The word 'Tidy' was derived from the tide and its ability to be well organized and methodical.
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Choice of colors
Now in yellow, red, grey and pink as well as the original blue
'Once again Conch Charters does it right, you are the best' – Jim and Judy Greenhalgh
Conch Superior Rum
It was all hands on deck yesterday, the 1st August, with the approach of our first named storm heading our way for the season, Tropical Storm Bertha moving towards the islands. We spent our day strapping down all loose items both on boats and docks, wrapping up sails, cutting, coiling, and tying lots and lots of lines. Lots of teamwork, rehydration and sunscreen later, all boats were secured.
Having everything prepared and secured has allowed us to have some fun in the rain today… even us office girls were out on the docks!
Conch and the Community
We are no strangers to hurricanes and the devastation caused from 'Typhoon Haiyan', also known as 'Typhoon Yolanda', in the Philippines in 2013 was something that we could all relate to.
Their local fishing industry was all but wiped out in Haiyan's path. Conch Charters wanted to do our part and supply money to build a fishing boat in hopes that this would help in small way with all the work needed to get the community to bounce back.
We are so proud to have our name cruising around the waters in the Philippines.
49er Junior World Championships
Tortola's very own sailing dynamic duo, Alex Anderson and Christopher Brockbank, recently crossed the pond and headed to Denmark where they took on the challenge and competed in the 49er Junior World Championships. They finished in 11th place overall amongst 44 boats. Well done guys!
Conch Charters is a proud sponsor of this sailing duo and their quest to partake in the next Olympics representing the BVI.
Click here to read more about Alex and Christopher and their upcoming events
“Conch Coffee Alexander”
1 oz Conch Superior Rum
(a bottle free with every charter)
1/2 oz Coffee Liqueur
1/2 oz of Heavy Cream
Blend it up with ice. Chill the glass and garnish with nutmeg.
The BVI's have been battling with an unwelcome visitor that has made the reef their home. It is suspected that they multiplied after a breakage of a tank a few years ago during a Florida Hurricane. They do not belong in the Atlantic Ocean and have made their way down the chain of islands via the Bahamas to us. Although there is no real predator for them here, nature is slowly adapting to this change. What is the name of this unwelcome visitor?
Specially designed for smooth sailing the Beneteau 40CC is very comfortable both above and below decks.
Below decks is a U shaped comfortable seating area around the table to starboard. A very well equipped chart table and navigation area is to port. There is plenty of excellent ventilation and lots of natural light.
If you are over six feet you will appreciate the extra headroom throughout this Beneteau model.
The galley is well equipped with plenty of storage space, fridge, coffee percolator and kettle. You could produce a cordon bleu meal easily! If you prefer to cook on deck al fresco, there is a charcoal BBQ.
The two staterooms have queen size beds, plenty of storage space and ensuite bathrooms. Large hatches and ports provide a cool breeze with fans to assist if required.
The Beneteau 40CC is an attractive yacht with clean lines.
The centre cockpit design gives a feeling of security whilst at the same time providing an amply sized cockpit, easily seating six people. The bimini will protect you from the hot Caribbean sun while lounging with a book or Kindle. The good-sized table is great for dining under the stars.
There is wide access from the transom to the swim ladder making access to the dinghy or water safe and easy.
Shower off the salty Caribbean sea from the hot water deck shower!
The main sail is inmast furling with a roller furling jib.
The design makes sailing in the beautiful British Virgin Islands a breeze – with comfort.
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The season is winding down and boats are being put 'to bed' for hurricane season. What a great season it has been! Let us know how your sailing was this year and don't forget to include a picture of you wearing your Conch Caps!