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sailrmn 26-10-2012 04:53

Vieques Safety
Any scuttlebut on the situation in Vieques? Last time I was there, February, some dingys were stolen and there were a few boat break-ins in Esperanza. Did the police get control of that, or are there still problems? I'd love to go back, it's a beautiful island.

Chris W 09-11-2012 23:31

Re: Vieques Safety
This seems to be a reoccurring topic. Thankfully I have never experienced the thefts that so many speak of.

I have been to Vieques quite a few times, and hopefully I will be there again next week. I have never had any trouble in my time there. With that said, after reading so many posts about Dinghy's that grew legs and walked away, I started locking mine up. To be honest my dinghy is probably not worth stealing and perhaps that has been to my advantage. Thieves seem to like nice new shiny things much more so than multi-patch sun faded small h.p. dink like mine.

I can honestly say that I have ever felt unsafe while walking the beaches of Esperanza even in the wee hours of the morning. It is a great place to visit and I would not let some of these stories send you away.

Do your due diligence and remove valuables, lock up your Dinghy and if you can, pull it up near others dinghy's, safety in numbers right?!? :thumb:

Best Wishes and Happy Sailing!

jwalk 11-11-2012 08:19

Re: Vieques Safety
Been in and out of both anchorages many times with no problems

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