|Sample the Cruising LifeStyle
While having fun sailing in exotic places!
|Two couples per sailing
couples) with two Captains
/ Instructors provides
almost private instruction.
Join Team Jeff & Jean to learn if Cruising is for both of you.
Please watch for our 2017 sailings being posted this summer!
"We were fortunate to be aboard the
Leopard 44 with Jeff & Jean. They
constantly were helping us improve our
sailing skills. We can't imagine being
"on" constantly like they did. It is
obvious both of them love what they do."
Nancy & Curt
Now owners of
Leopard 40 "Rum Tum Tiger"
|Nancy & Curt TwoCanSailors:
Couples Seminar, Try A Cat,
Shopping assistance, Surveying
and On-Board Training
Kit & Adrienne and Cyndee & Dan with Jeff &
Jean at Goff's Cay in Belize with our Leopard 45
Cat in the background.
Kit & Adrienne went on to purchase a Fountaine
Pajot 42 Catamaran while Cyndee & Dan
bought a Catalina 350 monohull. Both used
TwoCanSail shopping and surveying services.
The Cruising LifeStyle: Sunset cocktails in Antigua
Working hard sailing in Antigua with Two Can Sail
Where should we go? First you want to carefully choose the destination based on both of your combined sailing experience. So for
example: He has sailed several times with friends who needed racing crew; but she has only been out on a sunset cruise once and felt
queasy. He loved the feel of the boat heeled over with the rail in the water and spray coming over the deck, she was uneasy with the
boat heeling. Based on this information choosing what we call a Level One location would be best until the party with the least
experience can get more comfortable on board a boat. You both have to want to learn more and the best way to build the desire to
learn is a good experience. Level One locations would include: the British Virgin Islands, Belize and the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas,
these areas feature short sailing days in protected waters each with their own flavor. What experience do you both need for a Level Two
location? You should both been sailing and perhaps even taken some formal lessons and feel comfortable on board a boat at sea.
Level Two locations would include Antigua, Guadeloupe, Tahiti and Tonga in these locations you will experience open water sailing and
some of the islands are very remote so you will learn more about having limited resources. So how about Level Three what skills should
we have to go to these locations? By now you should have twenty days of sea time, have the ability to navigate and feel comfortable on
a boat in open water. Level Three locations would include: St Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, and the Seychelles.
SAMPLE THE CRUISING LIFESTYLE
Why spend a big chunk of your budget on a live aboard vacation?
Do you really think the locals are topless tropical beauty’s serving
you umbrella drinks as soon as you hit the beach? What it is really
like? Like all things in life both good and bad can be found so
before you go and spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a
boat maybe you should investigate further. Selecting a sailing
vacation where you live aboard a sailing yacht close to the same
size you have been considering is a good way to test the waters.
(You don’t know what you don’t know.)
Picture yourself on a beautiful sunny day with crystal clear
skies above, a light breeze kissing your face as you glide
through turquoise waters in quiet tranquility on board a sailing
yacht. As you sail along the coast you pass slowly by a beach
of white sugar sand nestled in a small cove, you pick out a
secluded spot and drop anchor. After enjoying some
well-deserved rest you venture on to a new island and explore
a small village where the local people welcome you with rum
drinks served in a coconut shell. So far it sounds great!
When is the best time to go to these places? The Caribbean is a year round destination so you may want to
consider the typical wind speeds for certain times of year to help you decide. Springtime the winds are lighter
therefore easy going sailing for the novice. Summer is Hurricane season but early in the season like July in the BVI’s
can be a great time with less crowds and warmer water temperatures for first time snorkelers to delight in seeing
tropical fish and colorful corals. In the winter the winds will be stronger but the temperatures will still be a delightful
break from that of North America, a great time to use your holiday vacation time to explore the possibilities.