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Sail Cruising

Niche sector finds a fair wind


Take an idyllic setting like the Caribbean and add the beautiful silhouette of a full-sized sailing ship and you have an aspirational icon. Who wouldn’t want to go cruising in such a vessel? But how far has this niche sector developed – and what does the future hold? John Tavner reports.

Sailing the Caribbean in a yacht is a hugely popular pastime for very obvious reasons. In addition to the balmy conditions and beautiful island scenery, there is the magic ingredient of moving under sail – that special link with the past that comes with harnessing the power of the wind.

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