Cruising

Gone Ape in Indo

by Sail Staff, Posted August 8, 2008
A circumnavigating couple seek exotica in Indonesia—and find it.Story and Photos by Tina Dreffin

Scud, our 44-foot St. Francis catamaran, was going like a train before a fresh southeast breeze in the shadow of five volcanoes, some rumbling, others slumbering. Two fishermen emerged out of the haze, casting nets and beating the azure waters with bamboo poles to herd


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Destinations

Expert's Choice: Windward Islands

by Chris Doyle, Posted August 8, 2008
A resident of Grenada, Chris Doyle wrote his first Cruising Guide to the Windward Islands in 1980. The current 2007-08 guide is the twelfth in the series.By Chris Doyle

FOOD AND DRINK» ProvisioningThere was a time when charterers set off for the Windwards with bags of food—who knew what you would find down island? Forget


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Destinations

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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Charter

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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Expert Advice

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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