Monthly Archives: March 2014

March 27th to March 30th – Tobago Cays

  Our tour of the Grenadines resumes on Thursday, 3/27 with a relaxed downwind sail to the Tobago Cays National Marine Park, located 21 miles southeast of Mustique.  After three days of relative calm, the easterly trade winds are making … Continue reading

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March 24th to March 26th – Mustique

  One of the interesting things about sailing in the Grenadines is that the islands here are steep and spaced not more than 20 miles apart.  Regardless of one’s location, there is a volcanic island jutting steeply out of the … Continue reading

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March 21st to March 23rd – Bequia

On Friday March 21st , the anchor is up at 6:10 AM in the small town of Canaries, St. Lucia which serves an overnight staging area for our departure to St. Vincent and the Grenadines.  Cloud cover and early morning … Continue reading

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March 15th to March 20th – St. Lucia

On Saturday 3/15, it is a short and sweet 25 mile sail from Sainte Anne, Martinique to Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia.  The wind today is relatively light and slightly north of east at 13 to 16 knots.  From Sainte Anne, … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Steve Black, 1943 – March 17th, 2014

  Steve Black was the founder of the Bermuda Rally and the Caribbean 1500.  These annual group sailing events introduced thousands of East Coast sailors to offshore passage making.  Through classroom education and camaraderie with other like-minded sailors, Steve actively … Continue reading

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March 6th to March 14th – Anse Mitan to Sainte Anne, Martinique

On Thursday March 6th, Cutter Loose is under sail from the metropolitan city of Fort-de-France across the Bay to Anse Mitan, a compact resort town on the Pointe du Bout peninsula.  Several hotels and villas provide accommodations for land-based tourists … Continue reading

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Faces of Carnival 2014 – Fort-de-France, Martinique

Male or female?  You make the call.  Click on image to enlarge.

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March 2nd to March 5th – Carnival in Fort de France, Martinique

    After a leisurely morning ashore in Sainte Pierre enjoying the pleasures of pain chocolat and café, the anchor is up at 10:50 AM for the 16-mile journey south to Fort de France, the capital of Martinique.  With a … Continue reading

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February 24th to February 28th – Antigua to Martinique

  The week of February 24th is devoted to a series of southerly day sails through the Leeward Island chain. Our objective for the week is to reach Fort de France, Martinique in time for Carnival celebration. The marine weather … Continue reading

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