Sail 1,400 nautical miles from Washington D.C. to the Virgin Islands, support aid to hurricane-hit communities, then enjoy 2 weeks aboard a 50-foot catamaran. 

We welcome you to join us in SAILING WITH A MISSION to transport relief supplies to hurricane-devastated communities in the British Virgin Islands. We will be loading this vessel with vital stores and are seeking voyagers to assist in our continued efforts in supporting the islands and their residents in these very challenging times. BREAKING NEWS: We are taking a full load of supplies to Jost Van Dykes Preservation Society, launched by the famous FOXY of BVI! They are calling for volunteers, click here to help.

You will not only be part of an ever-expanding collaborative of sailors helping to build them back up to a self-sustaining state once again, but you will also have the opportunity to boost local economies with your presence and patronage in your two-week stay aboard Rendezvous Cay, a 50-foot Voyage catamaran after we have dropped off the cargo.

This is part of a larger operation managed by International Rescue Group with many boats sailing aid to multiple islands. 

Tighten your sailing skills as well as gain nautical mileage for your sailing resume on this 1400nm journey aboard a fast 50' ocean-crossing catamaran, whose skipper is a lifelong sailor with more than 40,000nm of ocean sailing experience. This luxury boat has 4 queen-sized berths all with en suite heads. Two of those cabins will be used during the Atlantic passage - as two will be filled with relief supplies! Yes we'll "rough it" during the passage and hot-bunk, with comfortable cushions in the cockpit and salon.But this is not a "mint-on-the-pillow" experience... Once we have arrived in the Caribbean and the cargo discharged, the fully en-suite guest cabins will be fully opened up for the 2-week island cruise! Sailing experience not required.

Cabins are $2,000 for the entire trip, whether single or double-occupancy and food is $300 per person, covering the entire adventure. All non-alcoholic beverages are included, bring your own alcoholic beverages.

Departure date from DC is October 23rd (NEW - DELAYED A FEW DAYS), weather permitting. Our first stop will be in Beaufort, NC 27th and crew is welcome to meet the boat there instead of Washington D.C. if desired. Then follows a 7 to 10 day sail to the BVIs, where we will unload supplies. 

CONTACT Captain Matthew Hock

email: Phone: (707) 694-0413

Location: Washington DC
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Latest Activity: Oct 13

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