The BVI Spring Regatta is known to have something for everyone of the sailors; and now it has something for all those attending as well. Time to go diving with dolphins, or sail a 100-year-old sloop
During the Sailing Festival from March 26-28, racers will circumnavigate the island of Tortola for the Nanny Cay cup and the next day race in the new Caribbean Insurers Island Invitational. This new pursuit race will start the whole fleet, race down and across the Sir Francis Drake Channel and around the back of islands finishing at Pirates Beach. Family and friends can meet up at the Bight with a special transportation for those who wish to join the party. A local agency Caribbean Insurers along with Caribbean Alliance are ready to welcome all the racers for the regatta and to a fantastic beach party and awards.
Thursday really heats up with activities for everyone. Our Wind, Water and Wander Tortola day is full on for all those enjoying a lay day or anyone visiting the island.
Have you always wanted to go diving with the dolphins Dolphin Discovery will pick up guest at the Nanny Cay village and take them to their dive site. Maybe take a 360 Island Tour, with stops at the famous Bomba Shack. Curious to see some of the homes or villas that are for rent or sale, Coldwell Banker is planning to tour the villas at Nanny Cay and some beautiful BVI homes. Or is this the year you go scuba diving with Blue Water divers or spend the day on a snorkeling trip, with Rising Son II.
To help out with all the details and logistic’s, a concierge tent sponsored by O’Neal Webster, a well known law firm will be on hand to answer all kinds of questions. You can book your excursions starting on Monday through the week.
Intrepid, the newest Sloop to join the fleet, thanks to VP Bank’s generous donation and to all those who helped bring her home.One more addition to tradition, an actual Pirate ship, the Liana’s Ransom will be sailing out onto the racecourse for all to watch all the action on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 29-31st as the BVI Spring Regatta spectator boat. Come one – come all.
There’s plenty to do for a layday. Staying right at Nanny Cay will have original wooden Sloop races. During the Sailing Festival, the Sloops will be honored with a traveling museum and artwork depicting an era when these boats were the fastest, best-built cargo and passenger ship in the islands. Teams will have the opportunity to challenge each other and actually race in one of the sloops for a small donation to the Marine Studies museum, who have been keeping the art of hand crafting boats going.One more addition to tradition, an actual Pirate ship, the Liana’s Ransom will be sailing out onto the racecourse for all to watch all the action on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 29-31st as the BVI Spring Regatta spectator boat. Come one – come all.
For further information and details, pls see the BVI Spring Regatta web site