Caribbean Sailing on the Cheap

Matt Gross, who writes the NYTimes' Frugal Traveler Blog recounts the bare-bones sailing adventure he experienced wandering the Caribbean aboard Norman Garnett's 75-foot, two-masted schooner, S.V. Illusion. If you've ever wanted to escape for a cheap sailing excursion, or if you'd like to get sailing instruction/guidance without the formality and expense of a sailing school, this looks like it could be a good fit. The article offers plenty of helpful resources including links to some websites that help match up boats and crews: ",, and are just a few of the most useful. Be aware that some sites require membership fees."