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Dear Yachtsmen: As Premier of these beautiful Virgin Islands, let me extend a warm welcome to you to our home, otherwise known as Natures’ Little Secrets. Our island chain, with pristine crystal blue waters and seemingly magical anchorages, has made us the “Sailing Capital of the Caribbean.” The unique BVI archipelago contains a stunning variety of islands ranging from the four larger islands to approximately over 50 smaller islands, islets and cays. The emerald green mountains of Tortola, endless white sandy beaches of Anegada and Jost Van Dyke, along with the natural splendor of the spectacular boulders nestled in the picturesque natural wonder of The Baths of Virgin Gorda all attribute to the diversity and seclusion of this prestigious destination. There is plenty to do on land including, experiencing the rich culture of our people as our Heritage Dancers perform in traditional costume; enjoying sweet sounds of fungi bands; partaking of delicious cuisine at one of our local restaurants for a taste of our island specialties, created by one of our award winning ‘gold medal’ chefs. Whether you are new or returning to our beautiful shores, there is always time for what I describe as an amazing combination of pleasurable activities and unforgettable sightseeing adventures which will rejuvenate your body, mind and soul. As the Minister for Tourism, I am very proud of our aquatic offerings, and will continue to engage with industry stakeholders to ensure that the Government is implementing policies that are in the best interest of both the industry and the Territory. Welcome again, and thank you for making the British Virgin Islands your destination of choice. Do have an enjoyable visit with us and we look forward to seeing you again next time! Sincerely,

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contents Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Weather Information . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Clearance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

Fishing / Diving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Yachts in Transit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

Yacht Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Importation of Spare Parts . . . . . . . . . 8

Safety Beware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Firearms / Jetskis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Driving / Taxis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Local Government Offices . . . . . . . . 10

Medical Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Immigration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

BVI Sailing Clubs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Cruising Permits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

V.I. Shipping Registry . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Visa Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Garbage Locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54

Chartering in the B.V.I. . . . . . . . . . . 16

Public Holidays 2020 . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Island Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

BVI Calendar of Events . . . . . . . . . . 57

Chartering your Yacht . . . . . . . . . . 18

Provisioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Picking up a Mooring . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Overnight Moorings / Charts . . . . . . 21

BVI Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . 61

BVI NPT Reef Protection Prog. . . . . . 22

ATM Locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

Marine Park Regulations . . . . . . . . . 23

Weddings in Paradise . . . . . . . . . . . .64

The Charter Yacht Society . . . . . . . . 25

Airlines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Reefs / Pets / Customs Duties . . . . . .26

Ferries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Beach Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Financial Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Radio / Emergency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Advertisers List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71

Financial Management

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Map of the B.V.I. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

Water: Protect It . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Trade & Services Directory . . . . . . . . 75

Virgin Islands Search and Rescue . . . . 37

Knots & Hitches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

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EDITOR & ADVERTISING: Bobbi Fawcett Tel: (284) 496-6160 doitnow141@gmail.com

Production: Julia Donovan, Graphic Design (BVI) Ltd. Tel: (284) 494-3992 info@graphicdesignbvi.com COVER PHOTO: Aerial view of The Indians. Photo courtesy of VOYAGE Charters Photographer: Tom Pinfold

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Welcome The BVI marine industry has diversified and grown exponentially over the years. As a credible reference and the primary marine publication dedicated to informing mariners the BVI Marine Guide has complimented and assisted in promoting growth since its initial 1993 edition. It has kept the affluent sailing fraternity current with updates from various Government departments, safety and other pertinent information, providing answers to questions upon entry to the BVI and maximizing the enjoyment of visitors to our aquatic archipelago. We have seen major increases in marine tourism locally – from sailing to diving to windsurfing, kiteboarding and fishing. The BVI is now a regular stop for many of the largest mega yachts in the world. Highlights in our annual sailing regatta calendar like the BVI Spring Regatta, ensure the BVI is promoted globally as a first class sailing destination. The necessary support skills of shore side companies to keep the yachts and fleets afloat and running - the sailmakers, the riggers, the stainless-steel fabricators, the engineers, the electricians, cleaners and the boatyards. As the industry evolves, entrepreneurs find niche needs like the new wave of IT providers. Thank you to our loyal advertisers who have partnered with the BVI Marine Guide for many years. The marine industry and your business continues to flourish. In the future, the BVI Marine Guide, a respected resource, will maintain the primary goal of necessary information and comprehensive business contacts for boaters, the dominating sector of our tourism industry. 2020 BVI MARINE GUIDE

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clearance procedures CUSTOMS PORTS OF ENTRY: • Road Harbour, Tortola • West End, Tortola • Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke • Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda Anegada is NOT a port of entry. HOURS Road Harbour and West End 7:45am until the last scheduled ferry daily, including Public Holidays Spanish Town - 8:30am until the last scheduled ferry daily, inc’l Public Hols. Jost Van Dyke - 8.30am to 4.30 pm daily OVERTIME HOURS Immigration: Sundays and Public Hols Mon – Saturday 4.30pm to 8.30am. Customs Mon to Friday after 3.30pm, Sat & Sunday after 12.30 pm. Vessels entering the BVI should proceed directly to a port of entry. You may not proceed to a marina

until you have cleared your yacht unless you are using a Ship’s Agent. Because space at the jetties is limited, vessels are allowed to anchor in the harbour in front of Customs ports before clearing in. If you arrive after hours, you must raise your yellow flag and no one aboard may go ashore. You may seek permission in advance from Customs and Immigration for a late arrival by calling one of the ports of entry. Marina operators 'must' ensure that vessels tied up at their marinas have been 'cleared through' Customs and Immigration. Only the Captain is required to effect the clearance procedures. The following documents are required: • Clearance document from previous port • Ship’s papers • Valid Passports for all crew and passengers. The US Government requires that all US citizens traveling to the Caribbean must have valid passports to enable them to re-enter the USA. Some nationals require BVI visas – see page 14. You will be required to complete a Customs and Immigration card for each individual or family onboard. If you are a charter yacht and you are taking fee-paying passengers whilst in the BVI, you need to buy a Cruising Permit and a National Parks Mooring Permit. This permit allows you to use any dive or snorkel mooring buoy in the BVI for your yacht or 2020 BVI MARINE GUIDE

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dinghy (these moorings accommodate yachts up to 60 ft). Yachts visiting the BVI for the first time for the year, will be required to pay an Annual Tonnage fee when clearing Customs. This fee is based on the yacht’s net tonnage. If the vessel is to remain in the BVI for more than one month, there is a fee of $200 to temporarily import the yacht for up to one year. Vessels traveling between the BVI and USVI must clear out of BVI waters at

one of the ports of entry and clear into US waters either at Cruz Bay, St John or Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas. Yachts over 300 gross tons must send Advance Notice of Arrival to the US Coastguard 24 hours prior to arrival or they will not be admitted into the USVI. Non-USA crew or guests must have the requisite visas. For yachtsmen already in the Caribbean, US visas can be obtained from the US Embassy in Barbados after first obtaining an appointment.

YACHTS IN TRANSIT Customs only operates a Yacht In Transit programme for yachts who are remaining in the BVI for 1-2 days and have their outbound clearance. IMPORTATION OF SPARE PARTS Spare parts may be imported directly to the vessel in transit without payment of duty (not through a retail outlet). The Comptroller of Customs may, however, prescribe certain conditions for the handling of such imports. The duty on most marine products varies between 5 and 20% of the value including shipping and insurance costs.

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information FIREARMS Firearms are restricted imports and must be declared to Customs on entry into the BVI. Firearms and ammunition will be held at Police Headquarters until you leave the Territory. DRESS CODE Bathing suits and other beachwear are considered appropriate on the beaches, at the pool or on a boat. Topless bathing and nudity on the beach are frowned upon. BVI POST CODES The BVI postcodes are composed by four digits to the right of the locality name and preceded by “VG”. Tortola Central .........................VG1110 Tortola East ..............................VG1120 Tortola West ............................VG1130 Anegada..................................VG1140 Virgin Gorda ............................VG1150 Jost Van Dyke ..........................VG1160

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JETSKIS It is important to maintain the BVI's pristine natural and peaceful environment. It is illegal to use your own imported jetskis whilst in BVI waters. As with firearms, these must be declared at Customs upon entry into the BVI. The penalties for using imported jet skis in the BVI are confiscation of the jet skis/wave runners and a $5000 fine. LOCAL GOV’T OFFICES BVI Ports Authority ................494-3435 BVI Tourist Board ...................494-3134 Conservation & Fisheries ......468-2700 Customs Department ............468-6801 Disaster Management ...........468-4200 Immigration Department .......468-4700 Information / Public Relations ..494-2730 Post Office (Road Town) ........468-5160 Post Office (Virgin Gorda)......468-6513 Dept. of Motor Vehicles .......468-4080 National Parks Trust ...............345-3650


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immigration / permits IMMIGRATION Visitors are welcome for up to one month. If you wish to stay longer than one month, you must apply to the Immigration Department for an extension. This must be done at Immigration

of entry. If arriving by air, you must have a return or onward ticket, evidence of adequate means of support and prearranged accommodation. If arriving and leaving by sea, you are not required to have a ticket. However, if you plan to leave the yacht in the BVI upon arrival or shortly thereafter, you must have a valid ticket out of the

country prior to clearing Immigration. Crew arriving in the BVI by air or sea to join a yacht must have with them a letter from the Captain of the vessel stating that they are employed by the yacht and will be leaving with it when it departs the Territory. If you wish to sign off crew and/or exchange crew, both captains must go to Immigration and sign off and sign on the crew members. If you fire a crew member, the law requires you to repatriate them back to their homeland at your expense. Nationals of some countries must have BVI visas to enter the BVI. Please see page 14 for a current listing of nationalities requiring BVI visas.

CRUISING PERMITS • $16 per guest, per day for foreign based charter yachts. • $6 per guest per day for BVI based charter yachts.

Cruising Permits are issued by Customs at the port of entry and are only valid for specific charter dates. Failure to comply with this law will result in a fine of up to $5,000.

