Saucony Athletic Ride 27800 9 Shoes Womens Size 7.5 Running Athletic Shoes Blue Green J6 d4fdc56

Item specifics

Pre-owned: An item that has been used or worn previously. See the seller’s listing for full details and ... Read moreabout the condition
Fastening: Lace Up
Heel Height: Flat (0 to 1/2 in.) Activity: Running
Width: Medium (B, M) Modified Item: No
Features: Waterresistant Style: Running Shoes
Color: Blue US Shoe Size (Women's): US 7.5
Brand: Saucony
Yes, you, too, can sail on a private yacht in the Caribbean Yes, you, too, can sail on a private yacht in the Caribbean
Renting a private vessel in the Caribbean and cruising through a warm, salty-breezed parallel universe isn’t as out of reach as you may think
Saucony Athletic Ride 27800 9 Shoes Womens Size 7.5 Running Athletic Shoes Blue Green J6 d4fdc56 -
As the old saying goes -- money can't buy you happiness, but it can buy you a yacht big enough to pull right up alongside it.

Sailing the Caribbean.

For many, it’s just an item on the bucket list. Something reserved for those privileged few who actually own yachts in the Caribbean, know someone connected in the BVIs or who even have the foggiest idea about how to operate a 46-foot (14-meter) catamaran, right?

Think again.

Enter the world of Caribbean yacht charters and the keys to a nautical kingdom are tossed to the common among us. Not just yachties and experienced sailors, but landlubbers eager to chalk up an unforgettable, fully crewed, tropical vacation on the open water.

“A lot of first-timers are pleasantly surprised by how doable it is -- chartering a yacht and making their dream sailing trip a reality,” says Dennis Dori of Charter Sailing Unlimited, a U.S.-based charter yacht brokerage company with ties to hundreds of vessels for hire all over the Antilles.

“And there’s truly no better or easier place in the world to do it than in the Caribbean.”

Here are some Chartering 101 basics and pinch-me-I’m-dreaming, charter-friendly destinations that’ll make your next Caribbean trip your best one yet.

More on CNN: Insider Guide -- Best of Miami

How? Three chartering tips

The gist of charter sailing is simpler than tying a bowline. Here are your first three questions, and answers, on the subject:

Do I have to know how to sail -- or make dinner when a storm's blowing?

Yes, if you’re chartering a “bareboat,” meaning a fully equipped sailing yacht without a captain or crew.

No, if you opt for an all-inclusive crewed yacht charter package that comes with a skipper, crew and chef.

Both options are readily available throughout the Caribbean and you probably already know which one is for you.

While bareboat charters are more common (and cheaper), the crewed option is a great way to gain some guided sailing experience or just kick back on a private yacht and enjoy a worry-free vacation. A “skippered bareboat” is an alternative for non-sailors who need a captain but don’t want to spring for a whole crew.

How much is this gonna cost?

Saucony Athletic Ride 27800 9 Shoes Womens Size 7.5 Running Athletic Shoes Blue Green J6 d4fdc56 - bender-musik.comHow many crazy rich people do you see down there? Probably not as many as you think.
Prices range widely, depending on the vessel, passenger and crew size, and when you go (high season in the Caribbean runs from mid-December through late April).

Typical all-inclusive rates for a week on a fully crewed sailing yacht run from US$1,800-2,500 per person (for a standard-sized group of four to six people), plus incidentals and 10-15 percent gratuity. Couples can lower their costs by opting for a “cabin cruise” -- chartering a single berth on a boat shared with other guests.

Let’s do this. Who do I call?

An experienced broker accredited with a recognized chartering organization such as the Charter Yacht Brokers Association or American Yacht Charter Association can tailor a charter sailing vacation to your needs without adding to the cost.

The Moorings and Sunsail operate the two largest charter yacht fleets in North America, with several bases throughout the Caribbean.

Where? Three yacht charter hotspots

Spanish Virgin Islands

No one said you have stay on the boat.
It’s been said that cruising through the Spanish Virgin Islands (aka, the Passage Islands), a mini-archipelago wedged like a quiet middle child between Puerto Rico and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, is the closest thing to experiencing the Caribbean 40 years ago.

A world apart from the USVIs and BVIs (the Caribbean’s yachting and boat chartering capital) the quieter “Spanish” chain -- ceded to the United States along with Puerto Rico in 1898 -- was until recently best known as a restricted U.S. Navy weapons testing ground.

Today, this untrammeled archipelago is a haven for weekend warriors from Puerto Rico (less than 10 miles -- 16 kilometers -- away) and savvy charter vacationers who know a well-kept Caribbean secret when they sail one.

Fajardo, a bustling port on the eastern tip of Puerto Rico, is a natural point of departure for crewed or bareboat sailing charters to the Spanish Virgin Islands.

