The Caribbean is the ultimate sailing destination. With warm trade winds, crystal clear water, sandy beaches, amazing hospitality and stunning scenery it is every sailors goal to sail these waters. Eddie English and the SailCork team have been cruising the Caribbean on an annual basis and this course offers you all the inside information. Eddie has sailed in the Virgin Islands, the Leeward Islands and the Windward Islands. Find out about flying to the Caribbean, which islands to sail, what company to charter from as well as full passage planning and pilotage information. Enjoy planning a cruise in the BVI's and the stunning Grenadines.
|Length of Course||1 evening on April 11th @ RCYC|
|Objective||Be prepared for charter cruising in the Caribbean.|
|Location||The chartroom at SailCork's base at East Ferry near Cobh. Also in your local club.|
|What to bring||A4 Notebook, pens, 2B pencils, eraser, sharpener. You will also need a Plotter or Parallel Rulers, Nautical Dividers and an Almanac. Also bring your own charts Caribbean.|
Syllabus includes crew and boat preparation, destination research including pilotage, chartwork and shoreside. Navigational planning- including chartwork, tide work, best routes and alternative destinations. Met. information before and during trip, safety aspects, customs and legal requirements. Tips on chartering and dealing with the charter companies.