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[QUOTE=LakePirate;2051641182] I understand starting soon they are implementing an advance reservation system that will allow reserving them weeks in advance. QUOTE]
Sounds like another reason to give the BVI's a pass. There are so many other places in the Caribbean where one can enjoy a sailing vacation w/o all the expense and hoops the BVI are putting on those vacationing there. Greed does not a pleasant host country make.

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I don't follow how Boaty-Ball, which is the distinct minority of moorings and, ironically, selling out so quickly is tagged as some sort of sinister BVI greed. It's somewhat obviously in high demand. People are paying to insure a mooring and take their time getting there.

New England has both reserved and FCFS moorings all over. I know how much more relaxed it is to know for certain one is waiting for you, whenever you arrive. It simply has value.


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I don't follow how Boaty-Ball, which is the distinct minority of moorings and, ironically, selling out so quickly is tagged as some sort of sinister BVI greed. It's somewhat obviously in high demand. People are paying to insure a mooring and take their time getting there.

New England has both reserved and FCFS moorings all over. I know how much more relaxed it is to know for certain one is waiting for you, whenever you arrive. It simply has value.
I guess if you'd sailed the BVIs in the late '70s or early '80s perhaps you would understand.
With the cruise ship revenue in the 6 figure range (for dockage/officials/pilotage) per ship per day, only greed can account for the exorbitant charges on yachts these days.

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I wasn't there in the 70s, but my wife was. Still not follow how Boaty-Ball makes your point. Yes, the BVI is very developed. I understand you don't like it. However, the vast majority do, or it wouldn't be the most popular sailing grounds on the planet.


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