ocean: sailing is a shared experience, discover co-navigation, just like carpooling on the ocean!

Relaxocean invites you to travel differently by sharing with the captain and other travelers the pleasure of island-hopping in the Caribbean. Each crew member contributes to life on board and operations according to their ability. All level of experience are welcome. The duration of excusrion depends upon the availability of each participant and the wind's fantasy.

Saint Louis of Marie Galante
Ding-Dingue in Marie Galante

Whether you are beginner or Cape Horn captain, everybody is welcome on board. Ding-Dingue sailing boat was built in 1977 to Andre Mauric's design monohull "Super Arlequin". She is 9,2 metres long, 2,9 metres wide and sleeps up to six people on board.1977, She is equiped with full batten main sail, two furling genoas, a front sail "solent", a stormy jib, two spinnakers for trade winds and a ten horsepower inbord engine for marinas.

 

Collaborative sailing means sharing of costs. Below is an example based on three participants:

  •  Boat maintenance (repairs, safety equipment, insurance). From 20 € to 30 € per day per person.
  • Boardcash covering the living expenses on board (food, drinks, fuel, consumables, possible mooring, harbour and formality fees). They are decided and agreed alltogether, captain and crew. They rarely exceed 10 € per day per person.
Marie Galante
"vieux fort" small island

Guadeloupe's proximity to many islands allows for a variety of destinations and durations. One night, two days minimum to visit the closest islands of the archipelago. Some hours between them, usually in the morning, followed by a discovery next day on land.

Beware! Sailing is the second slowest means of transportation after walking and therefore one week is not enough to sail around the archipelago! Flexible schedule is also recommended in order to adapt to weather changes.

Guadeloupe
salines beach

Here are  possible itineraries.

 

Round trip Petite Terre, 2 days:

  • 1st day, from Saint François, Guadeloupe to Petite Terre

       (night spent moored in lagoon at nature reserve)

  • 2nd day, from Petite Terre to Saint François, Guadeloupe

 

Round trip Marie Galante, 3 days:

  • 1st day, from Saint François, Guadeloupe to Marie Galante

       (night in anchorage in bay of Saint Louis)

  • 2nd day, Marie Galante

       (night in anchorage in Canot cove)

  • 3rd day, from Marie Galante to Saint François, Guadeloupe

 

Round trip Dominica, 6 days:

  • 1st jour, from Saint François, Guadeloupe to Marie Galante

       (night in anchorage in bay of Saint Louis)

  • 2nd jour, from Marie Galante to Portsmouth, Dominica

       (night in anchorage)

  • 3rd day, Dominica and customs formalities

       (night in anchorage)

  • 4th day, Dominica

       (night in anchorage)

  • 5th day, from Portsmouth, Dominica to Marie Galante

       (night in anchorage)

  • 6th day, from Marie Galante to Saint François, Guadeloupe

 

Archipelago tour, 9 days:

  • 1st day, from Saint François, Guadeloupe to Terre de Haut, Les Saintes

       (night spent moored at Terre de Haut)

  • 2nd day, Les Saintes

       (night moored at Cabrit island)

  • 3rd day, Les Saintes

       (night in anchorage in Terre de Bas)

  • 4th day, from Terre de Bas, Les Saintes to Portsmouth, Dominica

       (night in anchorage)

  • 5th day, Dominica and customs formalities

       (night in anchorage)

  • 6th day, Dominica

       (night in anchorage)

  • 7th day, from Portsmouth, Dominica to Marie Galante

       (night in anchorage)

  • 8th day, Marie Galante

       (night in anchorage)

  • 9th day, from Marie Galante to Saint François, Guadeloupe
beautiful water island
hey hey dolphins!

The circumstances of sailing are not suitable to young children on Ding-Dingue. Older children, each accompanied by one adult, may participate, subject to the captain's approval.

 

All ways of life are welcome on board to broaden consciousness, exchange, liberate and respect the harmony of all participants.

 

Naturist sailings is often requested. Naturism is "natural" on sailboats, well suited to the tropics and easier on board than on beaches due to the private open space it offers. It is occasionally practised on Ding-Dingue when each crew member agrees (there is no obligation on board) and when location and laws permit it.

 

Courses, workshops,  and seminars are welcome on board. In the spirit of sharing and connection with sea.

 

Special collaborative sailing is organized with pleasure: wellness massages, water relaxation, parties, etc.

 

Welcome on board...

...without shoes, sand, smoke, stress, violence, racism, a priori, hypocrisy, pretention, competition, dishonesty, or continental certainty!

...with serenity, open-mindedness, generosity, mutual aid and  maritime cheerfulness!

 

Contact Jean to know current or possible collaborative sailing routes.

 

relaxocean is member of club vogavecmoi.com, the first collaborative sailing web site, and www.cruisersforum.com.