St Maarten to Grenada – 3rd to 30th June 2010

“Having just returned from a most memorable and magical 4 weeks sailing down many of the Caribbean islands its hard to describe it all in a few lines.

IBIS is an extremely comfortable and well managed yacht ideally suited to this type of cruising. Spacious accommodation with incredibly, 3 heads below and a vast cockpit for the warm evenings spent sampling the iresistable Caribbean rum! The yacht sails well and flies from island to island in the warm easterly trades and big Atlantic swells.

The skipper Sam is very enthusiastic and capable and so clearly loves the lifestyle (who wouldn’t) . She produces some fantastic meals when anchored up in the evening and also a very welcome delicious snack when underway.

The islands were so very interesting in so many different ways. From the affluent French island of St Barts to the tropical but rustic paradise of Dominica. I liked them all but its fair to say I liked some even more that others. The people I found without exception very friendly and relaxed.

There must be some negatives I hear you say, well ok here are the ones I found.
The mossies just love an all they can eat buffet on some fresh Scottish Borders manblood. Get DEET 50%+ repellent.
The skipper Sam needs encouragement to pour a good sized measure of rum! (she likes girlie ones)
Some of the skippers music CDs are very very good but some others make you so grateful you brought your ipod!

Reality is though,Im very grateful to have had the chance to experience such a wonderful part of the world on such a well managed and comfortable yacht. Thanks Sam”

Iain Gray, Scotland


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