At the fourth annual Nanny Cay Nations Cup held this weekend (Nov
15/16) in the British Virgin Islands, ‘bmobile/ LIME’ brought the
perpetual trophy back to the BVI after a one year stay in the US Virgin
Islands. BVI Olympic hopeful Alec Anderson steered his ‘bmobile/LIME’
team to a convincing victory after a very tough two-day event held in
18-20 knots of breeze with a total of 22 points. Last year’s defending
champions, John and Peter Holmberg of ‘Ondeck Ocean Racing’ (USVI),
were second with 29 points and ‘Team BVI’ with Robbie and Mike Hirst,
and 15-year old Don Tae Hodge on the helm, were third with 34 points.
After twelve races and no throw outs, ‘bmobile/LIME’ counted seven
bullets scoring nothing deeper than a third place. ‘bmobile/LIME’s’
main challenger for the Cup was Peter Holmberg and his ‘Ondeck Ocean
Racing’ team – last year’s winners. However, the Holmbergs’ regatta was
marred by a costly error in race seven when they sailed around the
wrong windward mark with a comfortable lead.
Yacht rally specialists, World Cruising Club, have selected Nanny Cay Resort & Marina in Tortola, as the Caribbean host port for the start of ARC Europe 2009, the annual transatlantic cruising rally. This move brings the rally, which provides a fun and safe framework for transatlantic cruising, to the British Virgin Islands for the first
The ARC Europe rally is based on the format of the world famous ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers) and is a perfect way for yachts to voyage to Europe at the end of the Caribbean season. During the six-week event, yachts will gather at Nanny Cay Marina in early May 2009, before departing the British Virgin Islands and crossing the Atlantic in company, calling at Bermuda and exploring the Azores Archipelago before reaching the European continent at the end of June.Read More
With the fourth annual Nanny Cay Nations
Cup just over two weeks away, a strong field of teams are lining up to
attempt to dethrone US Virgin Islanders Peter and John Holmberg, last
year’s winners. An estimated 16-18 teams are currently expected
representing the British Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands, England,
Ireland, Holland, USA, Canada, Antigua, Barbados and Puerto Rico.
Holmberg and his USVI team will definitely be defending their title.
This is great news for all concerned, there’s nothing like having a
world-class helmsman to set your sights on,” said Richard Wooldridge of
Racing In Paradise, the event organisers.
After years of coaxing, Antigua will be attending for the first time
this year. Bernie Wong and his fellow Antiguans will be a force to be
reckoned with, they’re a strong team and racked up some IC24 experience
at the BVI Spring Regatta a few years ago.
Nanny Cay has
completed phase 1 of the Nanny Cay Village, its new waterside
community. The eight waterfront townhouses are accommodated in two
blocks: Pelican and Elizabeth. Each block comprises four, privately
owned, two- and three-bedroom, multi-level homes.
These townhouses are now available for rental and rates range between
$2500 and $3500 for five nights depending on the season with a maximum
of six people. ‘Stay and Sail’ and ‘Stay and Dive’ packages are also
being offered. Each townhouse has central air-conditioning, private
deck and a walled courtyard. They also have back-up water and power
supplied by Nanny Cay. Each block has parking spaces and a dock for a
The views are fantastic looking out over the Sir Francis Drake Channel
from Drakes Village Waterfront homes in Nanny Cay. With The completion
of the first 8 units of Pelican and Elizabeth block scheduled Spring
2008 one can easily imagine enjoying sundowners and cool island breezes
Pelican and Elizabeth blocks now have the galvanized roofing installed
and the a majority of the windows have now been fitted. They are now
working on installing the remaining doors and completing the interior
and exterior plastering.
It’s hard to imagine how it could have been
closer. The 20th and final race of the weekend saw b.mobile Team BVI
two points behind Team ‘Holmberg BEYC’. The BVI team needed to finish
the final race with two boats between them for a tie or three for a
win. This was not very likely with the super consistent Holmbergs
scoring nothing worse than a third so far…
what it boils down to is this. If the BVI win the final race Holmberg
has to come 5th (and last!) for the BVI to win. If the BVI place 2nd
and the Holmbergs last it will be all tied up.
Race 19 saw the Holmbergs looking shaky for the first time. They
rounded the first windward gate last and only managed to get past
Annapolis and the Dutch to place thrid. Meanwhile the BVI could not get
past the Canadians who won the race.
It has been busy down at Nanny Cay recently with larger crews making great headway on the construction of the Drakes Village Townhouses. With the Pelican and Elizabeth Blocks construction well under way, planning for piling for the 6 following new blocks is scheduled to commence in September.
The foundations, floor slab, and ground floor masonry walls are in place for Pelican Block No. 2) and Elizabeth Block(No.3) is not far behind. Our second general contractor is now mobilizing to carry on with the Elizabeth Block structure.Read More
The third annual Financial Services Challenge
took place at Nanny Cay Marina on Sunday, June 24. It also proved to be
third time lucky for Conyers Dill & Pearman (Conyers).
Conditions were absolutely perfect as Guy Eldridge, partner at Conyers,
and his team went into the final race tied on points with Deloitte.
This race would decide who took the International Finance Centre Cup
home. It turned out to be a real nail biter. Race 11 saw a picture
perfect start with all 11 IC24s hitting the line with speed.
Bryshaun Scatcliffe, helming for Conyers, managed to win the pin end
with great speed as they took off along the shore just off Nanny Cay.
Andrew Waters helming for Deloitte started midline and looked to be in
great shape finding clean air and the freedom to tack off when he
Nanny Cay Marina and the Kids And The Sea (KATS) Swim
Program are joining forces for 2005 and 2006. Nanny Cay has signed on
as the official sponsor of the program dedicated to teaching the
children of the BVI to swim.
In addition to a cash contribution,
Nanny Cay will be providing the use of the Nanny Cay pool and provide
five scholarships for the 2005 program for pupils from the Ebenezer
Thomas Primary School in Sea Cows Bay. Scholarships will be awarded
based on a "Why I should Learn to Swim" writing competition due to be
run before the Summer swimming session.