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Ya Mon! Longshore Sailing School heads to the Caribbean

Vol. II, No. 75

Sailing in the Caribbean

Hobie sailing is a means of transportation in the Caribbean. Does it get any better than this?

Skiing, sitting by the fire, and making snowmen all have their draw in the winter. It’s fun for a while, but then the winter starts to get…long.  Longshore Sailing School has figured it out: Get out of town and spend some time in a sailor’s Shangri La: the British Virgin Islands.  The Westport school’s “Away Team” has been hosting their annual Caribbean Sailing Weeks every January for more than a decade now.  The instructors always go to the same place, and that’s for a good reason.  The Bitter End Yacht Club on Virgin Gorda is not accessible by car, but instead is home to an amazing fleet of boats and a perfectly protected (yet windy) sailing area.  Resort guests can use Hobies, lasers, kayaks, SUPs, whalers, windsurfers and other toys to their hearts’ content.  It’s all included; the only restriction: Watersports closes down each night at 5.  Most people are tuckered out and ready for an umbrella drink by that time anyway.

“BEYC is like no other place I have ever been,” says Longshore’s Business Manager Matt Kanaga.  Kanaga has been a member of the Away Team for three years, and knows all of the ins and outs of the area, and the resort.  “The resort is such a unique combination of elegant and casual. Whether you are a sailor or not there is an endless amount of excursions and activities, but it also is a great place to just relax on the beach.

And that’s the great thing about Bitter End and Longshore’s trips:You can do as much or as little as you want.  There’s something for everyone.

One of my favorite things about Bitter End: you might find yourself realizing you haven’t seen your shoes in a few days. But then you’ll find them on the beach right where you left them.  It’s just a “no worries” kind of place.  Find out more about Longshore’s trips this January on their website.