Islands at the eastern border of the Caribbean Sea named as Windward and Leeward islands. Windward Islands stretch from Grenada to Martinique, where Leeward islands begin just above Martinique and extent about 150 miles to north, to St. Martin.
Sailing between St. Barthelemy, St. Martin and Anguilla is a fantastic experience; each island has unique characters, different geography and nature. In this tour you may find diverse sailing adventures. Some legs needs longer sailing and open water passage from one island to other, while some are just short and laid-back sails around an island. Due to this diversity, most of the yachtsmen enjoy with this tour no matter what their experience are.
Weather and Sea state;
The prevailing wind is trade winds which also constantly cools down the air temperature. Average temperature of the area is 26˚C all over the year.
Easterly Trade Winds blow with an average of 10 – 20 knots, lightens during summer months and hurricane season (August-September). During Christmas, winds can climb up to 25 – 30 knots This period is named as Christmas Winds by locals. N – E swell can also be dominant during this period.
Tide range is 30 – 60 cm.
Weather forecast can be obtained from several sources.
Radio Laser (101.5 FM); local weather at 7:45 and 8:15 am.
Radio Transat (106.1 FM); weather forecast every hour between 6:30 to 12:30.
VHF Ch. 64; at 9 pm, 12 am, 8 pm and 10 pm.