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GRENADA AND THE GRENADINES
One of the great things about Grenada and the Grenadines of
St. Vincent and the Grenadines is that you can happily sail here
all year long since this string of islands is located at the lower
limit of the Hurricane Belt reducing the chance of encountering
summer hurricanes. Many cruising sailors and bareboat
charterers take advantage of this opportunity to extend their
Caribbean sailing season by cruising amongst the satellite
islands of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada, as well
as the main islands.
Tyrell Bay on the island of Carriacou, Grenada, is a fun daysail up from the main island of Grenada past where the charter
bases are found. Tyrell Bay is a large anchorage with room for
all. There are great little beach bars and pizzerias ashore for a
quick meal and to hang out with other sailors.
Admiralty Bay in Bequia further up-island offers the same
thing but the restaurants and shops are a bit more upscale as
compared to charmingly rustic. Both are delightful!
Between the two, you will find many great stops such as

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1: Grenadines - Tobago Cays - Sheryl and Paul on DSII.
The Tobago Cays, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, are a group
of several little uninhabited islets in the protection of the huge
Horseshoe Reef. Our last visit here was 25 years ago and we
were delighted to see that it hadn't changed much.
Photo by Paul Shard

2: Grenadines - Tobago Cays - Park Wardens. The Tobago
Cays are now a national park with park fees of 10 EC ($4 US)
per person per day which is collected by very friendly park
wardens when you arrive.
Photo by Sheryl Shard

Chatham Bay on Union Island and, a highlight, the Tobago
Cays, a protected area where the water colour is comparable
to the incredible colours of the Bahamas. Fish and wildlife
abound here (you'll always see turtles) and snorkelling and
diving are a favourite pastime of the sailors who come here.
Local fishermen host beach BBQ's most nights during the
season. Fresh grilled lobster, anyone?
CONCLUSION
There are so many great places to sail
in the Caribbean and Bahamas. We
hope these recommendations give you
some more ideas of places to explore
and that you get the chance to visit
them by boat someday soon! *
Canadians Paul and Sheryl Shard are the
hosts of the Distant Shores sailing adventure
TV series and have been cruising internationally since 1989. Meet them at the Toronto
International Boat Show in January where
they will be conducting seminars about
cruising in the Bahamas and Caribbean.
You can follow their adventures at
www.distantshores.ca

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting October 2017

Vantage Point: First Time Charter Vacation
Club Profile: Beaconsfield Yacht Club
Travel Destination: Cowichan Bay
Boatbuilder Profile: A Trip to Iconic Italian Yachtbuilder Riva and Lake Como
Charter Destination: Our Top 5 Caribbean Destinations
The Port Hole
Charter Destination: Antigua; A Beam Reach for Paradise
Sail Review: Elan GT5
Power Review: Jeanneau Leader 10.5
Crossing The Line: Boatonomics for 2018
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