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  1. #1
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    Default Winter/Xmas sun. Canaries or Gib?

    Hi everyone,

    The wife and I are looking for a week or so somewhere close for a bit of milebuilding/pay as you sail in Jan. Thoughts are Canaries/Gib as don't want to spend hours on a plane. We are thinking of milebuilding rather than a course.

    Any thoughts/recommendations/cautionary tales welcome.

    Many thanks in advance.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Winter/Xmas sun. Canaries or Gib?

    Dont get much winter sun in Gib. Unless gou get real lucky. Canaries best for sun but will be windy.

    For what you suggest you could try Lanzarote or Gran Canaria.

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    Default Re: Winter/Xmas sun. Canaries or Gib?

    Thanks Capn. Windy would be good.

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    Default Re: Winter/Xmas sun. Canaries or Gib?

    We are in Puerto de Mogan in Gran Canaria....it is bloody red hot and love it!

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    Default Re: Winter/Xmas sun. Canaries or Gib?

    Go for the Canaries.

    We've often been there during Christmas & New Year courtesy of Cunard or Fred Olsen and needed nothing more than t-shirts and shorts during the day.

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    Default Re: Winter/Xmas sun. Canaries or Gib?

    I have a very bad chartering experience in the Canaries - un-seaworthy yacht - PM me and I will give you the company.
    You really only know - when you know little. Doubt grows with knowledge.

  7. #7
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    Default Re: Winter/Xmas sun. Canaries or Gib?

    Not Gib. Once got stuck there over Xmas by a week-long F8.

  8. #8
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    Default Re: Winter/Xmas sun. Canaries or Gib?

    How is Gib early November??

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    Default Re: Winter/Xmas sun. Canaries or Gib?

    as I was saying to a Man City supporter, you can't beat the Canaries this time of year haha...

  10. #10
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    Default Re: Winter/Xmas sun. Canaries or Gib?

    We've booked but not been yet to do RYA courses with Go-n-Sail in Ayamonte just over the border from Faro/Portugal. I believe they also do milebuilding type trips and are very flexible. Good experience booking and subsequently met the team at the boat show. Good reviews too on Tripadvisor and on here. Average weather for Dec/Jan looks similar to Gib.

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