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BVI Charter - What to expect?

  • Mar 11, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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What should I expect when chartering in BVI for a week in July? Rob

I'm going to use your questions as topic for our next meeting at The Pizza Bistro.  In the mean time, Short Answers:

Navigation? Does anybody keep a DR plot anymore or just Hope your GPS keeps working?  GPS - everything fails at sea;  learn at least Coastal Navigation.

Anchoring - Don't, use the mooring balls:  Keep yer' crew happy - pay for the Ball. 

VHF is your "telephone" use to make dinner reservations.

Bomba's Shack - take a taxi! - Both ways!

       See ya' there, Captain Greg

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  • chien-chang c.

    interesting conversation 5 star, will sign up the sailing lesson to charter sailboat.

    March 12, 2014

  • Rob F.

    Thanks Greg and all who answered my many questions and provided all the helpful hints--- I really appreciate and enjoyed meeting you all.

    March 12, 2014

  • Melanie ".

    Very informative, and whet my appetite for open water sailing!

    March 12, 2014

  • Tom B.

    Good discussion about what to expect sailing the British Virgin Islands

    March 12, 2014

  • Brenda R.

    Enjoyed meeting everyone. Sounds like a fun group, I am looking forward to learning from you guys!

    March 12, 2014

  • Helen

    Can you believe it? I think I'm finally getting yo a meeting.

    March 10, 2014

  • Rob F.

    I've day-sailed all my life, and co-owned a Catalina 27 for the last 6 years, but never cruised. I just arranged to bare-boat charter a 31 foot boat in the British Virgin Islands for a week in July and have a lot of questions about cruising: navigation, anchoring, VHF radio use, better to anchor or rent a mooring. Like, does anybody keep a DR plot anymore, or you just hope your GPS keeps working? I know it's supposed to be a good and relatively easy place to cruise for the first time, but I'm still a bit nervous. The Beneteau 31 is not that much heavier than my C-27, but it's a lot of more expensive, and I don't want to mess it up.

    March 8, 2014

    • Greg W.

      Rob, I'm going to use your questions as topic for our next meeting at The Pizza Bistro. In the mean time, Short Answers: Navigation - learn at least Coastal Nav; Anchoring - Don't, use the mooring balls; VHF is your "telephone"; DR - go back to Navigation; GPS - everything fails at sea.

      March 8, 2014

    • Rob F.

      Greg, thanks for short answers, and looking forward to Tuesday!

      March 8, 2014

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