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Editor’s Notes

Welcome to the Yacht Guide May issue.

As in all things, there are winners and losers but there is also how we play the game. With the majority of sailing regattas under the belt and that aspect of the season slowing down, it is time for a little reflection as we move into summer.

Traditionally the island slows down in the summer, or at least the flow of tourism does.  Perhaps this year more than ever will be the test of a season which in recent years has kept going through September.

What is left, however, once the tourists are gone is the people that live and work here year round. Certain sectors of our population have more time on their hands for picking up new hobbies or enjoying some island time for themselves. In the next few issues we will be looking at summer sports, notably water sports and diving.


In this issue , we look at the end of a season for a BVI racing crew, who all live here and have full-time jobs. We also take a lighthearted look at yacht music and provisioning your own boat, which is becoming increasingly popular. On that note it seems apt to introduce and welcome Traci O'Dea on our writing and editorial team. Traci joins us on both sides of the guides and in other aspects of our business here at aLookingGlass. For us, we have not only expanded our team, but our offices, too, still in Road Reef Plaza.

When I worked in water sports, a visiting client once told me that he'd rather have all the comforts of the Western world and two weeks in the BVI as opposed to the island life year round. For those living here, that choice is made with a big smile and very little regret.

Enjoy your time in, on and off the water,


Owen Waters




A New Face . . .

We happily welcome new writer and editor Traci O'Dea to the BVI Property & Yacht Guides. Hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, USA, Traci holds an MA and an MFA in Writing from Johns Hopkins University as well as a BA in English Literature from the University of Maryland. We are looking forward to showing her around the island and teaching her to windsurf.

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