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BVISR Stalwarts, Sanperes, Sign Up For 50th

September 26, 2022

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…

Celebrating 50 years Of Warm Water And Hot Racing

September 14, 2022

Clear your schedule for March 27-April 2, 2023, and sign up today to join the party in 2023 for the 50th edition of the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival. Registration is now open.

The seven day event starts on Monday March 27th with the Sailing Festival opening day festivities and skipper pack collection.

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

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.

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

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 with Niall since the pair…

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

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…

Mount Gay Race Day Throws Out Challenging Conditions

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.

Stunning New Boats Race BVI Spring Regatta for First Time

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 years of downtime has given…

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

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 tight port-tacked fleet to easily…

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

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 leaving Nanny Cay for the…

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

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…

Mount Gay Rum return as a proud Gold sponsor of the 49th BVI Spring Regatta

March 23, 2022

Mount Gay Rum return as a proud sponsor of the 49th BVI Spring Regatta+ more supporting sponsors on board – RiteWay: Official Provisioning Partner & Coca-Cola  Mount Gay, the world’s oldest running rum distillery will be back once again to provide sailors at the BVI Spring Regatta with their much-loved post-race tipple after a great…

Dialing Up the Fun Factor with A Race to Foxy’s!

March 20, 2022

Beloved Caribbean Bar Proud Sponsor of 49th BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, March 20, 2022 – When contemplating world-famous bars, and importantly those located on fabulous beaches in the Caribbean, Foxy’s Bar on Jost Van Dyke is among the best. This year, day two of racing in the BVI Spring Regatta…