Archives for Messing About in Boats

BVI Bareboat Cruising (Part 2)

In my Bareboat Cruising Class post from a few days back, I promised a followup post about the boat itself. This is that post, along with some general travel notes. The Boat Salaway was a Moorings 494. In any other context, it would be better known as a Jeanneau Sun Oddessy 49.4. She was a good boat in general, and handled very well both under sail and power. Like any charter boat, it was configured with more cabins and heads than the boat was really designed for–in this case, 2 double berth cabins, 2 1.5 V-berth cabins, and 4 heads.
Read More

Categories: Entertainment and Messing About in Boats.

Bareboat Cruising Class

Candace and I just returned from the Colgate Offshore-Sailing school’s live aboard cruising class out of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. This was a weeklong class on bareboat cruising on a 40 to 50 ft sailboat. This post is about the class itself–I will post more on the boat and the area separately. Offshore Sailing is a USSailing affiliate. The course assumes you have experience sailing smaller boats. Successful completion will get you the US Sailing Basic Cruising and Bareboat Cruising certificates. Theoretically you need the US Sailing Basic Keelboat certification to qualify for the others. Candace and I
Read More

Categories: General and Messing About in Boats.