Thursday, January 17, 2013

2013 BVI Spring Regatta Is Coming

Host Nanny Cay Resort and Marina will be welcoming several fun, fast and highly competitive boats with crews to match, for the inaugural 2013 Melges 32 Virgin Islands Sailing Series. Looking for a new adventurous way to spend your Spring Break? Charter a catamaran this spring to witness the excitement first hand! This is the best way to experience the seven day party in the British Virgin Islands. You can cruise a catamaran at your own pace and take in all that the event has to offer from a unique and exciting perspective. This would be a creative way for the avid sailor to share their enthusiasm with the rest of the family. The BVI Spring Regatta is the one Caribbean Regatta that has something for everyone. You can participate, just cruise as a spectator, practice amongst some of the most skilled crews in the world or simply party with thousands of sailing enthusiasts. Take home the Glory of victory or memories that will never be forgotten. The BVI is one of the most popular charting destinations in the world for various reasons. The beautiful scenery, the beaches, the marine life and the ability to witness this event makes it all the more desirable.
Monday, March 25: Registration The party starts Monday evening at Nanny Cay Marina with registration and a welcoming party for the Sailing Festival. Tuesday, March 26: Round Tortola Racee Kick off starts with a sail around Tortola, the largest island in the BVI. The event starts at Nanny Cay and makes its way to the north side in the Atlantic Ocean, then around Beef Island into the Sir Francis Channel and back to Nanny Cay. If the winds happen to change, the race head off in the opposite direction. Wednesday, March 27: Race to 'Treasure Island' Beach Day An entire day of fun! Race to the outer island Norman Island along with more than 50 competing boats. The finish line is the starting point for a full day of fun at the beach, with a BBQ, a bar and aquatic events providing fun for the entire family. If you are chartering a catamaran as a spectator or to support a friend or family member participating, you are welcome to join in the fun. Thursday, March 28: Tortola Island Day - Wind, Water & Wander and Welcome Party This is the perfect opportunity for those chartering the area at the time of the event to experience all that Tortola has to offer. Snorkeling, diving and dolphin discovery trips and island tours are available. There are lessons for those interested in kite-boarding and stand-up paddleboards. A bar will be open throughout the day, and local vendors will be serving lunch and dinner on the beach! If you prefer, this would be the perfect time relax by a pool or on the beach under the shade provided by the palms lining the beach.
Registration for the BVI Spring Regatta starts at noon accompanied by live music and the Mount Gay Rum Welcome Party. Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, March 29-31 Stellar Racing Action Now it's time to party! Three days of world-class racing takes place along with partying under the stars at the Regatta Village on the beach of Nanny Cay Marina. Each day's events will be broadcast in the village nightly. If you're in town on vacation or supporting friends and family this is the perfect opportunity witness the competition live at the village and online. IYCC during the Spring Regatta The International Yacht Club Challenge brings sailors from around the world to participate on Sunsail monohulls. Party Central Every afternoon and evening entertainment will keep the blood pumping and everyone in the mood to party until the next day of racing. The Regatta Village will have five international food vendors, regatta merchandise and places to buy those items lost overboard (sunglasses, gloves, etc.). AWARDS will be presented around 5:30 Caribbean time to the ecstatic and exhausted winners. As always in the Caribbean, this is a party NOT to be missed. For ALL Regatta details visit their website

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

2011 Lagooon 380, Oriana Has Arrived in the BVI!

The owner's version of the Lagoon 380 catamaran has successfully made the journey from Ft Lauderdale, FL to Tortola, British Virgin Islands joining our charter fleet of luxury catamarans. Catamaran Sailing Vacations is proud to introduce the latest catamaran to arrive at our Tortola Marina. This is easily one of the most popular catamarans on the market today produced by Lagoon with more than six hundred and fifty boats delivered. If you are a coastal cruiser or a transatlantic adventurer this catamaran for charter was built to handle it all. This catamaran is the perfect fit for a charter vacation maneuvering around the BVI.
The Lagoon 380 has an overall length of thirty-seven feet and eleven inches with a beam of twenty-one feet and five inches. A draft of only three feet and nine inches this catamaran provides access to shallower waters for approaching various beautiful beaches and enhances site-seeing. The transom platforms provide easy access to the water and dinghy. Lagoon incorporated foot holes, a new feature on this catamaran to increase accessibility. The various islands provide plenty of sight-seeing opportunities and shallow reefs for snorkeling. The helm is positioned on the port side of the cockpit. The cockpit on this catamaran for charter provides seating for up to eight people, not including the helmsman bench. There are two storage lockers to the stern and a large ice box that doubles as seating. The twin diesels enhance maneuverability and docking.
This is a large small catamaran with almost six and a half feet of headroom in the saloon and hulls. Oriana is equipped with a generator and has the option for air conditioning. The vertical windows allow plenty of light to enter the saloon and galley while providing better protection from the sun and optimizing space and headroom. The saloon of this charter catamaran has comfortable seating for entertaining eight people. The galley faces aft with a sliding window to increase ventilation and provides access to a folding table for serving those in the cockpit. The galley on this catamaran is equipped with double stainless steel sinks, an oven and two-burner stove and grill, and a refrigerator. The owner's version has private quarters that use the entire starboard hull. Aft is a large double berth with storage beneath. Out of the cabin is a reasonably sized writing desk and plenty of storage. The owner's head is forward with a separated shower. The port hull has two double cabins forward and aft with a centralized head and shower. Oriana, a Lagoon 380 catamaran is a 3 cabins/ 2 head model accommodating up to six guests. Oriana is an affordable catamaran and highly sought after in charter. Click here to view detailed specifications Whether you are new to chartering or new to catamarans in general, this is the yacht to bareboat charter in the BVI. The delivery of Oriana into our BVI charter fleet was a unique experience. Follow the link below to follow the captains' journey. Contact for more information on Oriana, Lagoon 380. Please type Oriana in the subject line and online proposals with detailed pricing can be sent to you instantly. You can also call 800-262-0308

Friday, January 11, 2013

Bareboat Manager Needed!

A position has become available at our Tortola base in the British Virgin Islands, for an Assistant Bareboat Manager. Working closely with the General and Bareboat Managers, along mechanical and cleaning staff, this hands on role would suit a practical, outgoing, customer service oriented individual. Our bareboat fleet consists of the latest top of the line catamarans, ranging from 34ft 6 persons, to 51ft 12 persons. Primarily we operate sailing catamarans, but we also have a couple of power catamarans in the fleet. We also operate a fleet of larger crewed yachts, along with maintaining a fleet of private boats and in some circumstances, the successful applicant may have to cross over to these fleets to lend help and expertise. Duties include, but are not limited to: •Maintenance of the fleet: Including rigging, instrumentation, heads, pumps, internal/external hardware, electrical, dinghies etc. Experience of marine diesels, generators, refrigeration and air conditioning would be advantageous. •Boat Handling: You will be required to operate all the vessels in the fleet, for refueling purposes, sea trials and courtesy departure/returns of charters. •Customer service: Welcoming, boat briefing, chart briefing, support during charter and debriefing. It may also be required to interact with the clients online, or by telephone, before their charter commences. •Staffing/Supervising: You will be required to help operate a team of cleaners and technical/mechanical staff to ensure the best possible product achievable. Tortola is a pleasant island and the waters of the British Virgin Islands, "Nature's Little Secrets," are a sailors mecca, with warm water, blue skies, palm fringed beaches and much, much more. If you are interested please contact us for further details!, please refer to the following on the subject of your email: Job Application for Assistant Bareboat Manager: "your name".