*NEW* Mustique Cruise

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23 Jan 2018 - 01 Feb 2018 £1199.00
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*NEW* Mustique Cruise

Venue: Caribbean

Price from: £1199 per person

Duration: 10 Days

GirlsforSail Verdict

'Long days of sun, sea, sailing and relaxation. Throw in the opportunity to learn a new sport that will enable you to feel confident on the water, add a cocktail or two and you have the perfect holiday! You can really unwind in 10 days of the fabulous temperatures of the Caribbean & see some of the most exclusive places in the world, that may be off limits in a few years from now...An amazing sailing event!'

 

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What the Girls Had to Say

"Mustique has to be one of the most wonderful islands in the world its so exclusive! To be able to sail to where Kate & William holiday & Mick Jagger lives.....on your own yacht is unreal! Loved it" - Elaine 2008

 

Starts: Starts 10am day 1  - Rodney Bay Marina

Finishes: Ends Day 10 4pm

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About The Event  

Stunning sunshine, white beaches, brilliant blue seas and the time to sit back and take it in.  

This adventure enables all standard of sailor the opportunity to learn/improve their skills whilst taking in the breath taking scenery of the Caribbean. We run various cruises throughout the Caribbean season. The islands we explore are all totally different in terms of culture, terrain, entertainment, even language! Learn as much as you wish about sailing. 

Sit back, relax and enjoy a cool cocktail or join in as the RYA qualified skipper takes those that wish through the RYA comp crew syllabus or learn the specifics of boat handling, navigation, anchoring: whatever you choose! Snorkel, swim and take full advantage of the many facilities on the islands we visit, where we dine a la carte and tour the famous houses plus the surrounding uninhabited islands. Eat freshly caught fish al fresco on the beach and sample Caribbean rum where it tastes best! Your sailing adventure will begin in beautiful St. Lucia with its Pitons, white beaches and lively nightlife. The Grenadine Islands lie between St. Vincent and Grenada and we sail to Mustique amid the most pristine waters of the Eastern Caribbean. Highlights are the beaches of Mustique, the traditional boatbuilding at Bequia. On occasion the wind can be strong and if this is the case we leave it up to the skipper and crew whether they stay on the beach or go sailing. 

 

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About the Grenadines - Bequia and Mustique  

Every island is completely different. Each time you visit there will be something new you never noticed before; these are some of the most incredible islands to explore with so many hidden bays and untouched islands.

Take some time out to scuba dive or snorkel in almost every island and see something new. Or get talking to the locals in the many beach bars. Whilst in Mustique you must visit the infamous Basil's bar and see the quaint buildings around it. These Islands are very exclusive - you can only get onto Mustique if you have a house booking and they are all £ millions to hire...or if you have a yacht :) One day we are sure this will come to an end so we are still very excited to be visiting them with our lil GFS yacht and still get a great welcome from Basil and his crew

 

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The boat

We mostly coach on yachts of between 37 and 41ft. Our yachts have been specifically chosen as they are easy to handle, great for learning! There is no denying us girls sometimes don't have the physical strength of the boys but with our technical ability and a well-chosen yacht we can do just as well. You will usually find yourself aboard an Élan 37, Jeanneau 37 or a Beneteau 40.7. All of your time will be spent living as crew-mates on your yacht.  Most of the yachts have 9/10 berths with 3 cabins and a saloon so the boats will normally have 2 persons in each cabin i.e. 6 - this is always the case for an RYA course, MAX 6 persons on-board. On some events e.g. races we use the saloon which can sleep an additional 2-4 person. 

Experience required  NONE as usual! We will discuss the itineray and plan around the mix of experience we have onboard. 2 of the sails will be long but all beginners are able to do this safely - isnt that a joy

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Sample Itinerary

 Arrival, day 1 - 3

WELCOME TO St Lucia!! You'll be given a warm welcome by your GirlsforSail skipper. The yacht will be berthed in Rodney Bay Marina. After your bags have been stowed below deck, sit back and relax with a welcome drink whilst your skipper takes you through the boat. Rodney Bay is a large, protected lagoon which offers some fantastic beaches, restaurants and shops. Life in the Caribbean is very slow and relaxing - now is the time to start unwinding!

