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The great escape

2015 February 3

Has the polar vortex frozen your home sailing waters solid? Thaw out your flip-flops and get away to SAILING Magazine’s Top 10 places to go sailing now

A cruiser sails off Tortola, BVI
Paul Todd/Outside Images photo


1. The British Virgin Islands

Without question, the No. 1 pick for a winter getaway is the BVI. With its rowdy sailing in the Drake Passage to the many anchorages in this Caribbean island chain, the BVI has more to offer cruisers. The Baths, with its unique rock formations is a must stop on the island of Virgin Gorda. And where else can you anchor off your own deserted island of Sandy Cay? Not to mention the plethora of beach bars on Jost Van Dyke, from the famous Foxy’s and Soggy Dollar to the quaint Ivan’s Stress Free and Sidney’s Peace and Love, where you can get the largest lobsters fresh off the boat from Anegada. A visit to the Bitter End Yacht Club seals the deal.

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