5 comments for “Getting Started Guide

  1. December 15, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Just to let you know that there is an alternative to Riteway and Bobby’s provisioning – MsPenguin.com. Prepared meals, frozen for convenience. Suppliers to most of the charter companies, Ms Penguin has been serving the boating industry for over 18 years. Delivery crews and bareboat crews alike love the convenience. Not mass produced like the stuff they sell at the supermarkets. Less waste than buying all the ingredients and less work too. It is a vacation after all. Let us cook – it’s what we do!


    Ms Penguin

    • stormy
      February 10, 2015 at 5:13 pm


  2. Linda
    January 12, 2015 at 10:10 am

    We are chartering a 36 ft. Beneteau from Rob Swain Sailing School. I hope this was a good decision as they are not even on your list! It is very reasonably priced (about 1800 for 6 nights). We are now planning the islands to go to…what are your favorites for an intermediate bareboater? We have not been to the BVI’s in 12 years.
    Thanks! Linda

    • stormy
      February 10, 2015 at 5:12 pm

      I’ve heard good things about Rob Swain Sailing School!

      You can’t go wrong no matter which islands you pick but you should plan depending on what type of activities you enjoy. Snorkeling the caves at Norman Island, checking out the beach bars on Jost, snorkeling the Wreck of the Rhone or the Dogs, …

      Check out this post for help:

  3. linda
    February 11, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    We had a disastrous trip to the BVI’s. Swain sailing was terrible to deal with for many reasons. They did not give us the boat we reserved. It was 39′ instead of 36 and too big for us to handle alone. They gave us an inexperienced instructor new to the BVI’s who took us to Cane Garden Bay in bad weather. My husband got sick and we had to leave the boat. Our dinghy was then stolen even though we locked it up. They had no extra dinghys and expected us to sail with no dinghy for two days of our charter. They were rude and hard to deal with. I am so sorry we chose them.

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