February 21 to March 1 1998
>From Hartford or wherever (see air travel list) we fly
to Pointe a Pitre, Guadeloupe, via San Juan
by American Airlines.( on Feb 21 ) We spend the night and pickup our sail boats
the next morning at 9 AM. We sail off into the sparkling Caribbean Sea
bound for the Islands, for viewing the eclipse. We will make many
wonderful stops along the way.
Because anyone who has ever witnessed a Total Solar Eclipse is
never the same again, and just hanging out in the Caribbean is
a lot of fun. The Scuba is also great in the warm clear waters.
You have been hearing about the idea of this trip for seven years.
Now it is time to make plans.
Reservations for boats with the Moorings just became available
and they are already sold out! I tried to rent four boats, but
at this time, I could only get two and this is three years in
advance! I have put deposits on the two boats (Mooring 405's
which are 40 Foot, see layout). I am on a waiting list for more
I must finalize plans for the trip soon. February 98 may seem
like a long time away, but on a trip of this level of demand it
is just around the corner. Now is the time to reserve your space
for either group. There is room for ten people in each group.
Send your check to me for $50 NOW to reserve your place.
I am taking reservations on a first come first serve basis. Let
me know if you want the Guadeloupe trip . Also
indicate if you want to be placed on a waiting list or want your
check returned if the trip is full. For the Guadeloupe trip, the
waiting list for boats is very promising. The Moorings keeps boats
for only four years and they tell me by the end of 1996 there
will be more boats available in the fleet. There may even be some
catamarans for you cat lovers out there.
I am trying to keep this trip small and friendly. As you can imagine
this is a challenging adventure to plan so far in advance. Your
$50 is all I need until it is time to make the flight arrangements
in 1997. As soon as I receive your deposit, I will send you the
bigger info package that comes with the boats. In the meantime
if your are curious, call the Moorings 1-800-521-1126 tell them
your are on a group charter to Guadeloupe and they will send you
a free 60 page color brochure. Look at page 10.
in 1994 dollars with airfare based on a Hartford departure)
Group I Sailing bare boat, about $2200 per person, double
occupancy (3 couples) There will be three experienced sailors
. If you want to hire a professional Captain and Cook
from the Moorings, the boat will accommodate only two couples
as passengers and the price will be $2600 per person.
Special airfare rates arranged with the Moorings
Where to reach me:
P O Box 10
South Hadley MA 01075-0010
Phone 413-467-9825 ( Hop-Wubl ), fax 413-467-9393