NEWSLETTERS & POSTS

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)

Spring Yacht Show Postponed to May 2022

By Charter19 | April 15, 2021

Due to the extremely busy charter season the industry is enjoying this year, it is unfortunate that we will not be able to host the number of yachts we needed to make the Spring Charter Yacht Show a success. We are looking forward to a fantastic Fall Charter Yacht Show and concentrating all of our … Continue reading Spring Yacht Show Postponed to May 2022

22nd Supplemental Executive Order and Proclamation

By Charter19 | March 21, 2021

2021.3-1 22nd Supplemental Executive Order and Proclamation