Sailvi, sir - we were moored in CGB after our close haul "escapade" and trust me - we considered it so very seriously! You have no idea! You've been there sir...words can't describe it...cocktails on the stern..watching the most truely most magnificent sunset over JVD...I knew we had a serious problem with the cable/quadrant but "manageable" - but certainly nothing a chase boat could deal with. Take the boat back to Nanny Cay and wait for repairs
or a replacement...
As I said earlier - sailing is just one part of the overall BVI experience - the boat was fine on any point of sail past a close reach - my issue is a charter company sending you out *knowing* the boat had a serious problem with the steering. Seriously - I've had problems before where the engine
quits or the batteries die - par for the course - call them and get it fixed - this was deliberate and absolutely unconscionable that's all. We flew 5000 miles, trusted them "everything is meticulously prepared and double-checked prior to your arrival" and "At Horizon Yacht Charters, we are totally committed to ensuring that your Yacht Charter sailing holiday with us will be the most memorable Caribbean
you ever have."and "you'll notice the difference with Horizon Yacht Charters."
The boat was not ready - we were 1 hour late (called to let them know) and they kept us waiting for over 2 hours while they fixed the engine
console and other things. There was no captains chair, no BBQ, no fenders, no water
in the tanks
, no cooler on board...We were in danger
of not making dinner reservations on Cooper
when we *finally* left...it was getting dark and I was thinking "pick up a mooring
ball in Manchioneel Bay by flashlight"....scary.
Just trying to say they misled us. It is so easy to critize after the fact in black and white - it's another when you are there faced with decisions...