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BVI visas Nationals of the following countries require a visa to enter the BVI. However, if such person has a visa from the UK, USA or Canada that is valid for six months, they may enter without a visa. If they do not have one of these visas, then they must

apply to their nearest British Embassy to obtain one. Alternatively, they can contact Shore Side Yacht Services Ltd who can facilitate obtaining a visa or visa waiver. Contact Shore Side Yacht Services on 1-284-494-5135 or email them: info@shoresideservices.com.

Afghanistan Albania Algeria Angola Armenia Azerbaijan Bahrain Belarus Benin Bhutan Bosnia & Herzegovina Burkina Burundi Burma Cambodia Cameroon Cape Verde Is. Central African Republic Chad China (except Hong Kong) Colombia Comoros Congo Cuba Dem. Republic of Congo Djibouti Dominican Republic Egypt

Myanmar Nepal Niger Nigeria Occupied Palestinian Territories Oman Pakistan Peru Philippines, The Qatar Russian Republic Rwanda Sao Tome & Principle Saudi Arabia Senegal

Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Ethiopia Gabon Georgia Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Indonesia Iran Iraq Israel Ivory Coast Jamaica Jordan Kazakhstan Korea (North) Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Lebanon Liberia Libya Macedonia Madagascar Mali Mauritania Moldova Mongolia Montenegro Morocco Mozambique

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chartering in the bvi There is no import duty for charter boats although locally owned boats still have to pay the appropriate duty. If you want to base permanently in the BVI, applications for a Trade Licence may be obtained and returned to the Government Trade Department . Annual charter licences are valid from

Licence Categories: Vessels under 40 ft Vessels 40-50 ft Vessels over 50 ft Daysailers, sportfishing Temporary Importation

1st November to 31st October the following year. Once a Trade Licence has been obtained, applications must be made for the relevant work permits. All boats chartering in BVI waters, regardless of pick-up point, must either purchase an annual or a pre cruise licence.

Annual Per Cruise $400 $25 $600 $35 $800 $45 $200 $15 $200 for private vessels staying over 30 days

BUOYAGE SYSTEM Red Right Returning! The BVI uses the American system. Red buoys mark the starboard side upon approach from the sea.

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island info GENERAL ISLAND INFO. CAPITAL NATIONALITY LANGUAGE CURRENCY POPULATION ELECTRICITY TIME DIALING CLIMATE

SUNRISE SUNSET

Road Town British Virgin Islander English U.S. Dollar Approx. 32,000 110 volts standard; 60 Hz Atlantic Standard Time; GMT-4 - 1 Hour behind USA in Winter From overseas the code is (284) Summer: 79°-90° Winter: 72°-82° Rain: 40 inches per year Hurricane Season: June 1 - Nov. 30 Water Temperature 73°-84° Summer: 5:15 - 5:45am Winter: 6:00 - 6:30 am Summer: 6:45 - 7:15pm Winter: 5:45 - 6:15 pm

POST OFFICE General Post Office Tel: 468-5160 COURIER SERVICES 393-4040 DHL Worldwide Express . . . .494-4659 Federal Express . . . . . . . . .345-2297/8 Inland Messenger Service . . .499-1063 LIAT Quikpak . . . . . . . . . . . .495-1582 Jirah Courier . . . . . . . . . . . .341-0687 UPS - Sprint Courier Services . .494-6334 SwiftPac BVI . . . . . . . . . . . . .494-1300 2020 BVI MARINE GUIDE

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chartering your yacht Those who enter the crewed charter industry do so for many reasons; however the main ones are to experience a change of lifestyle in a beautiful part of the world, and to offset some of the operating costs of their yacht. Whatever the reason, crewed chartering offers people a chance to spend their time doing things they like the most – sailing, meeting and entertaining people from all walks of life, from all cultures and professional backgrounds.

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The industry supports a myriad of different types of yachts – monohulls and multihulls, 2 person yachts to 20 person yachts – and an abundance of different types of crews – computer executives, doctors, lawyers, restaurateurs, school teachers and the like. The charter brokers who make up the industry's sales force are looking for well-maintained yachts with comfortable guest accommodations and owners who are committed to the industry for at


chartering your yacht least five years. Of equal importance to them is the crew. They look for a professional captain and chef who have the necessary licences to operate a yacht (a recognised captain's licence is a must), who have a steady, long-term relationship and who will be cordial to their guests, knowledgeable about the area they charter in, concerned for the safety of guests and last, but not least, fun to be with! In this highly competitive industry, a high standard of cuisine and service is required. Start up expenses should be carefully considered. When entering the industry some costs to consider are - public liability insurance of at least $500,000, crew salaries, and web site (between $6,000-$10,000) and items such as

multiple sets of linens and towels for each cabin, china and glassware, water sports equipment, etc. When estimating your running costs, consideration needs to be given to broker commissions (between 15%-20%), central agency fees, your per person budget for food provisioning, maintenance, insurance, etc. Yachts also need a central agent (there are several in the BVI) – as your central agency is your administrative centre. It deals directly with the sales force on its clients' behalf, accepting bookings, ensuring charter deposits are received and released in a timely manner, as well as giving you access to shoreside office facilities to support your onboard communications.

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picking up a mooring Tired of straining your back? Tired of waking up all night worrying about your anchor dragging, thinking that THIS is supposed to be a vacation? Moor-Seacure Ltd. provides the following guidelines on picking up and leaving a mooring – 1.Approach the mooring buoy slowly with the bow of your boat into the wind with your dingy pulled on a short line. 2. Have a crew member ready with a boat hook at the bow to direct you and to pick up the mooring pennant. Every boat is required to put a line through the mooring pennant to extend the scope. Beward of extending it too much in a crowded morring field. 3. You may find that at idle speed by shifting alternately from forward to neutral you can coast to the buoy,

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then shift into reverse for a second to stop the boat as the crew member lifts the pennant on board and attaches it to the bow cleat. 4. Don’t be embarrassed if you miss picking up the pennant for the first time. It happens to all of us at some time. Just circle around make another approach. Please do not extend the length of the pennant. 5. To leave the mooring with your dinghy once again on a short line simply let go the pennant and set off for your next destination. Take care not to run over the mooring buoy and pennant as you leave. Live Caribbean coral reefs are disappearing faster than the Amazon Rain Forest. It should concern all of us who wish to sustain and protect our ecological resources. Please use the mooring system.


overnight moorings / charts OVERNIGHT MOORINGS The maximum boat length for overnight mooring is 60 ft. Usually, fees for moorings are collected by dinghy. Please register with the following establishments (if applicable) upon arrival, for overnight moorings: West End, Tortola . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Soper’s Hole Marina Cane Garden Bay, Tortola . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rhymer’s Beach Bar Fat Hogs Bay, East End, Tortola . . . . . . . . . Penn’s Landing Marina Cay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pusser’s Guana Island . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . White Bay Jost Van Dyke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ivan’s (White Bay), Foxy’s Taboo (Diamond Cay) & Abe’s & Harris’ Place (Little Harbour) Norman Island . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Bight, Soldier’s, Benures & Privateer’s Great Harbour, Peter Island . . . . . . . . . . . . Ocean’s 7 Manchioneel Bay, Cooper Island . . . . . . . . Cooper Island Beach Club North Sound, Virgin Gorda . . . . . . . . . . . . Bitter End, & Leverick Bay Virgin Gorda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spanish Town Anegada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anegada Reef Hotel & Neptune’s Treasure CHARTS Sometimes the water is not clear enough to navigate by line of sight. Have the sun above and behind you for the best visibility, and a good lookout on the bow. With prevalent reefs and underwater rocks, it is always best

to consult a chart. The Imray-Iolaire charts are available locally at most ochandleries. Other government charts which may be useful include: 2019: Road Harbour & Drake’s Channel 2008: N.E. Virgin Gorda to Anegada 2016: Gorda Sound & Drake’s Channel

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bvi national parks trust BVI NPT REEF PROTECTION PROGRAMME

Commercial Fees - Charter Boats BVI Based Charter Boats: $25.00 per boat/week (4 persons) $35.00 per boat/week (6 persons) $45.00 per boat/week (8 persons) $55.00 per boat/week (10 persons) Each add’l person pays $5.00/week

Foreign Based Charter Boats: $50.00 per boat/week (4 persons) $70.00 per boat/week (6 persons) $90.00 per boat/week (8 persons) $110.00 per boat/week (10 persons) Each add’l person pays $5.00/week BVI Term Charter Yachts: $375.00 annually (4 persons) $525.00 annually (6 persons) $675.00 annually (8 persons) $825.00 annually (10 persons) Foreign Term Charter Yachts: $750.00 annually (4 persons) $1050.00 annually (6 persons)

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$1350.00 annually (8 persons) $1650.00 annually (10 persons) Commercial Fees - Day Vessels BVI & USVI Day Charter and Dive Boats: $3.00 per person/day BVI vessel $6.00 per person/day foreign vessel Fees - Private Vessels BVI Boats: $75.00 per year Foreign Boats: $150.00 per year (includes USVI private vessels) BVI NPT MOORINGS Moorings are for day use only, with a 90 minute time limit. Overnight use not permitted. Key to Mooring Buoy Colours: Yellow Commercial dive boats Red Snorkelling Blue Dinghy dock lines Many of the sites where NPT mooring buoys are found, are areas exposed to rough ground seas, exposed rocks and reefs, so caution must always be used and overnight use is not permitted.


bvi national parks trust Please use a dock line through the pick up line thimble, and be sure not to drive over the mooring when leaving. Boats damaging moorings will be charged with replacement costs. Please note that use of these moorings is at the boater’s risk and all boaters must have a valid permit. Permits can be obtained from the National Parks Trust, 57 Main Street, Road Town, Tortola (Tel: 852-3650), charter companies, dive operators, clearing houses and Customs at all marine ports of entry. All fees

received from purchased permits are used towards installation, repair and maintenance of the moorings. Please help the BVI National Parks Trust to preserve paradise. There is a flag system indicating when to use a BVI NPT mooring at The Baths National Park – Yellow – caution Red – no use Blue – jelly fish Visit the National Parks Trust web site at www.bvinationalparkstrust.org

MARINE PARK REGULATIONS The Wreck of the RMS Rhone Marine Park extends west from Salt Island to include the island of Dead Chest. The RMS Rhone anchor lies at the entrance to Great Harbour, Peter Island and is also part of the Marine Park. Anchoring is strictly prohibited within the Marine Park, vessels must use the mooring buoys provided and obtain a NPT mooring permit. Vessels

over 80ft must anchor in Salt Island Bay and use the dinghy dock lines provided within the Marine Park. Fishing and the removal of artifacts/marine life is strictly prohibited. All vessels must not exceed the posted speed limit of 5mph in this nowake zone. Please contact the National Parks Trust (Tel: 345-3650) for further information.

