Category: planning

Virgin Anchorages

I love this book: Virgin Anchorages. I’d highly recommend it to anyone going sailing in the Virgin Islands. I used to take all my sailing books with me. Just in case I needed to check something. Or in case I…

Top 10 things to do in the BVI

The trouble with listing the top 10 things to do in the BVI is to keep the list to just 10 … A Pain Killer at the Soggy Dollar Bar. Or just hanging out at any of the bars on…

To take your Kindle sailing or not?

The last time we went sailing I debated whether or not to take my Kindle. Reasons to take it: I could carry all my books (usually five or so) in one little gadget. I could carry it in a waterproof…

How to plan your BVI sailing itinerary

One of the most fun, but most intimidating, parts of your planning might be deciding your itinerary. I recommend planning one, with lots of room for change, run it by someone who’s been to the British Virgin Islands before. Be…

Why does everyone sail counter clockwise around Tortola?

If you look at most people’s BVI sailing itineraries, you’ll discover that they sail counter clockwise around the islands. It is possible to sail either way, clockwise or counter clockwise, around Tortola. However, there are often swells on the north…

Which Charter Company to Use?

One of the hardest things for new charterers to figure out is which yacht charter company to go with. There are many reputable, good charter companies in the British Virgin Islands and choosing one is often hard. Especially when you…

How to buy food for your sailing vacation

When you charter (i.e. rent) a sailboat, you will need to provision it. Provision \Pro*vi”sion\ To supply with food; to victual; as, to provision a garrison. [1913 Webster] There are three basic ways you can provision your boat for your…