BVI sailboat charter Corus is available for charter in the British Virgin Islands. S/Y CORUS offers rates that are Inclusive of meals, drinks, cruising taxes, scuba diving for certified divers, and informal sailing lessons.
Chartering the sailing yacht Corus in the BVI is a great way to learn more about sailing – hands-on. Go snorkeling or scuba diving right off the boat. Or chill out on a well-earned liming kind of vacation.
It is a wonderful way to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, enjoy a romantic honeymoon, or have a wonderful private wedding on the boat, on a beach, or ashore in a picturesque church.
Corus aims to ensure your charter vacation on the sailing yacht Corus is full of lasting memories, laughter, fun, adventure, and romance. Make new friendships and fall in love with The Islands – perhaps to return. Every charter guest is special. They will look after you with courtesy, consideration, and professional attention to detail.
Along with the combination of a good boat, great sailing, wonderful scenery, and fabulous food prepared by Ann, you cannot fail to have an enjoyable time in the British Virgin Islands. The cruising itinerary is yours to choose – do as little or as much as you wish. You are, after all, in your personal private floating hotel. Wake up when you like and enjoy a leisurely breakfast, or go for a dip or snorkel in the gorgeous blue water. Later you can bay hop and beach comb or sail, sail, sail all day in the British Virgin Islands.
Enjoy a champagne picnic on a sandy cove, kayak the shoreline, or scuba dive one of the BVI’s fascinating reefs or wrecks directly from the boat under the guidance of Bill, your personal dive master.
Like to sample some nightlife and music? We can arrange that too. Finish your day with a divine dinner under a velvet canopy of stars at yet another delightful anchorage.
We want you to have a fun, relaxing, and memorable sailing adventure in the BVI.
We are Bill and Ann Hasted, owners of the sailing yacht CORUS.
Bill is an accomplished, experienced RYA skipper. He began sailing as a child in Galway Bay, Western Ireland, and on his father’s ketch in England. He has since sailed extensively throughout Europe, the Med, Australia, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean Sea to the Eastern seaboard of the USA, including four Atlantic crossings logging over 50,000 sea miles. He has enjoyed an interesting and varied working life, starting as a dairy farmer in Devon, England. He then emigrated to Australia, where among many things, he helped to survey the virgin rainforest of Tasmania. He played a lot of rugby and cricket, became a PADI Dive Master, and has since made thousands of dives.
When he returned to England, he and Ann restored a 30-room country mansion with twenty acres of gardens and transformed it into a very successful, award-winning Country House Hotel and Restaurant. They have chartered in the Caribbean since 1995 and worked together in the hospitality industry for over 25 years.
Ann has been a chef most of her career, working in top restaurants, private establishments, and the catering industry. Ann won the Dessert section of the Culinary Competition held during the 2006 BVI Boat Show and first place in 2004! The Dessert the judges devoured was a Gingersnap Basket with Organic Chocolate, Rippled Creme Fraiche, and Roasted Pineapple!
Ann is also an experienced sailor and an RYA skipper and has accompanied Bill on many of his sailing adventures, including two Atlantic passages. They are an excellent team for this BVI Sailboat charter Corus.
Enjoying gourmet food is a highlight of your charter on Corus, and Ann will share her expertise and recipes with those interested. As a PADI Dive Master, she shares Bill’s love of scuba diving and snorkeling. She is a wine enthusiast, enjoys reading, and is an accomplished needlewoman.
While Ann prepares a menu to tempt the most discerning palette, Bill will entertain you with tales from island history or introduce you to star gazing.
Both were good athletes in their youth and retain an interest in sports worldwide. They are very interested in travel, history, anthropology, and conservation issues.
To complement all this, Corus has also won “Best Yacht and Crew” in the Monohull Section during that same 2006 BVI Boat Show!!
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