Day 1 - meet day !!A warm Girls for Sail welcome to ya! The crew arrive at 4.30pm for an introduction to GFS, a chance to unpack and get to know your boat. Then dinner that night gives us the perfect opportunity to run through the plan for the week and get to know each other - maybe over a Caribbean cocktail or two!
Day 2 - After a safety brief, and then it's straight off out for a team practice day just outside in the Drake channel with our wonderful new team mates! Final tacking gybing and start line drills in preparation for tomorrow’s race to the Bitter End Yacht Club. Registration opens today so we sort out the paperwork and then get ready for the party!
Day 3 - Get your crew kit ready and head out to the start line! It’s time to put the boys to shame on the race courses – the first of 2 in the BVI Spring Festival... All of the training is put into practice as you witness the course for the first time. The adrenaline pumping as you get ready for the start gun.... And you’re off!!!! The race takes about 3-4 hours as you sail ALL the way around the Island of Tortola! Day 1 complete and you have practically seen (from a distance) every island in the BVIs, over the crystal water and turtles popping their heads up! Then it's back to our mooring in Nanny Cay for the party – last year we met our heroine Shirley Robertson here because she was interviewing Richard Branson! He was next to us in the race for a while on his enormous catamaran!! Anyhow – we arrive to swap stories of the days racing with your competitors!
Day 4 - Today is the pursuit race!
we looked out for Jonny Depp but he must have just missed us! ;) Moor up on a All the yachts start at different times and race to a different Island. Last year it was Norman Island the home of pirates - where perhaps you could pick up
mooring buoy and then either catch a shuttle boat or swim/snorkel to the beach! Follow the smell of fresh BBQd fish and chicken and the sound of the Caribbean DJ for lunch and a party! A full moon party followed for us last year, but who knows what the islands will offer us this year!
Day 5 - Today is Lay Day and it’s a chance for everyone to chill out and get a well needed rest! Well – it’s not really that strenuous is it!! We might even let the Skipper have a half day off so she can perform brilliantly during the racing. There are still lots of
things to do though! Watch sailing teams compete at games and activities starting at 1200 at the Club or simply relax on the beach! Phew! I’m exhausted!! It’s a really fun, sociable day! (....and evening of course)
Day 6/7 - Breakfast on board then it’s off to the start line again ready for today’s race. We are now in the BVI spring regatta where there are 3 days of round the cans (well Islands) racing. Each course is set up in different parts of the Drake Channel so one day you’ll be dodging reefs and the next you’ll be assessing the wind off the cliffs! After racing we return to Nanny Cay Marina, debrief the days racing then head for showers!...then the party!!
Day 8 - it’s your last race today. You’ve competed in 4 days of races so far; you’ll be tired but hang on in there! You’ll need to keep the concentration levels high and stay focussed ! Tonight is a great chance to catch up with all the friends you’ve made on your travels!
Sadly, at 9am on Monday morning it's time for you to exchange numbers and emails with your fellow crew mates and part ways :(
THANK YOU LADIES - We hope you've had a great trip and we'll see you next year...!?
*Itinerary is subject to change...