Nominations for the 2023 Board of Directors can be received October 1st noon to October 31st noon

Board Nomination

  • Vessel Members may be represented by one vote by the yacht's current crew; Crew Members (individual); Broker Members (one broker from the member brokerage); Bronze, Silver and Gold Vendor Members inclusive.
  • Ideally who's base of operation, business license and place of residence is the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Ideally who's base of operation, business license and place of residence is the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Who's base of operation, business license and place of residence is the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Who's base of operation, business license and place of residence is the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Who's base of operation is the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Who's base of operation is the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Who's base of operation is the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Ideally who's base of operation, business license and place of residence is the U.S. Virgin Islands - National nominees shall also be accepted
  • Who's base of operation and place of residence is the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Who's base of operation and place of residence is the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Who's base of operation and place of residence is the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • If you are interested personally in having an active role as a member assisting the Board but not in the role of a Director please state your name, contact, area of interest and availability in this box

VIPCA members please bring anything you wish to see addressed by VIPCA to our board of directors' attention by emailing board@VIPCA.org

 

You could join the 2023 Board of Directors...

2023 Board of Directors Nominations Are Now Open!
  • Some of the 2022 Board Directors have now served for two years or more and are standing down to let others have the opportunity to serve. VIPCA welcomes your voice at the table, see roles for new nominations below
  • Nominations open October 1st 2022 - nominate now at this link
  • Nominations close October 31st, 2022 at 12pm noon
  • Election opens November 1st, 2022 at 12pm noon
  • Election closes November 31st, 2022 at 12pm noon
  • The VIPCA Annual General Members Meeting is to be held by Zoom on December 15th, 2021 at 3pm AST / USVI local time (2pm EST). 2023 Board Directors will be announced at the General Members Meeting
  1. Board Membership is an annual duty, not seasonal
  2. Nominees must have be a current and active VIPCA Membership
  3. Candidates are required to provide a statement documenting why they are seeking a Board position and what they believe they can contribute to VIPCA. This statement will be shared with Members prior to the opening of elections
  4. Balloting will be overseen by a third party with 24 hours between nomination closure and voting commencement
  5. Board Directors, upon appointment, shall commence their term of service from January 1st 2023 until December 31st 2024
  6. Participation in 1 hr to 1.5hr teleconference and/or in person meetings every second month year round. If you miss two consecutive meetings your BOD role shall be given to another.
Board Directors shall be provided options of Committees to serve upon:
  • Members and Vendors Committee
  • Sub-Committee - Marine Vendors
  • Sub-Committee - Day Charter Crew & Day Charter Owners
  • Sub-Committee - Charter Brokers / Term Charter Crew & Term Charter Yacht Owners
  • Insurance Committee
  • Government Committee
  • Yacht Show Committee
  • Moorings Committee
  • Virgin Islands Youth Marine Training Committee
  • Marine Environment and Community Committee
  • Budget and Finance Committee
To Nominate / Self-Nominate please complete the form at this link or any questions please email BOARD@VIPCA.org
See this link to read: The Articles of Incorporation
See this link to read: The By Laws
ABOUT SERVING ON THE BOARD
Running for the Board is a public service to your profession and your fellow marine industry professionals. Make sure that you are willing and able to serve and attend meetings even by teleconference.
THE WORK
Serving on the board is a duty and a responsibility to the membership and the people who brought the organization this far. VIPCA, like any organization, needs new ideas. Still, new initiatives or programs need lots of energy and time that might be better invested in VIPCA core programs. There are many things that VIPCA could do, but sustaining the programs that have already proven they add value for the marine community comes first.
Board Directors currently spend between 1-4 hours/month on VIPCA. Involvement varies depending on which committees you serve on and is expected to be variable throughout the year.