Trips are as flexible as your budget and time restrictions and best discussed with a reliable charter broker or company specializing in the area -- including Florida-based Virgin Island Sailing and Puerto Rico’s Sail Caribe among several others.

A short, breezy cruise from Fajardo puts you at anchor in the pristine bays and protected reefs of the area’s two principal isles, Vieques and Culebra, along with several picturesque cays that haven’t seen much of a crowd since the Spanish galleon days.

Culebra, the more secluded of the two islands, is home to a host of sandy bays, remote anchorages, enticing dive sites and a wildlife refuge occupied by sea turtles and thousands of seabirds.

Vieques has stunning beaches, a pair of friendly island communities and the area’s hallmark nighttime stop at Puerto Mosquito -- a surreal bay illuminated by millions of light-producing micro-organisms -- one of the last glowing “biobays” on earth.

More on CNN: Insider Guide -- What to do in Havana

The Bahamas

The color of relaxation.
More than half a millennium since Columbus made landfall in the Bahamas (his intro to the New World) and noted “the soft balmy smell of trees and flowers” and “flocks of parrots so big that they darken the sun,” the instant charms of this sweeping archipelago off the Florida coast are still pretty obvious.

Close enough for a day trip from Fort Lauderdale and popular enough to attract scores of major cruise lines, the Bahamas are home to 700 islands spread over 100,000 square miles (259,000 square kilometers). In other words, prime territory for a chartered yacht.

Marsh Harbour on Great Abaco (a quick puddle jump from Nassau) is chartering headquarters in the Bahamas, and the base for its two largest rental fleets, operated by The Moorings and Florida Yacht Charters.

Options run the gamut from un-crewed catamarans and mono-hulls to all-inclusive luxury vessels staffed with a captain, chef and PADI-certified dive master.

Naturalizer Tempo Multi Tropical Womens Sneakers Size 7W , NIKE LUNARTEMPO TRAINING Womens 8.5 Volt Pink Knit Trainers 705462 700Merrell Mix Master Glide J57166 Womens Blue Barefoot Athletic Shoes Sz 9 G3 , CBPP-7A Puma Caroline Women's Fashion Sneakers, Size 7M US , Spring Women Tennis shoes Size 8.5 Euro 30 Black White Slip Resistant CanvasConverse Chuck Taylor All Star Dainty Suede Leather Shearling Black Sz 9 Boots , Skechers Equalizer Vivid Dream Slip On Walking Womens Shoe Black/White Size 6 , New Balance Women's WW405SW2 White Walking Sneaker 6 B NWBBrooks Adrenaline GTS 15 Womens Size 9 Medium Running Sneakers Shoes G2NIKE AIR MOGAN Purple Suede White Leather Mid 6.0 Womens Sz 9 Shoes - 418439 , ASICS GEL NIMBUS Pink Green Black Running Women's Shoes Size 10.5 T485NSKECHERS Shape Ups Shoes Tone Woman Ladies 9 Black White Athletic WalkingKaanas Sneaker Tatacoa Contrast Stripe Black Women Size 6 , $175 size 9.5 Via Spiga Gianna Black Leather Sneakers Slip On Womens Shoes , NEW BALANCE WOMENS RUNNING SHOES WX711M12 GRAY HOT PINK 5.5Easy Spirit API Sport Walking Shoe Black Leather 6.5 b Women newVANS COURT MID LEATHER BLACK BLACK SKATE ATHLETIC SNEAKERS WOMEN'S SIZE 5.5 NWOBNew Balance 656 walking running shoes 7.5Columbia Women's Twentythird Ave Waterproof Mid Uniform Dress ShoeREEBOOK WOMEN'S SOFTBALL ATHELTIC SHOE'S VINTAGE IV LOW SOFTALL SHOES , Reebok Women's Royal Aspire 2 Fashion Sneaker, Us-white/White, Size 6.5 K8ErMizuno Wave Rally 4 Black Silver Volleyball Shoes Sneakers Womens Size 9 , Womens Leather Hidden Heel Sneaker Boots Mesh Holes Sandals Shoes 7Colors Ths01Nike Women's Flex 2016 Running Sneakers Size 7 - Gray, Teal , Mephisto Runoff Womens Sneakers Shoes 9.5 , NEW! Nike Women's Blue Moon Running Shoes Blue Y dz , Nike Free 5.0 TR Fit Print - 704695-005 - Grey Purple - Women's Size 9women nike shoes size 10, tag is 8.5 men’sK SWISS WHITE SNEAKERS TRAINING WALKING LEATHER WOMENS SHOES 9.5

What’s out there?

One of the 10 nicest beaches in the world (according to a National Geographic worldwide poll) at Treasure Cay; one of the western hemisphere’s most extensive barrier reefs off Great Abaco; and one of the strongest rum libations anywhere at Great Guana Cay’s landmark beach joint, Nippers Beach Bar & Grill. It’s a yachtie’s rite of passage.

