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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Call for sailors to attend the BVI Spring Regatta 2018- March 26- April 1
With most of the Caribbean islands caught in the wrath of hurricane Irma and then Maria, two category five hurricanes that hit land and made history, the message from the organisers of the BVI Spring Regatta is strong and clear:Read More
The eye of Hurricane Maria passed 55 miles to the south of Tortola, as a category 4 or 5 hurricane, in the early hours of Wednesday and we suffered minimal damage in comparison to Irma. However, we did suffer some additional damage to property and boats. We experienced hurricane force winds (full strength still to…Read More
With 40 Commando HQ, and 60 Royal Marines at Nanny Cay, we have been able to better establish the role of the Royal Marines in the aid efforts in the BVI. Their primary role is to provide security, to stabilize the BVI, protect the population, enable recovery, and support the provision of aid from the…Read More
Well, this time last week the worst of Irma was about to hit the BVI. After cutting ourselves out of our respective shelters, it has been a very busy week throughout the BVI and Nanny Cay. Partial power has been restored. The RO Water Plant, which was more damaged than we thought, has been fixed…Read More
We are finally getting ourselves organized after the horrendous passage of Irma on Wednesday. First the good news from the Nanny Cay perspective: So far, and we have not heard from everybody, we have had no reports of loss of life of any of our staff, and certainly no one that rode out the hurricane…Read More
Team Antigua docked at Nanny Cay today after a 200-mile, 48-hour training row from Antigua to the BVI. Team Antigua are competing in the 2017 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, a 3,000 mile rowing race starting on December 12th in San Sebastian de La Gomera, Spain and finishing in Antigua. The race was founded in 1997 by Sir Chay Blyth with subsequent races roughly every two years sinceRead More
The Queen’s Baton (Relay) landed at Nanny Cay on Monday as it passed through the British Virgin Islands on its tour of all the Commonwealth countries on its way to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. The Baton was delivered by HE John Duncan, Governor of the BVI, onboard the Tortola Sloop Intrepid. It then headed over Tortola to Cane Garden Bay.
The Queen’s Baton Relay is a Commonwealth Games tradition that celebrates the Commonwealth’s diversity, inspires community pride and excites people about the world-class festival of sports and culture to comRead More
The 2017 BVI Dinghy Championships will take place on 20-21 May at Nanny Cay. With over 50 entries from five countries expected, it is shaping to be a great weekend.
The Nanny Cay beach will be a hive of activity from Friday afternoon as sailors arrive to set up their boats and get out on the water for a practice sail.
Sailors from Antigua, the Cayman Islands, Puerto Rico, St Croix and St Thomas are expected to join the BVI team on the water. and will also be crowning the winner of the 2017 VIODA Triple Crown so read on to find out who to look out for.Read More