Christmas & New Year – 23rd Dec. 2010 to 3rd Jan. 2011

“I have just spent 2 weeks with Sam Bartlett on her Yacht Ibis, I was a complete novice to sailing, having only done a couple weekends with disinterested skippers in poor british weather on tired old boats. So I found Sams boat to be comfortable well equipped and an excellent training ground, of course the weather is a plus in the Caribbean Sea and we were able to sail every day if we liked.

Sam had all the books on the islands and would discuss the days sailing, after explaining each islands attributes, fors and againsts, while preparing our breakfasts, which were awesome. Sam is a wonderful cook and taught me a few tricks, especially how to make spanish tortilla !

We caught fish and Sam cooked them, we fed ramora, saw turtles, gazed at billion dollar yachts, rubbed shoulders with the rich and famous, wore only shorts, went home brown as a berry, happy as larry ! I will do it again. Oh and dont be fooled by this ladies appearance, her knowledge and experience of sailing is second to none, her cooking is of a good restaurants quality and nothing was ever too much trouble either food or sailing wise.”

Adrian Holden, UK

Read about Adrian’s Christmas Sailing Holiday and see the pics here.


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