NEW DISCOVERY - Sailboat Partnership

About Us

About US

Two Partners, Dave from the U.S. and Steve from the U.K., selected the Windward Islands for a new partnership in 2014. Based in St Lucia. you can sail to Martinique, Dominica, Guadeloupe, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Grenada. Most of Islands ​are separate nations, or a part of France or Britain; lots of diversity to explore!  A nice difference when it comes to restaurants and marinas! Gourmet food, ethnic food, luxury accommodations: this is ​Caribbean in first class!

The boat is based in Rodney Bay Marina, St. Lucia. This is a first-class IGY marina - the 1st destination of the World ARC - Round the World Rally each December. The Windward Islands are known for their excellent sailing. Typical sails between islands involve an exhilarating 20 - 40 miles, North-South routes with frequent winds above 20 knots. Moving to the next island is something to plan and consider and consult the weather!

For us the attraction of the Windies and being based in St. Lucia is the better balance between sailing and anchoring.  In the Virgins, it is typically a short sail to the next beach and then drop anchor for most of the day. To accommodate this kind of sailing/cruising mix required a bigger and more luxurious sailboat. We searched for many months and multiple surveys before we settled on a 2007 Beneteau 423 which had never been chartered; a 54hp Yanmar; had two A/C systems and a powerful Genset. We added Doyle sails, Mattress Topper Pads, fitted sheets, bath and swim towels, 600 watt Solar panels, an Arch with Davits. If you have above average sailing experience, and the sound of a more challenging sailing experience appeals, then you are kindred spirits with our partnership. Consider joining us.
The mix of our partnerships is the US, Canada, and the U.K. We would love a similarly diverse mix of families for this partnership; it makes for a fun and interesting partnership. 

Prospective partners should hold at least RYA 'day skipper' qualification or a USSA 'basic keelboat certificate or international equivalent, and have logged at least 200 hrs with at least 100 hrs on a vessel of a similar size in various conditions.