Sailing Collective is hidden from the mainstream. We dare follow the traditional rules trusting in our collective intuition to bring in life to our voyage. Featured in Vogue, Conde Nast Traveler, Esquire, our principles hold true to our belief of unique experiences, our belief in the adventure, in the comfort of our friends, capturing moments for ourselves. With the Sailing Collective voyage being a bespoke experience, the hospitality is everything, it makes us enjoy the moments, bonding with friends in nature. Often unconventional in our approach, we achieve our own perfection of what it means to live, a rustic luxury for our eyes only.
The New Years Week 2019 voyage is an opportunity to build an experience that will stay with us in our memories for a lifetime. We'll live aboard 4 to 6 luxury catamarans ranging from 52' to 64' premier yachts sleeping up to 10 travelers in 5 double cabins. Each catamaran is run by the Sailing Collective crew, a group of talented young captains, first-mates, chefs, artists, and photographers who believe travel is art, and art is being.
We can customize every feature of the journey thoughtfully listening to your style to create an experience that matches. Menus are carefully planned, private parties fit with the perfect vibe, knowledge of all the islands with friends and locals happy to set the tone, this week will be special, intimate, authentic, and meaningful.
Breakfast and lunch aboard daily, dinners are ashore in unique pop-up venues and private restaurants nightly with evening cocktails and after hour parties daily.
1 Lagoon 45 Support Boat - $16,254
2 to 3 Lagoon 52 - $33,717
1 Lagoon 56 - $35,205
1 Lagoon 64 - $45,579
1 Contender 24 Tender - $3,625
Total Cost $221,997 - 5 Luxury Catamarans with up to 50 Travelers + Tender + Support Boat
Deposit Amount: 35% ($77,699)
The Sailing Collective flotilla can accomodate any combination of boats with up to 50 guests aboard five 52' - 62' luxury catamarans
Included in boat cost is as followed:
• Captian, First Mate / Chef
• Gourmet and innovative culinary meals aboard - Breakfast + Lunch (Dinners ashore in a unique locations) • Alcohol budget full boat with New Year's champagne : $3,500 per boat
• Marina fees and tax
• Bespoke travel coordination and party planning
• Not Included: Crew gratuity (Average 5% - 8%, roughtly $2,000 - $3,000 per boat) - Flights to Tortola - Evening dinner parties Please contact Dayyan Armstrong at Sailing Collective for details about any information included - email@example.com
Dayyan Armstrong founded the Sailing Collective out of a passion for connecting people with the world through adventure and sailing. Having been raised with values based on multi-cultural awareness and the importance of global culture, Dayyan combined his enthusiasm for sailing and exploration to create an integrated sailing vacation organization open to adventures, explorers, and sailors alike. With a background in music performance, social theory, and a graduate degree in economics from the New School for Social Research, Dayyan is always excited to participate in discourse in topics of theory, art, adventure, and exploration. Outside sailing and exploration, Dayyan is passionate about cured meats, design, Maine, social theory, Cook’s Illustrated, a good museum, photography, Harper’s Magazine, and various types of cooking over fire or coals.
Rob grew up racing and later instructing on Lasers, 420s, and C-Snows on Chautauaqa Lake in western New York. With a strong thirst for exploration and adventure, Rob is preparing to utilize his boating background for the ultimate sailing adventure, an around the world voyage. As a captain for the Sailing Collective, Rob might be found foraging herbs, diving for sea urchins, or making deals with a local restaurant for key ingredients in preparation for onboard cooking. Around the table, Rob immerses himself in the lives of his boat mates, engaging in great conversation, helping to build strong relationships between Sailing Collective members. When not at sea, Rob works as an artist in New York.
After graduating with a degree in Outdoor Education, Ross Beane has been relentless about sharing his love of wilderness travel with people wherever he goes. Having worked with programs from Alaska to Maine, he enjoys guiding students of all ages and abilities into beautiful and remote locations to foster technical know-how and an appreciation of the natural world. With multiple certifications in wilderness emergency medicine, he brings with him an understanding of risk management that keeps it safe without compromising fun. An avid sailor since youth, Ross has made many safe crossings and has taught sailing for The Wooden Boat School, New York Harbor Sailing Foundation, and the Manhattan Sailing School before joining Dayyan to help start the Sailing Collective.
