Headed to Trinidad & Tobago? Let YSATT Know!

Las Cuevas Bay on north shore, 1 hr by car from Chaguaramas
Las Cuevas Bay on north shore, 1 hr by car from Chaguaramas

YSATT is reaching out to hear from sailors (and boaters) who plan/hope to bring their vessels to Trinidad for the hurricane season.

The Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago has appointed a committee to chart ‘A Road to Recovery’ Plan as part of this two-island nation’s response to COVID-19. To assist, the Yachting Services Association of Trinidad & Tobago (YSATT) has submitted a proposal and its board is reaching out to hear from sailors (and boaters) who plan/hope to bring their vessels to Trinidad for the hurricane season. This isn’t an indication of an opening of the currently closed borders or an invitation to travel until such time as they are opened. However, YSATT is simply collecting information to facilitate the entry when possible. 

“Hopefully at some point before the risk of hurricanes in the Eastern Caribbean become too great to allow movement, borders will open enough to allow, if not unlimited travel limited travel to a destination of shelter,” says Jesse James, the SSCA (Seven Seas Cruising Association) Cruising Station Host for Trinidad, OCC (Ocean Cruising Club) port officer for Trinidad, HLR cruising association, British High Commission Warden for Chaguaramas, YSATT board member and owner/operator of the ‘Members Only’ Maxi Taxi Services. 

Please email your intents to James: [email protected] or Bruce of SV Wild Matilda: [email protected]

James website is an excellent updated source on the COVID-19 situation, restrictions and changes in Trinidad: www.membersonlymaxitaxi.com

Carol_Bareuther
Carol M. Bareuther, RD, is a St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands based marine writer and registered dietitian.