Re: St Vincent
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I just did the passage from Martinique to Bequia with my father and mother, who has never done an open water crossing in a sail boat and she is 75.
We did an afternoon crossing from Le Marin to Rodney Bay which was a very pleasant broad reach. I never checked in to St Lucia. We pulled anchor at 0430 and sailed a broad reach to beam reach for the 72 miles to Bequia, arriving at 1600, just shy of 12 hrs. The Anchorage is easy. The last stretch between St Vincent and Bequia is fast - I overtook two catamarans coming in to Bequia whole cruising at 9+ knots.
We had slightly brisker conditions than average, with winds at 25 knots and seas 5'-6', but that is more than the average.
My mother didn't seem uncomfortable at all, and she is generally rather anxious!
I opted to not stop at St Vincent due to the reported higher theft rate. My anxious mother was happy with kept going!
St George's. Grenada
On Jun 28, 2019 09:22, "Courtney Gorman via Groups.Io" <Itsfun1@...> wrote: