Mariners Regatta, Big Boat Series, KFOG Kaboom. . . I love it all." Day chartering is not a way to make an easy living or to get rich quick, but for Josh Pryor it seems to be the perfect vocation. Undoubtedly he has bad days when he's tempted to throw some annoying jerk overboard. But you can tell by the way he lights up when he tells a funny anecdote about a recent charter that he truly enjoys his work. "I think I've created the perfect career for myself. I'm sailing in one of the greatest places on earth on a boat I designed myself — and the work is seasonal. Just about the time I think I can't stand another party, the phone stops ringing! I can't think of anything I'd rather do." (For full info on charters aboard Ruby see www.rubysailing.com.) — latitude/aet Variation on a Theme: Cat Boat Chartering in the Exumas This charter experience took us to out islands, where other sailors dared not venture. We flew into Georgetown, in the Exuma Island group of the Baha-
mas. On our first morning we watched as the many dinghies from the nearly 200 boats hanging in and around Elizabeth Harbor jockeyed for the one fresh water spigot at the provisioning dock. When I described our sailing plans to one cruiser in the line-up, he said our proposed trip
Is this water blue, or what? When trying to navigate shallows such as these a Sea Pearl cat-ketch is the right tool for the job.
sounded like torture! By the next morning, our flotilla of five Sea Pearl sailboats and one support/guide powerboat were sailing north on our one-way downwind voyage from Barra Terre. The sailors were: Sheila
Enjoy tota l fr company ren e owne d fo edom r it s c an us t d p om ea er ce of ser mind vic with th e an e charter d qu ality s ince 1979.
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The August 2006 issue of the West's premier sailing and marine magazine.