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BVI to become no-anchoring jurisdiction #235178
09/22/2020 07:25 AM
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Memphis, BVI, CT
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Re: BVI to become no-anchoring jurisdiction [Re: RatmansWife] #235180
09/22/2020 07:27 AM
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Was just reading that....Boatyball is gonna be busy....


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Re: BVI to become no-anchoring jurisdiction [Re: RatmansWife] #235181
09/22/2020 07:32 AM
09/22/2020 07:32 AM
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I wouldn't worry too much. This sounds like a typical BVI reaction to a report they received. There will be much debate, 2 or 3 $million+ consulting studies, a quick failed implementation in a few years, and an even quicker rescinding of the order. We're living this dream everyday here with reactions to COVID, new documentation requirements, etc...

Re: BVI to become no-anchoring jurisdiction [Re: RatmansWife] #235207
09/22/2020 09:32 AM
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Great. No anchoring and no driving in the dark. What are you supposed to do if there are no balls and no time to try elsewhere?

Re: BVI to become no-anchoring jurisdiction [Re: RatmansWife] #235218
09/22/2020 10:25 AM
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Well, this just seems dumb. Why not instead just issue hefty fines for people who anchor in illegal areas? Drive some revenue for the government and also solve the problem.

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Re: BVI to become no-anchoring jurisdiction [Re: RatmansWife] #235224
09/22/2020 10:58 AM
09/22/2020 10:58 AM
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Just another reason cruising sailors will continue to avoid the BVI's like the plague. Customs/Immigration was the other reason and even that has not been fixed as yet. So sad.

Re: BVI to become no-anchoring jurisdiction [Re: RatmansWife] #235239
09/22/2020 01:00 PM
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The charter boats can save on Rode, Chain and anchors! and even Windlasses! - they won't even have to put them on the boat

And no more calls back to base asking for more anchors because we used both of the ones that were on board already.

Last edited by LocalSailor; 09/22/2020 01:03 PM. Reason: sarcasm
Re: BVI to become no-anchoring jurisdiction [Re: 706jim] #235244
09/22/2020 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by 706jim
Great. No anchoring and no driving in the dark. What are you supposed to do if there are no balls and no time to try elsewhere?


I predict rafting on moorings to become the new normal. Plus overnighting on national park moorings. Gotta do what you gotta do.

Re: BVI to become no-anchoring jurisdiction [Re: RatmansWife] #235254
09/22/2020 02:49 PM
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Eliminating anchoring in islands where boating is a large source of income shows the lower double digit IQ of the government

Re: BVI to become no-anchoring jurisdiction [Re: FLJim] #235264
09/22/2020 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by FLJim
Originally Posted by 706jim
Great. No anchoring and no driving in the dark. What are you supposed to do if there are no balls and no time to try elsewhere?


I predict rafting on moorings to become the new normal. Plus overnighting on national park moorings. Gotta do what you gotta do.



Rafting is bad enough at the best of times but with the advent of ever larger catamarans just how much are those moorings expected to hold?

Re: BVI to become no-anchoring jurisdiction [Re: RatmansWife] #235270
09/22/2020 09:14 PM
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Anchoring is a basic tenet of seamanship, a small island nation should understand that

Re: BVI to become no-anchoring jurisdiction [Re: RatmansWife] #235274
09/23/2020 01:27 AM
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This is something they should REALLY be worried about right now. "BVI Love"...but we just added more rules for your enjoyment....

Re: BVI to become no-anchoring jurisdiction [Re: RatmansWife] #235277
09/23/2020 03:06 AM
09/23/2020 03:06 AM
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Maybe it’s time to make mooring balls more plentiful and get rid of boatyball.

Could you imagine no anchoring and control of most balls in the hands of a foreign corp?


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Lagoon 50 (winner of best crewed yacht under 55 feet at the St. Thomas crewed yacht boat show) and Lagoon 450, (both part of the Charter Caribe fleet (all inclusive charters) -St Thomas USVI https://chartercaribe.com/charters/ ).

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