Re: BVI Sailing Vacation (June, 2011)
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Some years ago while on vacation in Croatia we used anchor on one occasion because there were no swing mooring or Marina available ( this has unusual in the area)
About 1.00am we were hit with a wind we had heard about but never seen before " The Boro"
Heavy rain, thunder & lightning ,wind and noise. Ours and about twenty other boats drifted backwards at a terrible rate; the few boats still anchored had their crew over the side fending off others with their feet. We got our engine started and under way about 10ft from a wall and then took in the anchor only visible by flashes of lighting.We had on board 5 guys I would consider experienced racing crew well used to sailing in heavy weather; I would hate to have had only family on board.
Needless to say I am getting a bit iffy about Anegada ,but having said that we have a 50 ftr booked again in Croatia in October.