Registration for the 2012 BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival opens at noon tomorrow, Monday 26th March with the Opening Party at Peg Legs kicking off at 5:30pm.
The BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival wouldn’t be possible with the dedication and hard work of nearly 200 volunteers. The action on the water starts on Tuesday, however the preparation for the event is close to being concluded after months of planning. Regatta Co-ordinator, Anne Poor who is a volunteer, has been putting the final touches to 140 Skippers’ Packs ready for collection. The transformation of Nanny Cay Marina beachfront is close to completion with a main stage, numerous bars and food vendors ready to welcome close to two thousand revellers.
Nanny Cay Marina, home of the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival is a heavenly setting; a stunning sheltered bay surrounded by awe-inspiring terrain. Sage Mountain National Park encompasses the highest point overlooking the Regatta Village. The dramatic mountain ridge runs along the spine of Tortola, rising to 1716 feet at its highest point and locals have a nickname for the steep road running up to this sensational vantage point – ‘The Elevator’ is not for the faint hearted but the vista offered from the top of Tortola is absolutely breathtaking.
The stunning race area for the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival encompasses 22 awe-inspiring islands. The most eastern extreme of the race area is Richard Branson’s Necker Island and the most westward being Jost van Dyke. Six days of hot racing start on Tuesday 27th March with the Bitter End Cup Race from Nanny Cay to Virgin Gorda and back.