Winter sun sailing

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  1. john wright

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    where can I go for winter sun in america/ west indies/mexico where I can sail the sunfish on a casual basis at reasonable cost
     
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  2. jaas75

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    Dominican republic, beautiful country!! im from there!:)

    endless summer and great stable winds:D
     
  3. Wavedancer

    Wavedancer Upside down? Staff Member

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    But where in the DR?
     
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  4. Wavedancer

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    This is by no means a general statement because the Caribbean is quite diverse, but I have noticed that in the sailing places where I have been rental Sunfishes have often been replaced by Hobies (like the Hobie Wave). The latter being more 'tourist friendly' (less prone to capsize). Moreover, Sunfishes that may be for hire are often in poor shape.
     
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  6. Wavedancer

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    Excellent suggestion!
    Curacao is a great island to visit, even if you are not a sailor. And sailing on the Spanish Water (Spaanse Water) must be quite nice. I was out on the ocean once (Curacao Regatta 2007), and it was WINDY!
     
  7. jaas75

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    in DR you can visit cabarete in the north part of the island (its called the capital of windsurf) but any part of DR (except inland) is great for sailing.
    Its veery cheap also and most resorts have sailing watersports included in the vacation package!!
     
  8. Wavedancer

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    Thanks, but I have never seen a Sunfish in Cabarete (been there twice); that's Laser country :).
    Laser Training Center - Cabarete, Dominican Republic

    I know there is a Sunfish fleet near Santo Domingo, but I don't know if one can rent there.


    jaas75 is referring to the (mostly all-inclusive) resorts on the Eastern shore of the DR, I think.
     
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  9. jaas75

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    wave im glad you have visit us several times, i agree cabarete is laser mostly, but not far from there its samana and to be more precise --las terrenas-- there youll find more sunfish fleets
    The fleet in santo domingo you are referring its the one in boca chica (club nautico).
     

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