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Sunset Seminar / A Passage to Antigua and Cruising the Windward Islands / Bob Osborn
July 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Have you been dreaming about cruising the Caribbean?
Bob Osborn, Board Member of the Salty Dawg Sailing Association, will talk about the Salty Dawg Fall Rally to the Caribbean and Antigua as a starting point for cruising the islands from there to the Grenadines to the south.
The Salty Dawg Fall Rally is the largest organized flotilla of cruisers leaving the East Coast for the Caribbean.
Some say that the “Real Caribbean begins in Antigua” and the farther south you get, the more magnificent the scenery becomes with the peaks of magnificent islands shrouded in clouds.
This cruising area offers line of sight passages between islands, consistent trade wind sailing and easy reaching both north and south, to just about anywhere in the Caribbean. Bob will share photographs of magnificent tropical scenery, anchorages and yachts in this area.
Bob’s presentation will cover the islands of the eastern Caribbean, which form a graceful arc from Puerto Rico south to Trinidad, ending just north of Venezuela. The Windward islands comprise the southern half of the chain from Martinique to Grenada for a total distance of approximately 450 miles.
The Salty Dawg Sailing Association is a nonprofit educational and charitable organization that hosts rallies, rendezvous and blue water sailing seminars. The Fall Rally departs from Hampton VA in early November with between 85–95 boats making the trip each year following nearly a week of seminars. Destinations include, in addition to Antigua, the BVIs and Bahamas.
Come to Bob’s presentation to see for yourself what it is like to cruise the “islands that kiss the clouds.”