“He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it. - Douglas Adams.
Top of my list for tropical destinations is Fiji for a perfect combination of tropical paradise, great sailing, different culture and some spectacular diving. For my 50th birthday, I plan to go to the Galapagos. I hear the sailing is a little tame but the diving is incredible. At some point I want to sail the Classic Race Week in Antigua. Last but not least, how about sailing an antique Schooner in Maine?
One of my readers, a lake sailor in New Mexico had three dream destinations: the stunning lakes of Wisconsin, the beautiful islands of New Caledonia, a wonderfully peaceful, off-the-beaten-path place to go. Last as a fan of New Zealand's national sailing team her dream was to sail that nation's waters, not just Auckland, but around the coast of both islands, seeking out lesser-known ports of call.
JP from Putney is a man after my own heart. His dreams are to sail round Cape Horn or Bora Bora. One of my friends is living the dream. The last time I spoke with him, he was heading out to race in both Antigua and St Maarten Heineken Cup on Stars and Stripes. Lucky bugger!
A dinghy sailor mate of mine had one dream: Hayling Island for the 2010 Laser Masters Worlds. Definitely a great place for sailors, up the road from Chichester and close to the Solent.
Last but not least, a reader called Annie, inspired me to sail from anywhere on the east coast of Australia to Lord Howe Island, mooring in the lagoon, going ashore and enjoying a few days in this World Heritage listed paradise. One of the best things is that there's a limit of 400 tourists staying on the island at any time.”