Sailing in the Caribbean from Karen Stanton

SAILING in the Caribbean – Many  places to go and lots of ways to do it.  For some, Sailing is a means of Relaxation – a reason to get out on the water for the day before you start another work week.  The wind blowing in your face, the salt spray covering your body and the gentle sound of the waves hitting the bow of your boat – does not get any better than this.  For others it is an Adventure – Load the boat up with supplies and go.  Many islands to explore and visit.  The crossings to the other islands are never the same.  The Caribbean waters for the most part will offer you a brisk sail across with an occasional sighting of a whale or Dolphins and Always you will see the Flying Fish.    But then there are those Sailors, who can not get the relaxation part or the adventure part of this sport into their Heads.  These Sailors have one thing on their mind – Competition.  For them – It is the Sailing Regattas that draw them onto the waters.  These Sailors will spend thousands $$ on equipment and spend weeks tweaking their boats into the perfect racing machines. The Caribbean islands offer some of the Best Sailboat Racing in the World.

My advice – If you like to Sail – Come to St Croix.    For those Sailors that just want to Relax or want the Adventure or want to feel the  Adrenalin of top notch racing, our island and waters have it all.