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Adrian van der Wal Finds His Groove on Rikki RP42 Programme

By Michelle Slade / April 1, 2024

Adrian van der Wal Finds His Groove on the Rikki RP42 Programme The RP/42 Rikki, with its stunning red hull, is gracing B dock at Nanny Cay Marina this week, preparing to compete in the 51st BVI Spring Regatta. It’s not just the red hull that lends a certain energy on board, it’s also the…

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Katy Campbell: Dinghy Sailor Turned Keel Boat Goddess

By Michelle Slade / April 1, 2024

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

By Regatta Director / April 4, 2022

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.

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NEW KID ON THE BLOCK: Having a blast on the Cape 31

By Regatta Director / April 3, 2022

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…

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DAY 2: ROUND TORTOLA RACE FOR SOME; WINDWARD LEEWARDS FOR OTHERS

By Regatta Director / April 2, 2022

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 were happy to take a tour…

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Mount Gay Race Day Throws Out Challenging Conditions

By Regatta Director / April 2, 2022

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 steady 18-19, peaking into the 24s-25s, which going around the islands, some of those gusts coming off were quite significant. Good speeds were attained!” Haycraft and his crew took first in Sport Multihull.

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Stunning New Boats Race BVI Spring Regatta for First Time

By Regatta Director / April 1, 2022

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…

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A QUICK FOX TAKES A FIRST IN THE RACE TO FOXY’S

By Regatta Director / April 1, 2022

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…

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49th Annual BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival Is Officially Underway! 35-strong fleet race to Scrub Island in picture-perfect conditions

By Regatta Director / March 31, 2022

The atmosphere was nothing short of festive around Nanny Cay this morning as boats prepared for the first race of the 49th BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival, which took the fleet on an approximate 15 NM course to Scrub Island. It was quite a sight to see race boats…

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Near Perfect Conditions Expected for 49th BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival First Up: Scrub Island Invitational

By Regatta Director / March 29, 2022

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, March 29, 2022 – Registration for the 49th BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival is underway with outstanding conditions forecasted throughout the week. Competitors are preparing for Wednesday’s race, the Scrub Island Invitational, which will be followed by the Race to Foxy’s on Thursday. The action then ratches up a notch for…

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