Anacacuya: A gateway under sail.
Troll is your home base, and Anacacuya (Ana for short) is your sea adventure gateway. Ana, is a 35 foot Pearson, the well-loved P-35, a widely-respected modern classic in the best tradition of ocean-cruising and racing sailboats. In fact a Pearson 35 (Ana’s class/sistership) won the famous Newport Rhode Island to Bermuda race, a testimonial to both her seaworthiness and performance abilities on blue water.
Ana compliments Troll perfectly. She is anchored within hailing distance, with her captain aboard, ready for a leisurely day close to shore or outbound to the deep blue sea.
Among striking range for an overnight excursion aboard Ana is Conception Island, a small uninhabited out cropping surrounded by some of the clearest ocean water on the planet. With the winter northeast to easterly trades, Ana can depart Troll in the morning and by early afternoon be anchored off this special island for an afternoon swim, hike and overnight. Star gazing in West Bay, from Ana’s large, 9’ long cockpit, far offshore and hundreds of miles away from any significant lights, the Milky Way, Southern Cross, Orion, Sirius – are seen at their most magnificent.
Ana is ideal for two to four guests on overnight excursions with her on-board galley, power-independence from land, and sleeping arrangements. The forward cabin sleeps two in privacy. Her midships cabin is more like a bunkhouse, sleeping two to three in tight quarters. The cabins walls are oiled teak, and brass kerosene lamps supplement the on-board electrics. A hard-bottom inflatable dingy makes shore excursions a delight. After Troll as basecamp, Ana is out into the woods with a tent.
But Ana is not about sleeping spaces. Rather, she really is a gateway. Day sails take us over clear coastal waters, watching conch, sea fans, starfish and coral ghost by underneath. Or we head offshore, into what sailor’s call “blue water.” Here the Atlantic is thousands of feet deep and takes on a deep Prussian blue. Ana is sloop rigged, which makes her easy to manage, and her retractable centerboard makes her stable in an offshore sea, and at the same time allows her to tuck in close to shore where most boats cannot go. Depth finder, wind direction/speed instruments, satellite navigation systems, a complete set of offshore and island cruising guides and charts, give experienced sailors and novices the tools they need. With our charters, Ana sails with an experienced captain at all times, and guests ( now shipmates!) lend a hand in all chores, from anchoring, to steering, to sail trim, to grilling the fish or lobsters caught that day!
Sail and explore with Ana.... relax and spread out aboard Troll.
And what does Anacacuya mean? Come on down and we’ll tell you over a “hog head and coconut” – name and cocktail all part of the lore of the traditional Bahamian way. Welcome aboard!