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Ball availability & takeaway May/June #195315
05/19/2019 05:17 PM
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Balls:

More than half the balls vacant at Cooper last night, all night.

15 empty at Marina Cay at 5pm today

More than half of The Bight at Norman vacant on Friday.


Takeaway:

Pirates at Norman very happy to do takeaway food - fab dinner aboard.

Cooper (had previously said yes on email) said no (after we just had lunch and drinks there), in a fairly aggressive way...fair enough, no problem, we're on island-time, water off a ducks back, more painkillers back aboard! So we instead gave our $$$ to Deliverance, who delivered food from Red Rock (East End) to the boat...fantastic! Ordered by FB message, paid in cash. Superb service. As an aside it seemed odd as Cooper was dead, with a mostly empty restaurant that night, but hey, their loss!

Marina Cay - super-happy to do takeaway, ordered at lunch, plan to collect in an hour or so...


Will continue to update over coming days if anyone is interested!

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Re: Ball availability & takeaway May/June [Re: Christo] #195318
05/19/2019 05:25 PM
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we also were put off by the Cooper staff a couple of days ago...

to add to Christo's list....

Norman plenty of balls all night Sunday 5/12

Diamond Cay plenty of balls Monday 5/13

Leverick filled up by 11 Tuesday 5/14...open balls around North Sound

Anegada by 1030 or so Wed/Thurs 5/15...a few boats anchored

Cooper had extra Friday...

Cane Garden Bay had lots of extra Saturday (btw Sopers has water and gas)

white Bay JVD full now...

May is so much better than Feb

Re: Ball availability & takeaway May/June [Re: Christo] #195320
05/19/2019 05:31 PM
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Bailau - right?! We're wondering why we've been here in Jan the last few years. So far May is better in every possible way.

No swell, perfect light trade-winds, hot, warmer water, no crowds, no cruise-ships.

Enjoy White Bay! Sounds like we're half a circuit behind you!

Re: Ball availability & takeaway May/June [Re: Christo] #195322
05/19/2019 05:48 PM
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Agree my friend...i am back to my May and Oct rotation for sure and dropping Feb

you may be "behind" me but that just means you have more days left...:)

we are out tomorrow...thanks for all the good advice that makes these trips so much better...

and as a bonus we got to meet Warren, NDfaninNC, and riverfrontbrewer on the circuit

Have safe travels...

Re: Ball availability & takeaway May/June [Re: Christo] #195323
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Well that's true! Dogs and North Sound for us tomorrow. Aiming for Prickly Bay anchor and dinghy up to Oil Nut Bay...dinner takeaway Leverick if all goes to plan.

Right back at you. This forum makes it possible to be ahead of the curve and squeeze every last drop from the time we are lucky enough to spend here!

Hoping to cross paths with riverfrontbrewer and others over the coming days.

Re: Ball availability & takeaway May/June [Re: Christo] #195325
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NDfan and riverfront were at Cow Wreck...

Re: Ball availability & takeaway May/June [Re: Christo] #195336
05/19/2019 10:48 PM
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We had a lousy experience at Cooper island Beach club last May.

Here is the thread

http://www.traveltalkonline.com/ubb...ch-club-restaurant-review-post-irma.html

Last week we picked up a mooring ball by cistern point. I learned that 8 or 9 balls are not owned by Cooper.

I was talking with the guy collecting the fees about Andy the restaurant manager. Andy is the guy that treated us poorly.

The mooring ball guy refers to Andy as Robocop.

I thought about that. It's funny.


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Re: Ball availability & takeaway May/June [Re: Christo] #195362
05/20/2019 11:01 AM
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11 am here on Anegada, not many balls left and several more boats in the distance


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Re: Ball availability & takeaway May/June [Re: warren460] #195389
05/20/2019 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by warren460
We had a lousy experience at Cooper island Beach club last May.

Here is the thread

http://www.traveltalkonline.com/ubb...ch-club-restaurant-review-post-irma.html

Last week we picked up a mooring ball by cistern point. I learned that 8 or 9 balls are not owned by Cooper.

I was talking with the guy collecting the fees about Andy the restaurant manager. Andy is the guy that treated us poorly.

The mooring ball guy refers to Andy as Robocop.

I thought about that. It's funny.



Andy - that's the chap! What a delight he is. Robocop...sounds about right. Beautiful place but strange vibe, staff all a bit 'too cool for school'

Re: Ball availability & takeaway May/June [Re: Christo] #195397
05/20/2019 03:45 PM
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ALL our trips down here have been in May. Perfect time. Was worried about CGB, but pretty nice right now. 🙂


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