2019 BVI SPRING REGATTA
PROUD SPONSOR & HOST SINCE 2002
Melges 24 Fire Water from Tortola wins Best BVI Boat
Jim Proctor Receives Guy Eldridge True Spirit & Enthusiasm award
“It was thrilling to see this place buzzing again!” Miles Sutherland Pilch, general manager of Nanny Cay Marina enthused after a fantastic week-long fun-filled event that saw more than 800 sailors on 90+ boats competing.Read More
Racing was canceled at 1000 hours with barely a breath of air to spare on the race course. It was maybe a blessing in disguise following a magical night in the Regatta Village which was packed with party-goers and Mount Gay Red Caps.
Nevertheless, it didn’t take long for boats to regroup and figure out Plan B this morning, madly dashing to the market to stock up on ice and beverages, hightailing it out of the marina on race boats and bareboats.
The vibe at the Regatta Village was simply a blast today as boats left the docks around 8:30am to make it out to the race course in the light air which presented throughout the day. 6-7 knots in a southerly breeze made for challenging conditions under hot sunny skies and the Mount Gay Rum party post-racing all the more invitingRead More
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL COMPETITORS! WE HOPE YOU HAD A GREAT WEEK AND THANKS FOR COMING!
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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”.
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.