NEWSLETTERS & POSTS

VIPCA served as panelist at Workforce Summit Thursday 29th Sept 2022

By Charter19 | September 30, 2022

VIPCA’s serving on the Workforce Development board is a privilege, and Executive Director Oriel Blake was grateful to be a panelist at the Governor’s Workforce Summit. Having the chance to engage with job seekers and professionals with an interest in the Marine Industry is an important part of VIPCA – Virgin Islands Professional Charter Association‘s … Continue reading VIPCA served as panelist at Workforce Summit Thursday 29th Sept 2022

We have two exciting upcoming Webinars, attend one or both by signing up: https://vipca.org/insurance-webinar-registration/

By Charter19 | May 31, 2022

We have two exciting upcoming Webinars, attend one or both by signing up: https://vipca.org/insurance-webinar-registration/ Travel Medical Insurance: What you need to know for 2022 (June 9th, 1pm AST) The world looks vastly different today from two years ago. On June 9th, Rick Bagnall will be presenting on Travel Medical Insurance and the evolving market. Rick … Continue reading We have two exciting upcoming Webinars, attend one or both by signing up: https://vipca.org/insurance-webinar-registration/

Shore-based health insurance access for active VIPCA members.

By Charter19 | January 24, 2022

The Gowrie Group, a leading marine insurance agency that manages the comprehensive crew health insurance and yacht insurance programs offered to active members of the Virgin Islands Professional Charter Association (VIPCA), is pleased to announce that starting February 1, 2022, coverage will be extended to shore-based active VIPCA members.   Gowrie Group Extends Health Insurance … Continue reading Shore-based health insurance access for active VIPCA members.

National Park Service seeks public input on Caneel Bay

By Charter19 | January 24, 2022

Release Date: January 18, 2022 Contact: Nigel Fields, 340-776-6201 ext. 431 National Park Service seeks public input on Caneel Bay redevelopment options ST. JOHN, U.S. Virgin Islands—The National Park Service (NPS) today released an initial set of concepts that could guide the redevelopment of Caneel Bay at Virgin Islands National Park. The public is invited to … Continue reading National Park Service seeks public input on Caneel Bay

VIPCA Work 2021 Synopsis

By Charter19 | December 7, 2021

Jan 6: Meeting with Department of Labour Apprenticeship Executive to discuss expansion of the VIPCA Marine Apprenticeship Jan 8: Meeting with Governor’s Legal Counsel to discuss direction of the yacht charter industry with VISA Waiver investigation during COVID pandemic to enable foreign crews to temporarily work a USVI-only charter Jan 12: O.Blake gave birth to … Continue reading VIPCA Work 2021 Synopsis

Chartering the British Virgin Islands

By Charter19 | November 29, 2021

BVI HM Customs The licences, whether commercial and annual or non commercial and temporary run from November 1st through to October 31st. Commercial Recreational Licencing Act No. 8 of 1992 (CRVLA) – this law speaks to different types of licences: Commercial (Annual licence and a Per cruise/ temporary commercial licence) and non-commercial (temporary import licence). … Continue reading Chartering the British Virgin Islands

2021 SHOW WINNERS

By Charter19 | November 11, 2021

https://usviyachtshow.org/awards/ Best Yacht in Show – 66ft & Over Winner: Burn Rate ◦ Crew: Evert Theron, Tanya Theron, Karien Koekemoer, Daan De Beer, Louis van Wyk Runner Up: Lady Sharon Gale ◦ Crew: Keith Cressman, Annette Sharpe, Frans Cornelisse, Zara Browne Best Yacht in Show – 56ft – 65ft Winner: Aeolus ◦ Crew: Mayon Hight, … Continue reading 2021 SHOW WINNERS

2021 Awards Winners

By Charter19 | November 10, 2021

Best Crew in Show – 2021 Runner Up: Aeolus Crew: Captain Mayon Hight, Stew Elizabeth Bork, Chef Therese Gorsich Winner: Justified Horizons Crew: Captain Ryan Querry, Chef Dani Querry, Stew Christian Doyle Best Yacht in Show – 66ft & Over Runner Up: Lady Sharon Gale Crew: Captain Keith Cresman, Chef AJ Sharpe, Stew Zara Browne, … Continue reading 2021 Awards Winners

VIPCA’s Work 2021

By Charter19 | November 1, 2021

VIPCA’s Year Round Work includes: Virgin Islands Youth Training (5-week intensive Marine Apprenticeship) 1-year Registered Apprenticeship for 12 young Virgin Islanders providing captains training for USCG OUPV Certification Working year-round with VI Government Departments, National Park Service and CBP Working with the Governor’s Office and on the Governor’s Taskforces Chair of the Governor’s Marine Taskforce Member of … Continue reading VIPCA’s Work 2021

BVI UPDATE OCT 1ST 2021

By Charter19 | October 1, 2021

https://bvi.gov.vg/media-centre/covid-19-protocols-travellers-enter-virgin-islands-october-1 SI No 122 of 2021 — Public Health (Covid-19 Control and Suppression Measures) (No.4) (Amendment) (No.9) Order, 2021 (3)