The latest addition to the Club La Costa Yacht Club fleet, the 60-foot catamaran will be based out of the British Virgin Islands between February and May 2019
by Randi Barry
How to beat the Winter Blues
Chilly winters always bring about dreams of warm Caribbean seas and sunny skies. If you aren’t lucky enough to live down island but need a getaway, Club La Costa Yacht Club has announced a new yacht and winter cruising destination in the British Virgin Islands.
Introducting Luxury Catamaran CLC Gemini
CLC World Resorts & Hotels (CLC World) very own catamaran CLC Gemini will be based in the British Virgin Islands, offering Yacht Club members the opportunity to sail away. This luxury catamaran’s inaugural season will begin February 2019 and run until May 2019. From there she will continue her sailings at the Yacht Club’s very popular summer cruising grounds in the Mediterranean.
This newest edition to the Club La Costa Yacht Club fleet – which already includes CLC Romy and CLC Nicodemus – is a 60-foot catamaran by French builder Fountaine Pajot. CLC Gemini is able to accommodate up to eight guests in four en-suite air-conditioned cabins, complete with TV and DVD players. With ample interior and exterior seating you can sit back and relax while the Captain & Crew take care of you. Enjoy cocktails and sundowners from the trampolines or soak up the views while enjoying the fresh cuisine served up by an experienced chef from their open-air galley.
The Magic of the British Virgin Islands
It’s no wonder that celebrities and entrepreneurs such as Morgan Freeman, Sir Richard Branson and Larry Page call the the British Virgin Islands (BVI’s) home. Once you expeirence the beauty of these islands you will see why they are truly one of the world’s top sailing and vacation spots. As the home port of its newest yacht – the first base outside of the Mediterranean for CLC World – CLC Gemini can sail to Four Main Islands dotted with tranquil bays and endless opportunities to explore. Club La Costa Yacht Club has spent every summer exploring destinations such as Greece, Turkey, Italy and Spain and this new base is a perfect addition to their repetoire. Enjoy the culture of Tortola, swim the protected bays of Virgin Gorda, enjoy the classic “Painkiller” cocktail at the famous Soggy Dollar Bar on Jost Van Dyke or enjoy a fresh lobster grill on the beach of Anegada. The archipelago offers an unspoiled Caribbean experience that can be tailored to your needs.
A Word from the Captain
“We launched the Yacht Club in 2007 and have been sailing the Mediterranean around the islands of Greece, Turkey, Italy and Spain, offering our members inspirational and changing itineraries, ever since. Members do not need to be experienced sailors with our professional crew at their disposal. However, those who wish to can help the crew sail the yacht.
It has been my aspiration to sail the waters of the British Virgin Islands for some time. Now we can offer our members and their guests sailing at fantastic destinations all year-round.”
– Captain Leor Revivo
Captain Leor Revivo will be at the helm of the newest addition to the fleet. He is a seasoned skipper with more than 10 years’ expertise in the marine holiday industry.
So much to do and see in the British Virgin Islands and Beyond
Not only are the Caribbean and Mediterranean destinations offered by Club La Costa Yacht Club ideal for a getway to enjoy the sunny warm weather year round – they also offer a range of water sports. You can snorkel, water-ski, wakeboard, fish and go scuba diving. The BVIs contain some world-class dive spots like the RMS Rhone off Salt Island and Kodiak Queen off the shore of Virgin Gorda.
“Membership of the Yacht Club is an introduction to the wonderful world of yachting. CLC World is proud of the standards it has set in the holiday ownership industry and Club La Costa Yacht Club continues to be an exciting innovation that reinforces this excellence.”
Patrick Ingram, CLC World’s Managing Director