Jim Proctor: 20+ Years Herding sailors to BVI Spring Regatta

Jim Proctor is sailing this week on a chartered Moorings 45. He’s become famous at BVI Spring Regatta over the years for herding sailors from everywhere around the US and bringing them to BVI Spring Regatta to race, sometimes these people are complete novices never having been on a boat. However, Proctor loves to charter as many boats as he has friends to fill them, and these friends love to come back to BVI Spring Regatta.

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Katy Campbell: Dinghy Sailor Turned Keel Boat Goddess

Katy Campbell, from Vancouver, Canada, grew up racing dinghies competitively – Laser 2s back in the day – to the end of high school at which point she found herself somewhat stuck for the next racing “thing”. She was never a huge fan of big boat sailing until she dropped her biases and surprised herself by really enjoying it. Now she’s running her own boat – Panacea X – in the Caribbean with her (mostly) Canadian racing students crewing.

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Offshore Racing; It’s in the Family

Lee Overlay Partners II - photo by Rick Tomlinson

Returning to the BVI to cruise for the first time in many years, and to race BVI Spring Regatta for the first time aboard Lee Overlay Partners II, his Swan 60, Adrian Lee is looking forward to re-familiarising himself with the area and spending time with his family.

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Wavewalker: It’s A Family Affair

Wavewalker, Swan 58

Woody Cullen and two of his three kids, Emma (26) and Craig (24), sailed WaveWalker, their new-to-them Swan 58 from Spain to Antigua in early 2023, arriving in the British Virgin Islands just in time for their first BVI Spring Regatta.

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