Sailors Guide to the Windward Islands

2019 – 2020 Edition Advertising Information

Expected Print Run: 8,500 -?Closing Date: March 31,?2018 -?Publication Date: November 2018

Our Rates:

Full Page ? 8.0? x 5.0? – $1650 USD / $4455 EC

Half Page ? 3.9? x 5.0? – $880 USD / $2376 EC

Quarter Page ? 3.9 x 2.3? – $495 USD / $1336 EC

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Sailors Guide to The Windward Islands?is one of the Chris Doyle series of guides that cover the Caribbean from Anguilla to Venezuela and Bonaire. All our books are the best selling guides for their area and they are found on nearly every yacht. They are up-to-date and feature color charts, GPS waypoints, and aerial photography, as well as sailing directions and shoreside information.

  • We regularly confer with charter companies to make sure we provide the best, most comprehensive information to help keep both cruisers and charter customers safe and comfortable while they are in our area.

  • We are dedicated to providing the best possible information on shoreside services and businesses to help increase commerce between visiting
    yachtspeople and the local community.

  • Our books are on the majority of charter yachts visiting the region. Some companies send a copy to each charterer; others place the guides on the boats.

  • Our website? downloadable GPS waypoints, town maps, and guide updates. It also includes information about the Caribbean and lists our advertisers, and we give links to advertisers who have their own websites.

  • After 14 years our rates remain reasonable, and one payment gets you two full years of advertising (details and contract are on the other side).

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