February’s flexibility makes it a very appealing time to go on a sailing holiday. The Caribbean sailing season is in full swing, with simply glorious sailing conditions all month long. Meanwhile, stable summer winds have settled in Southeast Asia, making this a perfect time to head east or west. February is ideal for a spot of sailing, diving and exploring the mystical jungles and friendly welcomes Thailand has to offer.
Antigua - Sail out of the famous Nelson’s Dockyard and skirt around Antigua’s beautiful coast, fringed by 365 beaches. Walk up Shirley Heights and join one of their famous 'jump up' steel band parties. February is warm (26˚C), windy (15-20kts), and sees 9 hours of daylight every day, with a magical sunset practically guaranteed each night. Sheer bliss on the water.
St Martin - St Martin is half Dutch half French, and full of cosmopolitan delights. Ideally located for trips to the neighbouring cluster of St Barth’s, Anguilla, and Saba, it’s easy to see why this is one of the most popular charter bases in the Caribbean. Temperatures are again nice and warm, with a little less wind than Antigua but still enough to cool down and get moving.
Thailand - The driest month of the year in Southeast Asia is also among the warmest, with temperatures averaging 29˚C. Having said this, humnidity is relatively low, so the air is less stifling than other months, which puts February among the most comfortable times of year to sail the Andaman islands. The winds have settled throughout January into February, and tend to blow gently from the east, at 5-8 kts in the early months of the year.