Monday Minute - The BVIs are Back!

 The new William Thornton (Willy T) floating bar and restaurant is back, but moored at a new location. The original Willy T was destroyed by the hurricanes that ravaged the BVIs.

The new William Thornton (Willy T) floating bar and restaurant is back, but moored at a new location. The original Willy T was destroyed by the hurricanes that ravaged the BVIs.

There was a special brunch on Saturday morning at the Annapolis Sailboat Show. The Friends of BVI Brunch was held at the recently reopened Annapolis Yacht Club, hosted by the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board.

Among the speakers to explain that much of the waterfront and charter fleets are back in operation, the general message was to come back to the islands as they could sure use the business.

One of the highlights of the brunch was Foxy, of Foxy’s Bar fame on Jost Van Dyke. He sang some songs and told some stories about his life, true or not. He also told us that to lure tourists back to the islands, and make it easier to get there, he is working with some influencial people to create an new airline that would have direct flights from the U.S. to the BVIs, eliminating the tedious travel ritual folks have had to endure in previous years. He did not share who is behind the finances of this endeavor, but it doesn’t talke a genius to figure that one out.

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Below is Foxy singing one of his songs. Sorry for the lack of focus on Foxy, but I was too far away to shoot a video. I just turned on my camera sitting on the table to record his song.

The message was clear. Book a charter from any number of companies and come back to the British Virgin Islands!

Have a great week. This week we have the powerboat show in Annapolis. Hope there is lots of new stuff to see, as there wasn’t much new gear at the sailboat show.