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Caribbean Cruising to the Central Americas
We invite you to join us as crew and share the adventure as we explore the Western Caribbean and Central Americas by sail. We will take 5 months to cruise from Curaçao in the Dutch West Indies, to Placenia in Belize, with many stops and time ashore for exploring along the way. For safety and to enhance the social dynamic, we will be traveling in the company of like-minded cruisers. There are a number of overnight sails planned, but mostly we will be day-sailing and island hopping. You may join us for one or more individual legs. Our planned stops include Curaçao, Cartegena, Panama, the San Blaas Islands, Providencia, the Honduras Bay Islands, and Belize. Our planned itinerary is expanded below; a graphic of our intended route is also included in the Gallery. Skipper & 1st Mate: we are married couple, who have been living aboard our beautiful AMEL Super Maramu since February 2017. Since purchase, we have traveled the US East Coast and Eastern Caribbean, undertaking a 'cruising refit' during that time. Joining crew: We are seeking one or two people, or a couple, non-smoking, to join us as we explore the Western Caribbean and beyond. You will be flexible, friendly & relaxed, fit & healthy, open to new experiences, and willing & able to contribute to all aspects of life aboard. Expectations: You will be responsible for getting to and from the boat, and the cost of doing so; you will contribute to daily running & operating expenses (such as food & drink, fuel, mooring, marina, anchoring & national park fees, car hire) on a shared-cost and per Diem basis. You will be responsible for your own personal effects, travel & health insurance/s, and costs ashore. Our home afloat: PERIGEE, a 2003 AMEL Super Maramu; a 16m ketch designed for safe and comfortable oceanic passages, certified to EU Category A requirements (basically, all oceans, unrestricted). Safety gear includes: 6 person life raft, EPIRB, flares, satellite phone, PFDs & harnesses, plus more. Her fully equipped galley makes for good food on-board, whether at rest or underway. "Doing it tough" is not in the AMEL design spec. We operate Perigee conservatively - safe, fun, & fast. Recent upgrades: AIS, digital radar & chart plotter (2014); Navigation instruments (2017); Autopilot (2018). Your Skipper -> Nationality: Australian; Age: 60; Gender: Male; Fluent language: English; Qualifications: RYA Yachtmaster with STCW95 certifications (1st Aid; Safety at Sea/Sea Survival; Fire Fighting; Personal Safety & Social Responsibility; Maritime Security Awareness); Sea Miles: 10,000+. Our cruising itinerary is provisional and will change in response to weather and other events. 2018 Place - Country - Arrival - Departure Spanish Water - Curacao - 14 Nov - 21 Nov Oranjestad - Aruba - 21 Nov - 1 Dec Santa Marta - Columbia - 3 Dec - 13 Dec Puerto Velero - Columbia - 13 Dec - 14 Dec Isla del Rosario - Columbia - 14 Dec - 17 Dec Cartagena - Columbia - 17 Dec . . . -> 2019 Place - Country - Arrival - Departure Cartagena - Columbia - . . . -> 03 Jan Isla San Bernardo - Columbia - 3 Jan - 6 Jan Isla Fuerte - Columbia - 6 Jan - 7 Jan Puerto Obalido - Panama - 7 Jan - 8 Jan San Blas Islands - Panama - 8 Jan - 3 Feb Puerto Lindo - Panama - 3 Feb - 6 Feb Portobelo - Panama - 06 Feb - 09 Feb Shelter Bay - Panama - 09 Feb - 23 Feb San Andres - Columbia - 24 Feb - 6 Mar Providencia - Columbia - 6 Mar - 16 Mar Bay Islands - Honduras - 17 Mar - 18 Mar Guanaja - Honduras - 19 Mar - 24 Mar Roatan - Honduras - 24 Mar - 03 Apr Utila - Honduras - 03 Apr - 10 Apr Placenia - Belize - 11 Apr - 19 Apr After Belize, we plan to go to Florida. Then we will head offshore to Bermuda for a short explore, and then onto the Azores for a few weeks. thereafter to mainland Portugal for some European sight-seeing. We will be seeking suitable crew mates for these legs. Those who have sailed with us before will receive the first invitations.

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We started out with sailing activities mainly in and around the Med, but are now sailing further afield, presently exploring the Caribbean and Central Americas on-board PERIGEE, a 2003 AMEL Super Maramu.

We are changing the direction of this MeetUp Group to become more focused on sailing as live-aboard lifestyle, cruising long-distances and in remote-areas.

Our plans for late 2018 and early 2019 include island-hopping from Curaçao to Belize and, in 2019, a trans-Atlantic crossing from the USA to Spain and Portugal, via Bermuda and the Azores.

Are you interested to join as crew and experience 'life on the ocean wave'? If so, then contact me.

Yours aye, David (your meet-up group organiser)

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