You shouldn't have many problems with the boating
aspect, but with 8-10 20 yr olds, alcohol poisoning could be an issue.
in BVI's have moorings, but since you don't have a lot experience anchoring
, I would suggest getting some practice when you're there. Leave enough scope
and check anchor
with mask and snorkel.
I captained my first Bareboat at 26 with some bareboat crewing
experience and on a 16' prindle. I brought 5 friends with almost no experience. We had a 41 Hunter
through TMM and they did check me out for about an hour to make sure I was competent, then let us go.
Besides having engine
trouble (alternator belt too big and fried) and having to anchor
under sail in the dogs
, it was fantastic. In fact, another belt fried on our last day so I had to sail into Road Town harbor with no engine
and get towed into the dock
. Not they way you want to end the trip, but no worries.
I started racing
J105's right after that and have about 16 bareboat trips and 17 years of racing
experience since then. Taking my wife and 2 boys to St. Martin in 4 weeks.
Go for it and you'll be hooked.