Caribbean Cruising and Classic Racing

We are now taking booking for summer 2019 – see below..

We are offering the 14 day cruise up from Grenada to Antigua, racing in Antigua Classics and the cruise back down afterwards.

Over the summer we will be cruising the southern Grenadines and also taking voyages down to Trinidad.

see our Summer Schedule section for dates

 

Click here to see Vendia galloping along on YouTube!

 


Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta

April 17-23 2019

 

Help us defend our silverware! One day practice and four days racing available $US250 pppd* Private group charter $US2500 per day

Includes lunch and soft drinks while racing, Rum punch and nibbles after!

Big discounts available if you book the whole regatta – email for details 

Comfort Zone Trophy Winner 2018 – Vendia!

 

Nothing can prepare you for your first sight of the classic racing in Antigua. Little pocket rockets, working boats and “small” classics mix it with magnificent schooners and 100 foot ketches. J-boats thunder past under full sail whilst Carriacou Sloops do battle.

 

The racing is up close and personal so bring your camera! From the stable decks of Vendia you will be able to produce images suitable for any glossy magazine or calendar! The onshore activities are equally impressive with bars, bands gig racing.. oh and the occasional rum!

 


Accommodation available during Antigua Classics 2019

Free accommodation for the first eight to sign up for all the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta 2019 – BOOK NOW!

* Rates do not include air fares, taxis, customs fees, accommodation during race week and gratuities

 

Special offers on accommodation may apply, see text or email for details


Accommodation available during Antigua Race Week 2019

26th April – 5th May – $US100 ppp night

 

During our stay in Antigua we will be offering accommodation on Vendia. Our comfortable bunks are much nicer than a nest of wet sails!

 

Light breakfast included.

 


Cruise from Grenada through the Grenadines to Antigua

30th March – 12th April 2019 – 14 days $US1700*

Includes breakfast, lunch, soft drinks on board and evening meals whilst on passage.

Tobago Cays

 

Come with us as we sail past and visit some of the most sort after sailing destinations. Carriacou – home of traditional boatbuilding skills, Tobago Cays – stunning natural reefs in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, St. Vincent & The Grenadines – home of Jack Sparrow and his pirate friends, St. Lucia – gorgeous rock formations and spectacular snorkelling, Martinique and Guadeloupe – a little french chic in the Caribbean, Dominica – unspoilt forests full of wildlife, and of course Antigua with the bustling super yacht set and 365 beaches, one for every day of the year!

St. Vincent


Cruise from Antigua through the Grenadines to Grenada

May 6th – 19th 2019 –  14 days $US1700* 

Includes breakfast, lunch, soft drinks on board and evening meals whilst on passage.

The Pitons, St. Lucia

 

Join us on our return journey to Grenada, the Spice Isle. Setting sail from Antigua we will take a leisurely tour down-island past Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, St. Lucia, St Vincent, The Tobago Cays and eventually back to our home waters.
Plenty of opportunities to swim and snorkel in crystal clear Caribbean waters, visit local beaches and bars or just relax on board.

* Rates do not include air fares, taxis, customs fees and gratuities

 


Vendia Summer Schedule

see our Summer Schedule section for dates

Grenadine Island cruising – 7 days US$1100*

Explore the most beautiful part of the eastern Caribbean with us. Perfect for budding skippers to practise their pilotage. Full instruction available from experienced RYA/ASA instructors onboard.

Day 1

Arrive 8 am. (guests can stay onboard the night before at no extra cost), allocation of berths and watches, familiarization, briefing on itinerary. Sail to Carriacou, possible lunch stop at Isle de Ronde, dinner ashore.

Day 2

Clear customs, sail to Union island for lunch and clear customs. Afternoon and evening in Tobago Cays. Swimming with turtles (almost) guaranteed.

Day 3, 4 and 5

Cruising the southern Grenadines, the jewel in the Caribbean. Mayreau, Canouan, Palm Island, Petit St. Vincent, etc.

Day 6

Sail to Union Island, clear customs then overnight in Chatham Bay. Great night ashore at local beach bars, good food and entertainment.

Day 7

Return sail to St. George’s Grenada, clear customs then guests can disembark or stay onboard (no extra charge) for celebration party with the crew.

 

Trinidad Adventure – 7 days US$1100*

This cruise starts and finishes with an inter island ocean voyage of approximately 90 miles. Perfect to experience real ocean sailing. It would suit those preparing for Yacht Master coastal/offshore (counts as tidal) or milebuilding. Full instruction available from experienced RYA/ASA instructors onboard.

Day 1

Arrive 9 am. (guests can stay onboard the night before at no extra cost), allocation of berths and watches, familiarization, briefing on itinerary. Short sail to a Grenada south coast anchorage, preparation for overnight passage to Trinidad including clearing customs. Overnight 100 miles trip sailing past spectacular, flaming oil rigs.

Day 2

Arrive in Chagauramas, clear customs, relaxing day to explore ashore, shop or just chillax onboard.

Day 3, 4 and 5

Cruising Trinidad coast including one memorable night anchored at Chacachacare Island which is an abandoned leper colony with the sanatorium, houses and workshop still standing. Very interesting.

Day 6

Sail back to Chagaramas to clear customs, lunch in Scotland Bay surrounded by jungle echoing to the sound of howler monkeys. Spot an iguana if you can! Prepare for overnight passage to Grenada. Depart late afternoon.

Day 7

Arrive Grenada, anchor for swimming/snorkelling and lunch. In the afternoon sail to St George’s, possible visit to world famous underwater sculpture park. Clear customs then depart or stay with us for another evening (at no extra cost).

 

Grenadines / Trinidad Combo 16 days US$1980*

Our Grenadines and Trinidad cruises can be booked as a package making a wonderful 16 day adventure sure to delightThere is plenty of opportunity to experience all Grenada has to offer between the trips. For the less experienced sailor this makes a perfect introduction with gentle short inter-island cruising building up to a proper ocean voyage to Trinidad and back.


Cruising on Vendia

Cruising on Vendia

On our cruising trips you will be signed on the ship as genuine members of the crew. We take a fairly leisurely cruise up or down the Eastern Caribbean Island chain, stopping at several idyllic locations en-route. You will have the opportunity to take part in all aspects of sailing the ship from hauling on lines to steering a course to, of course, making a cuppa for your shipmates!

Tuition on Vendia

At the beginning of the trip you will be allocated to a “watch” headed by one of our full time professional crew and each ‘watch’ takes it’s turn at running the ship. There will be the chance to make an overnight passage or two when the watch system really comes into it’s own. One watch on, one watch sleeping (or star gazing/reading or just generally chillin’).

These are really fantastic trips for experienced and complete novice sailors alike. Good ‘mile building ‘ for those going for exams and some tuition is available from one of our experienced RYA/ASA instructors (and examiners!). Give and take as much as you want to from these trips. We promise your voyage will be a memorable experience and you will often make life long shipmates.
We look forward to meeting you and ‘signing you on’. What are you waiting for?

 

 

Vendia’s Cabin Layout

Columbus – Three single bunks

Saloon – Two single bunks

Nelson – One double and one single bunk

Slocum – One single bunk

Captain’s Cabin – One double bunk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

email for enquiries

* Rates do not include air fares, taxis, customs fees, accommodation during race week and gratuities

Special offers on accomodation may apply, see text or email for details