Guo Chuan completed his solo circumnavigation upon his return to his hometown of Qingdao, China on the morning of April 5, 2013. His accomplishments as both a Chinese sailor and now as a solo Class 40 circumnavigator are being widely praised.
Photos courtesy of transworldsail.com
For the charterer who enjoys their time on land as much as their time on the boat, we found the itinerary for you. We traveled between St. John and nearby Jost Van Dyke, where the sailing and snorkerling were just as good as the hiking and beach-strolling.
St. Lucia, a relatively large Caribbean nation located in the middle of the Windward Islands, is home to an array of chartering delights. Here, the prime sailing is rivaled only by the supreme swimming, hiking, food, diving, beaching and site-seeing. Best of all, it's an excellent jumping-off point for charters extending the length of the Windwards.