49th BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival NoR

49th BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival 

March 29-April 4, 2021

Location Nanny Cay, Tortola, British Virgin Island 


  1. RULES 

1.1. The Regatta will be governed by: 

(a) The rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing. 

(b) CSA Rating Rules. 

(c)  Multihull Rating Rule to be assigned by OA.

(d) The Class Rules for those classes sailing as One Design. 

(e) Each boat shall carry a VHF radio to be used exclusively for the purpose of safety and race committee communications. 

1.2 The Racing Rules of Sailing are changed as follows: 

(a) Rule 52 will not apply. 

(b) Rule 44.1 is changed. The penalty for a boat breaking a rule of PART 2 will be One-Turn. 

(c) Rule 90.2 (c) is changed. On the water changes to the sailing instructions will be announced by VHF radio. 

(d) Rule 63.1 is changed. For protests involving an alleged infringement of a rule of PART 2, an arbitration hearing will be offered prior to a jury hearing. 

(e) Rule 62.1 (b) is changed. Failure to receive any race committee announcements transmitted over VHF radio will not be grounds for redress. 

(f) Rule 76.1 is changed to delete “Before the start of the first race”. 


1.1. Boats may be required to display advertising chosen and supplied by the organizing authority in accordance with World Sailing regulation 20. 


3.1. The organizing authority may refuse to allow a boat to race if in its opinion the boat is inadequately crewed or equipped or is otherwise not seaworthy or unsuitable for the course to be sailed. 

3.2. The race committee will have the right to inspect any boat before or after a race. 

3.3. Boats having a valid rating certificate may enter by completing an official entry form and submitting the applicable entry fee. An official entry form may be obtained at 


4.1. The races are open to boats of the following classes sailing within these divisions:
4.2. Division A – CSA Spinnaker including Racer/Cruiser

4.2.1 Offshore Multihull and Sports Multihull

4.3. Division B – CSA Performance Cruiser, Jib and Main, Bareboat, Multihull, Cruising Multihull

4.3.1. One Design Classes. 

4.4. The organizing authority reserves the right to create additional classes at any time. 

4.5. A boat will be assigned to a class by the organizing authority which reserves the right to transfer a boat to another class after the first day’s racing and before the start of the second day’s racing. Changes will be posted on the official notice board at the Nanny Cay Regatta Village. 

4.6. The minimum number of crew for each boat will be two except where class rules state otherwise. 

4.7. CSA Rule is changed. Bareboat: The provided anchor, chain and/or rode shall be on board when racing and may be relocated. No part of an anchor shall overhang the bow or forward cross arm while racing. 

  1. FEES
  Sailing Festival Spring Regatta Discount for Both
  March 30- 31 April 2- 4  
Monohull & Multihull $100 $350 $400

6.1. Registration for the Sailing Festival will be open 1200-1800 hours on Monday 3/29/2021 at the Nanny Cay Regatta Village. (Accepting Registration for Spring Regatta as well)

6.2.  Registration for the Spring Regatta will be open 1200-1800 hours Thursday, 4/01/2021 at the Nanny Cay Regatta Village. 

6.3.  Up to five (5) races a day are scheduled for Spring Regatta.  Up to 15 total races for the series are scheduled.

6.4   The order of starts, the starting area, and the finishing area for the first race each day will be posted by 0800 hours on the day of the race. 

6.5.  Dates of Racing:

Date Day Class       1st Warning
Sailing Festival      
March 30- 31 Tuesday


All       1000 hrs
Spring Regatta      
April 2 – 4 Friday – Sunday All      1000 hrs

7.1. The sailing instructions will be available at the Nanny Cay Regatta Village at registration

  1. VENUE 

8.1. Racing will be in the Sir Frances Drake Channel and adjacent waters. 


9.1. Windward/leeward & distance racing from multiple starting areas as illustrated on the Course Mark Card. 


10.1. An international jury will be constituted in accordance with Appendix N and rule 91(b). 


11.1. Each boat’s series score will be the total of the race scores. 

11.2. All measurement classes will be scored by Time on Time. 

11.3. One race will constitute a series. 

  1. PRIZES 

12.1 Prizes for each class will be given after racing on Sunday, April 4, 2021.