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10th Anniversary Caribbean Cruise 2012

  • 16 Feb 2012
  • 26 Feb 2012
  • British Virgin Islands, Caribbean


  • This is for Expressions of Interest only so there is no fee yet. The fee shown is an estimate only (please see Costs section in the Event Description).

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In 2002 the RNVRYC experimented with a Caribbean Charter with 5 yachts. What a success! Every two years since we have cruised with up to circa 50 Members and guests in large fleets and in a variety of Caribbean locations.

As this is the 10th Anniversary Cruise, we are returning to where it all started – The British Virgin Islands

We have had a good response from the request for Expressions of Interest (EOI). Also, deposits have been paid or about to be paid for the charter of five yachts. One member, who is sailing his yacht across "the pond" this autumn, plans to take part in his own yacht.
Click here for the current status of these yachts and their crews..

RNVRYC on BVI Cruise in 2006

The timing of the Cruise avoids UK half term holiday flights. A Cruise Sub-Committee has been established comprising Martin Alexander (lead), Lorraine Ure, Tim Ware and David Whitby. This group have selected Nautilus Yachting as offering the more attractive package compared to Sunsail. Nautilus has provided quotations, including RNVRYC discounts, for large list of yachts from three marinas on Tortola island. You can download the Nautilus' quotations using the link at the bottom of this notice.  If you wish to reserve a yacht please contact Nautilus at Please note that Nautilus have advised that the discounts will no longer apply for bookings for some of the charter companys after Saturday August 21 2011

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The Cruise Programme
This is the preliminary programme (subject to change, see note below).

 Date Activity  
Thur 16/2 to
Sun 19/2
Travel to Tortola, BVI to collect yachts on days to suit individual crews. Sail to Virgin Gorda, via other anchorages, eg The Baths, for early charterers. 
Sun 19/2 Welcome Party at the Lighthouse Beach Bar in Leverick Bay
Mon 20/2 to
Wed 22/2
Skippers free to choose where to go for these three days. This period is sufficient to make a trip to Anegada. Also, Marina Key, Trellis Bay, Sandy Cay,etc.
Wed 22/2 Dinner Party at Foxys in Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke.
Thur 23/2 to
Sat 25/2
Skippers free to choose where to go for these three days: eg: Cane Garden Bay, Sopers Hole, Norman Island, Peter Island, Pelican Island, etc.
Sat 25/2 Farewell Party at the Cooper Island Beach Club 
Sun 26/2 Return to charter base. Those who charter for longer could have a post cruise in BVI 

For budgeting, consider the cost of charter yacht and extras from the Nautilus list.  Click here to download a PDF of their quotation. 

In February 2010 the costs of the cheapest BA or Virgin flights to Antigua return ranged from around £460 to £600.  The cost of the LIAT flight from Antigua to BVI return was around £220 to £250. There are cheap ticket agents, eg:  and other routings, eg via Miami or Princess Juliana International Airport on Saint Martin island, which may offer better prices. Note that Tortola Airport only provides for short haul aircraft. 

Nautilus will be able to help with flights and could include these in your booking. 

There will also be a single RNVRYC fee of between £125 to £140 per person to cover the three Club events during the Cruise.

So when budgeting, your total cost will be flights + charter + club event cost + the usual sailing costs of food, berthing, fuel, etc.

RNVRYC on BVI Cruise in 2006

Further Information
Please contact Martin Alexander if you wish to discuss any matter regarding this Cruise. 

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