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Official webpage of The BVI Welcome Guide. Source of information for everything in the British Virgin Islands since 1971.

A Passion for Sailing

BVI Spring Regatta Director Judy Petz has organized the BVI’s most prestigious sailing event for over a decade For 14 years Judy Petz, the Director of the BVI Spring Regatta, has taken on the Virgin Islands’ biggest sailing event with the efficiency of a military commander, the dexterity of a …

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Yacht Club Costa Smeralda

Photo by Jeff-Brown

Regattas and new facilities on Virgin Gorda 2017 marks not only the third edition of the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean held at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) in North Sound, Virgin Gorda, but it is also the 50th anniversary of the yacht club’s founding in Porto Cervo, Sardinia. Organized …

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Pusser’s Anegada Race

Anegada Race

Putting Anegada on the Map It’s been 20 years since the first Pusser’s Anegada Race. Marty Halpern, one of the founders of the event, shares what’s changed – and what hasn’t – over the years. If you’ve been to Anegada in the last couple of years, you’ve been spoiled for …

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Memory on Canvas

Lutia “Tai” Durante

An exhibition at the Sugar Works Museum will feature the works of artist Lutia Durante Whether they’re soothing seascapes or vibrant abstracts, oil paintings or sculptures bent from copper, Lutia “Tai” Durante’s pieces are nearly always about one thing: reminiscence. “It’s documenting my memory,” he said recently. Lutia (pronounced Lou-tay) …

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Magnificent Mangroves

True Marvels of Nature The BVI wasn’t nicknamed “Nature’s Little Secrets” for nothing. Take a drive along the coast, and you’ll inevitably experience something amazing – even if you have called these islands home for a number of years – the mangrove. Recently, for example, while waiting for a friend …

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The Lure of SurfSong

This boutique villa resort offers garden dining and a relaxed and warm environment. Sometimes it takes the Greek mythological “siren song” to call you to a place that is irresistible. Hidden away on the southeast shore of Beef Island, just a brief distance yet insulated from the Tortola airport, is …

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Aragorn’s Amazing Art

The art of Aragorn Dick-Read is singularly unique, artistically brilliant and culturally appropriate to tropical island life; it radiates a certain joie de vivre, a psychological stimulant. Aragorn’s Studio located at Trellis Bay in the BVI is the hub of activity in this beachfront community. The studio houses the metal …

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BREADFRUIT VICHYSSOISE

1 oz. unsalted butter 2 medium onions, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, chopped 1/2 lb. fresh breadfruit or canned (26 oz.) 1 1/2 pints chicken stock 1/2 pint single cream salt and freshly ground pepper to taste chopped chives Heat butter in skillet over medium heat and sauté the onions …

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The Mutiny and the Breadfruit

Remember the infamous Captain Bligh from Mutiny on the Bounty? Well, here in the Caribbean he is remembered for more than the events of that ill-fated voyage. It was William Bligh who brought the breadfruit, one of the region’s most versatile foods, to the Caribbean. Commissioned by the British government, …

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Caciques, Crumbling Walls and Copper Kettles

Long Bay

The BVI’s vibrant history and the people who made the Virgin Islands what it is today Remnants of the Virgin Islands’ past dot its hillsides and hug its shores. There are old wells, slave walls, churches and cisterns. There are remnants of 18th century forts, the crumbling walls of plantation …

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