In April you will have a bit more settled conditions than in January and you can plan on 15 knots of wind
from the east and seas 6 feet or less from the NE. The trips you have chosen are odd, and not ones normally planned for a charter
since you are going a long way and missing intermediate stops.
Road Town to Cane Garden
: dead downwind until past Soper's Hole then one or two tacks to get to Cane Garden. about 8NM DDW @ 5 knots. Then 7NM (includes tacking distance) at 5 knots.
Jost van Dyke to Norman
: beating the whole way against the winds, often Norman to the West End can be accomplished on one tack, but after that it is working upwind. 4.5NM @ 5 knots then tacking 10 miles @ 5 knots.
Norman to Baths
: tacking upwind, total of 20NM @ 5 knots.
Saba Rock to Trellis
: winds are calmer in the North Sound then DDW to Trellis through or past the Dogs
. 4NM @ 4 knots, then 10NM @ 5 knots.
Trellis to Cane Garden Bay
past little Camanoe and watch out for Bommies, then downwind sail past Monkey Point. 11NM @ 4 knots. Unless there's a good northerly component to the wind
, then 5 or even 6 knots average.
Note I'm not giving you the times directly, but the distances and expected speeds, you can adjust the speed as you feel fit but the distances are off Google
maps and tacking distances based on my experience sailing in the BVI
. My 5 knots are a bit optimistic, that is what I got on my 43DS and your might want to take 1 knot
off all speeds to be more realistic, or keep the speed and shorten distances if you motorsail.
(written from 200 yards away from Saba