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BVI Spring Regatta Final Leg Of Caribbean Maxi Multihull Series

The 2024 BVI Spring Regatta is the fourth and final leg in the inaugural International Maxi Association (IMA) Caribbean Maxi Multihull Series CMMS).

Wavewalker, Swan 58

Wavewalker: It’s A Family Affair

Woody Cullen and two of his three kids, Emma (26) and Craig (24), sailed WaveWalker, their new-to-them Swan 58 from Spain to Antigua in early 2023, arriving in the British Virgin Islands just in time for their first BVI Spring Regatta.

Heineken Regatta 2023

Checking off the Bucket List: Racing the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival Regatta first timers look forward to sailing the Caribbean’s finest!

An exhilarating aspect of BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival (BVISR) is the opportunity that the regatta presents for a wide variety of boats to participate. This year’s diverse entry list includes three boats new to racing BVISR; Salacia 1, a Beneteau First 44.7 owned by Chris Chart, Rikki, a RP42 owned by Bruce Chafee, and Final Final, a Mills 41 owned by Jon Desmond; each purchased with the goal of someday racing in the Caribbean and this year, all three boats will participate in the BVISR for the first time.


Long Term Sponsors Return for 2024

As the 2024 BVI Spring Regatta approaches, three major long-term sponsors continue to support the event: Nanny Cay Resort & Marina, Mount Gay Rum, and Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina. Nanny Cay has been host and presenting sponsor since 2002 providing the much-loved Regatta Village – party central with event stage, music, bars, food…


The Day The Round Tortola Record Fell Again And Again…

The Sailing Festival’s 2019 Round Tortola Race for the Nanny Cay Cup on March 26 was a banner year for breaking, if not smashing, the Round Tortola record with the multihull record broken by three boats and the monohull record broken too. A perfect day for record setting saw Fujin, the Bieker 53 catamaran owned…

Pata Negra

Pata Negra Returns For 2024 – You Can Join The Fun Too!

Join sailors from all over the world who converge annually in the stunning BVI to enjoy the thrill of trade wind racing. Bring your own boat, join an existing crew, or charter from an array of options.


2024 Registration Open

Join us for Warm Water and Hot Racing at the most fun sailing regatta in the Caribbean, the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival where the fun dial is full-on, and the racing and parties are the best that the Caribbean has to offer.

The seven-day event starts on Monday April 1 (no joke) with the Sailing Festival opening day festivities and skipper pack collection.

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It’s a Wrap! The 50th Anniversary of the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival Concludes

Seventy boats and five days of outstanding racing in champagne BVI conditions concluded on Sunday with a fabulous firework display presented by the BVI Government in celebration of the successful conclusion of the 50th Anniversary of the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival. Hundreds of competitors, their families, and friends as well as many from…

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Caribbean Boats Enjoy Big Breeze & Tight Competition at BVI Spring Regatta

Paroma, the Salona 44 owned by Luis Balzac, is sailing with a lively crew this week, including a group of four young kids from St John’s High School in Puerto Rico who are learning to race, and 18-year old Lana Coomes who was recently selected to sail the upcoming South Africa to Brazil leg on…


Repurposing A Former Bareboat For BVI Spring Regatta Racing

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…