Lagoon Escapade Recap
Annapolis Yacht Sales Lagoon BVI Escapade 2019
Annapolis Yacht Sales hosted its first Lagoon Escapade in the BVI from January 12 - 19, 2019 for Club Lagoon which was organized by Sailboat Sales Manager, Denise Hanna with 6 registered Lagoon catamarans. The event was hosted by Chris Humphreys (AYS, Principal), Jean Humphreys, Denise Hanna, Cliff Evans (from NAVICO/B&G), Lori Coogan (Director of Marketing for Lagoon) and Bobby Coogan. AYS has organized escapades in various locations of the Chesapeake Bay region previously but the company wanted to come together with customers who spend time on their boats in the BVI.
Throughout the AYS Lagoon Escapade BVI 2019, Lagoon catamaran owners and charter guests had a schedule of activities that allowed for complete flexibility each day of the week. While the snow was beginning to fall in Annapolis on January 12, the weather in Road Town, Tortola was 82 degrees and sunny with a steady breeze when we stepped on our Lagoon 42 at TMM Yacht Charters. The weather remained the same the entire week in the BVI while the temperatures in Annapolis dipped to the lowest of the season and six inches of snow were on the ground.
To kick off the escapade, on Sunday, January 13th, there was a Meet and Greet in the afternoon at the Lagoon 42 "Finish Line" on Cooper Island. On Monday, January 14th, boats sailed to the Baths and continued on to Leverick Bay in the evening while on Tuesday, January 15th, AYS hosted a Scavenger Hunt on Prickly Pear Cay across from Leverick Bay. The proposed race on Wednesday, January 16th to the Soggy Dollar from the North Sound turned into a cruise to Jost Van Dyke since the wind did not cooperate for an official race. The Lagoon catamarans joined AYS at the Soggy Dollar to enjoy an afternoon with other Lagoon owners. In the evening, Lagoon owners met for a Happy Hour at Foxy's which was sponsored by AYS. The week concluded with a snorkel at the Indians and Norman Island on Thursday, January 17th, Deadman's Bay on Peter Island on Friday, January 18th and on Saturday, January 19th we returned to TMM Yacht Charters in Road Town and flew home to Annapolis later that afternoon.
The comradery and excitement shared amongst Lagoon owners was amazing to see! Owners shared tips and ideas about how to maximize their boats for cruising and collaborated on how to navigate certain areas in the BVI, USVI, and locations beyond. Two owners sailed down with the Salty Dawg Fall Rally to the Caribbean 2018 on their Lagoon 450 and shared their experience with others. AYS is looking forward to bringing Lagoon owners together in the future.