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2011-06-02 17:58:00

NEW YORK, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue marlin beware. The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board is pleased to announce the return of the BVI Billfish Tournament at the Bitter End Yacht Club from July 17-20, 2011. Whether in your own boat or a locally chartered one, competitors will enjoy fishing all day in the crystal clear water and relaxing in the evening with unforgettable social events. This catch and release contest will take place at the North Drop, in an area ranging just 13...

2011-03-17 13:03:00

VIRGIN GORDA, British Virgin Islands, March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and Victor International are pleased to unveil the new Yacht Club Costa Smeralda Marina (YCCS Marina) in North Sound Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands (BVI). The inauguration of the new marina took place last night with a ribbon cutting and official flag raising ceremony in conjunction with the first Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous event, premiering this week (March 16-20,...

2011-02-16 15:48:00

ROAD TOWN, British Virgin Islands, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Long known as the "sailing capital of the world," the British Virgin Islands will be the center of the kiteboarding world with Billabong BVI Kite Jam 2011. Pro and amateur riders from around the globe will descend on Necker Island and North Sound, Virgin Gorda from February 26 through March 4, 2011 to compete in this new and rapidly growing action sport. Kiteboarding, an adrenaline filled water sport is a combination of...

2009-11-24 09:00:00

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- All eyes of the extreme sports world will be on the British Virgin Islands in anticipation of the inaugural BVI Kite Jam, taking place March 1-5, 2010. Five days of inter-island events including flat water freestyle, waves, sliders and racing, plus A-list parties on some of the destination's top locales will serve to highlight the destination as a kiteboarding Mecca for riders from around the globe. (Photo:...

2009-10-20 12:48:00

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The inaugural BVI Kite Jam taking place March 1-5, 2010, will be a unique kite boarding experience and internationally renowned affair presented by the BVI Tourist Board and will include Sir Richard Branson's Necker Island. Richard Branson, an avid kite boarder himself, conceived of the event after staging an impromptu race between Necker Island and Anegada with friends. BVI Kite Jam will be a five-day event aimed at building...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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