Owners event

4 days of catamaran cruising with Fountaine Pajot in the British Virgin Islands


3 minutes of video to relive, as if you were there yourself, the 4 memorable days of sailing

Discovering the islands and evenings enjoyed by Owners and the organising teams!

From 11th to 14th April 2024, 25 Fountaine Pajot catamarans and their owners and crews gathered for 4 days of cruising in the B.V.I. The Fountaine Pajot range of catamarans was very well represented, with a flotilla comprising four Tanna 47s, new from the shipyard, a catamaran yacht, the Alegria 67, as well as Astréa 42s, Isla 40s, Aura 51s and Elba 45s. The first American-organised edition of the Fountaine Pajot Owners Rendez-Vous was magnificently orchestrated by the teams at Atlantic Cruising Yachts & Waypoint Yacht Charters, Fountaine Pajot’s US dealer.

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Day 1: Tortola | Welcoming the crews at Nanny Cay

In total, over a hundred Owners divided into 25 crews met up on the pontoons of the Nanny Cay Marina, on the main island of Tortola. Once the crews had checked in, the participants gathered at the Peg Leg restaurant for welcome cocktails. It was a warm evening, enlivened by local dances, to debut this new Fountaine Pajot owner event in the best way possible.


Day 2: On course for Norman Island and its Pirate atmosphere… Ahoy there, shipmates!

At sunrise, a course was set for the famous Norman Island, just a few miles off the coast of Tortola. A two-hour sail was all it took to reach ‘The Bight Bay’ for a session of snorkelling, wingfoiling or just relaxing on the beach at ‘The Bight’ beach bar.

To round off this magnificent day, the crews donned their finest pirate costumes to meet up at The Bay for a memorable evening in fancy dress. As a bonus, for the most creative, there was a prize-giving ceremony with awards for:

  • Best individual costume
  • Best group costume
  • Most amusing costume.

Day 3: Anchoring & exploring Marina Cay

Departing from Norman Island in the morning with a steady wind of between 25 and 30 knots and a light squall, the owners and crews set off for a lively 4-hour sail to Marina Cay. After a few squalls, all the crews arrived at the anchorage, before meeting up on the beach for a group photo in front of the bay’s emblematic restaurant. With the return of the sunshine and a beautiful sunset, it was time for a friendly evening meal, hosted by a local music group. And to round off, as tradition demands, the prize-giving ceremony, which this time rewarded the first crew to arrive at anchor… and also the last!


Day 4: Setting a final course for Virgin Gorda with some magnificent catamaran sailing

An idyllic fourth day of sailing in the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean, with the Fountaine Pajot owners setting sail for Virgin Gorda.

With ideal weather conditions, 15 knots of wind and azure-blue skies as far as the horizon, the 25 cruising catamarans were able to set a course and sail along the mythical coastline past Spanish Town and rounding north of Mosquito Island to reach the famous bay of Bitter End Yacht Club.

Once there, a Hobie Cat relay race, organised from the Bitter End Yacht Club, gave the crews a chance to challenge their racing skills…

To round off the 4 days of sailing in style, after a day that was both sporting and convivial, a gala dinner was hosted at the Bitter End Yacht Club, with a final prize-giving ceremony for the winners of the Hobie Cat relay. A big thank you to GARMIN, partner of the event, for the Garmin Quatix watches awarded to the lucky winners of this final ceremony.


The adventure continues…

Some crews were lucky enough to be able to extend the cruise by a further three days and head for the island of Jost Van Dyke and to Cane Garden Bay, before returning to Nanny Cay.