1-3 crew wanted
, June 1 - June 15
, July 1 - July 15
Travel dates somewhat flexible
Sailing aboard an Island Packet
This would be a nice trip for an individual, couple or small group who has some basic sailing experience and who would like to learn more about cruising sailboats and the cruising lifestyle. It is anticipated that there will only be one night sail (crossing the Bahama banks). The remaining legs are expected to be pleasant day sails
. The emphasis will be on having an enjoyable and relaxing time. If the weather
doesnít look good, we wonít sail.
From Miami, the plan is to cross over to Bimini
, then across the Bahama banks to Nassau. From Nassau we will sail to Highborne Cay at the northern tip of the Exumas
, and work
our way down the Exuma chain, with stops in the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park and at Staniel Cay, ending in Elizabeth Harbour. If there is no interest in Nassau, we may skip it. Total trip length is about 375 nm (one way).
Expectations of crew: Non-smoking, with basic sailing experience. You will share equally in watches, preparation of meals
and clean-up, and you will be expected to spend one hour per day on boat
chores. You will share equally in the expense of provisioning
. You will be responsible for personal travel expenses, such as air fares to/from Georgetown (GGT) or Nassau (NAS), and you will be responsible for any other personal expenses, such as dining on shore.
About the captain
: I am 50 years old, with 15+ years of sailing experience. Computer science Ph.D. Iíve sailed to the Bahamas several times previously. In general I would be described as quiet and easy-going, although I am fairly particular when it comes to the operation and maintenance
of the boat
. I take pride in keeping the boat well maintained. I donít smoke and rarely drink (never on passages). I will pay for fuel
About the boat: Amenities include wifi
, TV, DVD
player, stereo, microwave, refrigerator/freezer, A/C. Safety equipment
includes life raft, EPIRB
, and sat phone
Note that there is a small but non-negligible possibility of severe weather
, as this trip will overlap with the beginning of hurricane
season. If this appears likely, we will take appropriate precautions.
If you would be interested in joining me for any portion of this trip, please contact me and provide a description of yourself and your prior sailing experience.
exumasail2014 at gmail dot com