Relief Fund for Bitter End Community

Published on September 10th, 2017

The gut wrenching video on September 8 revealed the terror that Hurricane Irma inflicted on Scuttlebutt’s favorite sailing resort – Bitter End Yacht Club.

Located in the North Sound of Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands, this is the home of the renowned Pro Am Regatta which enjoyed its 30th edition in 2016. It is also the venue for the amateur-only Scuttlebutt Sailing Club Championship.

But on September 6, Hurricane Irma swept through the Caribbean causing mass destruction throughout the region. Bitter End Yacht Club and the community of Virgin Gorda were devastated by the storm.

“It has been a heartbreaking week for all of us,” shares John Glynn, VP Sales and Marketing at Bitter End Yacht Club. “We wish we could tell you today that the videos and photos you have seen of Bitter End are not real. The reality is that Bitter End Yacht Club and the community of Virgin Gorda have been devastated by Hurricane Irma.”

Bitter End was founded as a family resort and yacht club in 1973 and is one of the largest employers on Virgin Gorda with over 175 employees. Over the last forty years, the spirited team that works at Bitter End has become an extended family for many all over the world.

In response to the overwhelming outreach received, a fund has been set-up to help Bitter End employees, their families and the entire Virgin Gorda community. Every dollar donated will go towards this cause to help them rebuild their lives. To make a donation, click here.

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