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Virgin Islands Sailing message today #145146
09/28/2017 11:43 PM
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Panama City Beach, Florida
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From their Facebook page

A MESSAGE FROM VIRGIN ISLAND SAILING.
September 28, 2017

The Comeback Continues. Twenty-two days post-Hurricane Irma we are seeing daily rainbows by way of positive news coming to us from every area of the Virgin Islands.

The Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas reopened to commercial flights today and there are plans to reopen St. Croix’s airport next week.

The Native Son and Road Town Fast Ferry resumed their daily schedule run between Road Town, Tortola, BVI and Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI.

Premier and Minister of Tourism Dr. D Orlando Smith said, “One of the British Virgin Islands’ main economic pillars, the tourism industry, will reopen for business as early as November. Despite losses, charter companies are already working to ensure guests enjoy the sailing capital of the world this coming tourist season. By the end of November, at least one property had made it clear that they will have 120 boats in the water. I have no doubt that others will do the same.”

ARK, The Association of Reef Keepers, has been able to determine that the wreck of the RMS Rhone and some other sites were almost completely untouched by the hurricanes.
RMS Rhone - ARK

The BVI Tourist Board team visited Anegada and “were energized to see the recovery in full swing.There is damage but the island fared better than its neighbors. Relief supplies have begun to arrive daily and ferry services have resumed.” The team believes Anegada will be ready for Lobster Fest in November.

Need a beer and a burger on Tortola? No problem. Local establishments like The Watering Hole, The Chicken Bus, and Rudy's Bar are providing people with "a place to go" check emails, have a beer and meet with friends.

We have many reports that Foxy's, Soggy Dollar, The Willy T, Myett's, and many other fan favorites will be open for business by November or December. And as always the natural beauty of islands shimmers on in the water at The Baths, The Indians, The Caves and beautiful beaches.

Many of our bareboat companies plan to be reopened by December. These include BVI Yacht Charters, The Catamaran Company (mid-November), Dream Yacht Charters (November), Footloose, Horizon Yacht Charters, MarineMax, The Moorings, The Moorings Power, Navigare Yachting, Sunsail, TMM Charters, and Virgin Motor Yachts.

Conch Charters, CYOA, and Voyage Charters plan to be up and running early 2018.

The majority of our Crewed Yachts fared well through both hurricanes and the crews are anxiously awaiting the day their yachts are once again filled with charter guests to cruise through the beautiful islands. Many yachts are now accepting reservations for charters as the gorgeous blue water, golden beaches, and newly refurbished establishments will soon be ready for enjoyment by welcomed guests.

In an email update, Virgin Motor Yachts said Only 1 day after the storm Nanny Cay had already ordered all new docks for the marina (which will be here in less than 4 weeks), power and water have been restored, and they have committed to hosting the large crewed yacht boat show in November. The surrounding islands that are visited mostly by tourists will recover quickly, foliage is already growing back, bars and restaurants have started to rebuild already so the forthcoming season will take place. We have also learned the first cruise ships will begin returning to Tortola in November.

Our hearts go out to all those affected by Irma and Maria; the residents who lost their homes, communities, and livelihoods, the crews, owners, and companies who lost their yachts, the local establishments and marinas that are working hard to clean up and repair for the upcoming season. We are honored to be a part of the rebuild by providing a way to help the economy by bringing tourism back to the people of our beautiful islands.

Please visit Hurricane Irma Relief to see many ways you can help make a difference to aide the people of the Virgin Islands.

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Re: Virgin Islands Sailing message today [Re: xrayman67] #145147
09/29/2017 10:01 AM
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That is awesome! The Belongers are some very resilient people. We are supposed to spend a week on Anegada beginning Nov. 11th. Hopefully that can still happen. I have no problem delaying if necessary. Regardless, we will be back to the BVI's soon. #bvistrong


Go Irish!!

Bill
Re: Virgin Islands Sailing message today [Re: ndfaninnc] #145148
09/29/2017 10:56 AM
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Just checked the progress of charter yachts underway from France, 6 on the screen now.
A FP Helia 44, FP Lucia 40, 3 L450's Peace Out, Rum Away & Manuel IV, and a L42 Bang Bang Lulu.
The delivery company says they are bringing them over as fast as the factory can put them out.


Drink all day at home, your friends worry about you; do it on vacation and they say "what a good time you're having". Save your friends needless worry, travel more!
Re: Virgin Islands Sailing message today [Re: Sunset_Sammy] #145149
09/29/2017 12:01 PM
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How do you check that?

Re: Virgin Islands Sailing message today [Re: CHS_JDE] #145150
09/29/2017 12:22 PM
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Rumor is a ship will be leaving South Africa shortly with a cargo of Leopards.
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Re: Virgin Islands Sailing message today [Re: xrayman67] #145151
09/29/2017 01:58 PM
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For the record the information about CYOA is incorrect. We are opening in November. We will be announcing our starting lineup soon.

We have a virtually undamaged marina. Six new boats in transit.Four that suffered no serious damage and A plan going forward for the rest.

Jay

Last edited by CaptainJay; 09/29/2017 02:00 PM.
Re: Virgin Islands Sailing message today [Re: CHS_JDE] #145152
09/29/2017 03:12 PM
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CHS_JDE said:
How do you check that?

If you're on facebook search for Reliance Yacht Management and follow their page. They sometimes have openings for crew especially during boat show season.


Drink all day at home, your friends worry about you; do it on vacation and they say "what a good time you're having". Save your friends needless worry, travel more!
Re: Virgin Islands Sailing message today [Re: CaptainJay] #145153
10/01/2017 09:04 AM
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CaptainJay said:
For the record the information about CYOA is incorrect. We are opening in November. We will be announcing our starting lineup soon.

We have a virtually undamaged marina. Six new boats in transit.Four that suffered no serious damage and A plan going forward for the rest.

Jay
Great news!


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