Situated on Virgin Gorda`s northeastern extremity as the last island outpost before the open waters of the Atlantic, the all-inclusive Bitter End Yacht Club has announce its 2003 autumn Sailing Festival line-up-nine weeks of sun, fun, and learning.
12th Annual Dry Creek Vineyard Women`s Sailing Week
Starting the festival off is the resort`s 12th Annual Dry Creek Vineyard Women`s Sailing Week, October 25 - November 1, 2003, combining exceptional hands-on instruction with superb shore-side activities for a unique experience. Sailing instruction from the world`s top female racing sailor, five-time Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year Betsy Alison, covers all aspects of skippering, sail trimming, sail changing, crewing and teamwork, as well as overboard recovery techniques. Cruising expert Pam Wall, best known for her `round the world adventures, enlightens enthusiasts of all skill levels with advice on where and how to cruise comfortably offshore.
17th Annual Dry Creek Vineyard Pro Am Regatta
November 1-8, 2003, Bitter End Yacht Club is proud to offer sail enthusiasts the opportunity to get on the water with America`s Cup and `round the world racers, Olympic gold medalists and world champions. Guests can sail with and against them, watch them in action and find out what makes them so successful. A unique “triple-racing” and junior/master team format is used, along with a week`s worth of lively social events and informative seminars. Racers can also join in the 3rd Annual Scuttlebutt Sailing Club Championships (inshore and offshore). For the non-sailors, there will be plenty of time for additional activities such as snorkeling, SCUBA, windsurfing, beach-combing and relaxing. The Pro Am Regatta is the only event of its type in the world and takes place exclusively at the Bitter End Yacht Club.
8th Annual Flotilla Sailing Week
Seafaring guests will learn big boat cruising and navigation November 15-22, 2003 during the Annual Flotilla Sailing Week. The adventure begins aboard Bitter End`s Freedom 30`s, their catamaran Paranda or the Express 37 Cosmic Warlord and continues on to legendary haunts such as The Baths, Savannah Bay, Dog Islands and Anegada. The week will feature the latest in GPS handheld technology for navigation and will be led by writer and cruising expert Doug Logan.
Visit Caribbean-Weekly tomorrow for further information on this event.