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Re: BVI Bound [Re: xrayman67] #257083
06/01/2021 09:50 PM
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Chesapeake Bay, USA
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Thanks, Dobbs, for the information about Oil Nut Bay. We just spent a lovely afternoon at the Beach Club today and capped it by a nice dinner. The landscaping, pools and stone work are impressive, and the beach is one the prettiest I have seen. The swim up bar doesn't detract.

No connection, just a happy visitor.

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Re: BVI Bound [Re: xrayman67] #257266
06/04/2021 05:42 PM
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Memphis, BVI, CT
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Four cats moored at Marina Cay tonight.

Last night there was one boat, but not moored! As we sat down to dinner at dusk, I noticed a boat sideways against the outside of the reef, jib up. When they raised the mainsail it confirmed my suspicion they were stuck and trying to free themselves. Several calls to Scrub and VISAR, and they were finally freed maybe 75 minutes later. Must have been very scary, as they were banging kitchen pots.

Not sure what calls they made, but they were lucky we were here and spotted them. With a stiff breeze, it would have been a tough night out there.

Re: BVI Bound [Re: xrayman67] #257277
06/04/2021 07:25 PM
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Any idea how they ended up on the reef and or the boat name? Trying to understand the pot banging part, did they not have a radio or even cellphone onboard?
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Re: BVI Bound [Re: xrayman67] #257289
06/04/2021 08:52 PM
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George, it’s a mystery. I suggested to Ratman we go out in our Whaler, but he declined. Coincidentally, it was a DYC boat, no idea the name. VISAR asked if it was a mono or cat, but it was sideways, so I couldn’t tell. We had to dial Scrub several times before they picked up, so who knows who’s around after hours.

The nice VISAR lady said, had they been calling on channel 16, she would have had a call from the US Coast Guard. She had phone numbers for all the operations folks.

My best guess is they were heading to Scrub under power, their engine quit and they drifted up against the reef. A couple boats passed them and kept going. They may have heard that a rescue was already being organized. I just don’t know.

Re: BVI Bound [Re: xrayman67] #257432
06/07/2021 08:59 AM
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Watched a Moorings boat go hard into the reef coming into Cane Garden Bay on Saturday. Heading directly for their mooring ball instead of using the channel. Actually backed off the reef, slightly changed course, and then drove right back onto it a second time! Very confused looking crew looking around and then finally noticed the 4 markers identifying the actual entrance....


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Re: BVI Bound [Re: JasonHelmbrecht] #257452
06/07/2021 09:14 AM
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Georgia & South Carolina
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Originally Posted by JasonHelmbrecht
Watched a Moorings boat go hard into the reef coming into Cane Garden Bay on Saturday. Heading directly for their mooring ball instead of using the channel. Actually backed off the reef, slightly changed course, and then drove right back onto it a second time! Very confused looking crew looking around and then finally noticed the 4 markers identifying the actual entrance....


OUCH! OUCH!!! First day? or Last Day? Or Both First and Last Day?


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Re: BVI Bound [Re: xrayman67] #257457
06/07/2021 10:13 AM
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Jason-

We plan to go to CGB in about 10 days...any ideas as to what day(s) the bands/DJ wont be playing until the night if they still are post pandemic?

Looking for the best day to have some quiet late night...

Thanks

Re: BVI Bound [Re: xrayman67] #257459
06/07/2021 10:16 AM
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Cane Garden Bay, Tortola
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Bands are generally done by 10pm at the latest and there aren't very many of them these days.

I would keep an eye on Paradise Club and Myett's FaceBook pages for parties on the nights you are here. This Friday is a holiday so expect this weekend to have some noise on Friday and Saturday. If you come in 10 days, it will be during the week and should be quiet.

I was on the beach at 9pm last night and everything was quiet or closed.


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Re: BVI Bound [Re: xrayman67] #257467
06/07/2021 11:02 AM
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sounds good my friend...it will be a weekday depending on weather and north swell...

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