Repurposing A Former Bareboat For BVI Spring Regatta Racing

By Michelle Slade / April 2, 2023

Nanny Cay is truly home base for Libertas, a Beneteau First 40 owned by Walter Keenan and Chesness Cogswell, and her owners are proud to be keeping her local. She’s racing BVI Spring Regatta this week in Jib and Main and going into the final day of racing is leading a small fleet with three…

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Smile and Wave, That’s the Spirit of this Boat Owner/Skipper

By Michelle Slade / April 1, 2023

Jaime Torres is a fixture around the Caribbean racing scene and has been for decades. He grew up in Puerto Rico and is a funny, lovable, kind person who loves to sail more than anything. His sailing background is a humble story: his dad was in the navy in the 50s and 60s, and when…

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A Fear of Water Pivots to Crossing Oceans & Mentoring Others

By Michelle Slade / April 1, 2023

Chloe Need has been running sail and race charters on her Salona 44 Moonflower 3 for the past three years. She has not always been a sailor however. She grew up in landlocked Cheshire (UK) where no-one in her family or circle of friends sailed, and, moreover, she was always terrified of the water. When…

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BVI Spring Regatta a Warm Windy Sunny Respite for Dutch Team

By Michelle Slade / March 31, 2023

While crews from other boats were scurrying around the docks this morning preparing for day 1 BVI Spring Regatta, a group of gentlemen were calmly enjoying a delightful European style breakfast on the aft deck of their Moorings 48 charter Marty J, in no apparent hurry whatsoever! Team Ferry Tale is a group of friends…

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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 Alec Anderson got the call…

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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 group of friends and families…

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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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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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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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