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The British Virgin Islands has been heralded as the "the sailing capital of the Caribbean."

 With protected waters inside the Sir Francis Drake Channel, abundant safe anchorages, and average daytime temperatures in the mid 80s, tempered by the cooling trade winds, it is no wonder that the BVI plays host to yacht clubs that are considered to be among the best in the Caribbean.

The following yacht clubs are centres for seamanship, marine knowledge, sportsmanship, training, facilities, and of course, social gathering.

Bitter End Yacht Club
Island: Virgin Gorda
Virgin Gorda's premier Bitter End Yacht Club (BEYC) spearheads a variety of regattas, contests, and special events, making it an attractive destination for boaters and non-boaters alike. One of the featured sailing events held each year is the Pro Am Regatta, attracting many America's Cup and World Champion sailors. In addition, Bitter End is a "nautical village" with 85 shore side. Accommodations, three restaurants, and a wide array of activities. Reachable only by sea, the resort stretches along a mile of beach and waterfront on the North Sound, which is the most protected and secluded deep water harbour in the Caribbean. In addition to all the amenities and activities of a full-service resort, Bitter End is also home to a full-service marina, with dockage and over 70 moorings, where repairs, provisions and supplies are readily and easily available.
http://www.beyc.com/  • P: (284) 494-2746

The Royal BVI Yacht Club
Island: Tortola - Road Town Area
The Royal British Virgin Islands Yacht Club, founded in July of 1973, is situated in Road Town, Tortola, at Road Reef on the southwest corner of Road Harbour. It faces the Sir Francis Drake Channel to the south, and Road Reef Marina to the north. The Clubhouse and Dining Room are open for lunch and dinner, and visiting yachtsmen, yachtswomen, and members of correspondent yacht clubs are welcome. As the BVI's "national authority for sailing," the Royal BVI Yacht Club takes pride in the BVIslanders, and had an opportunity to sponsor and support a variety of "national" and "world" sailing events, including the Olympic Games. The Royal BVI Yacht Club maintains an active calendar of racing, cruising, angling, and social events, as well as sailing training programmes for young and old alike. The Club is the primary sponsor of the annual BVI Spring Regatta, featuring three days of racing in the Sir Francis Drake Channel for racing classes, non-spinnaker classes, multihulls, and bareboats. The Royal British Virgin Islands Yacht Club was granted the Royal Warrant by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in her New Year's Honours List of December, 1999. The Warrant was officially bestowed by HRH Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, during his official visit to The British Virgin Islands in the Spring of 2000.
http://www.royalbviyc.org/

West End Yacht Club
Island: Tortola
The home of the West End Yacht Club can be found at the Jolly Roger Restaurant and Inn on the water's edge in Soper's Hole, Tortola. The WEYC hosts five annual races including Foxy's Wooden Boat Regatta, The Sweethearts (Schooners) of the Caribbean and Classic Yacht Regatta, the Firecracker 500, Foxy's Cat Fight, and the Gustav Wilmerding Memorial Challenge.
WEYC's Facebook Page

YCCS Virgin Gorda
Island: Virgin Gorda - North Sound area
The new Caribbean destination of YCCS, which has its home port in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, offers excellence in quality and service. The Clubhouse which opened in January 2012, has been designed and completed to the highest standards and provides indoor and outdoor dining, private function rooms, a terrace bar, infinity edge pool, locker and shower facilities, wifi and an event lawn for functions.

The Club organizes a range of top level international yachting events such as the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous and the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean, both held annually in March, as well as the Transatlantic Superyacht and Maxi Regatta which brings sailing giants from Europe to the Caribbean in December of each year.

The adjacent YCCS Marina is protected from surge and swell and provides an ideal base from which to explore the neighboring Caribbean islands. Twenty-eight berths for yachts over 30 meters are available as well as 10 berths for 25-30 meter yachts. Electricity, wifi, customs and immigration clearance, on board provisioning, fire suppression, marine sewage pump out, laundry service, potable water and garbage removal services can all be provided at the Marina.

http://www.yccs.com

 

 
 
 
 

The British Virgin Islands has been heralded as the "the sailing capital of the Caribbean."

