BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS, February 28, 2022 – Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, a private-island resort in the British Virgin Islands, will host the Scrub Island Invitational during the 49th Annual BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival (BVISR) scheduled for March 28- April 3, 2022. This is the fifth year that the prestigious Resort has hosted and sponsored the Invitational event, an 11-mile race to Scrub Island followed by a fabulous barbeque party and prizegiving on Wednesday, March 30, 2022.
“Located in the sailing capital of the world, we’re thrilled our resort will, once again, be a significant partner of this tremendous event,” stated Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina General Manager Michael Schoonewagen. “Our 55-slip marina provides a luxurious haven and a perfect home base for exploring the territory’s natural wonders.”
More than 20 teams from the Bareboat classes are registered to race in the Scrub Island Invitational, including the Botin 52 FOX, from San Diego, a first timer to BVISR. FOX owner, Victor Wild is excited to have his beautiful boat in the Caribbean.
“We’re mostly looking forward to going racing in a gorgeous part of the world!” Wild smiled.
The Scrub Island Invitational is a perfect warmup race for many bareboat crews concurs Robert Phillips, Race Chairman. “It’s an opportunity for sailors to experience the weather, winds and water conditions of the BVI as they get to know the boat that they will be racing during Spring Regatta.”
The course taken will depend on weather and conditions, nonetheless racers will enjoy breathtaking views as they make their way to Scrub Island. Post racing, Scrub Island Resort will host the crews, their families and friends, and race officials along the Grand Pavilion Patio, Donovan’s Beach and lower level of the main Resort swimming pool. The festive afternoon celebration will feature live music, a barbeque lunch, specialty drinks and the awards ceremony.
About Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, BVI
Opened in July 2010, Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina is named after its location, a serene 230-acre private-island haven situated at the east end of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. A luxury, AAA Four Diamond hotel and the first member of Marriott’s Autograph Collection in the Caribbean, the resort is tucked into a rugged cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and neighboring islands. It features 52 guest accommodations as well as a collection of two-, three-, four- and six-bedroom villas, the intimate Ixora Spa, world-class restaurants, two private beaches and a 55-slip marina. For more information, call toll free U.S. 813-849-4153 or visit scrubisland.com.