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2019 Winter Cruise: A Spectacular Sailing Vacation!

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This year’s winter cruise took participants one-way, from the island of St. Vincent south/southwest through the Grenadines, and ended at Port St. Louis Marina at the southwestern end of Grenada. Since prevailing winds in the region come from the east/northeast, this track allowed for comfortable, speedy cruising, mostly on a reach, throughout our itinerary. Sustained winds of 16-20 knots assured us of excellent conditions. 

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We were fortunate and honored to have along with us three former IHYC Commodores: Commodore Susan Fisher, Commodore Marty Jacobson, and Commodore Karin Nye. In all, we were a group of 20 comprised of members, their families, and friends ranging in age from 1 ½ to mid-80s.

Check out the video below taken by member Paul D'Amico of stunning views from top of golf course on island of Canouan in The Grenadines.

                   

Our experience in the Windward Islands proved to be nothing short of amazing. The weather was consistently bright with temperatures in the mid-80s. The scenery was, dare we say, among the best anywhere in the Caribbean. We sailed all but one day when we had a lay day on the island of Bequia. Since most destinations were relatively close, we went swimming and snorkeling every day in the tropical waters that were nearly 80 degrees in temperature, allowing for time to explore the beautiful islands. 

   

The participating boats followed the itinerary closely, allowing us all to enjoy our stops and activities together on the many islands, coves, beaches, and for some, even a golf course! We also enjoyed many beautifully located group dinners and a lunch stop in the Tobago Cays for a lobster barbecue.

   

Overall, The 2019 Winter Cruise provided us an experience that deepened friendships and created shared memories that will last a lifetime. As Commodore Karin Nye described and summarized our experience after disembarking, “this cruise was one that we didn’t want to end!”