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the charter yacht society The voice of the Crewed Yacht Industry in the British Virgin Islands. The Charter Yacht Society of the BVI was formed in 1982. This non-profit organization was established by a group of crewed charter yacht owners who saw the benefits of being represented by one voice. Its aims then and now are quite simply: • To ensure good relationships between the resident Independent crewed charter boats and the Government and people of the British Virgin Islands. • To propagate the observation of the laws of the Territory and respect for its social standards and culture. • To foster a business climate beneficial to its members consistent with the smooth development of the yacht industry and to promote the interests of locally owned vessels.

Currently, the Society works closely with the BVI Tourist Board and represents the interests of crewed yachts through its membership of the BVI Chamber of Commerce & Hotel Association and the Marine Association. Membership benefits include: • Preferential rates for the annual CYS Boatshow. • Merchant discounts. • Full presence on CYS website. • Regular industry updates. • Broker database access. Seriously committed crewed charter yachts, this is your voice. Your membership adds strength to the continued improvement of your chosen vocation. Check us out at www.bvicrewedyachts.com

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reefs, pets, customs REEFS Anegada, Gorda Sound and Camanoe passages are exceptionally beautiful but contain many reefs and shallow areas. They are passable with good sunlight direction, a bow watch, and chart information. Nightfall arrives quickly here, and even the most experienced sailors in the BVI prefer not to sail past dusk. Consult the sunrise/sunset guide located in the general island information section. Sailors should use caution when anchoring to prevent damage to fragile coral reefs. Where mooring buoys are not available please anchor in sandy areas only. Fishing and snorkeling are not permitted on Horseshoe Reef Marine Protected Area, Anegada. However, diving is now permitted as long as you go with a reputable dive company. You may not dive unaccompanied. PETS ABOARD? All animals entering the Territory must be declared at Customs. All pets must have current health certificates and vaccinations, especially with respect to Rabies. Contact the Chief Agricultural Officer (284-468-6123) for details of clearance regulations before entering BVI waters. For further advice, call the Humane Society on 284-494-2284. CUSTOMS DUTIES Customs duties range from 5 - 20%. 26 2020 BVI MARINE GUIDE


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beach safety BEACH SAFETY The beach safety programme started in 2007 with Lifeguards working on a number of north shore beaches. Usually Lifeguards can be found at Josiah’s Bay beach every day between 9am to 5pm. Beach Safety Signage and Public Rescue Equipment can be found on most north shore beaches on Tortola along with the National Parks Trust beaches at The Baths on Virgin Gorda and on Anegada. For more information regarding the beach safety programme please visit the Virgin Islands Fire & Rescue Service (tel: 1 284 468 4265) website at www.bvi.gov.vg or the Surf Life Saving BVI website at www.surflifesavingbvi.org

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radio / emergency RADIO COMMUNICATIONS When using VHF radios, use Channel 16 as the calling channel to initiate communications. Channel 16 Emergency Channel Channel 67 Virgin Islands Search & Rescue (working frequency) Boats with INMARSAT receivers and IBM compatible computers can access 24-hour coverage by contacting Ocean Satellite. EMERGENCY NUMBERS OFF SHORE

Virgin Islands Search & Rescue (VISAR) Phone 767 or 499-0911 (if outside the BVI, put 284 before 499) If you have a foreign cell phone that has not worked in the BVI, it will work if you dial 767 or 911. Ask for Fire & Rescue and tell them you need VISAR’s assistance. ON SHORE

Police 999 or 911 Non-emergency Police 311 1-800-494-TIPS (8477) for anonymous tips

Fire or Ambulance 999 or 911 Emergency Operations Centre 494-4499

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financial management TAXES All vessels chartering in BVI waters must register with the Inland Revenue Department and the Social Security Board. Payroll Taxes Payroll taxes are payable based on the remuneration (whether paid or not) of the captain and crew. Remuneration includes wages, salaries, leave pay, bonuses, gratuities, money paid under a profit-sharing scheme, severance pay, residential rent and other benefits in kind. Medical insurance and pension contributions are not taxable provided such schemes were pre-approved by the Commissioner of Inland Revenue. The applicable tax rate is dependent on the dollar value of total payroll, annual revenue and number of employees. The first $10,000 of actual remuneration paid to an employee, deemed employee self-employed person is tax-free. Payroll taxes are to be paid by the 21st of the following month together with

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the completed monthly P6 and F47 tax returns. By April 30th each year the P1, P7, F48 and P11 tax returns are to be completed and submitted to Inland Revenue together with the financial statements of the business for the previous calendar year. Social Security Contributions Anyone employed between the ages of 15 and 65 years must register with the Social Security Board. Payment of contributions is compulsory and is based on 8½% of insurable earnings, with employees contributing 4%; employers 4½%, and self-employed persons 8½%. A maximum insurable earning ceiling is set each year. If a person earns more than the set amounts, no contribution is payable on the excess amount. Social Security contributions are to be paid by the 15th of the following month together with the completed monthly return.


financial management NHI National Health Insurance (NHI) is a mandatory contributory health insurance scheme that provides coverage for legal residents of the Territory. The contribution rate is 7.5% of your insurable earnings – with 3.75% paid by the employee and 3.75% paid by the employer. Self-employed persons will be required to contribute 7.5% of their stated income. The maximum amount on which NHI contributions are assessed for 2017 are $81,432 annually or $6,786 monthly. An employed person will be required to make a contribution of 3.75% of his/her salary on behalf of his/her unemployed spouse.

Applications for registration should include the appropriate registration form which may be found at www.vinhi.vg, a valid passport, a valid work permit (if applicable), and proof of immigration status. Once the application has been accepted the NHI office will issue a NHI card. Information regarding insurance coverage etc. can be found on the NHI website www.vinhi.vg The above information is provided by BDO Limited (see ad on opposite page) for guidance purposes only. We recommend that you consult with a professional accountant and refer to the Payroll Taxes Act, 2004 (as amended) and Social Security Board for further information.

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water: protect it The sea contributes to our lives in many ways. Transportation, trade, fishing and recreation are all linked to the sea and to the movement of vessels upon it. Those of us engaged in recreational boating have a very close and personal link with the sea and with the quality of its waters. Please do your part by helping to control three sources of pollution: Sewage, Garbage and Oil. SEWAGE – No untreated sewage should be discharged in any harbour nor anywhere within 2,000 yards from the shoreline in the B.V.I. Acceptable means of compliance include the following: i) The use of a marine sanitation device designed to prevent the overboard discharge of sewage. Such “holding tanks” may be emptied outside the restricted areas or pumped into a sewage treatment facility ashore. These devices are called type III MSDs by the USCG. ii) The use of marine sanitation devices that produce an effluent having

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a fecal coliform bacterial count not greater than 1,000 per 100 millilitres and no visible floating solids. These devices are called type I MSDs by the USCG. GARBAGE – No garbage of any nature may be discharged into the waters of the British Virgin Islands. Garbage must be deposited ashore in receptacles provided for this purpose. A chart showing the location of garbage receptacles is aboard every charter yacht. Private yachts may obtain copies from any charter company. OIL – No oil or oily waste shall be discharged into the waters of the British Virgin Islands. No person may intentionally drain oil or oily waste from any source into the bilge of any vessel. Compliance with these simple provisions will virtually eliminate pollution of our waters from marine sources. Adapted by the BVI Marine Association.


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VIRGIN ISLANDS SEARCH AND RESCUE We never say no . . . can you? www.visar.org What is VISAR? VISAR is a Search and Rescue organisation run by a dedicated team of volunteers. VISAR’s mission is the saving of life at sea. What does VISAR do? VISAR crews are on call 24 hours a day to provide the BVI waters with a rescue service. They are all trained in search & rescue techniques and first aid.

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VISAR’s intention is to continue to provide a search & rescue service for those who use the waters of the BVI. However, saving lives costs money. We support the cost of our operation through membership subscriptions, fundraising events and donations from people like you. Please sign up today and help us make safe boating no accident.

