Tony and Ellen Sanpere were recently first to sign up for 2023 BVI Spring Regatta chartering a Sunsail 47 to be named Team Cayennita for the event.
“We are really excited to be a part of the 50th BVI regatta. We’re bringing our St. Petersburg crew and chartering a bareboat to compete,” said Ellen.
Tony and Ellen have been attending the BVI Spring Regatta since 1996 competing on their boats Cayenne, Cayennita, Cayennita Grande, and Pandemonium. Tony has competed in over 20 BVI Spring Regattas. His history with the BVI Spring Regatta dates backs to the early 70s, competing in the first event and racing with Jean Brauer from St Thomas and Bob Moya from Puerto Rico. Over the years he crewed on Morningstar, MuMu, Twisted Lizard, Broken Drum, and Hotel California II.
Tony and Ellen lived aboard Cayenne (1995-1998) and Cayenne III (1998-2010), then in a condo on St Croix until Dec. 2017. Cayenne III was the mothership for the racing crew.