Originally Posted by shizamii
Apologies if any of the questions were previously discussed elsewhere, my search attempts did not reveal what I am looking for.
I am planning a charter
trip to Grenada in February and I had hoped to get some insights from more experienced sailors:
1. I can't make up my mind if I should start from Grenada and sail my way up to St. Lucia or Start in Martinique/St. Lucia. I have 7 days.
2. Is it too windy at the end of February to sail in the Caribbean
3. If you have a good 7-day itinerary from Grenada, that you have sailed in the past, I would greatly appreciate it.
Thank you so much.
It is approximately 100nm (straight line) from Grenada to St. Lucia (plus a bunch more from Georgetown
to Rodney Bay). If you only have a week, then you will spend two of those days in transit (one day north, one day south). Of course you will on the way pass the Grenadines that are worth a visit as is Union Island etc.
Be aware that February is the (statistically) windiest month. Winds will generally be from the east and northeast, so the chances are good you will be sailing upwind (not good). Frequent gales, although if you are an experienced sailor these should not bother you too much.
were it me, I would sail north - south, not south - north. But the trip is doable