2023

50th BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival Starts Friday – blissfully perfect conditions for 71 boats registered!

By Michelle Slade / March 30, 2023

Registration for the 50th BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival is underway and outstanding conditions are forecasted for three days of racing in the Spring Regatta March 31 through April 2. “Conditions for Friday and through the weekend are going to be perfect,” Bob Phillips, Regatta Chairman said. “We are…

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On Board with Pro Sailors Alec Anderson & Tony Rey

By Michelle Slade / March 30, 2023

At BVI Spring Regatta, it’s always a pleasure to host fast and well-crewed boats and the event certainly appreciates the commitment it takes to get boats and crews to the BVI. Fortunately, sailors of all experience levels love sailing and racing in the BVI, so when pro sailor and Tortola-raised…

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Scrub Island Invitational Turns On Another Great Party!

By Michelle Slade / March 29, 2023

BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival 50th anniversary celebrations are well underway, with another day of perfect racing conditions for the 6th Annual Scrub Island Invitational, an 11 NM race to a spectacular finish off Scrub Island. Five racing divisions set off at 10am, with an easterly breeze of 15…

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Sailing and Music = Rumba Fish!

By Michelle Slade / March 29, 2023

With three serious musicians on board and a history of writing songs to accompany their Caribbean racing charters, team Rumba Fish are proud to share their latest creation – also called Rumba Fish – written and performed especially for the BVI Spring Regatta 50th Anniversary. Team Rumba Fish are a…

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Cape 31 Flying Jenny Takes First in Class and Wins the Nanny Cay Cup

By Michelle Slade / March 28, 2023

Under BVI blue skies and warm trade winds, the Cape 31 Flying Jenny won class in today’s race around Tortola, also taking home the Nanny Cay Cup for fastest corrected time (4:19:17) – the first time that the race has been sailed in the BVI Spring Regatta since 2019. “We have an amazing team around…

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BVI Spring Regatta Final Stop for Double-Handing Gals

By Michelle Slade / March 28, 2023

Kate Cope checked off a bucket list goal in January: racing double handed across the Atlantic in the RORC Transatlantic Race. She sailed on Purple Mist, her Sunfast 3200R2, with Claire Dresser, 54, from Hamble, UK. The 56-year-old from Ascot, UK, bought her boat new in December 2018 and made significant modifications for short-handed sailing,…

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BVI Spring Regatta Boats and Crews Settling in for 50th Anniversary

By Michelle Slade / March 27, 2023

First up – Round Tortola Race for the Nanny Cay Cup starts Tuesday 10am Registration is open and familiar faces along with new have started to appear on the docks at Nanny Cay as boats, their crews, friends, and families start rolling in for the BVI Spring Regatta special edition – the 50th Anniversary. One…

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Breathing Life Back into A Multihull Beauty

By Michelle Slade / March 27, 2023

Re-built multihull back on race course for Round Tortola Race for the Nanny Cay Cup.

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BVI Spring Regatta Proud to Celebrate 50 years with Long-Standing Sponsors

By Michelle Slade / March 26, 2023

Sailing events are complicated to organize, with many moving parts onshore and on the water. Without the sponsors who jump on board to support the BVI Spring Regatta each year, it would be almost impossible to run this internationally beloved event. We are so grateful to these sponsors, and we hope that our competitors can support them during their time in the BVI.

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Countdown to the 50th edition BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival 

By Regatta Director / March 20, 2023

Competition always robust among local competitors! Tortola, BVI – March 20, 2023. With just one week to go, local Caribbean boats are preparing to join the 70 strong fleet for this year’s special edition – the 50th anniversary – of the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival. The J/130 Bad Decisions, owned and…

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