The Queen’s Baton (Relay) landed at Nanny Cay on Monday as it passed through the British Virgin Islands on its tour of all the Commonwealth countries on its way to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. The Baton was delivered by HE John Duncan, Governor of the BVI, onboard the Tortola Sloop Intrepid. It then headed over Tortola to Cane Garden Bay.
Captain Alvin, and his crew aboard Emmanuel from St Thomas, swept the board at the first annual Mahi Mayhem fishing tournament this weekend, taking $9,500 in prize money. They scooped the $5,000 top prize for heaviest mahi at 33 pounds, $2,500 for second heaviest mahi, $1,000 for heaviest overall catch, and $1,000 for heaviest mahi with an outboard engine.
Our second annual Christmas Block Party….!
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.
A ceremony held at the entrance to the new outer marina last night (Monday, December 12), heralded its opening at Nanny Cay. With speeches by Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE, the Honourable Julian Fraser, and Miles Sutherland Pilch, general manager of Nanny Cay, the ceremony also included sailing demonstrations by the Royal BVI Yacht Club’s Youth Sailing programme and a kitesurfing flypast.
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.
On Saturday (November 22), 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.
Three consecutive days of great racing made for an exciting weekend for competitors and the week-long festival drew more than 3,500 visitors to Nanny Cay.