Sandy Ho grew up in the western suburbs of Sydney Australia and spent most of her time in the kitchen with her mum perfecting her Vietnamese culinary skills. Widely travelling at a young age, she found a great love for food from all over the world and has a ‘try anything once’ attitude. After finishing a BA in Fine Arts, Sandy relocated to Melbourne where she realised her hobby in the kitchen became a real life dream career and left the artist life to learn about food. She headed the kitchen team at Non for Profit bar Shebeen where her flair for menu and recipe planning also led her to move into private catering for many large and small scale events in the Melbourne area. Her interest lies in the use and care of local and sustainable produce which has given her the opportunity to travel, meet and collaborate with the makers of our food. Sandy joins The Sailing Collective with an agenda to spark positive sharing of flavour and food all around the world.
On July 4th - 11th, 2015, chef Tara Norvell of Roberta’s, Okonomi, and the Spotted Pig set sail with Sailing Collective in the Gulf of Naples to film the inaugural ‘Food Stories’ journey. Over the course of the journey, Tara explored the culinary traditions of the islands of Ponza, Ventotene, Procida, and Ischia, a rich coastal region of Italian cuisine. She met up with chef Tim Siadatan, of London’s award winning Italian restaurant Trullo and visited the ancient vineyard Casa D’Abra, learning techniques from local chef’s, and prepared a meal for the crew aboard. Tara Norvell went to Le Cordon Blue in London and is a renowned chef in New York City, having worked for The Spotted Pig and Roberta’s before co-founding Okonimi, in Brooklyn.
Travel windward through the British Virgin Islands and catch the steady trade winds as they carry you to nearby destinations. Navigation is a breeze between islands lined with protected bays and sounds formed for easy anchoring. Throughout the islands you will find any of your requirements just a short trip away, from onboard provisions to onshore restaurants and a night out. With The Moorings’ base in Road Town, Tortola, you are assured of receiving the support you need to make your trip, from beginning to end, a smooth cruising experience. Those new to the chartering scene will find the tranquil seas and easily plotted courses of the BVI a perfect place to build upon their experience. And whether you are at the helm or resting on the sundeck you will find there is nothing like island hopping from the deck of your own yacht.
Peter Island Resort
Bitter End Yacht Club
Costa Smeralda Yacht Club
Biras Creek Resort
Oil Nut Bay
Scrub Island Resort
Rosewood Little Dix Bay
Guana Island Club
Anegada Beach Club
Villas Virgin Gorda (Villa Rentals)
Trellis Bay pick up from Beef Island Airport
Direct flights to Beef Island Airport, Tortola - St Thoma Airport and take the ferry to Tortola. We can arrange any custom pick up
Do not book flights out of St Thomas landing after 3:30 pm on Day 1, or departing before 2:00pm on Day 8.
Option 1: Fly to Tortola’s Beef Island Airport (EIS) and take taxi to meeting point in Tortola.
Option 2: Fly to St. Thomas (STT) and take a ferry to Tortola.
Wheatley Taxi Service
Approximate taxi fare to the base from Beef Island airport is $24 Local Mobile 284.496.5120, Office 284.494.3357
As schedules often shift, we highly recommend calling the night prior to your ferry to confirm departure times. Do not rely on the posted schedules. The last ferry leaves St. Thomas at 4:30 pm. Ferries depart from Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas and arrive at the Road Town Ferry Terminal in Tortola.
Road Town Fast Ferry
Round Trip - $60, One-way - $35
Toll free 866.903.3779, Local Office 284.494.2323 tortolafastferry.com
Native Son Ferry
Round Trip - $60, One-way - $35 Local Office 284.495.4617 nativesonferry.com
Round Trip - $60, One-way - $40
Local Offices - St. Thomas 340.775.7292, Road Town 284.494.4454 smithsferryservices.com
PASSPORTS AND VISAS
It is the responsibility of each individual to ensure relevant visas are obtained where necessary. Check BVI visa requirements for your nationality here. U.S. citizens are issued a tourist visa at the airport passport control for a $15 tariff payable in cash only (USD are accepted). Please ensure your passport is valid for the period of travel and for six months after you return with at least 3 blank pages for visa stamps. Your passport name must match the name on the flight ticket otherwise you may not be able to travel and insurance may be invalid.
The Sailing Collective cannot be held responsible for refusal of entry or travel due to lack of visas. If you are in any doubt of your visa requirements, please contact your Embassy for full details.
