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post #3 of Old 07-03-2003
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AM I READY?

Casey... you sound ready to me! The BVI''s are easy sailing and all navigation is within sight so no worries there. Since you will be tying up to BVI supplied moorings most nights in good shelter, that should be easy too...just remember to get into your anchorage EARLY each day (3PM) if you want to pick up a mooring during high season as they go quickly.
The major problem I''ve seen with charterers is poor anchoring techniques often accompanied by poor ground tackle from the charter company. When you do anchor...drop the hook and let out plenty of scope, then back it down hard to insure a good set. Some places in the BVI have lots of weed on the bottom which can give you the illusion of a good set until the wind picks up (been there - done that!). Again...it looks as though you''re well prepared...the sailing is easy and the water and islands are wonderful so enjoy! Best...GB
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