The chain of islands from the Virgins through to the southern Caribbean is considered one of the most desirable tropical cruising grounds for any sailor. It can be sailed in comfort and confidence with only one language, one currency, a modicum of weather forecasting, and an ability to spot weather windows. This updated second edition offers an entertaining mine of information for the sun-soaked passage planner as well as the dreamer back home. Here is the full, vital background to help skipper and crew enjoy sailing the region. Topics include: How to achieve easier passage making and sail in comfort Which are the safe and easy harbors How to spot the weather windows Prevailing winds and currents Ideal equipment for Caribbean waters Plus a wealth of practical, down-to-earth hints and tips.