Benures Bay, Norman Island – Sailing Kids Review

Benures Bay is on the north side of Norman Island. It’s well off the beaten “charter track” most, if not all charter boats are anchoring in the Bight and doing body shots at Willy T’s. Peter says “Benures Bay is a medium sized bay on the Tortola side of Norman Island. The bay nestles between […]

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Nanny Cay – Sailing Kids Review

Nanny Cay is a large and well protected marina on the south side of Tortola. It has a small “village” of shops, and the marina includes a beach, pool, bar and restaurant. Day says “Nanny Cay is home to Budget Marine, one of the best and largest chandelries in the BVI. The bar, pool and […]

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Landfall in Tortola

Five days ago Alchemy made landfall in Nanny Cay, Tortola. After 1,464 miles and (roughly) 11d 13h 0m 1s at sea, we came into Tortola at 11:45pm at night. As I think the oldest boat in the fleet (Alchemy is 40 years old), we started 4-5 hours late and managed to run through the fleet to […]

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The Tropics

For the last day, we have been sailing further and further south, some 200 miles. Today we can feel the sun, bright in the blue sky. Layers come off and we are changing from our matching red Gill jackets to shorts and t shirts. As we are now firmly in the middle of our trip, […]

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Swell Hell

Three days towards Tortola and about 350 miles. The low pressure forecast seems to have slipped north of us as planned, as we stayed a more southerly course to duck under it. But now the wind has dropped and we are feeling the effects of the low with the gift of 8-12 swell that has […]

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