Twelve boats entered the Nanny Cay Round Tortola Race on Saturday 18 January, this the 2019 edition, postponed from November. Barney Crook and his team aboard Airgasm took the overall and multihull honours, with Sam Talbot and Spike taking the racing class honours and David Lake’s Wicked Winch winning the cruising class. Barney Crook and…

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A perfect day for record setting at the BVI Sailing Festival saw Fujin, the Bieker 53 catamaran owned and skippered by Greg Slyngstad, win the Nanny Cay Challenge with the fastest elapsed time of 1:57:16, breaking the standing multihull record set in 2015 by the trimaran Triple Jack of 2:33:40 – and the outright record of 2:14:54 set by Mike Hirst on a kiteboard in January.   The monohull record was also overturned by E1, the Volvo 70 skippered by Rafal Sawicki in an elapsed time of 2:53:08, beating the previous record set in 2016 by the TP52 Spookie of 3:08:43.

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The 48th edition of the Round Tortola Race, sponsored by Nanny Cay, will take place on Saturday 12 January 2019. Entries are invited to compete in Racing, Cruising and Multihull Classes.

The traditional course, required for those attempting the Nanny Cay Challenge for the Round Tortola Record, takes the fleet anti-clockwise around Tortola leaving Beef Island, Scrub Island, Great Camanoe and Guana Island to port. In 2016 an alternative course was introduced to offer competitors more tactical choices with the option to choose their route around Scrub, Great Camanoe and Guana after leaving Beef Island to port.

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The year ended on a high note, as we opened the new outer marina after 17 months of construction. At a ceremony held at the entrance to the new outer marina on December 12, Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable D. Orlando Smith, OBE, declared the marina officially open.

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Sixteen boats took part in the 47th annual Peg Legs Round Tortola Race on Saturday (December 10th) with trimaran Triple Jack taking line honours but Boomorang skippered by Kevin Wrigley taking the overall prize on corrected time for the second consecutive year.

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The 47th annual Peg Legs Round Tortola Race organised by the Royal BVI Yacht Club (RBVIYC) and sponsored by Nanny Cay, will take place on Saturday, November 19th. Four classes – racing, performance cruising cruising and multihull – will compete in the 37-mile race. The course change for the 2016 race will give competitors more tactical choices to make.

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TP52 SPOOKIE Nanny Cay Cup

Triple Jack takes overall; SPOOKIE breaks Monohill Round Tortola Record;

The BVI Sailing Festival Round Tortola Race for the Nanny Cay Cup and Nanny Cay Challenge started promptly at 09:30 on Tuesday morning in seas a little rougher than normal due to last week’s high winds, and an easterly breeze of 18+ knots.

The BVI-based trimaran Triple Jack, owned by Richard Wooldridge and Steve Davis, charged off the start to an early lead in the CSA Multihull class. She made her way around the island in 3 hours and 19 minutes – almost 46 minutes slower than her record-breaking time last year – but her corrected time of 3:46:38, gave her first place overall in the 2016 Nanny Cay Cup.

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The Round Tortola Race Race for the Nanny Cay Cup kicks off the 2016 BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival tomorrow and life couldn’t be more perfect for the crews of 54 boats competing – the forecast is for breeze in the upper teens.

The Nanny Cay Cup not only sets the scene for a week of great racing with spectacular views of Tortola throughout the 31-nautical mile race, additionally, the teams can also race for the Nanny Cay Challenge – a perpetual challenge for the fastest mono and catamaran record around the island.

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With a different race course every day and guaranteed no-two-days-of-racing-the-same sets BVI Spring Regatta apart from other yacht racing events. Fabulous beach parties every evening are the only way to end a perfect day of warm-water Caribbean racing. With a long-time home base here at Nanny Cay where families can also enjoy all that Tortola and the surrounding islands offer, the event offers something for everyone.

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