BVI Spring Regatta Finishes on a Light, But High, Note

Competitors racing in the 51st edition of the BVI Spring Regatta experienced a week of mixed conditions which put the best to the test; light for Spring Regatta and typical windy trades for the Sailing Festival, so those who competed in the full week can attest to just how exhilarating the breeze can be in the beautiful BVI.

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Shotgunn: A Cape 31 Love Affair

Michael Wilson and his wife Helen, who reside on the Isle of Man, spent last year sailing Shotgunn in Southampton and the Isle of Wight where the Cape 31 circuit was sailed. They kept the boat in Southampton, learned a lot, brought good people onto the team, and were fortunate enough to win the UK season.

As the pair worked on which regattas to do this year, they decided on the Med circuit and the Caribbean.

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Epic Conditions for Round Tortola Race for Nanny Cay Cup

Today was epic for the Round Tortola Race, the kick-off event for the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival. Boats started in some 16 knots ENE breeze in five classes, and by the time they rounded Beef Island, it had built to 20 and continued to build to over 24+ throughout the afternoon. The sun shone; the sea condition was perfect – it was literally racing in paradise.

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