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Sail the British Virgin Islands

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Sail a Beneteau 473 in the British Virgin Islands.

If there is a perfect sailing location, it’s the British Virgin Islands! With trade winds, warm crystal clear waters and line-of-sight sailing, the BVIs are a delight for beginning and experienced sailors alike.

The colorful islands are dotted with picturesque villages and harbors. The island culture is colorful and varied, a rich blend of British and West Indian influences. The people are friendly, warm and outgoing.

A handful of inhabited islands include Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke and Anegada. All of these are idyllic sites for unwinding, swimming, snorkeling, and absorbing the laid back pleasure of the Caribbean.

The BVI is the ultimate destination for first time and returning sailors alike, with diverse moorings and dining choices at every stop. Join us for a warm and relaxing vacation sure to sharpen your sailing skills.

Your Captain, Tom, holds a U.S. Coast Guard 100 Ton Master License and is an American Sailing Association Certified Instructor.

You can sail for one week for $980 plus airfare and food, or two weeks for $1900 plus airfare and food. The two week option gives you the ability to see more islands and attractions than the one week option.

50% due at RSVP to reserve a spot. The deadline to sign up is November 20th, 2012. This is non-refundable unless you or I find someone to take your place.

Airfare is currently running approximately $700-$1000 from Minneapolis to Beef Island (Tortola).

All fees, permits, mooring balls, security deposit and fuel is included. Food eaten on the boat for breakfast and lunches is additional at about $100/person/week. The boat food cost is split among the crew, not including the captain. Eating dinner at island restaurants, if desired, is approximately $175/person/week. The restaurant expense can be decreased for those wanting to eat dinner on the boat, but the boat food budget may go up a few dollars.

There will be a minimal taxi cost from the air-port to the marina. There is also an exit tax of $20 when leaving the BVI. You can either fly to St. Thomas and take a ferry to Tortola as long as you arrive Friday, or fly directly to Tortola (Beef Island, airport code EIS), also arriving on Friday. One night of lodging will be required for those flying to St. Thomas.

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