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January 17, 2020

Get Your Spring Sailing Groove On!  BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival March 30 – April 5, 2020 Whether experienced sailors or newbies to the sport, bareboat and race charters for groups or individuals offer a last minute opportunity to join the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival  © Alastair Abrehart Nanny Cay, Tortola, British Virgin…

New class for 2020 BVI Spring Regatta’s Sailing Festival + six Corsair trimarans sign up

November 6, 2019

With the increase in performance-oriented cruising boats in the sailing world, the BVI Spring Regatta Organizing Authority has added an additional class to the Sailing Festival – Performance Cruising – to accompany Racing, Bareboats, Cruising and Multihull classes.  “This class allows the race boats with full interiors to sail with their racing inventories, including spinnakers, against like…

Bigger, Better, Stronger – the 48th BVI Spring Regatta is back!

April 1, 2019

Melges 24 Fire Water from Tortola wins Best BVI Boat 31 March, 2019 – Tortola, British Virgin Islands– “It was thrilling to see this place buzzing again!” Miles Sutherland-Pilch, General Manager of Nanny Cay Marina enthused after a fantastic week-long fun-filled event that saw more than 800 sailors on 90+ boats competing. “It’s been incredible…

Fleet Gets a Break on Saturday

March 31, 2019

Snorkeling, Surfing, Swimming…BVI Has It All! 30 March, 2019 – Tortola, British Virgin Islands– Racing was canceled at 1000 hours with barely a breath of air to spare on the race course. It was maybe a blessing in disguise following a magical night in the Regatta Village which was packed with party-goers and Mount Gay…

Light Air Challenges Fleet Mount Gay Race Day

March 30, 2019

Regatta Village Buzzing with Activity, Great Food & Plenty of Mount Gay Rum 29 March, 2019 – Tortola, British Virgin Islands– The vibe at the Regatta Village was simply a blast today as boats left the docks around 8:30am to make it out to the race course in the light air which presented throughout the…

Exciting Line-up Race Ready for 48th BVI Spring Regatta

March 29, 2019

  28 March, 2019 – Tortola, British Virgin Islands–– International-class sailing in one of the most beautiful places anywhere, together with good fun and camaraderie, draws many happy customers back to the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival year after year. Racing in the 48thedition of the event starts on Friday; the Regatta Village is…

3nd Annual Scrub Island Invitational Enjoys Record Fleet

March 28, 2019

Best of Caribbean Racing at the 48th BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival 27 March, 2019 – Tortola, British Virgin Islands –– “Hard to get to, harder to leave, impossible to forget” – a beloved cliché maybe but one that Brits Tony Mack and his wife Sally like to remember when they think about the…

Celebrations Aplenty As Records Smashed in Round Tortola Race

March 27, 2019

Fujin whips 35 minutes off previous record 25 March, 2019 – Tortola, British Virgin Islands–– A perfect day for record setting at the BVI Sailing Festival saw Fujin, the Bieker 53 catamaran owned and skippered by Greg Slyngstad, win the Nanny Cay Challenge with the fastest elapsed time of 1:57:16, breaking the standing record set…

Setting up for a great BVI race week

March 26, 2019

Crews and boats arrive – Registration begins Taking a seminar about racing while sitting on a white sandy beach with a backdrop of the beautiful BVI has got to be a darned nice way to learn, right? And it was for a group of Hanse owners and crews who gathered this morning shoreside at Nanny…

Carib Beer the official Welcome and Opening Party sponsor for the BVI Spring Regatta

March 22, 2019

Carib Beer the official Welcome and Opening Party sponsor for the BVI Spring Regatta What spells Caribbean better than ice cold Carib beer!   The famous yellow bottles will be in abundance to quench the thirstiest of racers.  Thursday Night will open the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival with the Carib Girls welcoming all participants to…

New Mount Gay Race Day To Launch 2019 BVI Spring Regatta

March 18, 2019

Tortola, BVI – March 18, 2019 Mount Gay Rum was one of the original sponsors of the BVI Spring Regatta (BVISR) having first partnered with the popular Caribbean regatta in 1972 through its distributor, Road Town Wholesale. The brand, synonymous with sailing, has always been an active partner at the Regatta Village at Nanny Cay,…

Growing Offshore Multihull Fleet Finds Its Pace at BVI Spring Regatta

March 13, 2019

March 13, 2019 Tortola, British Virgin Islands –“It will be a real challenge for us racing on shorter courses at BVI Spring Regatta than what we are used to,” John Gallagher stated. Gallagher, owner of the GunBoat 62 Chim Chimis fresh off winning the Multihull division at the RORC Caribbean 600 and is now cruising…