Recovery from a storm of this magnitude is a long, tough road for any business anywhere, but when your business happens to involve sailboats and also be located on an island in the Caribbean, there are plenty of logistical problems adding to the challenge. “The home of our Voyage Charters BVI directors, Robin and Jo-Ann Downing, survived almost unscathed and, for many weeks, became a place of refuge for most of the on-island team,” Beavis says. “Once the basic needs of shelter, food and communication were secured, attention moved to assessment of damage to our vessels and facilities. With the assistance of a team of technicians brought in from the Voyage yard in South Africa, the repairable vessels are being refitted to factory standards of finish. We are also grateful for privately owned Voyage cats that have been made available to us in the short term.