Wet and Wild – Day One BVI Spring Regatta

Jaime Torres' Puerto Rican Melges 32, Smile and Wave. Wet and wild conditions on day one of the BVI Spring Regatta © Luke Pelican/BVI Spring Regatta

Rain squalls ripped through the Sir Francis Drake Channel at the start of racing, enhancing the trade winds to over 20 knots for most of the day. A short sea state, at times rising to three metres when the fleet was racing out of the channel added gusto to the wet and wild conditions. Across…

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