April 2022

CHAMPAGNE SAILING ON THE FINAL DAY OF 49th BVI SPRING REGATTA

Tight racing, warm turquoise water, sunny skies, great people! Conditions could not have been more perfect for the final day of racing in the 49th BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival. Sunny blue skies, breeze in the mid-teens, and temperatures in the low 80s. Comprising 64 islan
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NEW KID ON THE BLOCK: Having a blast on the Cape 31

Arabella, the Cape 31 owned by Niall and Olivia Dowling, is making its Caribbean debut this season. With just 8-9 days on the water, Arabella, after day 2 racing in the 49th BVI Spring Regatta is first in class. Anthony Haines, who races and manages the boat, has been sailing with Nia
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DAY 2: ROUND TORTOLA RACE FOR SOME; WINDWARD LEEWARDS FOR OTHERS

It was another windy day in paradise as the race committee for the 49th BVI Spring Regatta prepared to send 11 fleets out on various courses: after three days of long reaching courses, the racing boats had requested a day of windward-leeward courses, while the remainder of the fleet w
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Mount Gay Race Day Throws Out Challenging Conditions

 April fools or not, it was no joke on the racecourse today as eleven classes set out for two challenging races on multiple courses. Chris Haycraft, Tortola resident and long-time BVISR participant, summed up today’s conditions, “Fresh to frightening,” he claimed. “It was a stead
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Stunning New Boats Race BVI Spring Regatta for First Time

One of the many cool elements of the BVISR is the diversity among the fleet participating – most boats have a story and except for the bareboats rarely are two boats alike. Old boats, new boats, big and small. This year is no exception, it’s as if the past two years of downtime has gi
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A QUICK FOX TAKES A FIRST IN THE RACE TO FOXY’S

A steady 18 knots+ which built to 24 throughout racing, greeted the fleet for another day of competition at the 49th BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival. An exciting start by FOX, in Racing division, saw the sleek and extremely fast Botin 52 come down hard and slide through a ti
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