2014 - ST. MARTIN + ST. BARTH + ANGUILLA
In 2014 we sailing St. Martin, St. Barth's, and Anguilla...
Here are some notes from that trip as well as a link to some of the photos:
Beautiful, delicious, amazing, wild, unprecedented - Just a few words to describe the flotilla that sailed St. Martin, St. Barth, and Anguilla.
We had delicious French cuisine in St. Martin, then sailed up to Anguilla – a beautiful unspoiled British island where we were treated to serene beauty and a wild nightlife.
Later we sailed down to St. Barth’s where we hit up the unspoiled Pt. Columbie one day and the next day we were in the populous French town Gustavia.
Along the way we were occasionally joined by a large group of Russian sailors who were having their regatta at the same time. These guys can party - that’s for sure. One night on Anguilla in an outdoor beach bar called Elvis, the Russians were throwing a foam party! That is: foam suds dropping down from the tin roof above the beach dance floor. We were covered in suds and sand and loved every minute of it.
Rhumb Lines visited a small uninhabited island called Tintamarre just off of St. Martin. The island was beautiful and unprecedented with dramatic cliffs, soft sand, and clear water. On the way back to St. Martin for our overnight anchorage we heard the high pitched clicking and whistling of dolphins that began to swim alongside of our boat. Since we were not under sail yet, some of the crew hopped in the water to swim with the dolphins.
The sailing on this trip, by the way, was fantastic. We had steady trade winds in the 12-20kts range. We flew from Anguilla to St. Barth on a strong beam reach and enjoyed the thrill of the rough seas that sent our provisions all over the salon of our boat.
We stuck with the traditions of “De Caribbean Regatta” with friendly challenges along the way. We had our 2nd annual “Cocktail Competition” as well as the 2nd annual Zydeco synchronized swim.
Multiple countries, many different cultures, great sailing, beautiful water and scenery – The St. Martin, St. Barth’s flotilla - A sailor’s paradise.