United States Virgin Islands St.Thomas St. John USVI
Virgin Islands National Park

Caribbean yacht charter adventures featuring sailing, sightseeing and snorkeling.
A Picnic afloat. A vacation in one day!

daysail High Pockets

A cut above

Boat and Captain

The Boat

High Pockets is a true classic yacht. Designed by the famed Sparkman & Stephens, built by Chris Craft in 1969.

She is grace and beauty

High Pockets is family owned and operated since 1970. She is a forty-two foot sloop, originally designed for racing.

She is fast and comfortable

High Pockets is hull #5 out of approximately 20 of the Comanche 42's built. As per the comprehensive book, "The Legend of Chris Craft", by Jeffrey L Rodengen, in regard to the Comanche:

"It incorporated many of the features used in the 1967 victorious America's Cup defender, "Intrepid". Called the Comanche 42, this new model compiled an outstanding racing record during the season, climaxing its performance by winning the important Chicago-Mackinac race in a fleet of 185 boats. It was selected as "The Great Lakes Boat of the Year" by the Chicago Tribune. "

Purchased new in 1970 by James L. Nelson, High Pockets has been raced around the buoy's, sailed over 70,000 offshore ocean miles and called home for many years of exciting live aboard cruising. Jim has painstakingly maintained her all these many years. High Pockets has never let the Nelsons down and is part of the family.

About the name, High Pockets? You'll just have to sail with us!

The Captain

Kathleen, a Registered Nurse, earned her sea legs aboard High Pockets beginning in 1986. She and husband Jim have sailed High Pockets over 50,00 0 offshore ocean miles, double handing from down east Maine, to down island West Indies. Live aboard cruisng was their way of life for many years. "What a great ride it's been!", says she.

Kathleen, Coast Guard licensed in 1992, holds a United States Coast Guard 100 Ton Master's License. She has worked with several separate charter boat companies in St. Thomas dating back to 1987.

An avid cook, Kathleen prepares her meals with careful attention to detail. Her love of entertaining and sailing have beckoned Kathleen to this wonderful way of life.

Safety and Security: High Pockets is fully surveyed to meet United States Coast Guard standards. In addition, all safety equipment meets, if not exceeds, US Coast Guard standards.
Contact High pockets to reserve your sail today!

phone: 340-690-0587


Email: RSVP@sailhighpockets.com

Kathleen Nelson: 6292 Est. Nazareth #100 St. Thomas, USVI 00802