Caribbean Charter Preparation + Pilotage- Dec 12th (evening talk on Zoom)
Course ID: N320
Level: Basic Navigation
The Caribbean is the ultimate sailing destination. With warm trade winds, crystal clear water, sandy beaches, amazing hospitality and stunning scenery it is every sailors goal to sail these waters. Eddie & Jo English have been cruising the Caribbean on an annual basis and this course offers you all the inside information. Eddie has sailed in the Virgin Islands, the Leeward Islands and the Windward Islands. Find out about flying to the Caribbean, which islands to sail, what company to charter from as well as full passage planning and pilotage information. Enjoy planning a cruise in the stunning Grenadines.
Length of Course
2 hours incl Q&A for 1 evening 19:30-21:30
Prepare for charter cruising in the Caribbean.
From your own home on Zoom. Link emailed on the day of the talk.
What to bring
A4 Notebook, pen to take notes, a chart of the area or a Navionics online chart is useful.
Syllabus includes crew and boat preparation, destination research including pilotage, chartwork and shoreside. Navigational planning- including chartwork, tide work, best routes and alternative destinations. Met. information before and during trip, safety aspects, customs and legal requirements. Tips on chartering and dealing with the charter companies.