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Over 40 Boats Registered For Round Tortola Race In BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival

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.

Aiyana - Monohull Round Tortola Record holder

Aiyana – Monohull Round Tortola Record holder

This 31 nautical mile race circumnavigating Tortola starts and finished at Nanny Cay and kicks off the Sailing Festival. If conditions are good, there’s a chance for entrants to smash the existing records in the Nanny Cay Challenge. The current records to beat are: Monohull Record (3hrs 29mins 44secs) set at the 2013 Sailing Festival by Peter Corr’s Aiyana, an Alia 82; and the Multihull and Overall Record (2hrs 33mins 40secs) set by BVI’s Triple Jack owned by Richard Wooldridge and Steve Davis.

Triple Jack

Triple Jack – Overall and Multihull Round Tortola Record holder

As well as getting your name on the perpetual Nanny Cay Cup, the Challenge has fantastic awards up for grabs if your crew breaks the race record: a jeroboam of Drappier champagne; dinner for 15 crew at Peg Legs Restaurant; a donation of $250 towards a BVI charity of choice; and of course, record-holding bragging rights.

“Nanny Cay has been hosting the Spring Regatta for almost 14 years and we are happy to support the Sailing Festival Round Tortola race for the last three years.  The format gives an opportunity for more families to come and enjoy the week, see more of Tortola and Nanny Cay.  The Nanny Cay Cup will give all competitors a different view of the island.  Adding in our Nanny Cay Challenge for the fast record around the island is really exciting,”  commented Miles Sutherland-Pilch, general manager, Nanny Cay Resort and Marina.

In its 45th year, the BVI Spring Regatta hosted by Nanny Cay is expecting over 100 yachts from around the world. The Regatta Village transforms the beach of Nanny Cay into a perfect venue for sailors and guests.

Registration is open and the race committee is gearing up for exciting racing and the fantastic parties to celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival March 28 – April 3, 2016.