Cruising Guide to the Leeward Islands

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Cruising Guide Publications, Jan 1, 1998 - Sports & Recreation - 432 pages
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"Fair winds and fine cruising" is author Chris Doyle's wish for readers of this popular, newly updated guide to the 10 island nations of this enchanting Caribbean chain.

Doyle's background in research makes this volume rich in practical details; yet its tone is conversational. His is also an intimate knowledge, gathered from more than 20 years of live-aboard Caribbean cruising on his Carib 41 Helos, a former charterboat.

The Leewards are a cultural and topographic mix, and Doyle addresses them by geographical grouping. The Renaissance Islands (St. Martin, St. Barts and Anguilla), an economically strong bareboating enclave, offer short cruising passages and a wide choice of anchorages. The Islands That Brush the Clouds - a volcanic chain strung between Saba and Montserrat - present cruisers with a variety of channels and terrain. Most broadly strewn are the Islands of Mountains and Mangroves, a patchwork chiefly of rugged rainforest and exotic fauna, guarded in spots by spectacular reefs.

The southern Leewards in particular have cried for reliable charting. Doyle provides aid throughout, using GPS coordinates, a trove of charts and color maps. All are cross-referenced with the newly released Caribbean Yachting Charts, exactingly detailed and available through Cruising Guide Publications. Spectacular photographs add a visual feast.

Onshore accommodations, transportation, communications, entertainment and provisioning are also addressed throughout the guide, and in an exhaustive directory by island and service type.

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Contents

PRICKLY PEAR CAYS
71
ST MARTINST MAARTEN
77
EAST COAST OF ST MARTIN
130
ST BARTHELEMY ST BARTS
144
SABA
164
NEVIS
204
REDONDA
225
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
238
ANTIGUA
249
GUADELOUPE
319
CHARTERING IN THE LEEWARD ISLANDS
401
Copyright

About the author (1998)

Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist Chris Doyle received his Bachelors degree in Fine Arts from Boston College, and his Masters in Architecture from Harvard University. His work has recently been featured at The Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Queens Museum of Art, P.S.1, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, Socrates Sculpture Park, The Sculpture Center and as part of the New York Video Festival at Lincoln Center, as well as at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Artspace and Real Art Ways. His work has been supported by grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, NYSCA and the Creative Capital Foundation. In 2007, he completed "The Moons," a three-screen outdoor video piece for the Kansas City's Sprint Arena.

Simon Scott joined Edelman Public Relations Worldwide in November 1995. He started his career in publishing and was Chief Editor at Cassell, and Editorial Director of Harrap, working in London and New York. At Edelman he contributes as a specialist on print and broadcast media to a variety of major corporate accounts. Working on projects that have included the Acropolis investor's battle; the Apollo Leisure group's reopening of the Lyceum Theatre, and Saudi Aramco's annual crisis simulation exercises. In addition, he has worked on corporate financial media relations for United Parcel Service, Commercial Union, UK Yellow Pages, Peregrine Investment Holdings, McGraw-Hill and the Management Consultancy Division of Coopers & Lybrand.

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