors in our late 50's with only power boating experience on a large lake.

Mary

Most first time charterers start in the BVI. It's an excellent area with all eyeball navigation and short distances to the various anchorages. If you have little sailing experience the charter company might put a skipper on the boat with you for a few days. Good luck.


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