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.
Sixteen boats took part in the 47th annual Peg Legs Round Tortola Race on Saturday (December 10th) with trimaran Triple Jack taking line honours but Boomorang skippered by Kevin Wrigley taking the overall prize on corrected time for the second consecutive year.
The 47th annual Peg Legs Round Tortola Race organised by the Royal BVI Yacht Club (RBVIYC) and sponsored by Nanny Cay, will take place on Saturday, November 19th. Four classes – racing, performance cruising cruising and multihull – will compete in the 37-mile race. The course change for the 2016 race will give competitors more tactical choices to make.
The 2016 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival is gearing up to be a "Year Not to Be Missed", and the kick off will be the Round Tortola Race on March 29th. Over 40 boats have already entered for this year’s race.
Boomorang, skippered by Doug Stewart, claimed overall victory in the 2015 Peg Legs Round Tortola Race on Saturday after a long and tricky day on the water. The 46th edition of the Peg Legs Round Tortola Race started and finished off Nanny Cay. Eleven yachts entered the 37-mile race circumnavigating Tortola in an anti-clockwise direction.
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!
On Saturday, 10 intrepid yachts set off into the teeth of 25-knot winds and rain in the 45th Peg Legs Round Tortola Race. Just under four hours later, vintage trimaran Triple Jack was first across the finish line off Nanny Cay, followed by Spike, a J/111, 47 minutes and 13 seconds later. Pipe Dream crossed the line just under 22 minutes after Spike.
Rushin Rowlette head up Sir Francis Drake Channel after the startThis year’s Peg Legs Round Tortola Race was not one for the record books but 30-foot Olsen Rushin Rowlette skippered by Kevin Rowlette, won the racing division in an unusually closely-fought race
The 44th annual Peg Legs Round Tortola Race organised by the Royal BVI Yacht Club and sponsored by Nanny Cay, will take place on Saturday, November 23rd. Three classes - racing, cruising and multihull - will compete in the 37-mile race.