VISAR is also looking into sending volunteer crew members to The Bahamas to help, as needed, over the next few months. ...

MarineMax Vacations donated $4,600 to support VISAR, an independent, volunteer-based, non-profit organization funded almost entirely by charitable donations ...

We ask the Experts about all of the factors that go into the cost of chartering a yacht. Where do you want to go? Do you want Crew? How big? Sail or Power? ...

On June 5, Andrew Ball spent almost two hours swimming on his back from Saba Rock to Leverick Bay Resort and Marina in Virgin Gorda’s North Sound. By the time he stood on solid ground, his legs were wobbly and ...

Short-term seasonal cruisers to the Caribbean or life-long sailors who have made the region their home can make a difference to the islands’ people and wildlife. Here is a sampling of seven ways that you can volunteer.   2nd Life ...

Female swimmers made the most wake during the fourth annual Swim the Sound fundraiser for Virgin Islands Search and Rescue on June 3rd in Virgin Gorda’s North Sound. The top finishers in the two and three mile races were Amanda ...

There’s nothing like the wind in your hair, sea spray on your face, and that feeling of sheer adrenalin-pumping exhilaration when the start gun sounds and you’re off racing. Unfortunately, there are downsides to competitive sailing. Boom bangs, sunburn and ...

Jim Scott – global sailor, VISAR co-founder & author All of the tales, yarns and adventures of Jim Scott’s lifetime would not fit into a single book. Perhaps that’s why he’s written three. In these pages, filled with both prose ...

Caribbean News from around the region for October 2010 ...

During its recent visit to the BVI, the Royal Navy Lynx helicopter based on HMS Manchester took part in a joint training exercise with members of Virgin Islands Search and Rescue. ...

Phil Aspinall (VISAR President) proudly handed over the keys to the long awaited new rescue boat for the Virgin Gorda crew. ...

Boat Engine Failure while at sea? Don't panic, here are some tips and pointers to help get you through this very stressful situation. ...

When the pagers go off, VISAR volunteers are ready, knowing that the types of accidents will be as varied as the people who occupy the boats. ...