Originally Posted by Rubikoop
It's a great eye opener!!! A nice shot of adrenaline to start the day. You do know I'm messing with you, hopefully.
Yeah, I knew. Thought I would mess too. All in fun. Truth is any major Northerly swell in the BVI
is going to make any of the north facing anchorages
pretty uncomfortable. I was at Manchaneel Bay once when I thought the boat
was protected from the North, but the swell actually wrapped around the corner, with the wind
putting the boat
abeam to the swell all night. Could have done my laundry
if I had just put some clothes in the sink and could have figured out a way to keep the water in it.
On a north swell, best anchorages
are Sopher's Hole, the Bight at Norman Island, behind the reef at Marina Cay, Little Harbor JVD if you tuck over in the far corner, Diamond Cay, and Great Harbor JVD, if you tuck into the lee of the North side. Then of course, North Sound over by Saba
rock, or behind Prickley. Also, if you know how to stern too, Little Harbor at Peter Island is okay.
I once saw boats in Cane Garden trapped behind breakers coming over the reef on a strong swell. I give it a five star most misearable rating in those conditions.