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Q.. How fast does Victoria go?

A. In a good breeze she can sail 8-9 knots and under power about 9 knots

Q. How far can we go in a week?

A. We have found that moving for about an hour after breakfast and and hour after lunch is a comfortable time for most people.  With two hours moving time we can easily go from St. Thomas to the Bitter End in Virgin Gorda and back (while visiting many of the interesting islands in between.  That said, we can move more each day  if you enjoy a longer sail.

Q. Can we go to Anegada?

A. Of course!  We can visit any of the Virgin Islands.  A trip to  Anegada will take up to four hours and, on a seven night vacation, will limit the other places we go but the choice (as always!) is yours!

Q. How much does a vacation on Victoria cost?

A. It will vary as to the number of guests in your party, but the average cost is $535 per person, per day

Q: Do I need to bring beach towels?

A: No we have beach towels and beach mats.

Q. What kind of sunblock should we buy?

A: Non-spray types, oils or self tanning products please.  Recently we have noticed that certain brands, in particular Coppertone products will leave a yellow stain on our fabrics.  NEUTROGENA products do not seem to and we strongly prefer their use.  We do have some in stock on the boat but we strongly urge you to bring some sunblock  also (you can NEVER have too much sunblock!).

Q. Is there a place I can buy toiletries, etc., when we arrive?

A. Yes.  Directly across the street from the American Yacht Harbor, where we will meet you, is a grocery store and pharmacy.

Q. Do you stock any toiltries?

A. Yes, we provide shampoo and conditioner as well as  bar and liquid hand soap.    

Q: What sort of luggage should I use?

A: Storage space is VERY limited and we recommend duffle types (not roller kinds that have frames which are hard to store).

Q: What should I pack?

A: You need much less clothing than you expect.  Several bathing suits, a few shorts and t-shirts, one long sleeved shirt (to protect you from the sun or from the wind at night) and one light weight pair of long pants should be enough.   Flip-flops or Crocs are a great choice for footwear because they slide on and off easily (we ask that you remove your shoes inside the boat) and can be worn in the water.  Water shoes are also a good idea and if you plan on hiking or running, jogging shoes may be necessary.

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Captain Wayne and Barbara Elsworth
5304 Yacht Haven Grande, Suite 104
St Thomas, VI  00802
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