 With protected waters inside the Sir Francis Drake Channel, abundant safe anchorages, and average daytime temperatures in the mid 80s, tempered by the cooling trade winds, it is no wonder that the BVI plays host to yacht clubs that are considered to be among the best in the Caribbean.

The following yacht clubs are centres for seamanship, marine knowledge, sportsmanship, training, facilities, and of course, social gathering.

Bitter End Yacht Club
Island: Virgin Gorda
Virgin Gorda's premier Bitter End Yacht Club (BEYC) spearheads a variety of regattas, contests, and special events, making it an attractive destination for boaters and non-boaters alike. One of the featured sailing events held each year is the Pro Am Regatta, attracting many America's Cup and World Champion sailors. In addition, Bitter End is a "nautical village" with 85 shore side. Accommodations, three restaurants, and a wide array of activities. Reachable only by sea, the resort stretches along a mile of beach and waterfront on the North Sound, which is the most protected and secluded deep water harbour in the Caribbean. In addition to all the amenities and activities of a full-service resort, Bitter End is also home to a full-service marina, with dockage and over 70 moorings, where repairs, provisions and supplies are readily and easily available.
http://www.beyc.com/  • P: (284) 494-2746

The Royal BVI Yacht Club
Island: Tortola - Road Town Area
The Royal British Virgin Islands Yacht Club, founded in July of 1973, is situated in Road Town, Tortola, at Road Reef on the southwest corner of Road Harbour. It faces the Sir Francis Drake Channel to the south, and Road Reef Marina to the north. The Clubhouse and Dining Room are open for lunch and dinner, and visiting yachtsmen, yachtswomen, and members of correspondent yacht clubs are welcome. As the BVI's "national authority for sailing," the Royal BVI Yacht Club takes pride in the BVIslanders, and had an opportunity to sponsor and support a variety of "national" and "world" sailing events, including the Olympic Games. The Royal BVI Yacht Club maintains an active calendar of racing, cruising, angling, and social events, as well as sailing training programmes for young and old alike. The Club is the primary sponsor of the annual BVI Spring Regatta, featuring three days of racing in the Sir Francis Drake Channel for racing classes, non-spinnaker classes, multihulls, and bareboats. The Royal British Virgin Islands Yacht Club was granted the Royal Warrant by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in her New Year's Honours List of December, 1999. The Warrant was officially bestowed by HRH Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, during his official visit to The British Virgin Islands in the Spring of 2000.
http://www.royalbviyc.org/

West End Yacht Club
Island: Tortola
The home of the West End Yacht Club can be found at the Jolly Roger Restaurant and Inn on the water's edge in Soper's Hole, Tortola. The WEYC hosts five annual races including Foxy's Wooden Boat Regatta, The Sweethearts (Schooners) of the Caribbean and Classic Yacht Regatta, the Firecracker 500, Foxy's Cat Fight, and the Gustav Wilmerding Memorial Challenge.
WEYC's Facebook Page

YCCS Virgin Gorda
Island: Virgin Gorda - North Sound area
The new Caribbean destination of YCCS, which has its home port in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, offers excellence in quality and service. The Clubhouse which opened in January 2012, has been designed and completed to the highest standards and provides indoor and outdoor dining, private function rooms, a terrace bar, infinity edge pool, locker and shower facilities, wifi and an event lawn for functions.

The Club organizes a range of top level international yachting events such as the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous and the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean, both held annually in March, as well as the Transatlantic Superyacht and Maxi Regatta which brings sailing giants from Europe to the Caribbean in December of each year.

The adjacent YCCS Marina is protected from surge and swell and provides an ideal base from which to explore the neighboring Caribbean islands. Twenty-eight berths for yachts over 30 meters are available as well as 10 berths for 25-30 meter yachts. Electricity, wifi, customs and immigration clearance, on board provisioning, fire suppression, marine sewage pump out, laundry service, potable water and garbage removal services can all be provided at the Marina.

http://www.yccs.com