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

Wet and Wild – Day One 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.
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