Shotgunn: A Cape 31 Love Affair

Michael Wilson and his wife Helen, who reside on the Isle of Man, spent last year sailing Shotgunn in Southampton and the Isle of Wight where the Cape 31 circuit was sailed. They kept the boat in Southampton, learned a lot, brought good people onto the team, and were fortunate enough to win the UK season.

As the pair worked on which regattas to do this year, they decided on the Med circuit and the Caribbean.

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Epic Conditions for Round Tortola Race for Nanny Cay Cup

Today was epic for the Round Tortola Race, the kick-off event for the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival. Boats started in some 16 knots ENE breeze in five classes, and by the time they rounded Beef Island, it had built to 20 and continued to build to over 24+ throughout the afternoon. The sun shone; the sea condition was perfect – it was literally racing in paradise.

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TeamRTW To Compete For First Time In BVI Spring Regatta


For the first time in the history of the BVI Spring Regatta, long-time supporter Road Town Wholesale and RiteWay (RTW), is going to enter a team to race in the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival onboard a Moorings 46. The history of the BVI Spring Regatta and RTW is inextricably linked. Peter Haycraft OBE,…

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Checking off the Bucket List: Racing the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival Regatta first timers look forward to sailing the Caribbean’s finest!

An exhilarating aspect of BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival (BVISR) is the opportunity that the regatta presents for a wide variety of boats to participate. This year’s diverse entry list includes three boats new to racing BVISR; Salacia 1, a Beneteau First 44.7 owned by Chris Chart, Rikki, a RP42 owned by Bruce Chafee, and Final Final, a Mills 41 owned by Jon Desmond; each purchased with the goal of someday racing in the Caribbean and this year, all three boats will participate in the BVISR for the first time.

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