Treasure Maps

I’ve heard of people creating treasure maps for their kids to follow while they are chartering. I think that’s an awesome idea. If you aren’t quite up to creating your own treasure map, you can use the tourist version for…

BVI Trip Reports, March 12-18, 2011

A long trip report from last December.  A few mishaps but sounds like they had a good time. A very short trip report with a link to pictures. Great, very detailed trip report from someone on their first trip. Gives…

Don’t blindly trust

I think M Robertson’s point is a really good one. You shouldn’t follow someone else’s advice just because you think they have more experience than you. So just because the boat in front of you is approaching Anegada and looks…

Tying a fender to your boat

One thing you might want to teach guests on your boat is how to tie a fender to your boat. Often, when you need others to tie fenders to your boat (instead of being able to take the time yourself),…

BVI Bound Newsletter is now here!

We launched our first edition of the BVI Bound Newsletter. We’d like your help in making it as useful to possible for all of us dreaming and planning our next sailing trip to the BVI. Currently there are sections for:…

Avoid the cruise ships

I’ve never found the cruise ships to be an issue while we are sailing. But if I’m going to spend any time at all in Road Town, I avoid them. (Trying to eat or shop in Road Town with thousands…

New: Sunsail 444 Catamaran

Sunsail has added a new boat to their fleet, the Sunsail 444 Catamaran. It has four cabins. The two forward cabins have single berths in addition to the double berths, so it sleeps 10. It brags a forward cockpit which…

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…