The route I sailed were not many pirates, only Trinidad (one of the islands of the Caribbean) was unsafe, so people advised us to sail with 2 other boats. At Trinidad we wanted to get the boat
out of the water to work on it. When others told us this was also possible in Grenada, we decided to leave Trinidad. Especially my sisters and my safety. Your parents will always avoid the pirates. Piracy has decreased, so the chances are very small. If your parents do not feel safe they will not go, or sail with others, because pirates only attack when a boat is alone.