The Genaker Cafe will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from March 30 to April 5 with the regular menu and nightly specials. Breakfast will be served from 6am to 10.30am, lunch from 11am to 5pm and dinner from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Happy Hour will be from 4pm to 6pm and Red Stripe and…Read More
We are happy with the recent progress of Defiance Block of Nanny Cay Village. The construction crew has been very busy. Since the last update, they have cast the slab grade beams, then striped all the formwork and have been back-filling to prepare for the steel work on the slab. Last week they finished all…Read More
BVI Yacht Guide feature: Smooth, Seamless, Successful: A peek behind the scenes of The BVI Spring Regatta
An article from the BVI Yacht Guide on Nanny Cay’s involvement with the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival:
Smooth, Seamless, Successful: A peek behind the scenes of The BVI Spring Regatta
By the time the first week of April is over then no sooner has the last tent peg been pulled and the vestiges of the four-day sailing bonanza has been cleaned up. It is then that the organizers of the annual BVI Spring Regatta meet up to review the good, the fantastic and the things to be changed for next year.
Miles Sutherland-Pilch, general manager of the host venue, Nanny Cay Resort and Marina in Tortola, is a key contributor to these discussions. Nanny Cay became host and presenting sponsor for the BVI Spring Regatta in 2002 and is responsible for providing and managing much of the physical logistics for what has become the third largest regatta in the Caribbean.
The organisation of the Regatta is a year-round job with various committees in place to ensure that all shore side and on-water activities run smoothly. “We regularly meet with the BVI Spring Regatta Committee to discuss what’s new, and how best to integrate any changes in the layout of the village whilst maintaining an uninterrupted flow of daily service,” said Miles.
As well as allocating slips and dockage for incoming yachts, the Nanny Cay team works closely with the BVI Spring Regatta Committee to oversee the installation of the Regatta Village, address irregular issues and liaise with the local task forces on planned parking and health, safety and security measures.Read More
Nanny Cay Resort and Marina in the British Virgin Islands, has just completed the final phase of its electrical infrastructure upgrades and can now supply back up power property-wide including all the docks, hotel, new townhouses and office and retail space.
Nanny Cay management has been rolling out the upgrade over the last year. A 600kw generator was installed in September, 2009 and the installation of a transformer near Peg Leg Landing bar and restaurant last week completed the roll out of back up power to the outer end of the 25-acre property, including the docks.
Nanny Cay management has also ensured that there is sufficient extra capacity to meet the power needs of hosted events like the BVI Spring Regatta which will be held March 30 – April 5, and the start of ARC Europe in May.Read More
May 7th start for 36 yachts to enjoy fun and safe ocean cruising
ARC Europe is based on the format of the ARC and enables yachts to cruise west to east to Europe at the end of the Caribbean season as part of a fun rally. There are two starting points on the same date – here at Nanny Cay Marina where ARC Europe will be starting for the first time and St. Augustine in Florida.
It was 21 years ago that the concept of ARC Europe first came to fruition when the inaugural event, then named ‘TransARC’, set off in 1988. In 2000 the rally was re-named ‘ARC Europe’ to better reflect its association with the world-famous ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers).Read More
Courtesy of Tim Wright, www.photoaction.com Triple Jack, sponsored by Nanny Cay, was second in the Racing Multihull class in the Heineken Regatta which finished today. The 2009 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta will largely be remembered as the year a solid northeasterly breeze kicked in on the first day of the three-day event, and continued in…Read More
Nanny Cay sponsored Triple Jack is second in the Racing Multihull class after the first day of racing in the Heineken Regatta. Yesterday was not a day for the meek of heart or the weak of hull. For after a brief series of morning squalls, a northerly breeze packing gusts over 30-knots swept in with…Read More
BVI Customs and Immigration officials will being on-site at Nanny Cay from noon – 18.00 on Monday, March 30 and Thursday, April 2nd, to clear in yachts arriving for the Sailing Festival and BVI Spring Regatta. Additionally, Customs will be waiving the Cruising Permit fee. The fee is $4 per person, per day, and with boats carrying anywhere between five to twenty crew members, the per day savings for visiting yachts will be anywhere between $20 – $80.Read More
Triple Jack amd Soma are heading to St Marrten’s Heineken Regatta after their annual ‘spruce ups’ in Nanny Cay’s boatyard. Both competitive veterans of the Caribbean race circuit, they leave today (Wednesday, March 4th) with racing to start Friday morning at 9 a.m.
Forecast for the weekend is northerly winds in the 12-20 knot range.
For those of us who love to sail the sea is a sanctuary. It is our place of adventure, our home away from home and our playpen. But two comprehensive studies — by the 2003 Pew Oceans Commission and the U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy — have made it dramatically apparent that our beloved ocean is severely threatened. With that in mind, the 2009 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival has joined forces with Sailors for the Sea to reduce the pollution generated by the regatta and to promote ocean awareness to others. March 30 – April 5, 2009, the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival with Nanny Cay’s support as presenting sponsor will be going “clean and green”.Read More
Every year, well before registration closes for the BVI Spring Regatta, people ask, “How many boats are registered?” and every year, organizers reply something to the effect that the final registration numbers are hard to predict. This year is no different, but with the economy being in the toilet and the event looming only seven weeks away, the question seems more relevant than ever. The numbers for the 2009 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival, March 30 – April 5, look healthy and regatta organizers have reason to believe that although 2009 will not be a record breaker, it will be a good year.Read More