The BVI officially welcomes the completion of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda Virgin Gorda (YCCS VG) in the North Sound with the grand opening of its new clubhouse in January. For more than 40 years, YCCS VG has been one of the leading yacht clubs in the Mediterranean with its home base in Porto Cervo, Sardinia. The new YCCS VG enables the international sailing and yachting community to enjoy YCCS’ legendary expertise in the organization of top-level international sailing events and exclusive hospitality services in the British Virgin Islands.
The Caribbean is already a hot spot for yacht club community, but in Virgin Gorda, the club is in the prime location strategically positioned on a private peninsula in the protected waters of the North Sound – one of the safest natural harbors in the Caribbean. This allows YCCS VB and its members to take full advantage of the region’s renowned sailing waters. In addition, the club is set amidst the lush landscapes, sailing events and exclusive hospitability services of the British Virgin Islands.
Echoing YCCS Porto Cervo’s tradition of excellence, YCCS VG offers exceptional amenities and hospitality services including an external bar, pool, boutique, gym, wine bar and a restaurant capable of hosting up to 150 guests. The event lawn in front of the clubhouse hosts all on-shore functions related to major sailing events. YCCS VG is also linked to the new Oil Nut Bay community and Beach Club, as well as Biras Creek Resort, a Relais & Chateaux property.
YCCS Marina Virgin Gorda is currently operational and boasts 38 slips for yachts up to 100 meters in length and 9 meters of draft. This state-of-the-art superyacht marina features extensive on-board provisioning services as well as crew facilities and on-site customs clearance. The marina design includes a central T-shaped dock measuring 267 meters (867 feet) that is accessible from both sides. It is well protected from prevailing winds, ocean swells and is free of surge: an ideal base for cruising the Virgin Islands and the great arc of the leeward and windward islands. Yacht owners and guests also have access to Biras Creek Resort facilities including fine dining, a spa and wellness center, beach and sports activities.
“The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda is delighted to inaugurate our new clubhouse in Virgin Gorda together with Victor International. YCCS VG honors the tradition and excellence YCCS is known for and brings together the world’s sailing and yachting enthusiasts in one of the most beautiful locations in the Caribbean,” commented Riccardo Bonadeo, Commodore of the YCCS.
Victor International is also the developer of Oil Nut Bay, a premier community nestled on a private peninsula on the eastern tip of Virgin Gorda, BVI. The epitome of “life on vacation”, Oil Nut Bay provides an unparalleled experience for those seeking barefoot luxury coupled with the intimate feeling of private island living. Only accessible by helicopter or boat, this pristine 300 acre, low-density property offers freehold ownership for only 88 families. A one-of-a-kind living experience, Oil Nut Bay brings together distinctive architecture, stunning natural beauty and a host of world-class amenities including a Beach Club, marine nature center, kids club, full service spa, wellness center, and marina.
“We are thrilled to unveil the clubhouse in partnership with YCCS, celebrating the completion of the new yacht club & marina – YCCS VG,” said David V. Johnson, chairman of Victor International. “We have combined the finest real estate marine property in the Caribbean with one of the world’s leading yacht associations with decades of tradition and sailing excellence to create an unparalleled Caribbean resort destination. YCCS Virgin Gorda and Oil Nut Bay offer the highest standards and services for owners and guests.”
Yacht enthusiasts take note, many prestigious yachting events organized by YCCS, in partnership with Boat International Media, are scheduled to take place at the new YCCS VG location.