Your skipper will ensure you have all received an initial safety briefing. Then it's time to prepare the yacht for your first day on the journey around these beautiful islands. We sail to Marigot bay which takes about 2 hours. The bay is famous for being the spot where the original Doctor Doolittle Movie was filmed and it is also something that wouldn't look out of place on a postcard! We will stay on a mooring for a day or two, maybe three if its Xmas. Before we go to the Grenadines we will have customs clearance to attend to.  On that day we will go to bed for an early departure the next day.

Day 4-8

We have a pre dawn departure for a long sail to Bequia in the Grenadines, one of the quaintest little islands. This usually takes between 8-12 hours. We aim to arrive pm in Port Elizabeth Bay and attach to a mooring buoy overnight. Enough time to check into customs and immigration. Take the time perhaps to get to grips with the sailing handbook and passage planning. ...up to you girls!! All part of the experience! After a leisurely breakfast we wave start making our way down to the exclusive island of Mustique. One year we got an invite to Mick’s...you know Mick Jagger darling! Mustique is a tiny island with hardly any cars; everyone gets around on golfing buggies! The beaches and the private houses are to die for. It's no wonder the celebs all come here and buy holiday Villas. We moor in Britannia Bay and we dine at Basils bar the only bar on Mustique and do a bit of star spotting as we sip our Pina coladas! It will be a leisurely day, sunbathing on the beach, a spot of snorkelling if you are feeling energetic! Tonight we will be at the Basils Bar and it is magic, as the sun goes down. You can take a taxi tour round Mustique, where you can stop at Macaroni beach in the Caribbean for an hour or so in the morning and then head to the chic Cotton Club for lunch. Or you could spend the Day at the spa or drinking cocktails on the beach with the stars (yes, we mean the celebs!!).Or head back up to Bequia as our final stop before the long trip back to St. Lucia. Bequia is everyone's favourite island, and you will see why! Approx. 3/4 hour sail. Late leisurely lunch at Jacks Beach restaurant and afternoon on Princess Margaret beach. Stunning! You should be feeling really, really, relaxed by now. The islands are SO laid back the pace is often the source of so many jokes!

Day 9/10

Wake up very early to head north and sail back to St Lucia. Expect this to be 10-12 hour sail upwind the whole way home. Leaving under cover of darkness we will emerged back in St Lucia the following afternoon!  We will experience an exhilarating and bumpy sail – great fun and we will work off those cocktails! Arrive in the Pitons in the evening and anchor out. Dinner tonight at another lovely local venue (on the beach or on board) we have been to most of them so you tell us what you would like and we will call the boys up to look after us! The Pitons are waved goodbye and we head up for a 3/4 hour sail back to Rodney Bay. The afternoon is free to spend on the beach or simply relaxing on the yacht

Do the last minute shopping and sunbathing before you prepare for your journey home at 4pm. Reminiscing about your recent adventure and the times you've had with new friends! We say goodbye and Thank you to the Caribbean!

NB.....The above itinerary is always subject to wind and current. The prevailing winds are NE-SE and whilst we hope they will always be in our favour, please note that some journeys may take longer than planned because of being upwind. Downwind sailing is more pleasant than upwind sailing and as such this can be more challenging.

 

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Additional Info

What's included?

  • 37-41 foot yacht with safety equipment
  • Fully qualified RYA skipper
  • All safety equipment
  • Food starter pack *
  • Accommodation in shared bunk
  • Diesel, water, electricity
  • FUN, FUN, FUN!!

*breakfast/lunch for approximately 2 days

What's excluded?

  • Transport to and from meeting points
  • Flights
  • Alcoholic drinks and evening meals
  • Mooring fees
  • Departure taxes/customs entries per person
  • Any clothing
  • Accommodation ashore

NB Some night stops have good showering facilities some dont - we will do our best to find them

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Why choose Girls for Sail?

  • First of all we want to give you some freedom, we want you to feel absolutely able to do anything onboard, so we will greet you, make you feel welcome, confident and safe, and of course you won't have anyone rushing you! You can learn at your own pace with our skippers and feel the benefit of this in your handling of our yacht!
  • We pride ourselves on our levels of tuition.  There's no such thing as a 'silly' question!  There's no shouting onboard and as it's also your holiday, we want you to have fun and go home relaxed and satisfied with your time here! Not to mention you get to meet new lifelong friends! 

Our values are simple: Encourage, Support, Challenge and Respect!

How to book?

Click on the link below to view available dates - or if you have any questions please feel free to get in touch with us!

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