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Historical references indicate that Christopher Columbus was the first European explorer who has set an eye on the beautiful islands along the borders of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean in 1439.
It happened during his second voyage to the New World. Columbus compared the beauty of the islands to that of a British Christian saint, St. Ursula, along with the 11,000 virgins who followed her to Christianity and martyrdom.
In the accounts of Roman Martyrology, these virgins are said to have been beheaded by Huns after they and St. Ursula were besieged while setting out for Cologne. But, due to lack of definite proof, the story of the 11,000 virgins was omitted from the calendar of Catholic saints.
St. Ursula and the 11,000 virgins
Inspired by the legend of St. Ursula and the 11,000 virgins, Columbus named the islands “Santa Ursula y las Once Mil Vírgenes” or Saint Ursula and her 11,000 Virgins, which was shortly reduced to Las Vírgenes, or the virgins.
In the contemporary period, the islands are known by their name, The Virgin Islands.
Long before the idea of yacht charter was introduced to the world, the Virgin Islands were already popular among local and foreign sailors.
The pristine blue waters and sheltered coves have long been loved and enjoyed by the people who have seen them.
Today, the same bays and coves that have once attracted the great Christopher Columbus, the honourable Sir Francis Drake, and even the notorious pirate Blackbeard, are continuously attracting people from all over the world with their timeless beauty and magnificence.
Modern Day BVI
Since the British Virgin Islands became a haven for water sports enthusiasts, adventurers, explorers and yacht charters, a centre for all marine-related commerce have been established at the advent of tourism in the Caribbean.
Hailed for their subtropical climate, steady winds and calm waters, the islands provide a perfect sailing condition in the Caribbean. Thus, sailing is conceived as the foremost sport in the whole of the British Virgin Islands.
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