Renovations to Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) BVI, in Virgin Gorda, will offer both pampering as well as practical services to visiting yachtsmen when completed this winter. On the creature comfort front, new and expanded services will include extensive provisioning – from fine wines and liquors to international delicacies – and concierge services: excursions, transfers, day-trips, leisure activities and more. YCCS will also provide a range of on-board services that range, for example, from catering to spa treatments, yoga and personal training. In the must-have arena, YCCS Marina will add a pump-out service as part of its ongoing commitment to protecting the marine environment, one of the first facilities of its kind in the BVI.
“YCCS Marina activities will be operational this winter season, however the Clubhouse will remain closed until January 2017,” says Jill Campbell, press and marketing officer for YCCS. “When we reopen, we will have a new crew bar and restaurant. This will be a more casual space compared to the existing dining facilities which offer luxury service. A delicatessen and boutique will also be available. Two guest suites will be completed during 2017.”
Regattas planned for YCCS BVI in 2017 include the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean (March 1 to 5), 50th YCCS Anniversary Regatta BVI – Round the Island Race (March 7), and Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous (March 10 to 13). YCCS BVI will also host the Atlantic Anniversary Regatta, which departs from Lanzarote, the easternmost of the Canary Islands on 25 November 2017, en route to Virgin Gorda, a 2800-mile voyage.
YCCS BVI is located in North Sound, Virgin Gorda. The 38-slip marina accommodates yachts up to 250ft in length with a maximum 27ft draft. marina.yccs.it