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BVI Spring Regatta in Tortola

March 28 - April 4

$1,500 donation per person


Fast, day-time racing

The BVI Spring regatta is one of the most sought after and exciting sailing events in the Caribbean. Each afternoon we sail around race courses marked by stunning islands and come back to nightly onshore entertainment like beach dance parties and street festivals sponsored by the town.

The event draws competitors from all over the world, ranging from professional sailors on high-performance racing boats to amateur party-goers competing on chartered vacation boats. 

 


Amateur sailors welcome

Sailors of all experience levels, including first-timers, are invited to join us in the regatta. We'll have plenty of time before the three races for crew training to ensure a safe and competitive regatta.

We will be on board SV 'Defy the Odds,' a sleek and fast 65' racing sloop perfectly suited for this regatta. As one of the fastest boats in the fleet, it is possible for us to take first place on the podium.

Learn more about the race via the BVI Spring Regatta website here: http://www.bvispringregatta.org/

 


More than a Regatta

The BVI Spring Regatta isn't just about the racing. It's a week-long party that attracts hundreds of sailors and their friends, creating an atmosphere full of energy and light-hearted fun.

We will be up late into the evening at a local pub trash talking to other boats in our division and socializing with fellow sailors from all over the world. Our best trips are those where we meet amazing people, and we couldn't ask for a better bunch to be surrounded by than fellow sailors at the 45th annual BVI Spring Regatta.


SCHEDULE

Day 1 (3/28): Guest arrival, team dinner, sunset sail

Day 2 (3/29): Sailboat Racing 101
Morning and afternoon: Sail out of Nanny Cay resort and practice setting, trimming, and dropping sails. Special focus on sailing with spinnaker.
Evening: Dinner onshore, explore the island and regatta village

Day 3 (3/30): Sailboat Racing 101
Morning and afternoon: Sail out of Nanny Cay resort and practice setting, trimming, and dropping sails. Special focus on sailing with spinnaker.
Evening: Dinner onshore, explore the island and regatta village

Day 4 (3/31): The Bight, Norman Island + Welcome Party
Morning and afternoon: Sail across the Sir Francis Drake channel to the rumoured site of Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island." Swimming, snorkeling, and a visit to the floating bar.
Evening: Annual Welcome Party at Regatta Village sponsored by Mount Gay Rum

Day 5 (4/1): Race #1
Morning and afternoon: Race Day 1 of 3 against a fleet of 100+ boats. Sail around windward / leeward courses until 1400 hours.
Evening: Dinner onshore + Regatta-organized party

Day 6 (4/2): Race #2
Morning and afternoon: Race Day 2 of 3 against a fleet of 100+ boats. Sail around windward / leeward courses until 1400 hours.
Evening: Dinner onshore + Regatta-organized party

Day 7 (4/3): Race #3 Awards and Closing Ceremony at Regatta Village
Morning and afternoon: Race Day 3 of 3 against a fleet of 100+ boats. Sail around windward / leeward courses until 1400 hours.
Evening: Awards ceremony at the Regatta village beginning at 1530 hours

Day 8 (4/4): 1200 hours departure from the boat. Flight out of Tortola airport, BVI (EIS)



Cost: $1,500 donation per person, includes race entry fees, marina costs, food, beverages, and
Crew spaces remaining: 12/12
Airport: Tortola, British Virgin Islands (EIS)
Marina: Nanny Cay Marina
South Side of Tortola, Road Town, British Virgin Islands