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North Sound #180351
01/10/2019 06:02 PM
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Headed back for another trip in February wondering if Sandbox is open at Prickly in the North Sound? We know Leverick is open, moored there last year, but was wondering about Sandbox and the moorings over there.

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Re: North Sound [Re: nysaills] #180353
01/10/2019 06:19 PM
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An island state of mind
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The moorings are there, but Sandbox isn't open yet.

Re: North Sound [Re: nysaills] #180361
01/10/2019 08:18 PM
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Are there any updates on Saba?

Re: North Sound [Re: nysaills] #180362
01/10/2019 08:19 PM
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Moorings are there, but more than half are in rough shape with missing pendants. Excellent anchoring NW of Vixen Pt.

Re: North Sound [Re: nysaills] #180368
01/10/2019 08:57 PM
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As far as we are aware, BEYC, and Saba Rock, and Vixen Point "Sandbox " are not back up and operating. Sad news.

Time to compromise, mates .

Our plan in May 2019, , after Cooper Island , is under sail, tacking up the Sir Francis Drake Channel, reefed down , no weather helm, and head for Leverick Bay, North Sound, VG. . We will work with what we have, not worry about what we do not have.

We are timing our stay at Leverick to high light our party time. Friday night, Slip or Mooring, head for the swimming pool. Then Erica will take her long shower ashore ( ladies like that ), and then join me at the Tiki Bar for arrival toasts, I will have made our reservations for the BBQ, and band, and mocko jumbies . We like a small table for two out by the pool. We have always enjoyed, the BBQ. the live music, dancing, and the Moco Jumbies, It is rolicking, rollicking, good time friday night. Next morning, breakfast on board, and dink out to Eustacia Sound for snorkeling , and later , our last night at Leverick, treat ourselves to a marvelous classy dinner up stairs.

Then our last morning at Leverick, stop at the fuel dock for water and Ice. No fuel required until we turn the boat back in after two weeks. Only use about 7 or 8 gals.
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Then, clear then leave V.F via, the Colquhoun Reef Passage and be on our way SAILING to Scrub island, and later Marina Cay, Mucho neat things to do, After a few days, drop off, and motor the Caminoe Passage , and then snorkel Monkey Point,
then have a nice sail to Jost, and pick up mooring at Diamond Cay ( foxys taboo / Little Jost and the B Line.......lots more , but you all get the idea. Honestly, we are looking very much forward to BVI trip # 17.

We would love if Vixen Point, and Saba Rock, VG sound, were open up and running . Perhaps , next year.

I told Erica, despite the hurricanes, this is going to be our best two week BVI sailing vacation . We will make it so.

You all can do the same.

2019 is going to be a great year for all of us BVI sailors. What ! You were thinking about visiting aunt Maude, in Elephant Breath, Montana ?

That is going to be next year, We will be doing the same thing, in 2020, on a road trip of a month or so thru the south west an western United States. New and marvelous experiences await.

But, this year, me hardys ,, is the BVI.


Denny and Erica

Re: North Sound [Re: nysaills] #180369
01/10/2019 09:06 PM
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Captdennyj you are clearly as mad as a fish! ...but I like your style!

We will be there from mid May to mid June. What Boat will you be on?

As for post-Irma/maria. Not to pass over the awful hardships caused to so, so many people. But...our Jan 2018 charter was our best ever (out of the last 19 years).

Re: North Sound [Re: Christo] #180398
01/11/2019 11:04 AM
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Well captdennyj, I have to agree with Christo. I love your attitude! Enjoy your well planned trip. Your glass is always apparently half-full. A great way to live life.

Re: North Sound [Re: Christo] #180418
01/11/2019 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Christo
Captdennyj you are clearly as mad as a fish! ...but I like your style!

We will be there from mid May to mid June. What Boat will you be on?

As for post-Irma/maria. Not to pass over the awful hardships caused to so, so many people. But...our Jan 2018 charter was our best ever (out of the last 19 years).