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virgin islands search and rescue Virgin Islands Search and Rescue is a voluntary organisation dedicated to saving life at sea in the waters around the British Virgin Islands. Since it was established in 1988, VISAR rescue vessels manned by volunteer crews have answered thousands of distress calls. The nature of emergencies is wide-ranging with an increasing proportion involving medical assistance. Although VISAR is not a mobile ambulance service its crews are skilled in helping casualties of every kind. These may involve injuries sustained in accidents on board or while exploring ashore, problems encountered while snorkeling or swimming, including occasionally lifethreatening reactions to jelly fish stings, or sudden illness such as heart attacks. Thanks to the existence of VISAR and its dedicated supporters, from the rescue boat crews to the base support team, who are on call 24 hours a day, the sea around the BVI is safer for all who use it, both residents and visitors. VISAR depends entirely on volunteers and voluntary financial donations. Without the support of people like you, none of VISAR’s

life-saving work would be possible. VISAR maintains two purpose-built rescue craft and has base stations at Road Reef marina in Road Town, Tortola and Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour, consisting of a boat house, rescue coordination centre, crew training facility and administrative offices. There is a constant need to replace or upgrade equipment in order to maintain the service. Every year VISAR has to raise $200,000 to cover its operating costs alone. Your financial donations are vital. To find out more about VISAR and how you can help by making a donation or to volunteer please contact us at: Telephone 284-345-4357 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm Email info@visar.org website www.visar.org For information on how to make a tax-deductible donation to VISAR, please contact the above numbers. EMERGENCIES ONLY: Within the BVI from any land-line or cellular phone: 767 Outside the BVI: 1 (284) 499-0911

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weather info WEATHER INFORMATION Daily forecasts are broadcast on local stations as follows: ZBVI Radio 780AM Marine Forecast 0805am Monday-Saturday (0945am on Sundays), and weather updates broadcast every hour on the half hour from 0730am to 0930pm. Caribbean SSB Weather Net 0630–0730 AST 8137kHz 0730–0830 AST 8137kHz 0830–0900 AST 8104kHz 0900–0930 AST 12359kHz 0930–1000 AST 16531kHz WAH VI Radio Repeat NMN Offshore Forecast 0600 4357 Voice USB* Caribbean Maritime Mobile Ham Net (George) 0715 7241 Voice LSB Southbound II (Herb) 1600 12359

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*As well as 4357, WAH also does a simultaneous broadcast on VHF 85 in range. Also includes the NMN repeat weather summary, the cast Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands forecast, the Tropical Weather Outlook, and hurricane coordinates as appropriate. Updated broadcasts are also at 1400 and 2200 AST. A continuous broadcast can be heard on VHF WX 3 in range. The Antilles Emergency and Ham Weather Net does the same broadcast at 0645 AST on 7163 LSB. Additional information can be obtained via the Internet. Popular sites are:

Weather Underground www.wunderground.com/tropical/

National Hurricane Center http://hurricanes.noaa.gov/

The Weather Channel’s “Tropical Update” www.weather.com/newscenter/tropical

The Marine Weather Centre www.caribwx.com

The Kite and Windsurfing Guide www.windguru.cz


tropical weather TROPICAL WEATHER CONDITIONS The official hurricane season starts on 1 June and ends 30 November. Information on tropical systems is available from many sources 4–5 days before these weather conditions are experienced in the BVI. CNN Weather Channel, the Office of Disaster Preparedness and the radio stations all issue regular 2–3 hour updates on any tropical disturbances. Additional information can be obtained via the Internet. Tropical Wave – A shallow tropical trough system normally moving west. Ahead of the wave, the wind is generally north-east and behind is Hurricane Category 1 2 3 4 5

south-east. Tropical Disturbance – Slight rotary circulation with no closed isobars. There are no strong winds associated with a tropical disturbance. Tropical Depression – Rotary circulation at the surface with several closed isobars. The highest winds are 34 knots (29 mph). Tropical Storm – Distinct circulation with winds up to 63 knots (74 mph). A hurricane track normally starts in the doldrums 10°N and 30°W to 50°W. It moves in a west-north-west direction, veers more north-west gradually curving to north and north-east as it reaches 30°N.

Winds 64–82 knots / 74–95 mph 82–95 knots / 96–110 mph 95–113 knots / 110–130 mph 114–135 knots / 130–155 mph above 135 knots / 155 mph

Storm Tide (above high) 4–5 ft 6–8 ft 9–12 ft 13–18 ft over 18 ft

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fishing / diving FISHING REGULATIONS It is a legal requirement that any non BVIslander over 18 years putting a line in the water must have a fishing licence. All foreign based yachts wishing to fish in the BVI must first apply for an Annual Licence for the vessel. Until they have this licence, they cannot obtain Temporary Fishing Licences for persons 18 years and over wishing to put a line in the water. You can use the services of Shore Side Yacht Services Ltd. who can obtain the licence on your behalf for a fee. For more information on SSYS’s services, call 284-494-5135. Please note that Horseshoe Reef, Anegada is a protected area under the Fisheries Law and that fishing and anchoring in this area is prohibited. Fishing is also prohibited within the Wreck of the RMS Rhone Marine Park and from any National Park Trusts’ mooring buoy.

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DIVING We have some spectacular dive sites, two of which are Marine Parks. In these parks, the following regulations apply: • Use only mooring buoys around the Rhone. No anchoring is allowed in this area. If the buoys are full, anchor off Salt Island Bay and take your tender around to the dinghy mooring system provided. • No fishing of any kind, or removal of conch or lobster. • Please don’t remove any artifacts, coral or reef. Further information on dive sites can be obtained from local dive companies or the National Parks Trust (284-345-3650). DIVING EMERGENCIES

1. Call on VHF Ch 16 - “Nearest dive boat, we have a diving accident”. State location, boat name and problem. If no immediate response, 2. Call VISAR on VHF Ch 16. 3. If phone available, dial 999, 911 or VISAR at 767.


• Rendezvous diving for beginners or certified divers • Multiple dive packages • Equipment sales and rental • Airfill station Nanny Cay Marine Center 494-2847 & Soper’s Hole Marina 495-1200 Fax: (284) 495-1210 • Ch.16 E-mail: bwdbvi@surfbvi.com www.bluewaterdiversbvi.com

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yacht registration REGISTRY SYSTEM The British Virgin Islands ("BVI") has long operated a cost effective modern yacht registry system designed to facilitate a fast yet secure registering of vessels. In addition, the Registry permits the registration of mortgages, discharges of mortgages, change/ transfer of ownership and other proprietary interests and services. The BVI Shipping Registry is a Category 1 Registry, allowing it to register large cargo vessels of unlimited tonnage and mega yachts of up to 3000 gross tons. The procedure is straightforward and fast. ENTITLEMENT Entitlement to register a vessel in the BVI is limited to citizens of and/or bodies corporate registered in the BVI. In order to comply with the entitlement requirements, it is usual to establish a corporate ownership structure in the BVI that will own the vessel and permit registration. The BVI is the leading offshore corporate domicile and establishing these structures is uncomplicated, reliable and cost effective. PROCESS Once the entitlement to register a vessel is satisfied, the process for registration is straightforward. Generally, documents of ownership along with the relevant surveys are required. After all the required documents have been submitted, including the Carving and Marking Note, the Certificate of Registry is 42 2020 BVI MARINE GUIDE

printed and issued immediately. FINANCE The BVI offers a secure and world accepted system of registering mortgages on vessels registered in the BVI. The registration system is designed to facilitate the recording of mortgages and to protect the priority of a lender’s security. The BVI Registry facilitates the entry, transfer and discharge of marine mortgages on registered vessels. Additionally, lenders may also submit a Notice of Mortgage Intent Form that protects the lender’s priority during the registration process. SUMMARY Registration entitles the successful applicant to hold British Registry and fly the British Ensign. Registration in the BVI permits a reputable country to provide a record of your vessel for worldwide use. A vessel that flies the British Ensign is entitled to physical protection by Great Britain and her Consulates worldwide.


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safety - beware JELLYFISH – Jellyfish arrive every summer and sometimes give an unpleasant sting, occasionally resulting in shock. However, it is rarely fatal. DO NOT RUB, leave the tentacle in place, and dab the area with rubbing alcohol or vinegar to neutralise. Later, use an antihistamine cream. If shock occurs, keep warm, as it will pass in a few hours. FISH POISONING/ CIGUATERA – Ciguatera is caused by a neurotoxin which is only present in reef fish. Symptoms include tingling of the lips, mouth and tongue, itching skin, fever, chills, muscle and joint aches, muscular weakness, vomiting and diarrhea. Severity depends on several factors and medical attention should be obtained immediately. There is no way to tell if fish are contaminated so it’s best to avoid eating reef fish such as barracuda, grouper, snapper and parrot. Stick to deep water fish such as swordfish, dolphin, tuna and wahoo.

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WATER SAFETY – Before deciding to dive off your yacht or jump from the shore, check the depth of the water to avoid serious injuries. If you’re fishing, get bloody fish out of the water as soon as possible or you’ll attract these potentially dangerous predators. People get more injuries from fire coral (bright orange) than from anything else, so it helps to wear protective footies and gloves if you’re swimming around coral reefs. Also, please don’t touch any type of coral as it is very delicate and can easily break. MANCHIONEEL TREES – These trees are recognised by their tiny apple-like fruit, yellow or yellow-green in colour. Do not eat the fruit or sit under the tree in the rain. They grow along the shore and their toxin can cause a rash, and in extreme cases, death.


LIONFISH Pacific Lionfish are invasive predators destroying the coral reefs and the fish populations in the BVI. Mature Lionfish lay thousands of eggs every four to five days, millions annually. Lionfish are territorial and can be aggressive. If stung apply the hottest water tolerable to the extremely painful sting. Other potential negative health effects may occur. Call VISAR (see details below). The first confirmed sighting of the Indo-Pacific Lionfish (Pterios Volitans) within the Virgin Islands waters was in 2010. Since then, several organizations tried to control their numbers during various fishing techniques but the numbers continue to rise.

These fish are venomous but not poisonous and if handled incorrectly, their venomous spines can cause severe pain and other potential health concerns. If persons get stung, get out of the water immediately and immerse the affected area in hot water. Once completed, apply first aid treatment. The flesh of the fish is not poisonous. The Conservation and Fisheries Department is encouraging persons to try this fish as their next meal. By doing this, it helps the Department to keep their populations at bay. For more information, please contact the Department at 468-2700. website: www.bvicfd.org email: cfd@gov.vg

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driving DRIVING We drive on the left in the British Virgin Islands, so always remember to think left! To rent a car, if you are staying less than one month, your current drivers licence will suffice, otherwise you need to purchase a $10 temporary BVI Licence valid for 3 months. Visitors can obtain the licence from the Department of Motor Vehicles, 4684080, with a copy of their current drivers licence and Passport. Local drivers tend to be friendly and frequently stop without warning to greet a friend or drop off/pick up someone, so please drive with caution and stay well behind vehicles. TAXIS Current Government rates are as follows: TORTOLA For an individual from the Airport to Road Town is $27, around town is $5. When there are 3 persons or more the fare is prorated down. For example; Road Town to Airport becomes $12 per person. Individual Rates to/from Tortola Major Marinas:

Sopers Hole Marina $20. Manuel Reef Marina to Airport $36, Road Town $10, to West End or Sopers Hole Marina $20 Hodges Creek to Airport $18, to Road Town $26, to West End Ferry Dock or Sopers Hole Marina $40. Sopers Hole Marina or West End Ferry Dock to Road Town $27, to Airport $50.

