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Old 02-24-2015, 03:11 AM   #1
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Default St Lucia to Grenada

I'm planning a 13-14 day sail with my wife and two teenage boys and would love any advice possible. We plan to sail in December and sail one way. I race on San Francisco Bay and i've done a few certifications. A few questions:
1) safety? Heard a few negative things about threats.
2) any suggestions on itenerary and what we must see?
3) are theree eating options most nights on shore for dinner?
4) how tricky is the sailing?

Is this a good route or would anyone suggest we go elsewhere?

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Old 02-28-2015, 07:29 PM   #2
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Hundreds do it every month during the season.
It's not dangerous at all, if you are a competent sailor. Charts and Doyle's Windward Island guide book are all excellent.
Sailing is fantastic around here, especially if you can go south in the NE Trades. Remember though, it is winter here too, at that time of the year, so it does blow during what we call the 'Christmas Winds'.
Plenty of great anchorages; no need to pay for moorings unless you want to go into the 'marine parks'.
This isn't the boonies; food stores are abundant and restaurants that cater to the sailors are in every anchorage including a beach bar-b-q at the Tobago Cays, which is magnificent.
There is an underwater volcano which one must avoid when approaching Grenada, but it hasn't erupted in some years; "feeling lucky, punk"?
I was repeatedly told as I learned my trade on the bay, before sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge to begin my circumnavigation in 1970, "If one can sail the bay, one can sail anywhere." I think they were right, you should do fine.

"Any a**hole can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one"
Spike Africa, aboard the Schooner Wanderer, Sausalito, Ca. 1964
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Old 07-28-2016, 02:30 PM   #3
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Also when sailing in Grenada I found this great article on the Yachtoo.net website on what to see and were to sail. Lots of great information also for different sailing location around the Caribbean, highly recommend it.
Discover the natural beauty of Grenada - Yachtoo News
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