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
The Queen’s Baton (Relay) landed at Nanny Cay on Monday as it passed through the British Virgin Islands on its tour of all the Commonwealth countries on its way to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. The Baton was delivered by HE John Duncan, Governor of the BVI, onboard the Tortola Sloop Intrepid. It then headed over Tortola to Cane Garden Bay.
The Queen’s Baton Relay is a Commonwealth Games tradition that celebrates the Commonwealth’s diversity, inspires community pride and excites people about the world-class festival of sports and culture to comRead More
Eight students have just graduated from “Introduction To The Marine Industry”, the first of four courses in the City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Marine Construction, Systems Engineering & Maintenance course. This is a new marine certification programme run by the H Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) and Nanny Cay Marina.Read More
Hitting the beach at Nanny Cay marked the 695th mile of paddling for Durham University students George Parry and Will McMcCreadie. In a mission to raise funds and awareness for their Get Exploring Trust (GET), they are paddling completely unsupported 2,000 miles from Grenada to Miami on the Golden Arc Expedition.Read More
200 children between the ages of 4 to 17 years in the BVI went through the 2015 Kids And The Sea Swim (KATSWIM) session which drew to a close on November 14. The weekly swimming classes were held every Saturday across two terms at the swimming pool at Nanny Cay.
The first term took place May 2 – June 20 and the second term ran from September 5 – November 14 when certificates were awarded to the graduates of the different classes.Read More
Premier and Minister of Tourism, Hon. Dr. Orlando Smith, received his Great Festival Sloop Shootout trophy on the lawns of Nanny Cay last week for his victory in this year’s event.
Director of the Virgin Islands Studies Institute at the HLSCC, Dr. Angel Smith, presented Premier Smith and his team with the award recognising his office’s seventh victory in 12 years.Read More