Airport to Village Cay, Moorings, Fort Burt and Road Reef Marina = $27.

VIRGIN GORDA Leverick Bay Resort and Marina or Gun Creek to Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour or the Airport $30

Nanny Cay to Airport $36, to Road Town $15, to West End Ferry Dock or

Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour to the Airport $5.

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medical MEDICAL FACILITIES HOSPITALS Bougainvillea Clinic

444-2181

Peebles Hospital

494-3497

DOCTORS Apex Medical (Virgin Gorda)

495-6557

B&F Medical Complex

494-2196

Dr Bain

494-2035

Bougainvillea Clinic

444-2181

Eureka Medical Clinic

494-2346

Dr Hodge

494-4606

Dr O’Neal (Opto)

494-2020

Penn Medical Center

495-3288

PicSmith Medical

346-5931

VI Medical Clinic

496 0437

DENTISTS Dr K P Adamson

494-3274

Dr Andrew Buckley

494-4139

Crown Dental

494-2770

Eureka Dental

444-2346

Premier Dental

494-8062

Dr J E Rhymer

494 5303

VI Medical Clinic

496 0437

PHARMACIES Apex Medical (Virgin Gorda) 495-6557 B&F Medical Complex

494-2196

Medicure Ltd (Tortola)

494-6189

QWOMAR

494-1298

Vanterpool Enterprises Ltd

494-2702

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British Virgin Islands

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REGISTRATION

WHY BVI?

Pioneering, innovative and leading the way in global business solutions, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) is an internationally respected business and �nance centre with a proven commitment to connect markets, empower clients and facilitate investment, trade a capital �ow.

Virgin Islands Shipping Registry operates within a stable British based legal system Our Merchant Shipping Laws protect the Owners, registered vessels and associated mortgages The BVI is a vibrant democracy enjoying decades of political & social stability Super Yachts are surveyed under the Red Ensign Group’s prestigious Large Yacht Code With over 4000 yachts, the VISR are experts in the registration, survey and inspection of all types of yachts The BVI is a world leader in company formation The jurisdiction is tax neutral

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BVI Finance Members

*BVI Finance also highlights the following members: Crossroads Capital Trustee Limited; Conyers Trust Company; HLB Trinity; Commonwealth Trust Limited. Logos not available at this time. To become a member, contact us at info@bvi�nance.vg

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bvi sailing clubs ROYAL BVI YACHT CLUB The Royal BVI Yacht Club, founded in 1973, is dedicated to promoting and developing sailing in the British Virgin Islands. We offer sailing lessons from beginner through to race coaching for children and adults with a busy after school programme, weekend activities and holiday camps. We are honoured to have the Royal Ascent and are proud to be recognized by World Sailing as the National Authority for sailing in the BVI. As a non-profit organisation, we do rely on membership, volunteers and donations, especially for our Youth Sailing Programme. We welcome local and international members and maintain an active calendar of social and sailing events. Our flagship regattas include the annual BVI Spring Regatta and the BVI Dinghy Championships. For more information, call us on +1 284 494 3286, email admin@royalbviyc.org, visit us at www.royalbviyc.org or like us on Facebook @The RoyalBVIYachtClub The Royal BVI Yacht Club and the BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association jointly sponsor the annual BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival scheduled for March 26 to April 1, 2020. The regatta (based out of Nanny Cay, Tortola) attracts in excess of 140 high-calibre racing yachts with approximately 1400 crew members and 2500 spectators making it the third largest regatta in the Caribbean and one of the largest events in the 50 2020 BVI MARINE GUIDE

BVI destination, not just a sailing event. For information and sailing registration call +1 284 494 3286 or www.bvispringregatta.org. LOYAL WEST END YACHT CLUB The Loyal West End Yacht Club (WEYC) has remained active administering Foxy's Wooden Boat Regatta - May, Firecracker '500' - June, Foxy's Cat Fight - October, Gustav Wilmerding, December, the Beat and Run in January, February Sweethearts and Classic Boat Regatta, and The Dark and Stormy in March. The Goslings series is in motion, a new open class for Sweethearts in addition to honouring a former Commodore, a multi venued Dark and Stormy are some of their sailing initiatives along with the financial contributions gathered from entry fees and other fund-raisers to: VISAR, Tortola Sloops, 49er Olympic sailing efforts and BVI Dinghy Championships.


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virgin islands shipping registry (VISR) The Virgin Islands Shipping Registry (VISR) is the Maritime Administration of the British Virgin Islands and is a proud member of the prestigious British Red Ensign Group of Registers. As a Category One Register, the Virgin Islands Shipping Registry can register vessels of any size and type. Besides the registration of vessels, the other remit of the Virgin Islands Shipping Registry is to ensure the safety of the vessels registered with its administration, both domestic and international. Inspections are also carried out on vessels in the Virgin Islands territorial waters. Through the United Kingdom, VISR has adopted international Maritime Convention such as; Solas, Morpol, STCW and ILO. Further, VISR has adopted the Small Commercial Vessel Code (SCV) for cargo and passenger vessels in the Caribbean area and the UK Blue & Yellow for Commercial Yachts operating in the Caribbean.

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In addition to VISR team of qualified in house surveyors, it’s administration has access to a pool of UK Marine and Coastguard Agency surveyors, Red Ensign Group Members surveyors and the Classification Societies to carry out surveys and certifications on its administrations behalf. Therefore, potential and current customer(s) can be assured of a quality flag in the Virgin Islands Shipping Registry for their registration needs, a flag of high standard and prompt courteous services at all times. VIRGIN ISLANDS

SHIPPING REGISTRY

RG Hodge Plaza House, 2nd Floor, Wickhams Cay 1, Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands Tel: (284) 468-9646 Email: vishipping@gov.vg http://www.bvi.gov.vg/departments/visr


garbage locations PLEASE DON’T LITTER! Please keep all garbage in bags until you reach a designated disposal location. Never throw garbage into the water. If you are on a beach, carry the trash back to your boat until you can

dispose of it properly. Plastics are especially dangerous to our sea turtles. Be sure that plastic bags, six-pack rings and water balloons are not blown overboard.

DROP OFF LOCATIONS FOR GARBAGE ROAD TOWN The Moorings Village Cay - base of A Dock Tortola Marine Management

NANNY CAY Central Parking Lot and Boat Yard WEST END Ferry Dock

CANE GARDEN BAY Behind Rhymer’s Beach Bar Primary School Hodge’s Gas Station HODGE’S CREEK Hodge’s Creek Marina

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EAST END Penn’s Landing / Harbour View Marina

BEEF ISLAND Trellis Bay, near gov’t concrete dock MARINA CAY Pusser’s (fee per bag)

SCRUB ISLAND Resort (fee per bag)

VIRGIN GORDA Leverick Bay (fee per bag) Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour (by fuel dock) (fee per bag) JOST VAN DYKE Great Harbour Little Harbour (fee per bag) ANEGADA Reef Hotel (fee per bag)


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bvi public holidays 2020 New Year’s Day Wednesday, 1st January Anniversary of the Birth of H.L. Stoutt Saturday, 7th March (Monday, 2nd March - Holiday)

Territory Day Wednesday, 1st July (Monday, 29th June - Holiday) Festival Monday Monday, 3rd August

Commonwealth Day Monday, 9th March

Festival Tuesday Tuesday, 4th August

Good Friday Friday, 10th April

Festival Wednesday Wednesday, 5th August

Easter Monday Monday, 13th April

St. Ursula’s Day Wednesday, 21st October (Monday, 19th October - Holiday)

Whit Monday Monday, 1st June Sovereign’s Birthday Saturday, 13th June

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Christmas Day Friday, 25th December Boxing Day Saturday, 26th December (Monday, 28th December - Holiday)


bvi events calendar JANUARY

Governor's Cup Royal BVI Yacht Club FEBRUARY

Sweethearts Regatta West End Yacht Club MARCH

Dark & Stormy Regatta West End Yacht Club / Anegada APRIL

BVI Spring Regatta (March 27-April 2) Virgin Gorda Festival

Fisherman’s Jamboree MAY

Foxy’s Wooden Boat Regatta - JVD Poker Run - Leverick Bay JUNE

VISAR Swim & SUP the Sound North Sound, Virgin Gorda

JULY

Firecracker 500 West End Yacht Club Anegada Race Royal BVI Yacht Club AUGUST

BVI Emancipation Festival BVI Tourist Board OCTOBER Foxy’s Cat Fight Jost van Dyke

NOVEMBER

Annual Boat Show - Nanny Cay Marina Charter Yacht Society Round Tortola Race Royal BVI Yacht Club

Anegada Lobster Fest BVI Tourist Board DECEMBER

Foxy’s, Jost van Dyke

Annual New Year’s Eve – Trellis Bay

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provisioning With a large resident and visiting charter fleet, plus many cruisers and bareboaters, access to fresh fruits and vegetables, frozen foods, health foods, gourmet items and beverages has become a very important industry in the BVI. Many specialize in provisioning yachts. An increasing number of businesses on Tortola have expanded outside the capital. Get your supplies at Cane Garden Bay, Manuel Reef, West End, East End, Trellis Bay on Beef Island, Scrub Island, Virgin Gorda and Anegada. All supermarkets stock a range of spirits and wines. There are a couple of specialty shops carrying gourmet items or health foods. You can obtain a list of produce and prices from major supermarkets and wine merchants and orders can be placed by email or telephone. Most of these companies will deliver directly to your yacht.

