Captain Andrew was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and has been sailing since he was 16. He has not retired from another profession to become a "charter skipper in the Caribbean" but has always been a professional mariner and sailing has been his career. His seagoing experience and knowledge of the Caribbean offers you a unique and memorable sailing experience.
Nikki, raised in rural Connecticut, has over 5,000 nautical miles of voyaging under her belt and is a seasoned Caribbean sailor. With her unique perspective of sailing, Nikki can help the most inexperienced novice feel comfortable aboard S/V Skipping Stone as she sails the Caribbean.
Elegance without Ostentation
The Pearson 530 Skipping Stone is the consummate performance cruising yacht. With her powerful ketch rig, Skipping Stone glides through the water effortlessly; her heavy displacement and weighted centerboard give her comfort and stability underway or at anchor. As roomy as the cockpit is, all sail handling controls are within easy reach.
Electric main winches make sail handling fast, safe and easy. Because of its midships location, cockpit visibility is excellent especially for sightseeing and you can relax, protected from the elements by her dodger and bimini. Seating is comfortable whether you're passage making, socializing dockside or at anchor. A table unfolds to accommodate afternoon drinks and appetizers or meals on those balmy evenings.
Sailing In Paradise!
Join us and sail the Lesser Antilles aboard Skipping Stone!
Generally on the less traveled path, the Windward Islands are the southerly islands of the Lesser Antilles. These islands are known as the Windward Islands because they were more windward to sailing ships arriving in the New World than the Leeward Islands, given that the prevailing trade winds in the West Indies blow east to west.
The Leeward Islands are the northern islands of the Lesser Antilles and generally are more popular with visitors to the Eastern Caribbean. These islands are known as the Leeward Islands because they were more leeward to sailing ships arriving in the New World than the Windward Islands, given that the prevailing trade winds in the West Indies blow east to west.