Superb racing competition, conditions and camaraderie await sailors of all levels at the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival. In just six weeks, some 800 sailors and crew from around the world will descend on the beautiful island of Tortola to take advantage of springtime Caribbean race conditions.Read More
Twelve boats entered the Nanny Cay Round Tortola Race on Saturday 18 January, this the 2019 edition, postponed from November. Barney Crook and his team aboard Airgasm took the overall and multihull honours, with Sam Talbot and Spike taking the racing class honours and David Lake’s Wicked Winch winning the cruising class. Barney Crook and…Read More
Our annual Christmas Block Party raised $1892.00 for Family Support Network. Funds were raised with raffle and contributions to our free bar and food stand.Read More
Tradewind Yachting Services’ Jomar Balcombe, Vernal Walters, and Chuck Steely have just returned from the Yamaha Marine University in Kennesaw, Georgia, brimming with new certifications.Read More
As we begrudgingly accept the fact that sargassum weed is now a long-term aspect of marina management in the Caribbean, we are investigating solutions to most effectively minimise its impact. The sargassum enters through our flushing channels, but blocking these channels that serve the inner and outer marinas is not an option. Not only will…Read More
Melges 24 Fire Water from Tortola wins Best BVI Boat
Jim Proctor Receives Guy Eldridge True Spirit & Enthusiasm award
“It was thrilling to see this place buzzing again!” Miles Sutherland Pilch, general manager of Nanny Cay Marina enthused after a fantastic week-long fun-filled event that saw more than 800 sailors on 90+ boats competing.Read More
Racing was canceled at 1000 hours with barely a breath of air to spare on the race course. It was maybe a blessing in disguise following a magical night in the Regatta Village which was packed with party-goers and Mount Gay Red Caps.
Nevertheless, it didn’t take long for boats to regroup and figure out Plan B this morning, madly dashing to the market to stock up on ice and beverages, hightailing it out of the marina on race boats and bareboats.
The vibe at the Regatta Village was simply a blast today as boats left the docks around 8:30am to make it out to the race course in the light air which presented throughout the day. 6-7 knots in a southerly breeze made for challenging conditions under hot sunny skies and the Mount Gay Rum party post-racing all the more invitingRead More