DON’TSETSAILWITHOUTALLYOURGALLEYNEEDS! SMALL ELECTRONICS

SMALL APPLIANCES

KITCHENWARE

MON - FRI 9 AM - 6:30 PM // SAT 10 AM - 3 PM // BLACKBURNE RD T: 1.284.494.3219 // 1.284.340.3219 // E: radiodocsales@gmail.com

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Letus be your first AND Last Stop! (284) 495 - 1421

BAR= MON - THURS 6 AM - 9 PM

|

FRI & SAT 6 AM - 10 PM

MARKET HOURS:

MONDAY - SUNDAY 7AM - 6PM ICE | WATER | WINE | BEER | LIQUOR | CIGARS ICE CREAM | FRESH FRUITS & VEGETABLES

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communications COMMUNICATIONS CCT BVI, Digicel and FLOW provide competitive roaming rates as well as convenient prepaid connections. Wireless broadband is also available through all carriers. To call the BVI the local seven digit telephone number is prefixed by area code (284), while for the USVI and Puerto Rico the area codes are (340) and (787) respectively. Please be aware that U.S. 800 numbers are charged at normal overseas rates when calling from the BVI. Wifi is widely available. INTERNATIONAL CALLING Country Access Codes USVI, USA, Canada 1 1-800 numbers 800 UK 011 44 Other countries 011 CELLULAR SERVICES CCT BVI www.cctbvi.com

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bvi chamber of commerce The BVI Chamber of Commerce & Hotel Association (BVICCHA) and the Government of the BVI work collaboratively to find solutions to challenges that may adversely affect the good quality of economic and social life in the Territory. The BVICCHA also enjoys

a healthy and productive relationship with various non-government agencies with a common purpose to enhance the quality of life in the Territory. For more information, please call 284-4943514. E-mail: info@bviccha.org or visit www.bviccha.org

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atm locations

ATM LOCATIONS: Besides those listed below, each bank has an on-site ATM on Wickham’s Cay I (which is located in Road Town). TORTOLA: BANCO POPULAR – Tortola Pier Park, and Beef Island Airport. FIRST CARIBBEAN – Tortola Pier Park, One Mart (Purcell), Moorings, and RiteBreeze at East End. FIRSTBANK – Road Town Ferry Dock and Nanny Cay. SCOTIABANK – RiteWay Pasea and CTL THE

LOBSTER

TRAP

Anegada

Fresh Lobster · Conch · Seafood Burgers · Sandwiches · Salads · Pizza Fine Dining · Pasta · Steak

Enjoy the sunset from our dining deck over the water.

Fun, friendly staff is ready to serve you! Reserve by 5pm 346-5055 or VHF Ch16

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at Fish Bay. VIRGIN GORDA: SCOTIABANK at the Town Centre at the Yacht Harbour. BANKS We have several major banks in the BVI: Banco Popular, FirstBank, First Caribbean and Scotiabank. Most are open Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 3 pm and until 5 pm on Fridays. Banco Popular is open on Saturdays 9 2 pm.

t n u a G Tommy KITESURFING Kite & SUP Lessons∙Rentals 1 (284) 344-9903 at Anegada Beach Club www.tommygauntkitesurfing.com info@tommygauntkitesurfing.com


Little Denmark Established for 50 years

Walk-in Humidore with Cuban cigars Located at Main Street, Tortola

Cuban Cigars • Gold • Silver Coral Jewellery • Watches • Batteries Fishing Equipment www.little-denmark.com e-mail: sales@little-denmark.com

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weddings CONGRATULATIONS! The BVI’s are amongst the most romantic places in the world to be married, whether it is on a secluded beach, in a tropical garden or on a yacht. Before you sail off into the sunset there are a few details you need to cover: Register on line at www.crisvi.gov.vg or at the Registrar-General’s office between 8.30 am - 3 pm, Monday-Friday. Information required includes date and time you wish to be married, full names as you wish them to appear on the marriage license, location of the ceremony, your occupations and names of two witnesses. At the Registrar-General’s Office you will purchase the wedding stamps. The fees vary depending on time spent in the Territory. The documents required are: • Passports (groom and bride); • Original Divorce Decree or Certified copy of the Divorce Decree from the court (if applicable); • Original Marriage Certificate (if applicable); • Original Death Certificate (if applicable). They must match your names as shown on your identification. It would be wise to travel with your Birth Certificate or Drivers Licence. Additionally, there must be two witnesses present at the time of the licence application but need not to be the same two witnesses on the day of the marriage ceremony. The fees are as follow: Ordinary Licence: Local / 15 days or more in the Territory: In the Office: $460.00 64 2020 BVI MARINE GUIDE

Outside (Beach, Botanic Garden, etc.): $340.00 In a Registered Church: $120.00 Special Licence: Tourist / 1-14 day(s) in the Territory: In the Office: $560.00 Outside (Beach, Botanic Garden, etc.): $440.00 In a Registered Church: $220.00 Special Licence takes 1 day to process. Ordinary Licence takes 3 days to process. Both Special and Ordinary Licences must be approved before the ceremony may take place. You may be married on a beach, in a garden or on a yacht. If you plan to be married in a church, you must make arrangements with the Minister in advance and publish banns for three consecutive Saturdays or Sundays in that church. An additional fee is normal, so be sure to check with the Minister. Office hours are between 9am – 4pm Monday to Friday. If the ceremony is performed by the Registrar-General elsewhere between 9am and 5.30pm Monday - Saturday, plus travel expenses. Not available Sundays or public holidays. Contact numbers are: Registrar-General: 284-468-3442.


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airlines All information is believed to be correct at the time of printing but is subject to change without notice.

TO PUERTO RICO • From Beef Island and Virgin Gorda: Cape Air (284-495-2100). • From Beef Island: Seaborne Airlines (1-787-946-7800), InterCaribbean 284-495-1010). • From Virgin Gorda: Air Sunshine (Tel: 284-495-8900). TO ST. THOMAS, U.S.V.I.: • From Beef Island: VI Air Link (284-495-2271) and Air Sunshine.

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TO ANEGADA: • VI Air Link. TO THE CARIBBEAN • To St. Maarten: LIAT (284-495-2577), Air Sunshine, Winair (284-495-1298). • To Antigua: LIAT, VI Air Link and InterCaribbean. • To Barbados: LIAT. CHARTER FLIGHTS Island Birds (284-495-2002), Shoreline Aviation (340-642-3000), and VI Air Link.


ferries

VIRGIN GORDA Speedy's Ferry: 495-5240 (Road Town & Beef Island to the Valley) Sensation Ferries: 345-3043 (RT to the Valley) ST. THOMAS Road Town Fast Ferry: 494-2323 Native Son Inc.: 495-4617 Smith's Ferry: 4993480 Speedy's Ferry (from Virgin Gorda): 495-5240 (Tues., Thurs., Saturday only) Inter Island Boat Service: 495-4166 Dolphin Water Taxi: (340) 774-2628

JOST VAN DYKE New Horizon Ferry Service: 542-5959 (from West End ferry dock) ANEGADA Alternating ferries from Road Town Tel: 494-2323 and 494-4454 (Mon., Weds., Friday only) Anegada Express: (from Trellis Bay) 340-1526 Sun., Tues., Thurs., Sat.

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financial services The British Virgin Islands (BVI) are not just one of the best places in the world for sailing. The islands are also a leading centre for financial services. COMPANIES The BVI is the leading jurisdiction for the registration of Business Companies, with more than 500,000 companies incorporated since the enactment of legislation in 1984. In the BVI, no taxes are levied on the interest or foreign income earned by non-resident companies. This environment has attracted many blue-chip international service firms to the territory, offering a full range of financial, banking, insurance, accountancy, legal, trust, company management and other services. BANKING Until recently, local BVI banks concentrated primarily on providing retail banking services for their local clients,

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and therefore most foreign companies had their bank and investment accounts in other jurisdictions. However, with the arrival of new banks to the territory, the jurisdiction will soon offer tailored banking services for offshore companies. FUNDS & INVESTMENT BUSINESS The Territory plays host to many fund professionals and is the world’s second largest offshore hedge fund domicile, with clients from the US, UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Funds incorporated in the BVI now have further legal and regulatory support following the enactment of the Securities and Investment Business Act, 2010 (SIBA). This codifies some of the practices already undertaken by funds domiciled in the BVI, and introduced laws to regulate investment business, public issues of securities and market abuse.


TRUSTS Trusts also value the flexibility the BVI gives them. The Virgin Islands Special Trust Act, 2003, (VISTA) has consolidated the BVI’s position as the location of choice for international trust settlements and operations, and has generated a substantial amount of interest from legal and corporate professionals and business entrepreneurs alike. INSURANCE Another major part of the financial sector is the forming of captive insurance companies. The BVI is a well-regulated and cost effective jurisdiction in terms of scope of insurance law, minimum capitalization levels and fixed cost of insurance license.

SHIP/YACHT REGISTRATION The Virgin Islands Shipping Registry (VISR) is a proud Category One member of the Red Ensign Group of British Registries, with a dedication to providing a high standard of attention and service to the maritime industry, locally and internationally. CONTACTS There are a large number of trust companies and banks which would be pleased to offer further information about these special services. Please contact the BVI Finance at: Tel: (284) 468-4335 Fax: (284) 468-2590 Email: info@bvifinance.vg

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OV ED

WICKHAMS CAY II RIGGING

M

Rigging Chandlery & Premium Rigging Services since 1982 Located in Hannah’s Estate, 2 minutes west of Nanny Cay, Tortola

ProFurl • Lewmar • Navtec • Harken • Sta-Lok Type 316 S.S Wire • New England Rope • Z Spar • Antal • Selden Wichard • Schaefer • Sea Dog • Ronstan • Johnson • Spinlock • Windex Rivetools • Bosun’s chairs • Leatherman Tools • Maglite • Spartite Sailkote • Duralac • Tef-Gel • Winch Grease • Hydraulic Oil Tel: 284-345-3979 or 284-494-3979

E-mail: info.wickrigging@gmail.com

www.wickrigging.com

Swaging capability to 5/8” – Nicopressing to 1/2”

