LTD Sailing Blog

The Windward Islands in the Caribbean offer some of the best sailing in the world! The Trade Wind breezes are steady and consistent. Sailing here is amazing – but it can be challenging. Proper winch technique is important for managing your sails in various conditions on a sailboat. It allows you to pull in sails smoothly and let sails out under control  even under extreme pressure from the wind. However, you have to show some respect to the winch, as well as to […]
  After spending a week with LtD Sailing on an amazing Caribbean sailing school learning adventure in the Caribbean, what’s next? What are you going to do with all your newly acquired skills?  The most logical answer would be to go sailing, right? But how are you going to do that without a boat? Here are a few ideas: Yacht clubs – Look for yacht clubs in your local area. You do not have to own […]
  Hello Kitty! Cruising Catamaran Sailing School – a Caribbean sailing adventure! Catamarans are becoming more and more popular with bareboat yacht charters in the Caribbean. LtD Sailing School in St. Vincent and the Grenadines can help you get on board with one of our live-aboard Catamaran Sailing School Courses. Catamarans are known for their flat sailing, roominess, and stability at anchor.  Imagine – you are liming in a palm-tree lined bay with the warm breeze blowing gently […]
What is this “liming” you speak of? Well, according to Wiktionary, liming is: Verb liming (Alternate forms: limin’ or lyming) (Trinidadian, Caribbean, slang) hanging around, usually in a public place with friends, enjoying the scene. “No Liming or Loitering – No Shouting or Loud Noise” (written on a sign in Port of Spain shopping mall).  Liming is the art of doing NOTHING. Some people might call it being lazy, but most lime time is well-deserved. Sometimes […]
 What is it about a full moon? Does it conquer up images of moonlight reflecting on the water, warm breezes blowing through the palms and the sound of waves lapping along the side of the sailboat? Or do you think of creatures howling in the moonlight? How does the full moon effect people, animals, or the ocean? Statistically speaking there is no evidence that the moon has any influence on people or animals. Ocean tides are […]
Should I chose an all-inclusive cruise ship or book a skippered charter in the Caribbean?  Cruise ship bargains are everywhere – from Costco to Facebook. Everywhere you look someone wants you to board a boat for your next vacation. It sounds good, doesn’t it? You can travel to different areas without ever unpacking, you don’t have to worry about where you’ll get your next meal, and everything you need is on the ship. Often the […]
 So, ladies, you want to learn how to sail? Imagine sailing along on a beautiful bareboat charter yacht on the azure sea in the warm Caribbean – just the two of you. You’re behind the wheel, wind blowing back your hair, the sun shining on your shoulders. Very romantic! But, how do you plan to learn how to sail? You’ve been thinking about it for a while now. You want to be captain of your […]
You never know where you might find someone from a Caribbean Sailing School Representing St. Vincent and the Grenadines!  Imagine, if you will, an auditorium full of sailors – over 100. Do you have that picture? Do you see Popeye or the jaunty captain in a smart looking cap with a navy blazer and brass buttons? Naaah! They are ALL women! The Seattle Women’s Boating seminar held on Febuary 23rd  was well-attended by women boaters from […]
Do you think Young Island looks like a heart? Which would be very appropriate because Young Island is a great place for couples in love to spend time walking along the beach, swimming up to the Tiki bar or lounging on a skippered yacht charter. Young Island is conveniently located right off the shores of St. Vincent near our Caribbean sailing school at the Sunsail Charter base in Blue Lagoon. It is an exclusive resort with romantic […]
St. Vincent has it’s own unique language, it’s own unique culture and of course, it’s own unique RUM. Puerto Rico has Bacardi, Barbados has Mount Gay and St. Vincent and the Grenadines has Sunset. Isn’t that a fitting name?  Who knew that the by-product of sugar cane (molasses) could have created such a following?  Imagine how they figured that one out, hmmm? All over the Caribbean rum RULES –  from the British Navy’s grog to […]