Your passionate skipper and teacher will teach you to sail in a dream setting, where you will learn the basics of sailing and consolidate your knowledge. The Grenadines archipelago is the perfect playground for all sailing lovers.
DAY 1: Le Marin
Meet at 6 p.m. in the Marin Marina for your embarkation. On your arrival, you will meet your teammates and your skipper. He will present the boat, its equipment, and the program to you. The latter will be determined with the skipper, depending on the objectives of each participant. The ultimate goal is to be able to navigate and sail in total autonomy. DAY 2 to 9: Navigation
It's time to cast off and head south. Your coastal sailing will allow you to acquire practical and theoretical skills (night sailing possible on request). You will work as follows: maneuvers, mooring techniques, navigation rules, tide calculations, and safety. Below is a non-exhaustive list of the stops you will make during your journey:
- Saint Lucia: a mountainous island which is part of the "islands of wind" from the Grenadines archipelago. Located in the south of Martinique, it is easily recognizable thanks to its two peaks (rocky points). Its Qualibou (or Soufrière) volcano is renowned for the benefits of its sulfurous water basins.
- Bequia: a peaceful place surrounded by small sheltered bays. There is nothing better than taking a dip before relaxing in the shade of the coconut palms. Once a favorite destination for sailors, Port Elizabeth has since become an essential passage for clearing customs formalities.
- Baliceaux: a green island that is today uninhabited, but remains with a painful past. At the end of the XVIII e century the English army banished more than 5,000 Garifunas (Caribbean people). The survivors were deported to an island in Honduras.
- Moustique: a little corner of paradise that you will reach driven by the trade winds. This private island is mainly inhabited by jet-setters (singers, actors, billionaires...).
- Canouan: a haven of peace bordered by a sublime coral reef on its Atlantic coast. The island has vegetation as lush as a tropical paradise. It is also a breeding ground for sea turtles.
- Mayreau: an island with a lively atmosphere with a unique village nestled in its heights. Its turquoise water will be perfect for training you in mooring techniques.
- Tobago Cays: a group of 5 islets (Petit Rameau, Petit Tabac, Petit Bateau, Baradal and Jamesby) linked by a coral reef. This El Dorado is a must for all sailing enthusiasts. Sailing nearby also allows you to improve your ability to set the sails.
- Union: a volcanic island whose silhouette has earned it the nickname "Tahiti of the Antilles". It revolves around two villages on the south coast: Clifton and Ashton. Union is also known for the quiet and wild side of "Chatham Bay" (west coast).
DAY 10: Le Marin
- Saint-Vincent: the main island of the archipelago, dominated by its volcano, Soufrière (1,234 meters above sea level). It is covered with a tropical forest which shelters a particularly diverse fauna and flora. Its capital Kingstown is a vibrant and colorful city.
Your disembarkation at Le Marin is scheduled for around 10 a.m. See you on the water!
The itinerary may be changed without prior notice due to technical or weather conditions