Walk-ins Welcome 340.7402 spa@anegadabeachclub.com

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Casual Poolside Restaurant Fresh Lobster ∙ Fine Dining Beach Bar ∙ Volleyball & Games ∙ Free WiFi www.anegadabeachclub.com/dining Free Shuttle from The Lobster Trap 1.284.346.4005


advertisers list 123 HULLS Tel: 542-0591

35

CTL HOME CENTER Tel: 494-2359

24

NEW GENERATION BEAUTY Tel: 494-4525

74

A & M QUALITY MARINE Tel: 443-5876

55

D’ COAL POT Tel: 495-4998

74

NEW HORIZON FERRY Tel: 499-0952

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ANEGADA BEACH CLUB Tel: 346-4005

70

DIVE BVI Tel: 495-5513

41

OIL NUT BAY Tel: 346-0011

ANEGADA REEF HOTEL Tel: 495-8002

43

DOLPHIN WATER TAXI Tel: 340-774-2628

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OMAR’S FUSION Tel: 345-4771

AQUADOC MARINE SERVICES 55 Tel: 346-7643

DRIFTWOOD SPA Tel: 540-1526

AWEIGH N AWAY MARINA Tel: 542-8648

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ELM BEACH SUITES Tel: 494-2888

B-LINE BEACH BAR Tel: 343-3311

35

B+G MARINE SERVICES Tel: 345-2656

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PELICAN CHARTERS Tel: 343-3380

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PENN’S LANDING MARINA Tel: 442-1646

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FORT BURT HOTEL & MARINA 70 Tel: 443-4200

QUANTUM SAILS Tel: 494-1124

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FOXY'S BEACH RESTAURANT Tel: 442-9258

inside front

QUITO’S Tel: 852-3400

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BAYSIDE COURIERS Tel: 499-7654

15

GOLDEN HIND CHANDLERY Tel: 494-2756

4

RADIO DOCTOR Tel: 494-3219

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BELLA BLOOMS Te: 495-3100

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GRAPHIC DESIGN BVI Tel: 494-3992

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RED ROCK Tel: 442-1646

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BDO Tel: 494-3783

33

HIRST MARINE SURVEYORS Tel: 494-2399

30

RIPPLES SPA Tel: 341-2545

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BIG BAMBOO 499-1680

50

HODGE’S GAS STATION Tel: 495-9242

30

ROSY’S ENTERPRISES Tel: 495-5245

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HORIZON YACHT CHARTERS Tel: 494-8787

24

S & D SECURITY & ALARMS Tel: 494-9476

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BITTER END YACHT CLUB Tel: 800-872-2392

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BLOSSOM'S Tel: 494-3906

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INFINITE SOLUTIONS Tel: 494-5030

55

SAIL CARIBBEAN DIVERS Tel: 495-1675

BLUE WATER DIVERS Tel: 494-2847

41

INTERNATIONAL MARINE Tel: 494-2516

15

SHORE SIDE YACHT SERVICES 53 Tel: 494-5135

BVI FINANCE Tel: 852-1957

48

ITGO CAR RENTAL Tel: 344-9089

28

SOL Tel: 494-4409

19

BVI PAINTERS Tel: 494-4365

12

LAYNE SAIL & CANVAS Tel: 544-5733

35

SUBASH LAUNDROMAT Tel: 442-5977

74

BVI PEST CONTROL Tel: 495-1804

15

LEVERICK BAY Resort & Marina Tel: 542-4014 opposite inside front

SUNCHASER SCUBA Tel: 344-2766

41

BVI SUPCO Tel: 346-1981

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LITTLE DENMARK Tel: 494-2455

63

TOMMY GAUNT KITESURFING 62 Tel: 344-9903

BVI YACHT SALES Tel: 494-3260

30

LOBSTER TRAP Tel: 346-5055

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TONY’S MARINE REFINISHING 43 Tel: 499-4189

CARIBBEAN INSURERS Tel: 494-8239

30

MACHINE SHOP Tel: 344-9089

28

TRELLIS BAY MARKET Tel: 495-1421

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MAHOGANY CAR RENTALS Tel: 545-0058

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VILLAGE CAY MARINA Tel: 494-2771

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CARIBBEAN MARINE SURVEYORS Tel: 494-2091

6

CARIBSUPPLY Tel: 494-2885

28

MANJACK ICE CREAM Tel: 496-8414

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VI MARINE REFINISHING Tel: 494-0361

CHARTERPORT BVI Tel: 494-7955

11

MANUEL REEF MARINA Tel: 494-0445

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VISAR Tel: 345-4357

36

CONCH CHARTERS Tel: 494-4868

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MIKE’S MARINE (BVI) Tel: 346-3069

13

WE BE DIVIN’ Tel: 494-4320

41

6

COREA’S BUSINESS SERVICES 43 Tel: 494-1422

NANNY CAY RESORT MARINA 13 Tel: 394-2512

WICKHAMS CAY II RIGGING Tel: 345-3979

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CRC ENGINES & FABRICATING 11 Tel: 499-7128

NAVIGARE YACHTING BVI Tel: 346-5643

WORKBENCH Tel: 495-5310

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trades & services a ccommodation

c ar rentals INTERNATIONAL MOTORS, Fish Bay Tel: 494-2516

ANEGADA BEACH CLUB

Tel: 340-4005

ANEGADA REEF HOTEL

Tel: 495-8002

ITGO CAR RENTAL, Road Town

Tel: 344-9089

BIG BAMBOO, Anegada

Tel: 499-1680

MAHOGANY CAR RENTAL, VG

Tel: 545-0058

QUITO’S, Cane Garden Bay

Tel: 495-4837

BITTER END YACHT CLUB

Tel: 800-872-2392

ELM, Cane Garden Bay

Tel: 494-2888

FORT BURT HOTEL

Tel: 443-4200

LEVERICK BAY RESORT & MARINA Tel: 542-4014 QUITO’S, Cane Garden Bay

Tel: 852-3400

VILLAGE CAY HOTEL & MARINA

Tel: 494-2771

c argo services NEW HORIZON FERRY, Jost Van Dyke

c atering D’COAL POT BVI

a ccounting BDO

Tel: 494-3783

123 HULLS

MANUEL REEF MARINA, Sea Cow’s Tel: 542-0591

a ppliances RADIO DOCTOR, Port Purcell

b

arber shop

NEW GENERATION, Road Town

b

494-0445

NANNY CAY RESORT & MARINA

Tel: 394-2512

WICKHAMS CAY II RIGGING West of Nanny Cay

Tel: 345-3979

c igars - cuban FOXY’S, Great Harbour, JVD

Tel: 442-9258

LITTLE DENMARK, Road Town

Tel: 494-2455

c leaning products / services Tel: 494-1422

Tel: 494-1422

SHORE SIDE YACHT SERVICES

Tel: 494-5135

Tel: 342-4959

BLUE WATER DIVERS, Nanny Cay

Tel: 494-2847

SUNCHASER SCUBA, Leverick Bay

Tel: 344-2766

WE BE DIVIN’, Village Cay Marina

Tel: 494-4320

c ommercial diving

unkering

SOL

b

Tel: 494-2756

COREA’S BUSINESS SERVICES

each bar

B-LINE BEACH BAR, Little JVD

b

Tel: 494-4525

oat detailing - interiors

COREA’S BUSINESS SERVICES

b

Tel: 494-3219

Tel: 545-6510

c handlery GOLDEN HIND CHANDLERY

a ir conditioning

499-0952

Tel: 494-4409

c omputers

outiques / gifts

INFINITE SOLUTIONS, Road Town

BIG BAMBOO, Anegada

Tel: 499-1680

BELLA BLOOMS, Fish Bay

Tel: 495-3100

BLOSSOM’S, Road Town

Tel: 494-3906

Tel: 494-5030

c ourier services BAYSIDE COURIERS

Tel: 499-7654

DIVE BVI, Virgin Gorda & Scrub Is. Tel: 495-5513 FOXY’S, Great Harbour, JVD

Tel: 442-9258

c ustoms brokerage SHORE SIDE YACHT SERVICES

Tel: 494-5135

c anvas goods LAYNE SAIL & CANVAS REPAIR

Tel: 544-5733

QUANTUM SAILS, Nanny Cay

Tel: 494-1124

d

ay charters

PELICAN CHARTERS

Tel: 343-3380

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trades & services d

eli

f

VILLAGE CAY HOTEL & MARINA

d

Tel: 494-2771

inghies / inflatables / outboards

ishing permits

SHORE SIDE YACHT SERVICES

f

Tel: 494-5135

lorists

GOLDEN HIND CHANDLERY

Tel: 494-2756

BELLA BLOOMS, Fish Bay

Tel: 495-3100

MIKE’S MARINE, Road Town

Tel: 346-3069

BLOSSOM’S, Road Town

Tel: 494-3906

d

f

ive shops

BLUE WATER DIVERS, Nanny Cay

Tel: 494-2847

DIVE BVI, Virgin Gorda & Scrub Is. Tel: 495-5513 SUNCHASER SCUBA, Leverick Bay

Tel: 344-2766

SAIL CARIBBEAN DIVERS, East End Tel: 495-1675 WE BE DIVIN’, Village Cay Marina

Tel: 494-4320

e lectrical repairs AQUADOC

uel

HODGE’S GAS STATION, CG Bay

Tel: 495-9242

SHORE SIDE YACHT SERVICES

Tel: 494-5135

SOL

Tel: 494-4409

g

enerators

CTL HOME CENTER Fish Bay & Virgin Gorda

494-2359 / 495-5091

MIKE’S MARINE, Road Town

Tel: 346-3069

Tel: 346-7643

g

e ngines

lamping

ANEGADA BEACH CLUB

CRC ENGINES & FABRICATING

Tel: 499-7128

AQUADOC

Tel: 346-7643

g

Tel: 340-4005

raphic design

GRAPHIC DESIGN BVI, Village Cay Tel: 494-3992

e ntertainment ELM, Cane Garden Bay

Tel: 494-2888

FOXY’S, Great Harbour, JVD

Tel: 442-9258

h

JUMBIES BEACH BAR, Leverick Bay Tel: 340-3005 QUITO’S, Cane Garden Bay

Tel: 852-3400

air and nails

NEW GENERATION, Road Town

h

ousehold accessories

ROSY’S, Valley, Virgin Gorda

f

erries

NEW HORIZON FERRY, Jost Van Dyke

f

499-0952

ibreglass repairs

BVI PAINTERS, Nanny Cay

Tel: 494-4365

TONY’S MARINE REFINISHING

Tel: 499-4189

VI MARINE REFINISHING

Tel: 499-1636

WORKBENCH, V.G. Yacht Harbour Tel: 495-5310

f

ire extingishers

CARIBSUPPLY, Road Town

f

i

Tel: 496-8414

nsurance

CARIBBEAN INSURERS Ltd.

