Richard from Cruising Club of America.
I just had the privilege of completing a two week charter aboard Melinka in the Windward and Leeward Islands of the Caribbean with my daughter and Brian McNally's daughter. In my years of sailing on charter boats both in the U.S. and abroad the experience aboard Melinka stands out as pure
Captain Forrest Shropshire, his first hand Jace and Joanna Walls, cook and second mate kept Melinka superbly and responded to requests with skill and courtesy. I have never had a more satisfying experience in 50 years of chartering crewed yachts here and abroad.
My friend of many years, Brian McNally, who chartered Melinka left the cruise early. The cockpit layout of Melinka was not compatible with his physical disabilities.
Feed back from Sarah:
My charter trip aboard Melinka over Christmas 2015 was a dream come true for my 87 year old Dad and me. Melinka sails like a dream, and her crew is skillful and attentive. If you like to sail and love classic yachts, you will be delighted by sailing aboard Melinka.
I found Forrest to be a skillful and capable Captain who runs a first class operation with a skillful and jolly crew.
Joanna's cooking was gourmet and healthy, much of it prepared in the galley, going to windward at 7-10 knots. We were steadily surprised and delighted by the delicious food and attentive crew.
The sailing adventure was fantastic!! We can't wait for our next adventure!!
You did a GREAT job.
- Caribbean Charter guests,