CURRENCIES / MONEY EXCHANGE
Accepted Forms of Payment: US Dollars and US travelers checks are used throughout the BVIs. Visa and MasterCard are also accepted in most places. ATMs can be found in Road Town, but it is recommended that you travel with the necessary cash. Travelers preferring to travel with travelers checks can cash them at most banks in Road Town.
The British Virgin Islands bask in a tropical maritime climate. Rainfall is moderately low for tropical islands. Scattered showers are common throughout the year, but all day rain is very rare. There is little seasonal variation in temperature ranging in the 80s during the day and the 70s during the evening. Brief rain showers can be frequent so please bring a light raincoat. Wind speeds vary throughout the year from 5-20 mph.
Sailing Collective will provision your journey with local foods and produce. Cooking Aboard: Your Sailing Collective chef/crew is incredibly talented and can handle the group's needs with ease. We are all about participation and learning, so if you'd like to help, just ask and we'll get you involved! Collective groups may choose to dine out more times than scheduled if the group or individuals choose.
Collapsible bags in place of large rigid suitcases are advised for ease of storage.
During days on the water, you’ll want to be wearing light and comfortable clothing. As the vast majority of your time will be spent outside, prepare for elements - bring a light rain coat just in case, a hat to shield yourself from the sun, and a set of warm clothing. Throughout the week we may dine out at a nice restaurant, so bring gear that you’ll look nice in and suits your style. Loading and unloading from the dingy can be a wet activity, a pair of shoes that you can get wet is recommended.
printouts of important info such as meeting details and travel documents
camera - dry bag or case for your phone and camera is highly recommended
hat / sunglasses / sunscreen
light rain coat / wind jacket
boat shoes or non-slip shoes
shoes you don’t mind getting wet such as flip flops
books / travel books
any special dietary foods
beach towel (1 towel is provided with linens)
Flying directly to Beef Island Airport (EIS) on Tortola, the fleet of catamarans will be at anchor in Trellis Bay awaiting the arrival of all the friends with an option to sleep aboard the night before. Beef Island Airport is small with direct flights from San Juan and options for arrival by private jet or small prop planes from St Martin, St Thomas, and San Juan.
Trellis Bay has a variety of local flair with a relaxing beach, Caribbean style low-key restaurants and the newly renovated hip island restaurant, The Last Resort. Upon arrival, Sailing Collective crew will greet the group, go over a brief tutorial of the yachts and spend a few moments looking at the nautical maps (charts) so we can be oriented on where we are in the world before we set off for the voyage.
Throughout the day, we will sail to isolated and uninhabited islands such as Guana Island, Sandy Cay, Sandy Spit and others with a full day of relaxing and full-on chill vibes. Sailing Collective chefs will be preparing a fabulous breakfast, lunch, and dinner aboard the fleet of catamarans. In the evening, we'll have options for a sunset cocktail party aboard the 'flagship' catamaran while we are anchored in a protected calm cove. In the evening, we have the option of taking the dinghy to shore to enjoy the local nightlife.
There is no other place like it anywhere in the world. And certainly, no other place like it if you’re seeking a true British Virgin Islands vacation. A casually elegant British Virgin Island resort and spa hidden away on an 1,800-acre oasis of tranquility.
A perfect complement to a day at the beach. Amid cushioned chaises and soothing breezes, Drake’s Lounge serves sumptuous cocktails, frozen drinks and lunch by the pool. In the evenings, Drake’s Lounge becomes a popular gathering place for guests and yachtsmen. Resort favorites include our Caribbean Martini, a craft cocktail made with fresh juices, coconut rum, vanilla vodka and a dash of grenadine, and our signature Sipping Rum Collection. Stop by just to soak it all in and slow it all down.
If we're enjoying the boat life, we can stay aboard after we enjoy the beach and relax in paradise.
n contrast to the mountainous volcanic formation of the remainder of the Virgin Islands, Anegada is comprised of coral and limestone. At its highest point the island is 28 feet above sea level. Created by seismic activity to the northeast of the island where the Caribbean and Atlantic tectonic plates meet, Anegada is 11 miles long and fringed with mile after mile of white sandy beaches. Named Anegada or the “Drowned Island” by the Spanish, Anegada is famous for its horseshoe reef that extends 10 miles to the southeast and has claimed over 200 known shipwrecks and provides excitement and adventure for scuba diving enthusiasts who descend on them to discover their secrets. The reef also provides a home for some of the largest fish in the area, as well as lobster and conch.
