Compete in the 49th edition of the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival 2020
One of the top three annual Caribbean sailing events, the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival draws an average of 110 yachts, with 60% of competitors coming from overseas. There will be many new and exciting additions to the 2019 event, including two marinas at the host sponsor and venue, Nanny Cay Resort and Marina. Other events during the Sailing Festival include The Nanny Cay Round Tortola Race. The three-day Spring Regatta race will cover racing along the Sir Francis Drake Channel, The Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Each day will conclude with nightly entertainment with dancing on the beach, and local food vendors who will feature both local and international cuisine.
- Warm Water- Hot Racing- Cool Parties
- Get to know the British Virgin Islands as a paradise
- Racing around the islands
- Everybody meets in the harbour of Nanny Cay
- Your feet in the sand while you listen to a live band with foods and drinks
- Warm trade winds from the northeast
- An average temperature of 25°C
- Christal clear blue water
- A lay day to explore the surroundings
Program BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival
The BVI Sailing Festival includes the first race of the week on Tuesday, March 31st, the Round Tortola race for the Nanny Cay Cup, a full day of sailing around 35nm of the main island of the BVI’s. Wednesday April 1st is the Scrub Island Invitational – an exciting morning race towards the northern end of the islands with a fantastic beach BBQ, pool and live music party hosted at Scrub Island Resort and Marina. Teams have a chance to relax or practice on Thursday to be ready for the three-day BVI Spring Regatta that follows Friday- Sunday April 3rd-5th, 2020.
The Regatta Village will be located at the outer marina of Nanny Cay Resort & Marina. The marina will have 100 slips along with full provisions of ice, water, power and fuel and the inner marina is expected to be completed with 200 slips. This will give spacious room for all boats coming to the race. The Regatta Village is filled with food vendors, live entertainment each night and, of course, a very large bar to quench the thirst of all sailors and friends.
Nanny Cay Challenge
The Nanny Cay Challenge was launched in 2010 when yachts visiting the BVI were invited to make an attempt to beat the latest Round Tortola Records.
The current outright and multihull record of 2 hours, 33minutes & 40 seconds is held by local BVI trimaran Triple Jack and was set on 30 April 2015. Stephen & Heidi Benjamin´s TP52 Spookie, holds the monohull record of 3 hours, 8minutes & 43 seconds, which they won at the 2016 BVI Spring Regatta.
Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, a private-island resort in the British Virgin Islands, will host the Scrub Island Invitational race which takes place Wednesday and is expected to draw up to 50 boats to compete in a race from Nanny Cay Marina to Scrub Island. The exact course will depend on weather and conditions but will wind through many of the lush islands, offering racers breathtaking views as they make their way to Scrub Island. Upon conclusion, Scrub Island Resort will host the crews, their families and friends, and race officials for a special luncheon and party on 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 and speciality drinks.
Course BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival
The Course – BVI Spring Regatta
BVISR | Norman Island Course Area
Winding through our scenic islands, Bare Boats, Multihulls, Cruisers and Classics sail one to two races per day.
BVISR | SOL Course Area
Windward/leeward’s and around rocks and islands courses are set for Racing and Racer/Cruiser divisions. It’s a “Sailors Workout” with up to five races a day.
A full diagram of the potential course routes and islands can be found here
The itinerary Volvo 70 Kraken
Crew arrive: 28th March 2020,
Safety Brief and Training: 30th March 2020,
Race Days: 31st March – 05 April 2020 with April 2 as a lay day.
The boats itinerary starts at 8am on the 28th March, crew are welcome to turn up anytime from the 28th as your bunk will be available, so please feel free to use her as your base.
This package includes:
- 2 x Watch leader
- On board training
- Your bunk
- Team shirt
- Marina and Berthing fees
- Food onboard while racing and training
- Wet weather gear
- Race entry fees
Meals ashore and travel to and from ports is not included.
Kraken is a stripped-out racing boat with very few luxuries, so please expect high side hot bunking, freeze-dried food – as the galley consists of a sink and 1 camping stove for boiling water and a very exciting gimbled heads!
On Kraken we like to be fully inclusive and give amateur sailors the chance to participate in all aspects of sailing the boat – we can assure you; you will not just be sitting on the rail. Read more
- Safety Equipment (Lifejacket & Tether)
- Wet Weather Gear / Foulies
- Food & Drink Whilst On-Board
- Pre-Departure Safety Briefing
- Man Overboard Training
Video Story BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival 2019
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