New BVI Sailing Festival: March 25th-31st 2013
The organisers of the week-long BVI Sailing Regatta & Sailing Festival, hosted by Nanny Cay, have announced exciting changes to the format of the popular three-day prelude to the BVI Spring Regatta in 2013 – known as the BVI Sailing Festival.
Published 11 years ago, updated 4 years ago
The programme includes a race around the island of Tortola for the Nanny Cay Cup, a race to neighboring Norman Island for some beach-time fun at Pirates Bar in The Bight and then a chance to discover Tortola from a different perspective – on, off and under the water – on the final day of the Festival. The Sailing Festival offers competitors the opportunity to discover the magic of some of the 60+ islands that make up the British Virgin Islands whilst taking part in the Regatta.
Change of Date for 2013
Hosted by Nanny Cay Resort and Marina on the island of Tortola, the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival has moved the date of the 2013 event to March 25th-31st to allow sailors to compete in several different regattas in a packed Caribbean racing calendar.
A Unique Regatta: Ocean, Channel, and Sea
Bob Phillips, chairman of the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival outlines plans for a revitalized three-day BVI Sailing Festival: “We felt it was time for something new, to keep the event fresh and interesting, particularly for our regular competitors. After 10 successful years of racing to the Bitter End Yacht Club on Virgin Gorda and back, it was time to offer something different. We are known as an innovative and forwarding thinking regatta and enjoy making improvements to keep it appealing, fun and interesting for the sailors and visitors.”
“Few regattas offer the opportunity to race on really exciting and varied courses each day in multi-challenging waters, which include the Atlantic Ocean, Sir Francis Drake’s Channel and the Caribbean Sea. The new format for the Sailing Festival will ensure a pleasurable build-up to the BVI Spring Regatta and competitive racing on some of the best race courses in the world. We might even see a new record for the Nanny Cay Challenge in the Round Tortola Race. We are planning a Race-Beach Day and an opportunity for visitors to really see what Tortola has to offer when not sailing. We look forward to welcoming everyone to a really memorable 42nd BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival.”
Sailing Festival Programme
The new format for the BVI Sailing Festival at Nanny Cay will run from Monday 25th through to Thursday 28th March 2013, when registration for the main BVI Spring Regatta will take place with the traditional Mount Gay Rum Welcome Party. Starting on Friday 29th, the three-day BVI Spring Regatta includes the International Yacht Club Challenge and culminates in the awards ceremony for the overall prize winners on Sunday 31st March.
The Notice of Race for the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival will be available at the end of September.