Hi, long time reader, first time poster.
I'm a fairly new sailer, had a 16' O'Day daysailer II for about 4 years, crewed a Moorings 50.5 from St. Lucia to the Grenadines and back, many hoby-cat sails
while on caribbean
vacations and most recently have completed my CYA basic cruising course. I am in the process of completing the coastal navigation
course and plan on doing my CYA Intermediate cruising standard/IYT bareboat skipper
course this summer.
Also late last summer I purchased a Paceship PY26 with my sailing buddies(3 couples) as an experience building boat
that we sail on the St. Lawrence seaway between Quebec
and Ontario(lake St. Francis) but so far only have a couple of months of experience under our belt. Next summer will be hopefully every weekend.
My sailing buddies/co-owners are all going to be taking their CYA Basic cruising course and hopefully the intermediate as well this summer.
So now that my experience is out there, we are looking at doing our first bareboat charter
where I am the captain
. one couple in our group also crewed on the St.Lucia trip. But due to the fact that our spouses are not there for the sailing but for a Caribbean vacation
we are looking at a Cat in the Virgin Islands
so the ladies can be a little more relaxed, have more room to lounge about and more beaches to visit. They also want shorter sailing days then our St. Lucia trip so Virgin Islands
sounds like the place to be.
So my 50th Birthday is coming up in Nov. 2015 and I am thinking what better way to spend it then sailing the virgin islands but everyone is concerned about November weather
. The ladies won't be happy if we get stuck with a week of rain or the conditions are more then our experience can enjoy.
I've done a fair amount of reading and it does sound like November can be a mixed bag of weather
with probably the highest rainfall statistics so I am turning to the community for advise and November virgin islands experience on this one.
Do I risk a November trip or hold off until a more reliable weather month? Whadya think.