Anegada is where we'll spend New Years Eve, anchored along a hidden beach with only our yachts surrounding, we'll rent out a beachside restaurant set up with the perfect chill aesthetic for our private party. New Years Eve dinner will be the famous locally caught Anegada lobster cooked over open wood fire grill. We'll have a DJ set up for a beachside dance party and a perfect intimate set up for an amazing evening.
North Sound, Virgin Gorda is home of the classic Bitter End Yacht Club and the modern world-class Costa Smeralda Yacht Club. Tucked away in a large protected cove on Virgin Gorda, these two locations bring two authentic styles to life welcoming the quiet beauty, modest in its vocabulary with its refined taste. Here, we can stay dockside with the fleet of catamarans side by side while we enjoy the fruits of this magical place with activities for everyone, whether you're in the mood for the infinity pool at the CSYC with tropical martinis, a hike to the top of Virgin Gorda with breathtaking views of the Sound, or just want to relax in a hammock for the afternoon, these are just a few of your options.
In the evening, we can dine aboard or go ashore and dine at one of the restaurants at the Yacht Clubs. This area we call 'rustic luxury', a great atmosphere without the glitz and glamor. Only being accessible by boat, those who truly value 'the chill' sail far and wide to enjoy this Sound.
With only one restaurant ashore, Norman Island is for all intents purposes uninhabited and for this reason, we enjoy it. With over five options for anchoring overnight, Norman Islands offers us the ability to venture off the beaten path and have our feet of catamarans anchored in solitude often with coves all to ourselves. A night of fine dining aboard the boats, great wine, amazing friends, with unforgettable changing stargazing moments. For those who are interested in a little nightlife, there is but one bar, Willy T's, a floating bar atop somewhat of a pirate ship. And although your drinks are served in plastic cups for $5, the dancing is amazing and the experience unique.
There is a simple hike ashore with amazing views of the islands, a nice restaurant ashore great for happy hour cocktails and conch fritters and the island is surrounded by snorkeling locations.
Everything about the boat seems spacious, but the flow from the wide aft cockpit to the roomy main saloon, and from there down into the accommodations and staterooms, is natural and intuitive. In other words, it may be a very large vessel, but it still feels accessible and inviting. This is a fast sailing boat that you will remain comfortable in the whole time!
The Lagoon 560 gave Lagoon a strong lead in terms of comfort, ergonomics and style, combining the world-renowned talents of the architectural firm VPLP and the design consultants Nauta. The S2 version offers an additional choice of layouts which are unequalled for this size of catamaran: up to 5 fully independent cabins and the choice between a galley in the port hull or as a center island. The Lagoon 560 S2, designed for hospitable cruising, offers a layout which is ideal for accommodating a skipper, who has his own private quarters on board.
Designed by the architects Van Peteghem and Lauriot Prévost (VPLP) in association with the Lagoon R&D department, the 620 is an innovative solution to the needs of today's cruising yachtsman : Strength, comfort, performance and large choice of layouts. The 2012 version of the 620, with interiors designed by Nauta, makes her an even more luxurious and comfortable yacht. In the dining room, the settees have been entirely redesigned, as well as the ceiling, enabling more effective indirect lighting, and it now includes the option of installing adjustable blinds on all the wide vertical windows. On the starboard side, the master suite has also been substantially modified, with a washroom now placed aft on either side of the cockpit access stairs, making room for a large cupboard space in the bedroom. The forward starboard cabin, now a real V.I.P. suite, also benefits from this change due to the volume freed up by the repositioning of the master washroom. Whether in its 4, 5 or 6 cabin version, the 620 is now offered with new Ambiances created by Nauta for the "large" Lagoons: complete interior layout packages elegantly incorporating wood finish, upholstery, inner liners, and more
The Lagoon 450 has everything you could want in a cruising boat: Incredible performance under sail, wide open deck space for lounging, and an incomparable comfort in the saloon and the cabins. The wide hulls of Lagoon 450 offer comfortable cabins with larger floor space than other catamarans of the size. An airy saloon contains an open concept modern galley (kitchen) and comfortable seating all with stunning panoramic visibility of the natural beauty that you came for. The aft deck is covered by a hard top bimini so that there is always plenty of breezy shaded space for lounging when you are taking a break from the sun drenched foredeck. Up front the netted "trampoline" between the hulls is the ultimate place to enjoy this boat under sail with the sun beaming down and the water rushing below you.
Explore photos from our past journeys