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Expert's Choice: Leeward Islands

by Chris Doyle, Posted August 8, 2008
Chris Doyle has been writing and updating the Cruising Guide to the Leeward Islands since 1989.

FOOD AND DRINK» ProvisionsIf you decide to self-provision or just need to restock, it doesn't get better than in St. Martin, where the supermarkets are giant and waterside provisioning services ensure that superyacht guests (and you) are never


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Expert's Choice: Virgin Islands

by Sail Staff, Posted August 8, 2008

Nancy and Simon Scott wrote their first Cruising Guide To The Virgin Islands in 1982By Nancy Scott

TRAVELING ON YOUR STOMACH

» Self-ProvisioningIt's convenient to have your charter company provision for you, but it's an adventure to do it yourself. Cooking in the Virgin Islands is influenced by American, British, Spanish, East


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Charter Starter

by Amy Ullrich, Posted August 8, 2008
Most North American sailors choose the Caribbean for a winter sailing vacation. There are good reasons: a well-developed chartering infrastructure; a variety of discrete cruising grounds to choose from; great sailing conditions; numerous flights to Caribbean locations; lots of charterboats.

Here are essential considerations when planning your charter.

1. The


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Role Playing

by Sail Staff, Posted August 8, 2008
This month’s contributor is Tom Reinke, who sails a Flying Scot with his wife, Mary. They love leading bareboat charters and turning over the helm to the officer of the day. If you’re new to chartering—or if your friends are—you’ll find his organizational ideas helpful.

The primary objective of a charter is to have a good time, and that means different things to different people.


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Going Native In The Marquesas

by Sail Staff, Posted August 8, 2008
Will a tiki tattoo make a better fisherman? Only time will tell.By Duncan Gould

We didn’t clear in at the first island we visited in the Marquesas, which are part of French Polynesia. Unfortunately, the windwardmost and easiest to get to, Fatu Hiva, is not a port of entry—a port where new arrivals must declare themselves before proceeding anywhere else. Fortunately,


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