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Preparing to Charter BVI Charter Boat Show November / December

  Follow the links to read more about our travels and see our photos    
  Summary of our Sixth Sailing Season onboard our second boat, Dreaming On, a Leopard Catamaran
        Having been delayed in the Virgin Islands while our engine issues were resolved, the inevitable happened; we met some great people and found some beautiful places.

Many of the people we met are chartering their boats and enjoying it. So, taking into account the costs we incurred in fixing the engines, we decided on yet another lifestyle change and will try chartering. No easy task as there are many hoops to jump through. Signed up with a clearing house who will manage the bookings and the money so we are protected and also provide us with work permits.

The pressure is on as there's a major charter boat show here in November and we and the boat must be ready.

Geoff is taking his Caribbean Boatmaster's License and we've both done the required First Aid, Safety and Firefighting courses. (We could now work on a cruise liner!).

There is a tremendous amount to do to prepare for the show including a boat survey by the VI Shipping Registry, so we will be very busy until the show is over.

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