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CYS annual Boat Show off to massive start

CYS annual boat show gets off to massive start. Photo: VINO
The show which started last night will run until Friday, November 9, 2018. Photo: VINO
The show which started last night will run until Friday, November 9, 2018. Photo: VINO
For the First time in the boat show’s history, it featured a swimwear fashion show by Ms Andrea Wilson’s Islander Collection. Photo: VINO
For the First time in the boat show’s history, it featured a swimwear fashion show by Ms Andrea Wilson’s Islander Collection. Photo: VINO
Seafood and meats on display. Photo: VINO
Seafood and meats on display. Photo: VINO
The show will run until Friday, November 9, 2018. Photo: VINO
The show will run until Friday, November 9, 2018. Photo: VINO
The night featured samplings of food, displays from local producers, raw meats and fishes. Photo: VINO
The night featured samplings of food, displays from local producers, raw meats and fishes. Photo: VINO
Wine and more on display. Photo: VINO
Wine and more on display. Photo: VINO
Samplings of food. Photo: VINO
Samplings of food. Photo: VINO
The Nanny Cay Resort & Marina is hosting the event. Photo: VINO
The Nanny Cay Resort & Marina is hosting the event. Photo: VINO
SEA COWS BAY, Tortola, VI: The 37th annual Charter Yacht Society (CYS) Fall Boat Show got off to a massive start last evening, Tuesday, November 6, 2018, with hundreds of supporters, patrons, local and international food, beverage and other boating related industries flocking host, Nanny Cay Resort & Marina

After last November's low key event in the wake of the 2017 hurricane season, organisers expressed their eager for a full complement of CYS members, visiting charter yachts, brokers and other industry partners and it did materialize.

The night featured samplings of food, displays from local producers, raw meats and fishes, promotions by the local branch of Digicel, registrations of volunteers by VISAR, partying etc and for the first time in the boat show’s history, a swimwear fashion show by Ms Andrea Wilson’s Islander Collection.

What to Expect

The show which started last night will run until Friday, November 9, 2018, under the following schedule:

Wednesday - Yacht Hop on Participating vessels. Theme: "Take me to the Movies". Crew "dress" up yacht and selves to reflect theme movie. Nibble size hors-d'oeuvres and drinks will be served. Each section of yachts is open for no more than 1 hour and the Flow of broker traffic on the docks will be released on the day of the event.

Thursday - Culinary Contest: Aboard participating yachts. Mama always said, "Eat your veggies". This year the focus is on best Vegan dishes. Sponsored by Veuve Clicquot through Caribbean Cellars and All at Sea, time will be assigned on wednesday.

Additionally, there will be the Broker Land & Sea Tours and quiz night on the beach.

More Excitement

Friday features the unveiling mysteries of the BVI to be presented by Dr Mitch Kent author of Twice She Struck: The Story of RMS Rhone. Dr Kent makes BVI history come alive. Boaters are encouraged to treat guests to fascinating facts about the islands and their untold stories.

According to CYS, the 2018 edition of the boat show will culminate with a farewell dinner and awards beachside under the tents. This will be sponsored by Nanny Cay and Riteway Food Markets. “We are going to Jazz things up with Saxophonist Kamau A. Georges and his band,” CYS said.

About CYS

The CYS is a registered non-profit organization which was founded in 1982 by independent owners of crewed yachts based in the territory. It is the only local government recognized body within the crewed charter industry. By crews and for crews, the society represents the organized voice of individual BVI based yacht operators.

The members of the Charter Yacht Society of the British Virgin Island provide private cruising vacations to guests from around the world. Its member crews are from a wide variety of backgrounds, both professionally and culturally. Crewed chartering is often a second career and many members have great stories to tell.

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