2022 VIPCA Board of Directors

 

  • President: Erika Boruff, SY Viramar – Term Charter Crew
  • Vice-President: Peter Pieschel, Paradise Yacht Management' – Marine Service Provider
  • Secretary: Collin Steyn, &Beyond Charters – Management Company
  • Treasurer: Jen Augspurger, SY Starfish – Term Owner Operator
  • Kevin Jonas, Mainsail Yacht Charters – Charter Broker
  • Kristie Weiss, Stormy Pirate Boat Charters – Day Charter Owner
  • Jim Jackson, Jamann Sailing Adventures- Day Charter Captain
  • Casey Grimes, Yacht Collective - Clearing House
  • Kara Hubert, SY Easir– Day - Term Charter Crew
  • Jay Pennington, CYOA - Bareboat Charter
  • Chris Cilliers, Offshore Marine- Marine Service Provider

Executive Director: Oriel Blake (Captain 200t / RYA Yachtmaster Instructor / MCA Ocean YM / PADI Instructor)

2021 VIPCA Board of Directors

  • President: Clearing House (Charter Caribe), Dare Blankenhorn
  • Vice President: Crew (S/V Viramar), Erika Boruff
  • Secretary: Marine Service Provider (Multitech VI), Peter Pieschel
  • Treasurer: Owner-operator Crew (S/V Starfish), Sam Augspurger
  • Owner (Island Hoppin), Wally Wallace
  • Day Charter Business (Stormy Pirates), Kristie Weiss
  • Day Charter Business (Jamann Sailing Adventures), Jim Jackson
  • Charter Broker (Mainsail Charters), Kevin Jonas
  • Management Company (Paradise Yacht Mgt), Hank Hampton
  • Crew (S/V Sea Esta), Kristi Marquart

Executive Director: Oriel Blake (Captain 200t / RYA Yachtmaster Instructor / MCA Ocean YM / PADI Instructor)

2020 VIPCA Board of Directors

  • President: Clearing House (Charter Caribe), Dare Blankenhorn
  • Vice President: Crew (S/V Viramar), Erika Boruff
  • Secretary: Management Company (Paradise Yacht Mgt), Hank Hampton
  • Treasurer: Crew (S/V Sea Esta), Kristi Marquart
  • Day Charter Business (Over the Line Charters), Garth Hudson
  • Charter Broker (Carefree Yacht Charters), Lynne Campbell
  • Marine Service Provider (Multitech VI), Peter Pieschel
  • Owner-operator Crew (S/V Starfish), Jen Augspurger

Executive Director: Oriel Blake (Captain 200t / RYA Yachtmaster Instructor / MCA Ocean YM / PADI Instructor)

2019 VIPCA Board of Directors

  • President: Owner-operator Crew (S/V Starfish), Jen Augspurger
  • Management Company (Paradise Yacht Mgt), Steve Schlosser
  • Clearing House (Charter Caribe), Dare Blankenhorn
  • Term Crew (S/V Island Hoppin), Jamie and Susannah Deehan
  • Term Crew (S/V Xenia 50), Jade Lech
  • Day Charter Business (Over the Line Charters), Garth Hudson
  • Charter Broker (Carefree Yacht Charters), Lynne Campbell
  • Marine Service Provider.... pending

Executive Director: Oriel Blake (Captain 200t / RYA Yachtmaster Instructor / MCA Ocean YM / PADI Instructor)

2018 VIPCA Board of Directors

  • President: Term Crew (S/V Pisces), Travis Krueger
  • Secretary: Management Company (Paradise Yacht Mgt), Steve Schlosser
  • Treasurer: Clearing House (Charter Caribe), Dare Blankenhorn
  • Term Crew (S/V Dreamsong), Erin Furnas
  • Term Crew (S/V Xenia 50), Jade Lech
  • Day Crew (S/V Sweet Pea), Pat Kosick
  • Owner-operator Crew (S/V Starfish), Jen Augspurger
  • Charter Broker (CYBA), Jessica Jones
  • Marine Service Provider (Puerto Del Rey), Jorge Gonzalez

Executive Director: Oriel Blake (Captain / Yachtmaster instructor)

2017 VIPCA Board of Directors

  • President: Donna Romasco
  • Secretary: Jen Augspurger
  • Treasurer: Dare Blankenhorn
  • Directors: Ellen Stewart, Wiley Sharpe, Steve Schlosser, Brie Beatty, Carrie Fisher
  • Executive Director: Oriel Blake (Captain / Yachtmaster instructor)