It is with immense pleasure that I congratulate Mr. Elton Callwood and his team at Relyon Marketing for launching this Sail BVI publication. The British Virgin Islands have earned a reputation as the Sailing Capital of the World. With an archipelago of 60 islands, rocks and cays, sailing has historically been and still is the means of keeping us connected. We invite our guests to go on an island-hopping adventure throughout the Territory, exploring new anchorages every day.
The BVI has several sailing regattas, the most famous being the annual BVI Spring Regatta which will take place in March 2019. Additionally, there are sailing related events such as the BVI Charter Yacht Society Boat Show in November, the Leverick Bay Poker Run in May and the Exquisite Boat Show in June. These are all annual staples in our calendar of events. We also have sailing events that bring fleets of visiting boats such as the ARC Caribbean 1500 with sailors making the trek to the BVI from Portsmouth, Virginia, and Christmas in July where the “Puerto Rican Navy” storms the BVI for sailing and a huge party at Pond Bay in Virgin Gorda.
While sailing our azure waters is the draw for many visitors, we invite you to explore our many landside attractions such as The Greater Baths National Park (including Spring Bay and Devil’s Bay), The Copper Mines and Savannah Bay in Virgin Gorda, White Bay and Great Harbour on Jost Van Dyke; the Conch Shell Mounds, Faulkner House Museum, Flamingo Lookout Point and Loblolly Bay in Anegada; and Callwood’s Distillery, Tortola Pier Park, Sage Mountain and Original Virgin Canopy Tour in Tortola. Those attractions along with the many anchorages and beaches found in the islands along the Sir Francis Drake Channel, give our guests more than enough to explore and enjoy during their stay in the BVI.
We hope that the readers of this publication would be enticed to come and experience Nature’s Little Secrets and share it with their friends.