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Old 03-01-2006, 03:21 PM   #1
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All - wondering if anyone can give me some advice. Is it a good idea to cross from Antigua or Barbuda to St Kits. My thoughts were to go from Barbuda down to Nevis then from St Kits back to Antigua so as to risk less wind on the nose on return. Will this work or is it a mare to get back? I will be in a 38ft cat. Thanks for any tips.
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Considering that the distances between the Leeard islands are pretty small - it really doesnt make much odds either way: The Trade winds are an easterly airflow, more in the North in the winter and tending through East into the South east through the season. The route you suggest is perfectly reasonable. Just remember what the wise fella said: You cant lie on the beach all day drinking rum, unless you start in the morning! Tony
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Nevis is only an hour or two away from St, Kitts, so it's a moot question. Nevis is nicer to check in to (or at least it used to be), so that's where I'd go first. You can swim from Ouali Beach, nevis, to St,. Kitts.
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Great Thanks all for the tips - this inspires me and the crew.

It also give us a motto to live by!

Any tips on Montserrat? Other than keep away from the volcano? Are there safe anchorages? Thanks
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I just checked with Noonsite to see if they had anything more to report (http://www.noonsite.com/Countries/Montserrat)

The only bay we liked to anchor in is now part of the Exclusion Zone. Northern open bays seem to be navigable, but the swell probably makes them most uncomfortable. I think you can sail past but give it a bye. Your deck and sails don't need volcanic ash and sparks.
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