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kevandros 01-08-2014 10:59

Seychelles Safety
 
HI
Does anyone have any info on how safe the inner islands of the seychelles are for a sailing trip.

LakeSuperior 01-08-2014 11:31

Re: Seychelles Safety
 
Don't know but it is beautiful remote sailing. Wish I was going back.

markpierce 01-08-2014 11:32

Re: Seychelles Safety
 
Interesting question. They aren't too far from Ethiopia, and have the highest income inequality in the world. Nevertheless, English and French are two of its three official languages.

https://www.seychelles.travel/en/thin...activities.php

atoll 01-08-2014 11:33

Re: Seychelles Safety
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kevandros (Post 1597384)
HI
Does anyone have any info on how safe the inner islands of the seychelles are for a sailing trip.

you need to watch out for the strong winds and currents around many of the islands and reef anchorages.
pass entrances can be interesting,with swift currents and not well marked.

otherwise the locals are friendly with crime virtually non existent.

skipmac 01-08-2014 11:56

Re: Seychelles Safety
 
I have not heard of any recent incidents but in the past the Indian Ocean pirates have attacked vessels in the waters around the Seychelles. Wouldn't hurt to get detailed updates on activity in the area.

Emerald Sea 02-08-2014 05:41

Re: Seychelles Safety
 
Leu Cat is there at present along with some other cruisers. They aren't reporting any issues. Visit Leu Cat on Sailblogs.

kevandros 03-08-2014 04:21

Re: Seychelles Safety
 
Many thanks for the info.


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