CRUISING GUIDEI39americasTheFrom the east and west coasts of North America, to the intriguing and unique cruising grounds of Mexico and the Galapagos, the vastcontinent of America is home to a variety of exciting locations. Explore the mountainous wilderness of the Pacific northwest, thedistinctive beauty and stately character of New England's coastline, or the 'Sunshine State' of Florida and the colourful cultures ofMexico. The abundance of cruising grounds offer a varied and dramatic scenery.
new englandNew England's colourful hues and quaint, statelytowns provide charming cruising grounds.Abundant with history and culture, sail alongsidepretty pastel clapperboard houses and look out for theautumnal maples flaming gold and red along this mosthistoric and scenic of coastlines. Mingle with the yachtingcrowd in Newport, the yachting capital of the world andlong-time home of the America's Cup, before cruisingthrough the stylish holiday islands of Martha's Vineyardand Nantucket to the 17th century college town of Boston. Day 1BostonDay 2Boston to Plymouth(36 nautical miles) Day 3Plymouth to Provincetown(20 nautical miles) Day 4Provincetown to Nantucket Island(58 nautical miles) Day 5Nantucket to Martha's Vineyard(20 nautical miles) Day 6Martha's Vineyard Day 7Martha's Vineyard to Newport(60 nautical miles) 40IICHARTER COLLECTION 2012?Expert opinion Charter BrokerBarbara Dawson During July and August the population onNantucket, Martha's Vineyard and inNewport increases four-fold, but equally specialtimes to visit are April, when you will witness theDaffodil Festival on Nantucket, or October for theNantucket Harvest Weekend. Should you be inMartha's Vineyard during the summer, then headto Grace Church in Vineyard Haven for freshlobster rolls, sit with the locals by the docks andenjoy your picnic overlooking the harbour.?