The 2017 BVI Dinghy Champions were crowned this weekend with 53 boats racing across four fleets. Hosted at Nanny Cay, visitors were welcomed from Antigua, St Croix, St Thomas and Puerto Rico and treated to two days of spectacular BVI sailing.
The 2017 BVI Dinghy Championships will take place on 20-21 May at Nanny Cay. With over 50 entries from five countries expected, it is shaping to be a great weekend. The Nanny Cay beach will be a hive of activity from Friday afternoon as sailors arrive to set up their boats and get out on the water for a practice sail. Sailors from Antigua, the Cayman Islands, Puerto Rico, St Croix and St Thomas are expected to join the BVI team on the water. and will also be crowning the winner of the 2017 VIODA Triple Crown so read on to find out who to look out for.
The year ended on a high note, as we opened the new outer marina after 17 months of construction. At a ceremony held at the entrance to the new outer marina on December 12, Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE, declared the marina officially open.
The 15th edition of the BVI Dinghy Championships wrapped up on Sunday with seven new champions crowned. The 85 competitors from the BVI, St Thomas, St Croix and Puerto Rico were treated to a stunning weekend of sailing out on the Sir Francis Drake Channel with shoreside activities and entertainment at Nanny Cay.
The 15th edition of the BVI Dinghy Championships is set to be one of the biggest ever with over 70 sailors registered to compete on 21 and 22 May off Nanny Cay. Sailors from the BVI, USVI and Puerto Rico will take to the water in Optimist, Optimist Green fleet, Laser, Laser Radial, Open Bic and IC24 events for the honour of being named the 2016 BVI Dinghy Champion.
Twelve boats took to the race course to duke it out for the honour of adding their name to the Governor's Cup trophy. A gloomy morning greeted the competitors but despite the promise of a wet day, the rain held off the race track. Starting off Nanny Cay, the course took competitors out to Pelican Island, up round Dead Chest Island, across to Hog Valley Green just off Road Harbour and then back to finish at Nanny Cay.
The Royal BVI Yacht Club hosted the 2015 BVI Dinghy Championships at Nanny Cay on 16 and 17 May. Racing took place on the Sir Francis Drake Channel just off Nanny Cay. BVI Sailors were joined by sailors from St Croix, St John and St Thomas; there were 52 dinghies out on the water. The wind was light and shifty requiring more skill and patience from the young sailors.
2014 - another busy year at Nanny Cay. It started with one of those “ahhh” moments when we rescued a baby turtle from the marina and was then followed by reality shows, regattas, cruising rallies, boat shows, Atlantic rowers, round Tortola records, awards, and a lot of hauling boats!
Sunshine, calm winds, good food and fun entertainment made for a fun and enjoyable 2014 Dinghy Championships hosted by the Royal BVI Yacht Club here at Nanny Cay last weekend. The three days of fun kicked off Friday night with registration, welcome party with fire show and music into the night by Bounce.
The Royal British Virgin Islands Yacht Club’s Annual Dinghy Championships will take place at Nanny Cay from May 16 to 18. This is the flagship event of the Youth Programme, a showcase of the racing achievements, and a major fundraiser. The money fundraised in this event goes 100% to the Youth Sailing Development Programme in support of instructor wages and equipment maintenance, and acquisition.