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we had a great week in the Bvi and chartered with Conch Charters and have done so in past years. they have older boats, but they are fine, and the price is right.
- at the briefing, find out the best places to anchor. moorings are in short supply and fill up early. Then be careful not to anchor in coral. we saw some do that, and it is so sad. Learn how to use your anchor and windless.
_ use the holding tank! everyone is swimming and so are you. empty it out from shore, and be sure you are far enough out.
-Road town groceries are great, Leverick Bay, and Trellis Bay are good also.
-By far the best meal was Beef Island Guest House, in Trellis Bay. The atmosphere is relaxed and pretty too.
- have reasonable expectations about seeing various islands. As close as they are, sailing takes time, and the point is to relax!
- Catamarans are getting bigger and bigger, with big engines, great for a party, but if you want to sail, get a monohull, and sail. we are amazed how many boats are motoring just going from island to island.
-one couple 37-38 foot is a good size.
two or three couples, 45-48 is best, and
four couples, 50-52 would be alright. don't be afraid of taking a big boat out.
- common sense is key. follow the guide book and charts that came with the boat. all navigation is by sight. all the islands are visible, and its no more then an hour's sail between anchorages for the most part.
- it gets dark at night and it happens fast, be somewhere by then.