Victor International has announced a partnership with the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) to create a new yacht club & marina, YCCS Virgin Gorda, in North Sound, British Virgin Islands.

The inauguration date for YCCS Virgin Gorda is scheduled for March 2011, in conjunction with the inaugural Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous, which will be held March 16-20, 2011 and organized in partnership with YCCS and Boat International Media.

As reported by, ‘For more than 40 years, the YCCS has been one of the leading Yacht Clubs in the Mediterranean. Following the expressed wishes of the Club’s Members for access to quality facilities and services on both sides of the Atlantic, YCCS decided to expand. The new location, on a private peninsula on the eastern tip of Virgin Gorda in the protected waters of North Sound, was chosen based on a number of key attributes including the beautiful location, with beaches, protected anchorages and marinas; its accessibility by air and sea; the security and stability of the British Virgin Islands and finally, the region’s renowned sailing waters.

‘This second YCCS base will enable the international sailing and yachting community to enjoy the YCCS’ expertise in the organization of top-level international sailing events and exclusive hospitality services. Amenities at YCCS Virgin Gorda will include the Clubhouse, several docks, a marina, as well as a selection of restaurants, shops, a pool, outdoor recreation areas, bars and concierge service for yachtsmen. The Club and marina, developed in partnership with Victor International, will be linked to the new Oil Nut Bay Luxury Resort Community and Beach Club, as well as Biras Creek Resort, a Relais and Chateaux property.

‘The YCCS Virgin Gorda development includes a state-of-the-art marina, designed by ATM and built by Bellingham Marine. The marina, opening in December 2010, will offer up to 38 slips for yachts up to 100 meters in length. The Club and marina will have easy access to the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, as well as the islands and anchorages of the Virgin Islands and the Leeward and Windward Isles.’