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Willy T #196940
06/06/2019 02:54 PM
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sleepychef Offline OP
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Back to original location....

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Re: Willy T [Re: sleepychef] #196941
06/06/2019 02:55 PM
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Re: Willy T [Re: sleepychef] #196943
06/06/2019 03:01 PM
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Just saw it on Facebook.

Re: Willy T [Re: sleepychef] #196945
06/06/2019 03:21 PM
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Not exactly related...but also saw a FB post about working on the moorings at the BEYC...more good news!


Kirk in Maryland
Re: Willy T [Re: sleepychef] #196947
06/06/2019 03:28 PM
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Peter Island was never a good fit for the Willy T. Glad it will move back to Norman Island and give sailors a great choice of places to eat, drink and party once again. Thanks Willy T!!! smile

Re: Willy T [Re: sleepychef] #196949
06/06/2019 03:30 PM
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Anyone notice the error in the govt announcement?

Re: Willy T [Re: sleepychef] #196952
06/06/2019 03:39 PM
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Somebody has come to their senses. This is good news.


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Re: Willy T [Re: sleepychef] #196963
06/06/2019 05:42 PM
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Sounds like the infamous Dr. Jarecki was losing his shirt at his overpriced restaurants without the lure of the Willy T in the Bight.

Re: Willy T [Re: casailor53] #196964
06/06/2019 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by casailor53
Anyone notice the error in the govt announcement?


Yes this is not the original Willy T. In fact no 3

Re: Willy T [Re: sleepychef] #196991
06/06/2019 10:22 PM
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Excellent news -- thanks for sharing it!

Dan cheers

Re: Willy T [Re: sleepychef] #197059
06/07/2019 04:48 PM
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The universe just came into alignment! Willy T back to the Bight just makes me so happy!

Re: Willy T [Re: sleepychef] #197070
06/07/2019 06:23 PM
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The BVI's need this and Ewan , his wife and all their staff need this.

Re: Willy T [Re: sleepychef] #197092
06/08/2019 08:11 AM
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I like this for 2 reasons, 1) we'll love going back to Willy T at Norman and 2) it will ease the traffic at Great Harbour.


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Re: Willy T [Re: sleepychef] #197111
06/08/2019 10:45 AM
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Cool. I think the Bight is a better place.

Since our trip is in late June, anybody know if they will be shut down to move? Hoping to make a night of it at the Willy T June 24...

Re: Willy T [Re: sleepychef] #197113
06/08/2019 11:55 AM
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We just returned from sailing the BVI for two weeks....we spent our first and last night partying on the Willy T, and it was in Great Harbor, Peter Island. No one mentioned the Willy T
moving back to Norman Island and the Bight.

Actually, we would prefer to have them back at the Bight, with the ease of snorkeling the Caves, and the Indians, in such close proximity. PLus give us all another place to eat and drink ashore besides only having Pirates.

We heard zero mention of the Willy T moving back, and that was sailing from May 15 to May 29,

We did cruise by the shore line at the bight and witnessed the sad remains of the broken bones of the old Willy T washed up on shore.

Re: Willy T [Re: sleepychef] #197116
06/08/2019 12:27 PM
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The official announcement was posted by the Willy T FB group yesterday: The Official William Thornton (Willy T) Fan Club
Yesterday (Friday, June 7, 2019) at 4:45 AM ·
Hi all..... thanks to our new Government we’re heading back to Norman Island! We’ll keep you posted on exactly when! See you there.

Maybe that is why you didn't hear about it back in May, just sayin' wink

Re: Willy T [Re: sleepychef] #197135
06/08/2019 05:26 PM
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Steve is right. Everyone here right now says it's going back to the bight


I'd like to be a jelly fish, cause jelly fish don't pay rent.
Re: Willy T [Re: sleepychef] #197153
06/09/2019 08:41 AM
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Now we have a reason to go back to the Bight on our bareboat next year. We were going to skip it. We're not fans of the new fancy Pirates.

Re: Willy T [Re: sleepychef] #197159
06/09/2019 09:31 AM
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Perfect,

Thank you .

Re: Willy T [Re: sleepychef] #197176
06/09/2019 10:58 AM
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And the bight will get busy again


Warren
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Re: Willy T [Re: sleepychef] #197217
06/09/2019 11:16 PM
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Just curious if the mooring field at Great Harbour, Peter island would remain with the same amount of balls after Willy T moves? What happens in this case? Seems like it’d be a bit more empty there after the move. Or were most of those balls there pre-Irma & Willy T anyway?

Re: Willy T [Re: sleepychef] #197220
06/10/2019 06:32 AM
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I could be wrong but its my belief that Oceans 7 add several more balls after the Willie T arrived.

If I am correct, it’s up to them to decide.

Unless demand improves, I bet they are ultimately removed.


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