"To sail from the U.S. East Coast to the Lesser Antilles, many choose Florida as their jumping off point and the Virgin Islands as their Caribbean landfall. Every autumn the migration of sailboats arrives in Florida, mostly via the Intracoastal Waterway. For those who have set their sights beyond the Bahamas to the Lesser Antilles, it might be useful to take a look at the professional delivery skippers' boat preparation, route planning, and passage making techniques for the 1,100-mile, Miami-to-the-Virgins crossing."

 (Submitted by Noel Sat Jul 3, 2004 )


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