Yacht Club Costa Smeralda - Virgin Gorda

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Jeff Brown 8945British Virgin Islands

One of the world's best kept secrets...Discover a new paradise with each visit. The BVI is comprised of 50 islands and cays in the Caribbean Sea and is well known for its world-class sailing, wonderful people, high standards of living, safety and natural beauty. The official currency of the BVI is the US Dollar.

The BVI is comprised of 16 inhabited and more than 34 uninhabited islands. Road Town, the capital and largest town, is situated on Tortola.

First settled by the Dutch in 1684, the BVI was annexed in 1672 by the English. The islands were granted separate colony status in 1960, and became autonomous in 1967.

The pristine waters and breezes of the North Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea offer a playground for all boaters and an ideal setting for the world's best sailing and yachting. Owners, captains, and guests will find that the area is perfect for day cruising and touring the area's many sites.

Virgin Gorda

Home to YCCS Marina, Virgin Gorda offers dramatic topography and attracts visitors to discover the island's stunning beaches, quiet coves, and unparalleled beauty.
Virgin Gorda is a sailor's paradise, its azure seas play host to protected anchorages and reliable breezes. In addition to being exceptionally beautiful, Virgin Gorda is:
• The third largest island in the BVI
• 10 miles long and 2 miles wide
• 12 miles east of Road Town, Tortola, capital of the BVI
• Approximately 30 miles northeast of St. Thomas
• 95 miles west of St. Barts

Places to visit

North Sound:
A hub for watersports, this protected bay offers a wide range of bars and restaurants and of course YCCS Marina and Clubhouse.

The Baths, Devil’s Bay and Spring Bay:
This trio of beautiful beaches is part of the BVI National Parks System. With its majestic boulders and lovely sea pools, The Baths has become one of the BVI’s most popular attractions.

Little Fort National Park:
A 36-acre wildlife sanctuary east of the Yacht Harbour, Little Harbour also contains the remains of a Spanish fort.

Nail Bay:
The ruins of a 19th century sugar plantation are on the grounds of the Nail Bay Resort.

The Coppermine:
The small national park is located on a windswept hill and contains the remains of a copper mine operated by Cornish miners between 1838 and 1867.
Gorda Peak National Park: at 1,500 feet this national park is the island’s highest point, and features a variety of indigenous and exotic plant life.

2017 yccs aerial berthing photo jeff brownBerthing at the YCCS

38 berths
Berthing alongside and stern to
Max length 300ft/91 metres
Max draught 30ft /9 metres

For information on Berth Ownership please contact us:
+1 (284) 393-2000
VHF 08
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2017 yccs infinity pool view yccsAccomodation in Virgin Gorda

The area offers a variety of accomodation from the YCCS Clubhouse Suites to Villas and Resorts or Crew Accomodation.

YCCS Clubhouse Suites

The YCCS clubhouse is an oasis of tranquillity overlooking the safest deep water anchorage in the Caribbean, the beautiful, unspoilt North Sound. Our terrace, pool, bar and restaurant are all on one level, raised above the marina and offer uninterrupted views over the Sound.

The clubhouse has a recently created two boutique luxury suites. Fitted out to the same 5* standard as the rest of the clubhouse, the suites offer luxurious accommodation with sensational views. Both suites have private entrances, luxury en-suite bathrooms and showers, and of course full access to the exemplary service that YCCS offers.

Crew Accomodation

If it’s crew accommodation you are after for your race crew then the YCCS Guest Services Team can search out suitable properties or take advantage of their specially negotiated rates on Moorings catamarans, they are ideal for race crew quarters. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The provisioning service can fully provision boats with ready made meals to make life easy for you and your team.


The YCCS Guest Services Manager is familiar with all the best villas for you and your crew on Virgin Gorda. Whether you are seeking out-and-out luxury or peaceful tranquillity they can find something to suit. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For full details of services and facilitities in Virgin Gorda visit the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda website