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agrimsrud
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Sailing post Irma & Maria
      #1751675 - 11/13/17 08:06 PM (108.232.10.252)

Spent the last week sailing the US and BVI. And it was honestly a way better experience than I imagined. I wrote up a summation of our experience and gave it to CYOA for posting on their recovery web page. I hope the administrators allow me to post a link to it here as there is nothing in the posting that promotes my own boat or CYOA - only a description of what was good and less good. Anyone considering chartering should consider a read.

Sailing the Virgins Nov. 6-11

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macaroni
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Re: Sailing post Irma & Maria [Re: agrimsrud]
      #1751682 - 11/13/17 09:13 PM (71.183.208.166)

Thanks for the info...did you by any chance go up to top of the baths? Have not heard anything about it.

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lauraandrex
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Re: Sailing post Irma & Maria [Re: agrimsrud]
      #1751683 - 11/13/17 09:32 PM (98.5.255.222)

saw this posted as well, BVI Sailing & Anchorages Report - 11/1/17
https://www.bvitraveller.com/sailing-report

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Deepcut
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Re: Sailing post Irma & Maria [Re: lauraandrex]
      #1751688 - 11/14/17 03:50 AM (96.32.194.30)

On another site, I read "you can have lunch at the Top of the Baths". I am positive it was report from past week.Not exactly sure where to find it.... maybe BVITraveller.

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Christo
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Re: Sailing post Irma & Maria [Re: Deepcut]
      #1751689 - 11/14/17 04:08 AM (86.176.108.77)

Thanks for posting, really useful info.

We cant wait to get back there in January! It sounds like our kind of sailing!


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agrimsrud
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Re: Sailing post Irma & Maria [Re: macaroni]
      #1751704 - 11/14/17 09:25 AM (198.206.244.4)

Quote:

macaroni said:
Thanks for the info...did you by any chance go up to top of the baths? Have not heard anything about it.




One of our crew ran up there. He reported that it did not appear to be open for business and that there were workers fixing the deck. It looked to be in pretty good shape, i.e., could reasonably be open now or very soon. We were there at about 1:30 in the afternoon.

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aarpskier
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Re: Sailing post Irma & Maria [Re: agrimsrud]
      #1751711 - 11/14/17 10:12 AM (97.91.61.135)

Thanks! Very encouraging news. We will back in April, doing St John and the Spanish Virgins out of St Thomas.

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Manpot
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Re: Sailing post Irma & Maria [Re: aarpskier]
      #1751732 - 11/14/17 01:06 PM (73.241.132.163)

Certainly great to read. I do think the islands are much better suited to vacations on the water than on land right now.Much as I hate to say it I think land based trips should be quite a time away..after we all have water and power and some of the roads and landslides are fixed. That said..we are slowly fixing CRC by digging into emergency funds while we wait to hear from the insurance company..

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bvilovercgb
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Re: Sailing post Irma & Maria [Re: Manpot]
      #1751734 - 11/14/17 02:20 PM (68.46.233.23)

Your photos are stunning. Reminded me of the late sixties sailing in October/November....yes definitely water based vacations are to be pristine. If one cannot sail, hire a captain...the vacation of a lifetime. If you like quiet.

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agrimsrud
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Re: Sailing post Irma & Maria [Re: agrimsrud]
      #1751735 - 11/14/17 02:45 PM (198.206.244.4)

To go along with the pictures, here is a video clip from svdreammachine's facebook page of The Baths. Enjoy! I sure did.
No boats at The Baths

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maytrix
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Re: Sailing post Irma & Maria [Re: bvilovercgb]
      #1751741 - 11/14/17 03:02 PM (24.91.86.214)

Thanks for sharing!

We we're planning on going down in December as our boat was supposed to be heading that way shortly, but unfortunately due to various unexpected issues she's going to remain in Newport for the winter.

Hopefully we'll be able to get back down soon. Going to list the boat for sale and as soon as a sale happens we can plan our next trip! Anyone in New England looking to buy a 43' Beneteau? ;)

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Winterstale
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Re: Sailing post Irma & Maria [Re: maytrix]
      #1751757 - 11/14/17 06:28 PM (173.168.122.207)

"She may not have all of her makeup on but she's still a supermodel" ....now THAT made me cry.....

I am now totally depressed that we don't have a boat booked until June.....

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Bridget


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maytrix
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Re: Sailing post Irma & Maria [Re: Winterstale]
      #1751760 - 11/14/17 07:11 PM (24.91.86.214)

Quote:

Winterstale said:
I am now totally depressed that we don't have a boat booked until June.....




At least you have a boat booked!

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CaptainJay
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Re: Sailing post Irma & Maria [Re: Winterstale]
      #1751761 - 11/14/17 07:37 PM (107.72.162.90)

Quote:

Winterstale said:
"She may not have all of her makeup on but she's still a supermodel" ....now THAT made me cry.....

I am now totally depressed that we don't have a boat booked until June.....






We have a brand new Beneteau 38 joining the fleet in January just saying.

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RatmansWife
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Re: Sailing post Irma & Maria [Re: agrimsrud]
      #1751763 - 11/14/17 08:21 PM (73.91.187.224)

Have to agree with Manpot: things are still very tough. Two of our neighbors have come back within the last few days. Both also have large boats. Reports were uniformly depressing: bad roads, no power, lots of rain and bugs. Finding materials and getting things done is very difficult. Best advice is always Dont come.

Were ignoring it and going down the first week of December. Its tough, but we have to start somewhere. This was not how we planned to spend our retirement and savings. Ive spoken with some neighbors who are throwing in the towel and selling their damaged property. No one is optimistic.

Sailors will be able to enjoy deserted spots. But the nice spots that were developed may now be eyesores. And everyone will need to be self-sufficient. Just refueling will be much more difficult, so better hoist those sails!


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Mandknky
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Re: Sailing post Irma & Maria [Re: RatmansWife]
      #1751770 - 11/14/17 11:54 PM (71.31.47.46)

Agrimsrud,
Thanks for the update. We just booked one of the cats through CYOA for early February and are looking forward to supporting the island economy a little ....... and the different sailing experience with what we hope are fewer crowds.


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Winterstale
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Re: Sailing post Irma & Maria [Re: CaptainJay]
      #1751774 - 11/15/17 06:16 AM (173.168.122.207)

Quote:

CaptainJay said:
Quote:

Winterstale said:
"She may not have all of her makeup on but she's still a supermodel" ....now THAT made me cry.....

I am now totally depressed that we don't have a boat booked until June.....






We have a brand new Beneteau 38 joining the fleet in January just saying.




Alas....doubtful we can get the time off before then...but good to know just on case

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Bridget


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