i

Tel: 494-2885

ce cream

MANJACK ICE CREAM

i

Tel: 495-5245

ydraulic hoses

CARIBSUPPLY, Road Town

Tel: 393-8920

roning

Tel: 494-2885

SUBASH LAUNDROMAT, West End

Tel: 494-2455

RADIO DOCTOR, Port Purcell

ishing supplies

LITTLE DENMARK, Road Town

h

Tel: 494-4525

442-5977

k itchenware

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Tel: 494-3219


trades & services k iteboarding

m arine repairs

TOMMY GAUNT KITESURFING, Anegada 344-9903

l

aundromat 442-5977

ubricants / lpg

CTL HOME CENTER Fish Bay & Virgin Gorda

494-2359 / 495-5091

HODGE’S GAS STATION

Tel: 495-9242

SOL

Tel: 494-4409

l

Tel: 542-0591

m assage

SUBASH LAUNDROMAT, West End

l

123 HULLS

DRIFTWOOD SPA, West End

Tel: 540-1526

RIPPLES SPA, Cane Garden Bay

Tel: 341-2545

m edical insurance CARIBBEAN INSURERS Ltd.

Tel: 393-8920

o ffice equipment INFINITE SOLUTIONS, Road Town

umber

CTL HOME CENTER Fish Bay & Virgin Gorda

494-2359 / 495-5091

Tel: 494-5030

o smosis BVI PAINTERS, Nanny Cay

Tel: 494-4365

m achine shop MACHINE SHOP VI, Freebottom

Tel: 344-9089

o utboard engines GOLDEN HIND CHANDLERY

m anis/pedis

Tel: 494-2756

INTERNATIONAL MARINE, Fish Bay Tel: 494-2516

RIPPLES SPA, Cane Garden Bay

Tel: 341-2545

p est control

m arina services

BVI PEST CONTROL

AWEIGH N AWAY SERVICES

Tel: 495-1804

Tel: 542-8648

p lumbing

m arinas BITTER END YACHT CLUB

Tel: 800-872-2392

FORT BURT HOTEL

CTL HOME CENTER Fish Bay & Virgin Gorda

494-2359 / 495-5091

Tel: 443-4200

LEVERICK BAY RESORT & MARINA Tel: 542-4014 MANUEL REEF MARINA

Tel: 494-0445

NANNY CAY RESORT & MARINA

Tel: 394-2512

OIL NUT BAY, North Sound

Tel: 346-0011

PENN’S LANDING, East End

Tel: 441-1134

VILLAGE CAY HOTEL & MARINA

Tel: 494-2771

m arine parts CTL HOME CENTER Fish Bay & Virgin Gorda

p rinting GRAPHIC DESIGN BVI, Road Town Tel: 494-3992

p rovisioning, food and beverage CHEF’S PANTRY at LEVERICK BAY

Tel: 340-3005

ROSY’S, Valley, Virgin Gorda

Tel: 495-5245

SHORE SIDE YACHT SERVICES

Tel: 494-5135

TRELLIS BAY MARKET

Tel: 495-1421

494-2359 / 495-5091

GOLDEN HIND CHANDLERY

Tel: 494-2756

m arine refinishing

r estaurants / bars ANEGADA BEACH CLUB

Tel: 340-4005

ANEGADA REEF HOTEL

Tel: 495-8002 Tel: 342-4959

BVI PAINTERS, Nanny Cay

Tel: 494-4365

B-LINE BEACH BAR, Little JVD

TONY’S MARINE REFINISHING

Tel: 499-4189

BIG BAMBOO, Anegada

VI MARINE REFINISHING

Tel: 499-1636

BITTER END YACHT CLUB

Tel: 499-1680 Tel: 800-872-2392

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trades & services r estaurants / bars continued CTL HOME CENTER (Bell’s Cafe) Fish Bay Tel: 494-2359 D’COAL POT BVI Tel: 545-6510 ELM, Cane Garden Bay Tel: 494-2888 Tel: 443-4200 FORT BURT HOTEL Tel: 442-9258 FOXY’S, Great Harbour, JVD Tel: 346-5055 LOBSTER TRAP, Anegada Tel: 346-0011 OIL NUT BAY, North Sound OMAR’S FUSION, Soper’s Hole Tel: 345-4771 QUITO’S, Cane Garden Bay Tel: 852-3400 RED ROCK, Penn’s Landing, East End 442-1646 TRELLIS BAY MARKET Tel: 495-1421 VILLAGE CAY HOTEL & MARINA Tel: 494-2771

t

racking GPS & surveillance

S & D SECURITY & ALARM SYSTEMS

v arnishing A & M QUALITY MARINE SERVICES

443-5876

w ater taxi DOLPHIN WATER TAXI American Yacht Harbor, STT

Tel: (340) 774-2628

FOXY’S, Great Harbour, JVD

Tel: 441-1905

w atersports rental equipment BVISUPCO

Tel: 346-1981

SAIL CARIBBEAN DIVERS, East End Tel: 495-1675

r igging WICKHAMS CAY II RIGGING West of Nanny Cay

Tel: 345-3979

w oodwork A & M QUALITY MARINE SERVICES

s ailmakers / repair LAYNE SAIL & CANVAS REPAIR QUANTUM SAILS, Nanny Cay

Tel: 544-5733 Tel: 494-1124

s ecurity marine & electronic S & D SECURITY & ALARM SYSTEMS

Tel: 345-2656

WORKBENCH, Virgin Gorda

Tel: 495-5310

y

Tel: 340-7402 Tel: 540-1526 Tel: 341-2545

s tainless steel fabrication CRC ENGINES & FABRICATORS B+G MARINE SERVICES

Tel: 499-7128 Tel: 345-2656

Tel: 346-1981

y

Tel: 346-2091 Tel: 494-2399

axis / tours

MAHOGANY CAR RENTAL, VG

Tel: 545-0058

acht charters Tel: 494-7955

CONCH CHARTERS

Tel: 494-4868

NAVIGARE YACHTING

Tel: 346-5643

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knots & hitches Recreational boaters do not need a large knot and hitch repertoir, but the ones shown here are basic. They represent just a few of the many developed for

shipboard use during the age of the square-riggers. Boaters should be familiar with them in detail.

ANCHOR BEND

BELAY HITCH

Used for attaching a line to a post or ring, the anchor bend is the most often-used knot for attaching anchors to their lines. To tie, pass one turn around the post or ring, then a second turn. Keep the second turn slack. Pass the working end around the standing end and through the first round turn. Continue around the standing end, then finally tuck the working end under itself.

Also called the cleat hitch, this knot is used to tie a boat to a dock or to secure a line to a boat. To tie, start at the ear of the cleat farthest away from the load. Wrap the line around the base of the cleat, then form a figure-eight by working across the top to the opposite ear. To secure, form a half-hitch turned under so that the line comes away from the cleat in the opposite direction from which it came in.

One of the easiest and most versatile boating knots, the bowline has many uses. The loop on its end can fasten a halyard to the head of a sail, or it can be looped over an object to tie up a boat. To tie, make an overhand loop that looks lie a 6. Hold the working end towards you. Bring the working end up through the hole in the 6, around the back of the standing part you're holding, and back down through the hole. Pull both ends to tighten.

Sometimes called the sailor's knot, the Carrick Bend is useful for joining two lines. It's especially good for heavy rope or cable. To tie, form an underhand loop in the first line. Place the second line under the loop in the first line and bring it up over the standing part of the first. Weave the end of the second under its own standing part, then pull that end over the first and tighten.

BOWLINE

CARRICK BEND

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CLOVE HITCH

COW HITCH

This knot is used for a quick, temporary tie-up. It can work loose, so you may want to add a couple of half-hitches to make it more permanent. To tie, simply run the line around the post or piling with the working end running underneath the standing part. Make a second loop and bring the working end through the eye of the second loop and tighten.

Probably named for its first use on the farm, the cow hitch can be useful for a temporary tie-up. Wrap the line around the post or railing. Cross the working end under the main line. Bring the working end up vertically and wrap it around the back of the post, working in the opposite direction. Insert it through the resulting loop and tighten.

FIGURE EIGHT

OVERHAND

One of the strongest knots, the figure-eight is often used as a stopper knot to keep the end of a line from running out of a tackle or pulley. To tie,make an underhand loop, bringing the working end around and over the standing part. This will look something like a cursive "S". Pass the working end under, then up through the loop and tighten.

REEF KNOT

The simplest of all knots, the overhand is useful as a stopper knot at the end of a line to prevent it from sliding through a hole or loop. It's very secure and jams easily, so it can be difficult to untie. Hold the line parallel to the ground and cross the working end over to form a loop. Wrap the working end through the loop and pull.

SHEET BEND

Also called the square knot, the reef knot is used to tie the ends of two lines together, as in reefing and furling sails. It is easily untied and best used where it is under constant tension. Otherwise it may work loose. To tie, hold one line in each hand. Pass the left line over and under the right. Curve what is now the left end towards the right and cross what is now the right end over and under the left pull equally on both ends to tighten.

Used to tie two lines together, the sheet bend is simple to tie and will not slip. It works well with lines of similar or different diameters. Make a loop in the end of the heavier line. Pass the end of the second line through and around the loop. Pass the working end of the second line under the first line as you pull tight.

TWO HALF-HITCHES Usually used after a round turn, the two half-hitches knot is used to tie a mooring line to a dock. Pass the end of the line around the post and wrap the short end under and over the long part of the line. Push the short end down through the loop for one half-hitch. Repeat the knot, working in the same direction and below the first half-hitch, and tighten.


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