Tag Archives: Bitter End Yacht Club

Nautical Holiday Happenings

Lighted Boat Parade – St. Croix, USVI

There might not be snow and sleigh rides, but the spirit of the yuletide holidays is alive throughout the Caribbean. Here is a sampling of nautical holiday happenings. LIGHTED BOAT PARADES Deck your decks with lights, ornaments and festively-dressed crew. …

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2016 Fall Rally Round-Up

North Atlantic Rally for Cruisers 2015. Photo: David H. Lyman

Cruising rallies are one of the most popular ways for sailors to transit from northern climes to the Caribbean in the fall. Today, there are several rallies to choose from, each with its own personality. Capacity Entries for 31st Atlantic …

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Caribbean News: Salty Dawgs Leave For U.S. in May

Salty Dawgs leave for US in May The Spring 2016 Salty Dawg Rally for experienced blue water sailors will depart Tortola in the British Virgin Islands for the Chesapeake and other points north on May 15th, following a series of …

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Hawaiians Win BVI Painkiller Cup

The Painkiller Cup gets under way at Trellis Bay, Beef Island. Photo by Todd VanSickle

This year’s Painkiller Thriller in the British Virgin Islands featured more prize money, high-profile sailors and the same amount of rum and sun. The 14-mile standup paddleboard race started at Trellis Bay, Beef Island and finished at White Bay, Jost …

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2013 Caribbean Lighted Boat Parades & Parties

New Year’s Eve fireworks in Bequia. Photo Courtesy Bequia NYE Celebration Committee

In the Caribbean, Santa is more likely to cruise down the chimney in a dinghy than arrive on a sleigh. The region definitely doesn’t lack for festivities and a true seasonal spirit during the December holidays. Here’s a sampling of …

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Caribbean Salty Dawg Rally Sails On

Linda and Bill Knowles at the Salty Dawg Rally booth in Newport

What could be more salty than the Salty Dawg Rally? The Salty Dawg Rally starts November 4th from the Bluewater Yachting Center in Hampton, Virginia, and finishes in the British Virgin Islands, or the Bahamas, or the destination of your …

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News: World’s largest Solar Boat visits St. Martin

MS Tûranor Planet Solar. Photo: PlanetSolar.org

World’s largest Solar Boat visits St. Martin MS Tûranor Planet Solar, the World’s largest solar-powered boat, paid a visit to St. Martin in May. The unusual craft beat her own record for a transatlantic crossing, taking 22 days, 12 hours …

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Caribbean Christmas Boat Parades and Parties

It’s the season to enjoy merry-making. Since the Caribbean region is more sea than land, there are several ways to enjoy nautical-themed holiday celebrations, everything from boat parades to dockyard parties and raft-ups to watch fireworks. CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE The …

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Black Gold Wins 2012 BVI Billfish Tournament

The fish outnumbered the boats in the 2012 BVI Billfish Tournament. Fished July 30th – August 2nd, out of the Bitter End Yacht Club in North Sound, Virgin Gorda, three teams released a total of 18 blue marlin in three …

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No Racing on First Day of BVI Sailing Festival

Mother Nature Calls the Shots! There was no racing today, the first day of the BVI Sailing Festival. Principal Race Officer, Dave Brennan postponed the start of the race to Bitter End and indicated to the 48 competing yachts in …

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