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Yachts and paddleboarders are invited to make an attempt to beat the latest Round Tortola Record.

Paddleboard

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07:09:00

Mike Hirst & Mark Cochrane
September 17, 2014

Overall/Multihull

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2:33:40

Triple Jack
Richard Wooldridge/Steve Davis
April 30, 2015

Monohull

03:29:44

Aiyana (Alia 82)
Peter Corr
March 26, 2013

MONOHULL & MULTIHULL ATTEMPTS - THE RULES

ENTER & DONATE TO BVI CHARITY

Entry fee of $250 donation to BVI charity of choice includes two night’s dockage (before and after attempt) at Nanny Cay.

Charities to benefit so far:

– BVI Humane Society, $250, Triple Jack (April 2015)
– RBVIYC Youth Sailing Programme $250, VISAR $250 (March 2013)
– KATS, $250, INTAC (November 2012)
– BVI Humane Society, $250, Triple Jack (October 2012)
$250, Soma (April 2010)

REWARD & RECOGNITION

– Perpetual Trophy (on display at Peg Legs)
– Name on Trophy (plaque)
– Crew dinner at PegLegs if record broken for up to 15 crewmembers; does not include alcoholic drinks with the exception of the of champagne.)
– Large bottle of champagne
– Bragging rights!

Only realistic entrants will be accepted. To enter, contact Miles Sutherland-Pilch, General Manager, Tel: (284) 494 2512, miles@nannycay.com.

PREVIOUS RECORD HOLDERS


INTAC Mark Plaxton - November 17, 2012 (Record broken March 2013)
3:57:36

Jurakan, Melges 32, Dave West, November 2009 ( Record broken November 2012) 4:15:05

Multihull

Triple Jack, Kelsal 47, Richard Wooldridge, October 2012. (Record broken April 2015) 2:40:18

Soma, Formula 40, Nils Erickson, April 2010 (Record broken October 2012) 2:50:15

Triple Jack, Kelsal 47, Richard Wooldridge, November 2009. (Record broken April 2010) 3:33:00

PADDLEBOARD ATTEMPTS - RULES & REWARD

THE REWARD

A $250 donation to the BVI charity of your choice if you break the record
Dinner for record-breaker plus 1 at Peg Legs
A bottle of champagne for each record-breaker
HUGE bragging rights!

THE RULES

Record attempts must be self-supported
A Nanny Cay representative must ratify start and finish times
Nanny Cay reserves the right to reject the attempt for any reason and accepts no responsibility any loss, damage, or injury whatsoever!

Latest Nanny Cay Challenge News

Triple Jack Sets New Round Tortola Record

On Thursday April 30, trimaran Triple Jack and crew managed to take 6 minutes and 38 seconds off their existing Round Tortola record, rounding the island in 2 hours, 33 minutes and 40 seconds. It was Triple Jack’s second attempt in the Nanny Cay Challenge. Despite high hopes for optimal conditions with 15-20 knot winds from the SSE, winds were lighter than expected. Indeed, the winds softened for the important final leg from Soper’s Hole back to Nanny Cay after some unexpectedly big winds on the north side of Tortola.

2014 – A Look Back

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!

Round Tortola Paddleboard Record

Mike Hirst and Mark Cochran established the benchmark Round Tortola Record for a Stand Up Paddleboard in the Nanny Cay Challenge with a surprisingly fast time of 7 hours and 9 minutes. Hirst and Cochrane left Nanny Cay at 5:04am and landed back at 12:13pm. The pair had been waiting for a calm weather window for some time and today, with very light southerly winds forecast, was the day.

Champagne start for Aiyana

In today’s Round Tortola Race for the Nanny Cay Cup, Peter Corr’s Alia 82, Aiyana smashed the monohull record by nearly half an hour. Setting a new record of 3 hours, 29 minutes and 44 seconds for the 37-mile run around Tortola. Aiyana is the largest yacht competing at the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival and the crew let out a big ‘cheer’ dockside as the news came through they had broken the course monohull record.