|Guest cabin configuration:|
|1 Master Double, 1 Double en-suite cabins with A/C and 1 single v-berth|
|Children Min. Age||Water Safe|
|Half Board Available||Yes|
|Home port||Compass Point Marina, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands|
R-S-Cape is a Fountaine Pajot Helia with an “owners version” cabin layout featuring a very large master suite and a second queen suite, both with private bathrooms. For a 5th person there is a v-berth which can be separate or joined with the second cabin to make a triple.
The yacht’s interior is beautifully lighted and ventilated and the cabins are private and quiet. Her clean lines and sleek styling deliver top performance under sail with innovative living areas designed for comfort both underway and at anchor.
Home port: Compass Point Marina, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Winter cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
Summer cruising area: Caribbean Virgin Islands
$150pp discount for 7 night charter includes 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners, happy hour snacks, domestic beer & wine, sodas and standard ship's bar
For a 5TH guest - the forepeak pilot berth is available (see layout). It is most suitable for a young child or teenager. The pilot berth is accessed through a hatch on deck or through a door in the forward guest cabin. This door can remain open to provide A/C to that forepeak pilot berth. Otherwise, ventilation in the pilot berth is provided through the hatch and through a side window. There is a fan inside as well.
The enclosed cockpit area opens onto the galley for a luxurious space for dining and cooking. It is fast, fun, and incredibly comfortable both at sail or anchor. Additional amenities include digital flatscreen LCD television and DVD player, stereo with auxiliary input, fresh water transom shower,
BlueTooth Sound System, 2 SUPs, 2 Big Blue Floating Mats, Noodles
David & Janice Walters
David and Janice, having always immersed their family in a lifetime of outdoor adventures, moved to the Caribbean from North Carolina for their next adventure - sailing the Virgin Islands! With their two grown children and family's support they finally cut the cord from "corporate" America and now enjoy hosting and sharing their zest for sailing the Caribbean with each new group of charter guests they welcome aboard RS Cape.
David is a North Carolina State University graduate and has been a sales executive for leading technology companies, including Microsoft, for many years working with Fortune 500 clients. While being out on the water is his favorite activity, David is also an avid snow skier, hiker, mountain biker, and lifelong golfer. When David is off island he is likely to be hiking a new section of the Appalachian Trail or Dupont State Park, snow skiing in Park City or snowshoe or biking along the New River or Virginia Creeper Trails in Virginia. David loves to enjoy every moment of the day whether chilling out with morning coffee or getting the SUP's and kayaks out early. He will help guests make every minute of their trip count on or off the water.
Because of her love for the water, Janice always dreamed of being a mermaid..and now she gets the chance to be one! She spent a great deal of her childhood on Oak Island, NC where her family had a cottage. Janice's 1st experience sailing was at a young age with a family friend and even though that experience was a bit scary, she maintained her love of the water. Janice went on to take sailing lessons, swimming on a team for several years, lifeguarding at her community pool and anything else that kept her in the water...read more
While attending North Carolina State University David and Janice met and became college sweethearts. They married shortly after and had two children, Steven and Jessica, who are the most important part of their lives...and their two canine loves Cali and Stella. The kids were practically raised on the water with the family spending almost every weekend and available weekdays on their boat. Whenever possible, the family loved having their friends and family over while boating and enjoyed getting together a large spread of food for everyone. Off boat season the family is known for hosting fun, neighborhood get-togethers for watching their beloved Carolina Panthers or NC State Wolfpack football games.
Janice and David both have their USCG Captain's 100 Ton Master's licenses, STCW95 and Red Cross / CPR certifications and you will see both of them working in the galley. Janice's cooking was influenced growing up on the NC beaches. Steeped in the tradition of southern seafood recipes from Southport and Oak Island as well as "handed dow" recipes from mom and grandmother, Janice's cuisine is infused with the freshest of Caribbean fare. David works his magic on the grill and will insure that guests always have the newest favorite Caribbean drink in hand.
Eager to help guests create some of their own favorite island memories, David and Janice have several of their own from sailing in the islands over the years. Some of their favorite moments were that first sail into Anegada, the jeep ride to the remote Cow Wreck Beach Bar, a private, long anniversary walk on the seven mile beach there, then being invited to a local "Jump Up" in the settlement where overlooking the Caribbean, they enjoyed a delicious lobster dinner with the boat framed in the background at Potters by the Sea. They also remember their first swim up to Soggy Dollar Bar and playing the ring toss on the beach with Bushwhackers in hand!
Janice and David look forward to helping guests experience their own personal daily adventures whether it is a great island hike to some of the ruins and mountain top vistas, a special snorkel or that favorite local hidden beach bar. They will strive to make sure guests see more of the Caribbean treasures than ever and will not be satisfied until they discover their own magic moments!
No question though, David and Janice's favorite part of the charter day is having sails up, hearing nothing but the wind and waves blending in with some Caribbean tunes, and chilling with new friends...making way underway.
Listed below are any confirmed reservations or unavailability, as well as current holds / options. Note: this calendar is not always 100% current. Please contact us for more information about available dates aboard this yacht.
Hours required between charters: 24
Contact us for rates and current availability or to book a charter aboard R S Cape!
We have chartered sailboats in the Virgin Islands since the late 70s. None were better than this trip. David and Janice were fantastic hosts - professional and so personable.We made wonderful memories that will we suspect will carry us until our next charter. Tally ho! ~The Jones
We really appreciate how you tailored the trip to fulfill what we were looking for in every way. The food was amazing as wall, and the Rum Punch was perfect! We will definitely be counting down the days till we can come back. ~The Chalmers
PS: Janice, that was most amazing cheese cake ever!
What a treat these past few days have been for us! We knew the islands would be beautiful but you two made our days of sailing, swimming and snorkeling even more memorable! In no particular order our favorites:
Chatting while under sail
Huevos Rancheros (Yum!!)
Marina Cay (..the phone booth)
Lazily listening to music *
Thank you both for EVERYTHING!
~Ina and Gary
As someone who was nervous about being on a boat for 7 days, I can honestly say that David and Janice attended to my and my family's every need. From keeping on the calmest routes to mooring in the best places, they made it look easy. On top of that, the service provided with great delicious meals amazingly thorough recommendations for activities that best fit our family, etcwas spot on. Thank you David and Janice for making this an incredibly memorable family vacation. ~The Avron family
Scott and Renee were fabulous! Very friendly, very knowledgeable about the area and all the locations we visited. They attended to every need and anticipated our wants/needs. They planned out the perfect itinerary and made great suggestions for excursions/restaurants/bars, etc.
The boat was beautiful - very well maintained and clean. We loved the top deck area - we spent a lot of time up there.
The food was fantastic and beautifully presented. Truly a real chef experience. Renee went out of her way to ensure we all had what we liked and paid attention to our particular likes/dislikes. We did not have one bad meal. It was all fresh, tasty and almost too pretty to eat.
The itinerary was perfect! Just the right mix of action and relaxation and great snorkeling spots.
We were very happy with the service that we received from Sailing Directions.
Erin H, aboard Catamaran R S Cape sailing the Virgin Islands