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Round Tortola Race 2018

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Outer marina buzzing as boats prep for BVI Spring Regatta

Mar 30, 2018

Today was a day of prep and practice, onshore and offshore for a full weekend of racing ahead. Blue skies and a 15 knot breeze motivated many of the 66 boats registered to race this weekend’s BVI Spring Regatta to take advantage of a perfect day on the water to polish maneuvers, while others were preoccupied shoreside getting equipment race ready.

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Swan 45 Samantaga Win ABSOLUT.® Full Moon Race

Mar 28, 2018

A fun reach in 15+ knots under sunny skies to the finish of the inaugural ABSOLUT.® Full Moon Race was welcomed by race winners, Belgian team Samantaga, especially after toughing out a night of big breeze and plenty of rain.
Samantaga finished the 165 NM around the BVI race in 24 hours, 35 minutes and 4 seconds.

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Challenging Conditions In Round Tortola Race

Mar 28, 2018

It was a very challenging day for the all the classes who started the Round Tortola Race for the Nanny Cay Cup. With a breeze that clocked the compass amidst squalls and at times, no breeze whatsoever. race officials shortened the course mid-afternoon to allow several boats to finish within the allotted time.

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Yachts Preparing for Round Tortola Race & Absolut Full Moon Race

Mar 26, 2018

It’s business as usual around the docks at Nanny Cay as hundreds of sailors from around the world prepare for the first major event to be held in the British Virgin Islands since Hurricane Irma – the BVI Spring Regatta.

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Marina Update – Phased Roll Out Of New Docks

Mar 21, 2018

The damage caused to the inner marina by Hurricane Irma on September 6th, has resulted in the need to completely replace the docks. This damage reduced our overall dockage capacity by 75%.

The current goal is to have the inner marina fully operational by November, with phased roll out of docks and services between now and then.

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47th BVI Spring Regatta Coming Up

Mar 19, 2018

The 47th edition of the BVI Spring Regatta (BVISR), taking place March 26-1 April, will be the first major international event held since Hurricane Irma and Maria tore through the islands last September.

Everyone has worked tirelessly since the devastating hurricanes to ensure that the regatta, which this year includes an exciting new full moon event offering competitors a chance to race around the beautiful British Virgin Islands, will go ahead.

The 2018 BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival kicks off with a four-day warm-up, followed by the main three-day regatta from 26th March to 1st April.

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Boatyard Team Completes Post-Irma Recovery

Feb 23, 2018

At 3pm on February 23, the Nanny Cay team righted the last boat in the boatyard that had been toppled by Hurricane Irma on September 6th.

Over 200 boats were moved in the process, with us having to move 80 boats to reach the 130 boats that had to be righted and re-chocked.

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Outer Marina Piling Complete

Feb 20, 2018

Piling for the new slips in the outer marina has been completed. Work continues on adding the pile caps and cabling and pedestals for shore power.

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New Walcon Docks In Outer Marina

Dec 11, 2017

Sixty new Walcon docks are being installed in the outer marina.  Once completed, this will give us just over 100 slips in the outer marina.

We have also added two slips by the fuel dock and are working on additional slips in the inner m

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2017 Caribbean 1500 – No Ordinary Sailing Rally

Dec 6, 2017

First sailing event into post-hurricane Tortola made the Caribbean 1500 special for both the sailors and island hosts. But this year’s ARC Caribbean 1500 turned out to be much more of an adventure that many of the participating sailors could have imaged back in the summer as they made their plans and prepared their boats.

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Post-Irma Update #5

Nov 7, 2017

90 boats in the two main storage areas have been righted, re-chocked, and/or moved since Irma; we have restored our fuel docks, are serving fuel and water; we have managed to salvage additional docks to rebuild ‘A’ dock; the 36th annual BVI Charter Yacht Show takes place this week.

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Post-Irma Update #4

Oct 12, 2017

Hurricane Irma passed just over a month ago, and while we still have a long way to go, solid progress continues.

Sixty docks are due to arrive in November and be installed in the undamaged outer marina, this will give us just over 100 slips here. We hope to accommodate many of our guests here this season.

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