My spouse and I have sailed the BVIs several times over the years. As recent as last year, we introduced our teenage children to a weeklong bareboat charter, and as we suspected, they loved it! This spring, we decided to add another family to our trip, sailing bareboat for a week in the months that followed Irma. We actually made the decision to tour the BVI's after Irma left her mark. We knew the importance of tourism to this area and we thought we would capitalize on the low crowds. We made the best decision! BVIYC made our return trip so easy. We were able to secure a boat that met our needs and away we went. The water is still as blue as ever, the beaches just as white. The fish are swimming and the sun still shines as bright. The trees are a little barren, and a few boats still need to be hauled away, but the people were so glad we came! Thank you BVIYC for making our weeklong vacation one that was easy to enjoy!