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Virgin Islands Sloop Foundation

Virgin Islands Sloop Foundation Launches At Nanny Cay

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.

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Cedar School Takes A Maritime History Tour

Just before Christmas, a group of Cedar School students visited the historic Tortola Boats (Virgin Island Sloops).  Jamel ¨Fiyah¨ Davies and Norissa deLeon led the tour.  Jamel´s grandfather and uncle both built Tortola Boats and he enthusiastically imparts his knowledge of this part of his heritage.

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