A night’s sail away, the Exumas feature 365 more islands to explore (“one for every day of the year,” boast local sailors) plus the showpiece Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, a spectacular marine preserve accessible only by boat.

The Grenadines

Yacht Sudiki cruises the Grenadines. You can, too.
One of the last outposts to awaken (dozily) to Caribbean tourism, the 30 isles and cays stretching from St. Vincent to Grenada that make up the Grenadines have always been a natural draw in boating circles.

Pristine, sandy coves. Storybook harbors. Isolated coral reefs. Traffic-free cays hanging off the Atlantic-battered rim of the Caribbean Sea.

These are all on deck during a week of yachting through the Grenadines, which aren’t called the Windward Islands for nothing.

You can expect gustier, choppier, more exposed sailing conditions compared with the calmer Leeward waters of the British Virgin Islands -- a good place to practice before coming here.

The payoff: An unforgettable sailing experience through some of the most alluringly out-there hideaways in the Caribbean -- Canouan, Bequia, the Grenadian island of Carriacou (have your passport handy, it’s an international border).

Even farther out are the Tobago Cays, a group of five mirage-like isles shielded from the Atlantic Ocean by a horseshoe barrier reef where the diving is superb and the “crowd” is just you.

St. Vincent is the obvious gateway into the Grenadines, though St. Lucia, Grenada and several smaller islands within the chain are also popular entry points for sailors.

Charter companies serving the area include Sunsail, The Moorings (headquartered on Canouan in the Grenadines) and Nicholson Yacht Charters, along with several local outfits and entrepreneurs offering competitive deals on catamarans, sloops, cutters, ketches, trimarans, schooners and virtually everything else that floats.

More on CNN: 10 outrageous yachts for hire -- if you're filthy rich enough


Toe Warmers Canada Waterproof Winter Boots Zip Front Black Womens 8.5 SLadies Spot On Ankle Boots F4358 , Smart Casual Formal Black Small Wedge Heel Zip Womens Ankle Boots Size 3-8 , Womens Size 6 A Justin L3703 Black Kipskin Roper Western Cowboy Boots , Womens Boots Axign & Chung Shi Brown Vivian Size - US 5, EU35 , SAN MARINA Bottes à Talons Nubuck Noir Doublées Cuir T 37 TBEWomen's MERRELL Angelic Mid WTPF Black Leather Booties Size 8 M , Women Winter Fashion Ankle Boots Zipper Faux Suede high-heeled Booties ShoesDr Martens 38 Doc Marteens Talon Vintage Rare 5uk , Tahari Ta-Ranch Women Ankle Bootie (5M, Black) , Tommy Hilfiger Womens Romea Fabric Round Toe Ankle Rainboots Black Size 6.0 de , Pollini black Leather Ladies Boots Sz 38.5 Italian Leather Light Wear OnlyMerrell Pechora Peak Winter Boots - Taupe Women's Size 8 - J42762Caiman Hornback Boots For Women Sand Color Exotic Skin Los Altos Boots Handmade , Stuart Weitzman French Horn Black Patent Leather Shoes Size 5 B New $325.00Twisted X Casual Shoe Women Stitching Padded 10 M Bomber Pink WDM0037Chaps Women Loafers Size 6 B Brown Leather Gator Embossed Leather. , Lacoste Lanas W AP SRW * Women's shoes 6.5 * NEW *ASICS Women's Gel-Kanbarra 5 White/Lightning/Green Sneakers 8 MediumNEW CHARLES DAVID WOMENS MULLEY MULE , Sperry Women's Authentic Original 2-Eye Boat Shoe Size 8 Sahara LeatherJCrew $108 Gemma Cap-Toe Flats Sz 10 Vintage Champagne F4854 AVL , Saucony Womens Grid Cohesion 9 Running Shoes Navy/Coral/Purple S15262-34 MM1 7.5Nike Shox 2004 Pink Black Sz Wmns 7 2004 Release Ds New OG Rare , New Balance 580 Black Patent Leather WRT580MT Women's SZ 7Steven Steve Madden Evan Women Synthetic Sneakers, White Multi, Size 8.0 FlvUSKECHERS Womens Shape Ups Shoes Sneakers SZ 8 Leather White SilverMerrell Womens Mix Master Athletic Outdoor Trail Running Sneakers Shoes Size 7.5 , Women's Zara embroidered boots BootsRyka Women's Enhance 3 Cross-Trainer Shoe, Black/Grey, 8 M US ,

Saucony Athletic Ride 27800 9 Shoes Womens Size 7.5 Running Athletic Shoes Blue Green J6 d4fdc56 -

Saucony Athletic Ride 27800 9 Shoes Womens Size 7.5 Running Athletic Shoes Blue Green J6 d4fdc56