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All these articles have been featured on The British Virgin Islands Welcome On-Line Tourist Guide in the past. In case you missed any of them, we’ve archived them so that you may reference them at any time. Click on the links to read the full story.

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June, 2017

  • 12 June

    So, You Want To Be A Sailor?

    Founded by legendary yachtsman Steve Colgate, the Offshore Sailing School has been teaching the land-bound to sail since 1964. S ailing, and in particular sailing in the Virgin Islands, is one of life’s greatest pleasures. You’re out there in nature – the sea, sun, wind and water are the ingredients that make for …

  • 12 June

    Summer Sizzle 2017

    Hot Fashions, Cool Celebrities Summer Sizzle, the BVI fashion event of the year, will once again be strutting its stuff in July. The much anticipated 2017 event brings celebrity guests, and international and local models together for a week of high fashion and glamorous events. This year’s celebrities include Taraji P. …

  • 8 June

    Party like a Black Boater

    The Black Boaters Summit celebrates its twentieth year   The Black Boaters Summit, a staple of the BVI cruising circuit, will be celebrating its 20th year this summer. Inspired by Paul Mixon, a travel agent and event planner specializing in the US African American community, BBS is comprised of a fun-filled …

  • 8 June

    Sea and Salsa at the Bitter End

    To complement the festivities, the popular yachting resort, The Bitter End Yacht Club, will be holding its 17th Sea and Salsa Celebration, bringing world-class cuisine, water sports activities and entertainment to the event from July 21-24. There will also be a lobster fest, a scavenger hunt and a cooking demonstration …

  • 8 June

    Christmas in July on Virgin Gorda

    In the summer doldrums? Need to add some holiday spirit to your life? Then join a flotilla of Puerto Rican boaters, along with dozens of other fun-loving party-goers for Christmas in July in Virgin Gorda’s North Sound. Held this year on July 23rd, Christmas in July attracts hundreds of boats …

  • 8 June

    A Watery World

    Virgin Islands Search and Rescue, the all-volunteer organization that keeps BVI waters safe for boaters, is holding the annual 2017 Swim & Sup The Sound on Sunday, June 4th. At this fun event, swimmers and standup paddle boarders join together with family and friends for a day of competition, food, …

  • 2 June

    A Seafaring Tradition Takes on New Life

    The Tortola sloop, which once ruled local waters, has a long and storied history. At one time the sight of men hammering and sawing boat frames was as common as the fast cargo carrying sloops they produced. But as fiberglass vessels became the norm over the last 50 years or so, …

  • 1 June

    Firecracker 500 Fun

    Celebrate that quintessential American holiday, the Fourth of July, BVI-style with the Firecracker 500. This sailing race is a pursuit style race taking participants around Sandy Cay and other area islands. Sponsored by the Loyal West End Yacht Club, this popular and fun-filled competition will take place on Saturday, July …

May, 2017

  • 8 May

    Take a Hike

    Photo by Julian Putley

    A Trail Guide for Sailors (And Landlubbers Too) The BVI’s enduring appeal is sailing. It usually entails a week’s cruise around the islands, often on a fine yacht with a professional crew, or “sail yourself” on a bareboat. From personal experience a typical day might involve departing from the previous night’s anchorage …

April, 2017

  • 18 April

    Fort Recovery – Love at First Sight

    photo by Greg Smith

    Former Broadway producer Anita McShane transforms a Dutch fort into the backdrop of a boutique hotel on Tortola’s West End Fort Recovery, perhaps the oldest historic site in the British Virgin Islands, looms large on the waterfront of its namesake hotel, Fort Recovery Beachfront Villas & Suites. Once the gateway …