Updated, November 15th, 2018: Race postponed to Saturday January 12, 2019.
The 48th edition of the Round Tortola Race, sponsored by Nanny Cay, will take place on Saturday 12 January, 2019. Entries are invited to compete in Racing, Cruising and Multihull Classes.
The traditional course, required for those attempting the Nanny Cay Challenge for the Round Tortola Record, takes the fleet anti-clockwise around Tortola leaving Beef Island, Scrub Island, Great Camanoe and Guana Island to port. In 2016 an alternative course was introduced to offer competitors more tactical choices with the option to choose their route around Scrub, Great Camanoe and Guana after leaving Beef Island to port.
The final stretch will see the fleet pass Steele Point, wiggle through Soper’s Hole before returning to finish at Nanny Cay.
Registration will be held at Nanny Cay Beach Bar between 5:30 and 7pm on Friday 11 January. The prize giving will take place at 5pm on Saturday at the Nanny Cay Beach Bar.
The 2016 edition was won by Kevin Wrigley on Boomorang for the second consecutive year. Current record holder, the trimaran Triple Jack skippered by Richard Wooldridge took line honours but a light wind day ruled out any further records.
Nanny Cay Challenge
The Nanny Cay Challenge was launched in 2010 when yachts visiting the BVI were invited to make an attempt to beat the latest Round Tortola Records. The NCC can be attempted any-time any-day but must start and finish off Nanny Cay, circumnavigate in an anti-clockwise direction and leave Beef Island, Scrub Island, Great Camanoe and Guana Island to port.
Record breakers will receive a free dinner for up to 15 crewmembers and a jeroboam of champagne at the beach side Peg Legs compliments of Nanny Cay. They will also have their names added to the perpetual trophy.
Challengers must pay an entry fee of $250 which is donated to a BVI charity of the challenger’s choice.
Outright & Multihull: Triple Jack, Richard Wooldridge / Steve Davis – 30 April 2015 – 2 hours, 33 minutes & 40 seconds.
Monohull: Spookie, TP52, Stephen & Heidi Benjamin – 29 March 2016 – 3 hours, 8 minutes & 43 seconds.