Jus’ Sail is the creation of husband and wife team James and Pepsi Crockett, dual UK/St Lucian Citizens who live full time in St Lucia.
Jus’ Sail is a company dedicated to offering laidback day sailing charters for private groups aboard a traditional wooden local trading sloop – Good Expectation.
The ethos and operation of Jus’ Sail is underpinned by the principles of Responsible Tourism, which seeks to ensure that tourism enterprises create “better places to live and better places to visit”.
The Jus’ Sail team believes that their business should offer guests a “unique and truly memorable, vacation defining, laidback sailing experience delivered through simple, honest, welcoming hospitality enjoyed aboard a beautifully restored local sailing vessel.”
A deep love of sailing in the Caribbean, the history and heritage of trading by sail within the West Indies along with a desire to play a small role in preserving a unique part of the region’s maritime heritage led naturally to the Jus’ Sail business being centred around the restoration and preservation of one of the last remaining beach built, wooden, Carriacou trading sloops.
The inter-connection of the diverse Windward and Leeward islands of the Eastern Caribbean via the unifying influence of the, once ubiquitous, Carriacou Sloop trading vessels is an important cultural legacy for the region, one that deserves to be preserved and enjoyed by all in this modern age of fibreglass and powerful engines and booming sound systems.
Jus’ Sail believes that sailing aboard our Carriacou Sloop ~ Good Expectation ~ offers a magical immersion in the beauty of St Lucia and an insight into the history of those local peoples who relied on these vessels for all manner of trade, fishing and communication between islands and communities for over 175 years. By sailing with us, you too are playing a small role in ensuring these wonderful vessels remain a sight on the waters of the West Indies.