(Thanks to Jan Critchley of the British Virgin Islands)
Fun on fisherman’s day:
On Territory Day, July 1st, head to Long Bay Beach, Beef Island and take part in Fisherman’s Day. There are three categories – trolling, reef fishing and the family tournament as well as beach games such as swimming races, diving, tug-of-war, soldier crab races and domino games. There will also be live music and a fashion show. Registration is at Conservation and Fisheries Department by June 30th and a valid fishing license must be obtained to take part in the trolling and reef fishing categories. So get out your bait, cast your line and who knows, the “Big One” just might not get away!
Firecracker 500 & Chili Cook-off:
Don’t miss the Firecracker 500 Pursuit Race. The race starts with a bang at Soper’s Hole in the morning and from there, racers compete on the north side of Tortola. Registration is on July 1st at the West End Yacht Club for the event the next day. The Great Chili Cook-Off takes place at the Jolly Roger in the afternoon, and all proceeds go to KATS. So join in the racing action, cook up your meanest chili or just help judge the competition – it’s going to be one hot night!
Race & Cruise to Jost van Dyke:
Cruising and racing fun for all the family is what’s happening in June as the RBVIYC introduces a new addition to its sailing program – the Race and Cruise to Jost Van Dyke. Family fun is the key here as there will be two separate races, one for the serious racers and one for those who prefer a more leisurely pace and to race with their family and friends. Shoreside events will also be arranged at Jost Van Dyke to make it a great day out for all.