The Caribbean is the playground for sailboats, sailing ships, and cruise ships. The S/V Mandalay was one of the largest sailing ships that I saw during the cruise. There were LOTS of small sailboats, mostly catamarans. Here are some pictures.
S/V Mandalay, a two-mast sailing ship and a smaller sailboat. (645k) S/V Mandalay on anchor. (830k) S/V Mandalay. (600k) S/V Mandalay. (565k) S/V Mandalay. (745k) Hoisting sails. (749k) Hoisting sails. (803k) S/V Mandalay under sail. (765k) All sails were up on the last cruise to Sint Maarten. (727k) Lowering the sails. (676k) Lowering the jib. (672k) The launch that transported us between shore and the S/V Mandalay. (751k) The S/V Mandalay launch returning from a shore trip. (658k) Crew of the S/V Mandalay. (816k) Passengers on the S/V Mandalay. (824k) Crab race. Nine crabs were put in the enter. Whichever crab left the outer circle first won the race. (786k) Crab race. (715k) Crab race. (741k) One of the land crabs in the race. (681k)
Boats and Ships in the Caribbean
A couple of catamarans. (652k) Three single-hull sailboats. (536k) Catamaran. (643k) Catamaran. (575k) Cruising sailboats. (593k) One of the huge luxury yachts. (597k) One of the huge luxury yachts. (632k) Older cruise ship and catamaran. (633k) Two of the enormous cruise ships that travel the Caribbean. The second one is hidden behind the first one, you can just see the bow. (759k) Royal Princess, one of the huge cruise ships. (763k) One of the huge cruise ships at night. (455k) Two-mast square rigged sailing ship. (1027k) Three-mast, Barquentine rigged sailing ship at anchor. (1088k) Three-mast, fully square rigged sailing ship at anchor. (888k) Three-mast, fully square rigged sailing ship. (717k) Large 5-mast sailing cruise ship. (694k)
Evening. Only the tops of the clouds are still illuminated by the sun. (581k) Evening twilight. (595k) Sunset. (744k) Sunset. (610k) Sunset. (619k) Sunset. (524k)