Students of the Marine Studies programme at the H Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) took to Nanny Cay’s pool yesterday with lifejackets and liferafts. They were taking part in a “Personal Survival Techniques” session of the “Standards of Training and Certification of Watchkeeping (STCW) – Basic Safety Training” course.Read More
Nanny Cay has partnered with the Recovery & Development Agency (RDA) on a pilot programme for the proper recovery and removal of the remaining 200 derelict and abandoned boats throughout the BVI left after Irma.Read More
The newly formed Virgin Islands Sloop Foundation (VISF) was launched last night at a Beach BBQ here at Nanny Cay. Memberships were sold with Geoff Brooks, author of Building A Virgin Islands Sloop, signing copies of his book. Janet Oliver of the BVI Charter Society was the first member to sign up!
The Virgin Islands Sloop Foundation’s aim is to preserve the maritime heritage of the Virgin Islands by ensuring that the history and knowledge of traditional wooden boat building is passed on to future generations.Read More
We were very pleased to hand over the keys and donate one of our trucks to VI Plastics, a start up plastic recycling company here in the BVI.
VI Plastics can process all types of plastic material. Most plastics are marked with a ‘resin identification’ code (a number from 1 – 7) somewhere on the product. Unmarked plastics, like plastics bags, shrink wrap, cling wrap and styrofoam can also be recycled. VI Plastics will be creating woven furniture and polywood for construction in 2”x2” and 4”x1” lengths up to 8′ long.Read More
Efforts to restore, preserve and sail the historic Tortola Boats (Virgin Island Sloops) has started again here at Nanny Cay. The programme continues to be headed by Professor Geoff Brooks, who has nurtured these boats for many years as the Curator of the Virgin Islands Maritime Museum, and the newly formed Virgin Islands Sloop Foundation (VISF), a nonprofit organisation.
Nanny Cay is providing work and storage space near the swimming pool and over time, this area will be developed into a more permanent visitors centre and maritime museum.Read More
On Saturday, we held a Puerto Rican Navy Appreciation Party on the beach here at Nanny Cay. A small way for us to say thank you to our Puerto Rican friends that helped so much after the passing of Irma.
After Irma the Puerto Rican Navy filled numerous boats (on one trip alone there were around 50 vessels) with aid and supplies for the people of the BVI. It took them a lot of effort to get the correct permissions and entry permits to be allowed to do this but they persevered and at considerable personal cost, they came across with food, clothing, medication (we know they brought over $1000 of crucial meds for one person here), hygiene products, water, baby supplies, tarpaulins and more.Read More
Inner marina to be fully operational by December; Major infrastructural improvements coming this year including increased water production and storage; Boatyard getting new 60-tonne trailer; Owners committed to improving and hardening Nanny Cay to maintain its status as the Caribbean’s premier resort marina and boatyard.Read More