2019 BVI SPRING REGATTA
PROUD SPONSOR & HOST SINCE 2002
Although BVI borders are currently closed, the postponement flag is being lowered for the 2020 BVI Spring Regatta. The regatta, now scheduled for October 23-25, 2020, was postponed on Friday March 13th as the Covid-19 lockdowns began, just days from the start of the 49th edition of the event. But now, multiple classes, three days of great racing, and…Read More
Superb racing competition, conditions and camaraderie await sailors of all levels at the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival. In just six weeks, some 800 sailors and crew from around the world will descend on the beautiful island of Tortola to take advantage of springtime Caribbean race conditions.Read More
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL COMPETITORS! WE HOPE YOU HAD A GREAT WEEK AND THANKS FOR COMING!
LATEST NEWS FROM THE BVI SPRING REGATTA
Clcik photo to enlargeWell, the all-important beer tent is up – but not yet stocked – and yachts have been flooding into the docks all day with many of them having come straight from the Rolex Regatta. Registration for the Sailing Festival opened at noon today and closes at 6pm when the welcome party starts…
Clcik to enlargeThe structures for the food tents have started to arrive and the refillable water station is in place near Peg Legs. The regatta organisers’ container full of regatta-organizing-goodies is on the beach and competing yachts are beginning to show up on our docks. There’s a general build-up of activity aound the whole marina…
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…
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.
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.
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”.