Last year I spent 10 days in the British Virgin Islands on a chartered sailboat (you can read about that wonderful adventure here). I’d been to the Caribbean before, and I’d been coastal sailing before, but never simultaneously. I filled my suitcase with all the wrong things and ended up wearing the same clothes for nearly all of the 10 days – which, to be fair, isn’t really a problem, or even out of the ordinary for a sailing trip. “Read More” to see my list of the things I couldn’t live without, wished I had packed, and wished I’d left at home….
November 2014, four of my friends chartered a 47 foot catamaran, with crew, and sailed the British Virgin Islands. Quite possibly one of the most enjoyable and relaxing 10 day vacations I’ve ever had. If you are looking to truley get away and only have a week or 2, consider this option.
The boat, Nemo, a 47′ Nautitech (france) is owned and crewed by an Italian couple. The run charters in the Mediterranean during the off season in the Caribbean. They were incredible hosts, they managed absolutely everything with perfection. And Nemo is stunning! The catamaran makes for a very comfortable and spacious experience and the sailing is stable and just plain fun. We were encouraged to participate in helm activities as much or as little as we desired. Food was amazing, seriously all of us gained weight on the trip (with no regrets). Coctails and hors d’oeuvres were waiting for us every afternoon when we returned form our land excursions.