Yacht Whimbrel

Discovery Bluewater 50 catamaran

Vessel Name: Whimbrel
Vessel Make/Model: Discovery Bluewater 50 catamaran
Hailing Port: Guernsey
Home Page: www.sailsunsea.com
06 April 2019
26 January 2019 | Carlisle Bay
07 January 2019 | Jolly Harbour
11 December 2018 | Jolly Harbour
08 December 2018 | Jolly Harbour
07 December 2018 | Anchored Freemans Bay English Harbour
06 December 2018 | Anchored off OJ's Crab Hill Bay
05 December 2018 | Jolly Harbour Antigua
04 December 2018 | 88.8 NM East of Antigua
03 December 2018 | 260 NM East of Antigua
02 December 2018 | 423 NM East of Antigua
01 December 2018 | 580 NM East of Antigua
30 November 2018 | 893 NM East of Antigua
29 November 2018 | 740 NM East of Antigua
28 November 2018 | 1070 NM East of Antigua
27 November 2018 | 1232 NM East of Antigua
26 November 2018 | 1376 NM East of Antigua
25 November 2018 | 1540 NM East of Antigua
24 November 2018 | 395NM West of Sao Antao
Recent Blog Posts
06 April 2019

The Futur Plan for Whimbrel

We are free for charters around Antigua between 20th April and 5th May, which is the period of Antigua Race Week 27th April to 3rd May.

06 April 2019

Cruising around Antigua

We start out from Jolly Harbour half way up the West coast.

26 January 2019 | Carlisle Bay

Guadaloupe Circuit

After checking out in English Harbour following a nights stay, and watching an Atlantic crossing rowing boat with 5 men on board arrive around midnight, we sail down to Deshais bay.

07 January 2019 | Jolly Harbour

Christmas Cruise

Cathleen aboard 14th Dec, and guests arrive 22nd. We sail south out of Jolly Hr, anchor off a beach for the night, then visit Cades Reef for snorkelling and spend the next night anchored off Carlisle Bay, near English Harbour.

11 December 2018 | Jolly Harbour

Repairs Under Way

Crew all departed - Colin left on 10th and donated a Yamaha P45 Piano!

08 December 2018 | Jolly Harbour

Secured in Jolly Harbour

Now settled in the marina.

Cruising around Antigua

06 April 2019
Leonard Williams
We start out from Jolly Harbour half way up the West coast.
Going south around, places to visit are:
1/ Crab Hill Bay where lies OJ's Restaurant which is good and not overly expensive, and Jacqui O's which is fine and a bit more expensive. both lie on a very pleasant beach on the sheltered side of the island.

2/ Cades Reef which lies offshore, is well protected and good for swimming and snorkelling

3/ Carlisle Bay, which is a nice overnight anchoring stop in a protected anchorage off a hotel with a dinghy dock and several fine restaurants. Nearby is a fine swimming and snorkelling area off Old Road Bluff.

4/ Falmouth Harbour which is a well protected bay with 3 marinas and visitors buoys and anchoring areas, with nice restaurants, a supermarket, a launderette, and within easy walking distance of English harbour next door. Also a large collection of super yachts to view!

5/ English Harbour which contains Nelsons Dockyard and Freemans Bay Anchorage. Nice to visit and a good hike up to Shirley Heights for glorious views.

6/ Marmora Bay which is well protected, and access to the St.James Club Hotel

7/ Nonsuch Bay which is on the East coast, so is a bit of a bash into the prevailing wind and seas, but worthwhile!
Green Island which is un-inhabited has some nice anchorages like tenpound bay, where there is only space for one boat and contains a useful mooring buoy. Also Rickets Bay and West Bay and further north where there is a collection of useful mooring buoys in the lee of the reefs. At the West end of the bay lies the Nonsuch Bay Resort with a useful restaurant.

The rest of the East coast is quite inaccessible due to being on the windward side and covered by dangerous reefs.

So Travelling back past Jolly Harbour going north is Five Island Harbour, and Deep Bay which make good anchorages. Then north of there is Dickenson Bay which has good restaurants and sheltered beaches off which to anchor.

Going around the North of the island within the Boon Channel inside the off-lying reef one can find Long Island which is a wealthy resort but with a fine anchorage, and with care one can find anchorages off a number of islands amongst the reefs.
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Images from our 2013 crossing from Gran Canaria to Bequia via Cape Verde Islands
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Created 21 December 2013