We will be there, June 4-13 on a Lagoon 42 S/V ORION. Hope to see you there.


I'd like to be a jelly fish, cause jelly fish don't pay rent.
Re: North Sound [Re: nysaills] #189543
04/02/2019 02:59 PM
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So is Leverick currently the only moorings available in North Sound? Any word on BEYC or Sandbox at Prickly Pear?

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Re: North Sound [Re: cajunscuba] #189551
04/02/2019 03:42 PM
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No pennants on the BEYC and Saba Rock moorings, though some have reported tying up to them at their own risk. A couple Biras Creek and Vixen Point moorings have pennants but who knows the condition of the overall mooring - Vixen Pt moorings look very suspect. I anchor west of Vixen Pt in 10-12 ft in hard sand. Nice, secure and peaceful.

Re: North Sound [Re: nysaills] #189555
04/02/2019 04:48 PM
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Anyone ever overnight in Robin's Bay? Looks idyllic, but not sure about holding and prevailing wind direction there.

Re: North Sound [Re: nysaills] #189556
04/02/2019 04:58 PM
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Yes, quite a few times. Always a long, long way out. Holding is good. We like this spot when on larger yachts and want plenty of space / to be away from the crowd. Rarely anyone else around, nice quiet spot.

Re: North Sound [Re: nysaills] #189561
04/02/2019 06:41 PM
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Excellent, thanks for the confirmation! Looks like a great place for solitude. We'll be there in May.

Re: North Sound [Re: nysaills] #189576
04/03/2019 03:34 AM
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We may see you there!

Re: North Sound [Re: BaardJ] #189616
04/03/2019 11:23 AM
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Last week we motored past the Biras Creek moorings, which looked maintained - they had new pennants and several boats using them. We didn't use them though - we anchored at Drake's anchorage along with 5 other boats. (One of which had a very impressive transom shower display clapping)

Re: North Sound [Re: nysaills] #189658
04/03/2019 04:17 PM
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Great to see you all sailing the BVI, and we would very much enjoy meeting you in real live humanoid person ...

We will have a jeanneau 36I....monohull Conch Charters. it might be Oceana

Also, we will be displaying the ...

Calif. State Flag
Hawaii State Flag
Black HAPPY HOURRRR pirate flag. Snapping the trades from the flag halyard.

Dates sailing the BVI.... 15 MAY 2019 to 29 may 2019.

Counter clock wise.... Road Harbor, , Peter island, Great Harbor and the Willy T, Then Cooper and Leverick, on to Marina Cay / SCRUB, and just keep on enjoying making the pirate rounds.

Actually, we are not crazy, but do enjoy living life and making friends . Life is an Adventure .

We would be pleased to welcome you aboard or meet you all ashore for Rum, music and talking story..

To spot us at the local beach side bars, we are both about 5' 6", blond, tan, fit, with great smiles and positive attitudes, and like the rest of you all, having a grand time.

May is on the way.

Denny and Erica

Re: North Sound [Re: nysaills] #189763
04/04/2019 11:17 AM
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We'll watch for ya. 16-26 May out of Scrub, Counter clockwise. 9 of us (7 adults/2 students) on a F-P Helia 44 with a Colorado flag, Whiskey Signal flag, and probably others...

Re: North Sound [Re: nysaills] #189789
04/04/2019 04:08 PM
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NewfD,

Wow ! Nice Catamaran, , looked it up on website for Dream Y.C. fleet. Know the code flag Whiskey......We will be watching for you. Probably easy to spot with a fun loving crew of family and friends.

Denny and Erica

Re: North Sound [Re: nysaills] #189868
04/05/2019 01:19 PM
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Yep, had a Helia before in Abaco and the regular crew liked it a lot, so here we are again. I always seem to come back to Fountaine-Pajot models of one sort or another.

Re: North Sound [Re: captdennyj] #189876
04/05/2019 02:22 PM
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Aren't we all tan, fit, blonde, great smiles and a great attitude after a few drinks at the beach bar?? May be difficult to single you out???.

;-)


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