The 7th day of September 2017 is a day forever etched into the minds of many, it’s the day that Hurricane Irma, a category 5 storm and the largest hurricane most meteorologists have ever seen or heard of, came ashore in the Turks & Caicos Islands. Irma caused widespread damage throughout the chain of islands and two weeks later Maria came along and added more damage to an already wounded country. Power lines were torn down, power poles snapped in two and three pieces like toothpicks, roofs stripped bare of their waterproof covering, some roofs completely torn off and some just missing sections of plywood and beams, some buildings were destroyed completely, boats sunk, boats flipped over, some launched into the air and ended up on beaches, shorelines, and roadways. Cars and shipping containers were tossed around, smashed and flipped over like plastic chairs. The impact of this storm was felt by all living or visiting and a few are still homeless. Overall we are lucky that no one was injured and no lives lost.
Our assets in Grand Turk were heavily damaged and considered total losses, our office/home on Provo received considerable roof damages but our sail catamaran is fine and received no real damages. Thanks to all for your messages, concern, and support during these tough times and may our country continue to be blessed.
Carnival has announced that the Cruise Ships will return to Grand Turk from 1st November and so in the meantime, we will be moving one of our boats from Provo to Grand Turk to keep the fun going on our Grand Turk Shore Excursions.
In Providenciales, we plan to re-open for Thanksgiving week for all of our Sailboat Tours.