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St Vincent and the
(base: St Lucia)
The LIG sailing's
2018 trip is to Grenadines in St Vincent.
Dates: April 7, 2018 to April 14, 2018
Briefing at 4pm Saturday, board at 6pm.
Updated length of trip: 7 days and 8 nights.
Destination: Sparkling waters of St Lucia, St. Vincent and
|Temps: 74 to 84 F year around (23-28 C) |
|Winds: North-Easterly trades at 15-25 knots|
|Note: This is a trip where there is more open ocean
sailing than previously. We are assured of plenty of wind and
swells on some of the transits. It is a Level 3 sailing
HISTORY: We return to St Lucia 11 years from the last trip over
new years (Click for memento page)
Except, this time, sailing South from St Lucia (instead of
North). Destinations: St Vincent and Grenadines
Please read this "Jewels
of the Caribbean" <-- Wonderful travel article for a sail between
Cost Estimate: $1800 plus airfare
- see below
be sure to click through on the pictures!
Plan to arrive by mid afternoon on 4/6 for early boarding, or at
least my mid-day on 4/7. The Martinka's are leaving
on 4/5 to arrive 4/6.
|(SLU) George Charles (Vigie) airport - 30 minutes from the base.
|(UVF) Hewanorra International airport - 85 minutes from the base.|
Departures after 2 pm on Sat 4/14 are safe.
|Where mountains meet the sea. The
Pitons rise like fangs. The Caribbean's 'Bora-Bora'. Second
or last night spent here.
Soufriere and the Pitons, St. Lucia
|Goal: One boat reserved reserved by
October 25. We would like to have the final cabins spoken for
by December 1.
For more details, call Joe at 408-735-7245, or email at
We have chartered the first boat. We are at least 4 on the
41 foot sloop. Preferences to double occupancy, and for
people who have already sailed with us on LIG trips.
Current Grenadines Signups
||SFO to UVF. Arriving 1441 on April 6. AA2295
to SFO. Leaving 1530 on April 14. AA818
||deposit check in the mail
||deposit check on account
||still considering if the boat choice will work for them.
How to join:
- Decide if a St. Lucia/Grenadines sail sounds great and the April timing works for you.
- Call or email Joe. 408-735-SAIL (7245)
- Send $500 per person to reserve your berths.
Once your trip is confirmed by email from Joe, make your air reservations.
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Pre-cruise party/planning as well as crew discussions early next year..
1760 Laurentian Way
Sunnyvale CA 94087
Estimate: $1800 per person
Ouch. This is higher than previous LIG sails. It is due to that
fact that this is prime sailing season in the islands, and during the Spring
Break weeks. In other words, 'high season'. This year,
This cost is estimated based on
| the expected number of people who sign up (e.g. 6,
8, 12 or 16)|
|the cost and quality of
the boat(s) that we have reserved based on availability,|
| split provisioning (the food on
board at $50/person/day), |
|beverages, bar |
|and a small buffer. |
Some items are estimates, and
are based on previous cruises.
Any trip payment not spent will be refunded after we get back from the trip.
The deposit of $500 per person is non refundable if you decide not to go, and another
person cannot be found to take your place. Full payment will be due in
Assumptions for boat and provisioning estimate:
|Spring Break Sail for 7 days and 8 nights. |
| 6 pm early
|4 pm all boarding Saturday. (Early) departure Sunday. (proposed)|
pre-sail night is
included - Friday on board the boats. |
(included in above
estimate, saving hotel costs and affording an early Sat start)
This estimate does not include
airfare, souvenirs, any extra nights
lodging or other touring on the islands.
YOU MAY NEED A ESTA Travel
authorization or a British Visa. Details to follow. We
would be visiting 4 different countries, with entry customs at each.
8/18 : first edit
8/24 : added second pair of crew members.
Only 2 more to go for minimum quorum.
10/18: Finally got a the minimum crew
together. Some of the boat choices were already reserved.