I had been trying to get my wife to agree to a bare boat charter for 30 years. Finally inspiration hit on a beach in Maui 18 months ago and there was no turning back. Not even after Irma and Maria. The staff at BVIYC was great, the Freckled (Pickled) Parrot was in great shape and we had a 3 week adventure that will ensure we come back many times in the future. The heart and soul of those who call the BVI home is remarkable. Most we spoke to lost many if not all of their possessions but we just glad that they and their loved ones were alright and happy we decided to still come and visit. Even the ice and trash people that come around at the anchorages thanked us for coming.