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Impressive fleet for YCCS Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous 2014

Twenty superyachts will be participating in the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous that will be taking place in Virgin Gorda (BVI) from March 19-22.

The event is organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) and Boat International Media (BIM); and is sponsored by the Italian luxury brand Loro Piana for the third consecutive year.

Loro Piana has a long standing family passion for sailing and the core values of this unique sport are reflected in the company philosophy: The search for technical perfection in harmony with nature. Over the years, Loro Piana has created a unique range dedicated to the world of the sea and sailing, such as the Defender line, sported by the New Zealand team in its America’s Cup victory.

With days to go before the grand event, organizers are boasting that the 2014 entry list reads like a veritable who’s-who of superyacht design and construction, with boats from top international shipyards including Fitzroy, Nautor’s Swan, Perini, Royal Huisman and Southern Wind, and design by the cream of modern naval architecture: Dubois, Dykstra, Frers, Hoek, Holland and Pugh, to name but a few.

The YCCS Clubhouse officially opened in 2012 and offers members, guests and regatta participants an elegant bar, restaurant and pool terrace with spectacular views over the adjacent YCCS Marina and the island’s North Sound.

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Rachael Ray, Kathie Lee and Hoda Highlight Romance in the British Virgin Islands through Valentine’s Promotions

Prizes to Biras Creek Resort, and Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina

Valentine’s Day adds an extra sparkle of bliss for couples celebrating engagements, marriages and romance. To honour this season of romance, two promotions have been designed to send couples on a dream getaway to the British Virgin Islands (BVI).

Popular daytime talk-show hosts Kathie Lee and Hoda promoted a trip to the BVI in their “Pop the Question Contest” that aired during Today with Kathie Lee and Hoda on Monday, 17 February. To enter the contest, couples were required to submit their romantic proposal video, along with a photo and essay that describes them in addition to explaining why they should win. The winning couple will receive a getaway for two to Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina in the British Virgin Islands. Kathie Lee and Hoda will announce the winning video on 14 March 2014.

On the Rachael Ray show this past Friday, syndicated daytime television host Rachael Ray presented a couple with a honeymoon package to the BVI that includes a four-night stay at Biras Creek Resort, daily meals, and outdoor activities.

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“The British Virgin Islands has ideal settings for couples seeking to be married in paradise. The perfect backdrop awaits those seeking to say ‘I do’ whether it is our powdery, white beaches; rustic historical landmarks, or a vivid landscape, charming villa or stately yacht; and with our amended marriage law, it’s now easier than ever for couples to get married, within twenty-four hours of arriving in the Territory,” said Sharon Flax-Mars, Director of Tourism.

These partnerships on broadcast channels allow the BVI to increase awareness of the destination in the U.S. market and to position the BVI as a destination for weddings, honeymoons and romantic travel.

The BVI Tourist Board wishes to thank Biras Creek Resort, and Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina for their partnership in providing the accommodations for these giveaways.

About the British Virgin Islands

An archipelago comprised of 60 islands and cays, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) are located approximately 50 miles east of Puerto Rico, in the northwestern region of the Caribbean Sea. The main islands are Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke. Road Town, located on Tortola, is the British Virgin Islands’ capital.

Renowned as one of the world’s premier sailing destinations, the BVI’s dynamic and vast topography provides a unique opportunity to “island hop” with ease — with each island characterized by its own cultural and natural wonders. Among these attractions are The Baths on Virgin Gorda, Anegada’s Flamingo Pond, and Tortola’s Sage Mountain. Destination highlights also include world-class yachting, snorkeling, hiking, sustainable tourism and, for diving enthusiasts, the Caribbean’s most stunning wreck dives, such as the RMS Rhone.

A pristine and romantic island paradise evoking a bygone era, the British Virgin Islands are nonetheless easily accessible for U.S. travelers flying into Tortola/Beef Island’s Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport (EIS) via frequent connecting service from nearby Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Antigua, St. Kitts or St. Maarten/St. Martin. Visitors traveling to the BVI from St. Thomas can also travel via ferry. Despite its status as a United Kingdom territory, the BVI conveniently uses the U.S. dollar as its official currency.

For more information on all that the British Virgin Islands have to offer, visit the official BVI Tourist Board website at www.bvitourism.com or contact 1-800-835-8530.

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