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Sailing In the British Virgin Islands

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  • Fat Hogs Bay

    Waterfront Drive, Tortola (map)

    18.408417 -64.616379

  • Not the Med but a fabulous cruising area.

    *** UPDATE ***

    Only 4 places left after our overseas events launch night on 19th October. Our 3rd and final boat is now booked.

    Tickets available from http://sundowners.org.uk/overseasevents/bvis2017/ or non-members can enquire about joining and membership from [masked]

    *** UPDATE ***


    The first of our overseas events for 2017 sees us jetting off to the British Virgin Islands.

    About the BVIs

    The British Virgin Islands has all of the essential ingredients for the ultimate sailing experience in one perfect place: easy deep-water island hops, consistent trade winds, line-of-sight navigation and plentiful sheltered anchorages. Striking white sand beaches boast extraordinary rock formations and a great selection of laid-back bars and restaurants. Water visibility of[masked]ft makes snorkelling and diving a real thrill, spotting hawksbill turtles, manta rays, eagle rays, trumpet fish and angelfish. Sailing from Tortola with sixty stunning islands to choose from is both enjoyable and reasonable easy with deep water and line of sight passages between destinations.

    Itinerary

    A few of the locations we hope to visit but always subject to local conditions are:

    Peter Island

    Peter Island has a bit of everything that makes the British Virgin Islands a year round favourite with sailors. Virgin Gorda

    Virgin Gorda is the home of the world-famous Baths; immense boulders that look as if they have been strewn by the hand of a giant across an idyllic beach, creating an incredible landscape of grottos and natural swimming pools. Anegada

    Low-lying and flat, Anegada is known as The Drowned Island and is quite different to the other islands in the BVI. Surrounded by reefs and shipwrecks, Anegada has superb white sand beaches and is famous as a wildlife sanctuary. Cooper Island

    The island lies adjacent to "wreck alley", a popular wreck diving site in the British Virgin Islands where a number of vessels have been deliberately sunk as dive sites. Jost Van Dyke

    Jost Van Dyke is the 4th largest island of the BVIs. Here we can head for Great Bay, jump in the dinghy and head over to White Bay to sample an original “Pain Killer” and enjoy the afternoon at this beautiful beach. This pristine beach is perhaps the most spectacular in the BVI and is exactly what most people picture when dreaming about a Caribbean vacation. Saba Rock

    A small island with a resort - ideal for a drink and lunch stop. Not to be missed.

    The Boats

    We have a Dufour 450 Grand Large reserved as well as two Lagoon 400 S2s.

    Important Trip Information

    Not included in the event price are flights, transfers, end cleaning, victualling, meals ashore, diesel, mooring fees, any shore accommodation and any personal expenditure.

    Flights are available from Gatwick via Antigua.

    Do not book flights until advised to do so by the event organiser.

    Full event information is available at http://sundowners.org.uk/eventscalendar/bvis2017/

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