Before reading on, please pause for a moment to take this week’s survey so we can share the results with the Cruising Compass family.
For many cruisers, spring in the Northern Hemisphere is the time for renewing the antifouling coatings on our boats.We’ve tried everything with mixed results. What do you consider the best all around, all season bottom paint that you go back to year after year?
Many thanks to all who volunteered your favorite cruising grounds around the world. Cruising Compass readers are truly an international bunch of sailors. Here are the top ten that received 10 or more votes: 1. French Polynesia (Tahiti, Bora Bora, Marquesas), 2. Bahamas (Exumas, Abacos), 3.Eastern Caribbean (and BVI), 4. New England (Maine and Canadian Maritimes), 5.North Channel of Lake Huron, 6. The Med (Greece, Croatia, Balearics), 7. New Zealand (Bay of Islands, Marlborough Sounds), 8. Scotland’s west coast (Inner and Outer Hebrides), 9. Mexico (west coast and Baja), and 10. The Azores Islands of the Atlantic.