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2015 marks the 46th running of the event.

Three classes – racing, cruising and multihull – compete in the 37-mile race.

The first warning for the start is at 10am in the Sir Francis Drake Channel off Nanny Cay. The fleet heads anti-clockwise around Tortola. After the beat up the Sir Francis Drake Channel, the fleet turns the corner at Great Camanoe and heads on a downward run to West End where, after a quick wiggle through Soper’s Hole, it’s be a beat back to the finish line off Nanny Cay.

Nanny Cay Challenge

Nanny Cay launched the Nanny Cay Challenge for the round Tortola record in 2010. Yachts (and paddleboarders) visiting the British Virgin Islands are invited to make an attempt to beat the latest round Tortola records.

It’s an all-comer, any-day event, starting and finishing off Nanny Cay. Competitors must attempt the record anti-clockwise and round Beef, Scrub Island, Great Camanoe and Guana Island to port. An entry fee of a $250 donation to a BVI charity of the challenger’s choice will include two night’s dockage (before and after attempt) at Nanny Cay. See the current records >

2015 Event

Peg Legs Round Tortola Race is Saturday, November 21. Start gun 10am off Nanny Cay. Registration 6-8pm, RBVIYC, Friday night.

Registration is at Sharky’s at the Royal BVI Yacht Club, Road Reef Marina, between 6pm and 8pm on Friday 20th November, when food specials will also be available.

The after-race party and prize giving will be held at Nanny Cay beach bar on the 21st from 5pm.

Prizes include a haul-out and launch, chandlery items, free dockage, free hotel rooms and the Round Tortola trophy for the overall winner.

Entry Fees:
RBVIYC Members $30
Non-Members $40

We look forward to welcoming you to the event, now in its 46th year!

More information:
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