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Above: The whole island of Antigua - especially here at Jolly
Harbour - is a water-lover' paradise.
Left: Doing lookout duty just outside Deep Bay.

He takes a swallow of Wadadli and grins. "Way too beautiful
here."
So maybe Doyle's right.
Next day we head west through Boon Passage. We catch a
mooring ball in Jolly Harbour, do dinner ashore, stock up on
provisions at an air-conditioned supermarket. Tomorrow we'll
drop the hook off Carlisle Bay Resort with its rainforest backdrop and snorkel off a rocky beach at the base of a towering
cliff. The day after that we do lunch in a quirky purple beachside called "Bumpkins" before that last close reach romp back
into English Harbour.
But right now we've got following seas. Rolling waves that
rush under the transom of "Blue Voyage", sending her forward,
on a broad reach, cavorting over the blue waters of Boon Passage

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like a teenaged dolphin.
Now we clear St. John's harbour, now we turn south, winds
race toward our beam from the slopes of those omnipresent
green hills, promontories a procession of nobles marching into
the distance, turning blue-green, grey like campfire smoke.
And now we have flat waters and fifteen knots steady.
I yell to Ed, who's trimming sheets, who's enjoying both the
views and the romp.
Doyle (and Sunsail staffer, Chris Donahue, for that matter)
knows a lot about the appeals of Antigua and Barbuda, I'll give
him that. So maybe it's a tie.
Or maybe not.
"Trim for a beam reach," I yell over the hum of the wind in
the rigging. I pause for dramatic effect.
"A beam reach for paradise!"
FLOAT PLAN
Sunsail maintains a fleet of monohulls from 41' to 51' as well as
Sunsail 444 catamarans out of their Antigua base in Nelson's
Dockyard - perfect spot to explore and hang out at the beginning or end of your charter. Options range from bareboat to skippered to partly skippered - book a captain for a day or two until
you've got your sea legs. (www.sunsail.com) *
For more information on this little piece of paradise
log on to www.visitantiguabarbuda.com

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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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Canadian Yachting October 2017 - Travel Destination: Cowichan Bay
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