Our 10 day charter was in one word, awesome. This was the second boat charter through BVIYC in the past 6 years. The weather was great, the sailing spectacular, the dives unforgettable and the BVIYC staff superb, what more could you ask for. Arriving at base, you will be greeted by friendly staff who will take your belongings to your boat. We were not in a hurry so the check-in was drawn out. We were unsure of the process of a checkout captain so we decided to stay at the dock the first night. In retrospect, I would have the checkout captain take us out upon arrival and spend the first night at Norman. It was nice to have the time to shop for supplies, (although I recommend shopping online and have them deliver to the boat) unpack, have a nice dinner, and organize the boat. The checkout captain was great getting us familiar with the boat, and amazingly, everything came back really quickly and sailing the yacht was easy. Although the boat's name is Slow Poke, we did get 9.8 knots out of her on a beam reach in a 15 knot wind, so she did have some speed in the hulls. We also sailed wing on wing along the north coast of Tortola which gave us a comfortable 6.5-7 knots sustained. I am not a seasoned sailor, but this boat was incredibly easy to sail. Our itinerary was a little odd. Normally, I would go to Norman first, but two people on the boat wanted to go to Soggy Dollar first, and won the argument (not a hard sell), so we had a good first day of jibe sailing followed by a fun afternoon and evening. The full itinerary was Jost Van Dyke (Soggy Dollar, Foxy's), Norman Island (Willie T's, and Pirate's Bight), Cooper Island (Beach Club), Trellis Bay (daughter was called back to work) via The Baths (Marche's was great) and Spanish Town, North Sound Virgin Gorda (Saba Rock, best dining experience), Cane Garden Bay via Guana Island, Soper's Hole (Pusser's), and Peter Island (RMS Rhone dives). Next time we will go to Anagada. We did multiple dives and snorkeling on the way to each night's mooring, seeing wrecks, sharks, turtles, eels and a plethora of reef fish. Still one of the best places to dive in my opinion. Blue Water Diver's delivered and picked up our tanks at the dock which was nice. We filled tanks at Sunchaser Scuba in North Sound and they were so good to us, so they deserve a shoutout for sure. Some things to consider. 1) Ensure the grill has propane, either through the boat's propane system or have the small propane bottles. Our boat did not have the small bottles and they are not easy to get. The office does have them, but you will have to ask. The only negative I would say is we didn't know we needed little bottles of propane. 2) We did have an issue with the A/C (every boat I have been on has had A/C issues) while at Trellis Bay and the maintenance crew drove over and fixed it. The repair did cost a few hours, but sometimes these things happen, just accept it and know you are still in a beautiful location. 3) Make water every day if you have the system on board, it takes a while to make water so consider that when using water. We camp, so minimizing water consumption is not a huge deal, but with six people, you can go through water pretty quickly. 4) End of May/beginning of June is a good time to go because there are plenty of mooring balls, either through Boatyball or FCFS. 5) Covid testing is an inconvenience and will take a couple hours. We decided to sail to Trellis Bay, and dinghy ashore, walk to the airport the day before to get the test done so we wouldn't have to worry about it. If you get to the airport two hours before your flight, you should have time to get the test done, just make sure the testing center is open two hours before your flight. There are other testing centers on the islands, as well as online testing options. 6) We didn't think through the boating accessories very well, we definitely did not need the beach chairs on this itinerary, since all of the places we went had beach chairs. We used the paddle boards, although not as much as we planned. We did use noodles daily, so we recommend them for sure. 7) Plan well for provisioning, eating out is somewhat expensive, we would eat more on the boat next time (provided we have gas for the grill!) :-) We will still eat out, just not 2-3 times per day. I would like to thank office staff members Cassie and Kimmy who were very friendly, informative, and helpful. The dock staff were awesome as well, securing lines, getting ice, repairs, etc. They were patient on me bringing the boat into the dock, I went slow and they were ok with that (at least they tried to be). Overall, the experience was great, can't wait to start planning the next trip. Thank you BVIYC for a great, memorable trip.