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One Very Small Woman with Big Skills Helms BVI Spring Regatta for First Time

When Dr. Laura Schlessinger moved to Santa Barbara many years ago, she decided to get a sailing boat – referencing the sport, she said good humoredly, “It looks stupid, if you want to go from Point A to Point B just point that way and go with a motor, but I had to try the…


BVI Spring Regatta a Warm Windy Sunny Respite for Dutch Team

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

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

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!

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…


Sailing and Music = Rumba Fish!

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

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…


BVI Spring Regatta Final Stop for Double-Handing Gals

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…

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

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…

Triple Jack after a 5-year repair.  Photo: Broadsword Communications @broadswordpr

Breathing Life Back into A Multihull Beauty

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