Efforts to restore, preserve and sail the historic Tortola Boats (Virgin Island Sloops) has started again here at Nanny Cay. The programme continues to be headed by Professor Geoff Brooks, who has nurtured these boats for many years as the Curator of the Virgin Islands Maritime Museum, and the newly formed Virgin Islands Sloop Foundation (VISF), a nonprofit organisation.
Nanny Cay is providing work and storage space near the swimming pool and over time, this area will be developed into a more permanent visitors centre and maritime museum.Read More
Nanny Cay is strongly recommending that all monohull boats remove their masts for the summer storage period but it is NOT a requirement.
We are separating monohulls stored without masts from those with masts. We believe boats stored without masts in their own area will fair better, and suffer less ‘third party damage’ if we have future storm events.Read More
On Saturday, we held a Puerto Rican Navy Appreciation Party on the beach here at Nanny Cay. A small way for us to say thank you to our Puerto Rican friends that helped so much after the passing of Irma.
After Irma the Puerto Rican Navy filled numerous boats (on one trip alone there were around 50 vessels) with aid and supplies for the people of the BVI. It took them a lot of effort to get the correct permissions and entry permits to be allowed to do this but they persevered and at considerable personal cost, they came across with food, clothing, medication (we know they brought over $1000 of crucial meds for one person here), hygiene products, water, baby supplies, tarpaulins and more.Read More
2018 BVI Dinghy Championships welcomed 20 competitors representing the BVI, St Thomas and Puerto Rico. Racing on 19 and 20 May Tanner Krygsveld from St Thomas Yacht Club was the overall Optimist winner with Paul Johnson taking the Laser 4.7 title.Read More
On Saturday 5 May, crews from World Cruising Club’s “return ARC”, the ARC Europe transatlantic rally, said farewell to Caribbean waters as they set off for their offshore adventure from Nanny Cay towards Portugal, as one of the two rally starts got underway.Read More
Inner marina to be fully operational by December; Major infrastructural improvements coming this year including increased water production and storage; Boatyard getting new 60-tonne trailer; Owners committed to improving and hardening Nanny Cay to maintain its status as the Caribbean’s premier resort marina and boatyard.Read More
87-year old Robin Tattersall Sweeps Well Deserved Awards; Nanny Cay Staff Receive Hard Earned Spirit and Enthusiasm Award
On the final day of racing in the 47th edition of the BVI Spring Regatta, which ended on a light note along with plenty of cold beer, sunshine and smiles, the story was really about the fantastic job Nanny Cay and the regatta organizers have done to make this year's BVI Spring Regatta event happen post Hurricane Irma.Read More
Conditions were light overall with 10-12 knots on the Sol course and 8-10 knots on the Norman course, from a north easterly direction. Sunscreen – lots of it – was the call for the day as sailors raced under brilliant sunny skies. The lighter air today favored some, resulting in shifts on the leaderboard.Read More
A brilliant day on the water made for thrilling starts in the CSA Racing division and close sailing for the top three finishers in all divisions. ”It was really a terrific day,” Dave Brennan, Principal Race Officer for the Racing Division, said. “We worked in a lot of windward leewards, and sailing around the rocks…Read More
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.Read More
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.
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.Read More