Ten boats lined up on Saturday for the 2021 edition of the Nanny Cay Round Tortola Race. 12 to 15 knots of breeze, sunshine and the odd shower to cool things down made for perfect sailing conditions! Beating up the channel the fleet turned left at Beef Island, took the inside line to leave Scrub,…Read More
Mark Sanders and crew onboard his 31-foot Corsair Island Hops won the 2020 Nanny Cay Round Tortola Race that took place on Saturday 14 November. Eleven boats took to the race course in what turned out to be a challenging day on the water with afternoon squalls and wind shifts.Read More
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…Read More
A beautiful morning greeted the 11 competitors and delivered champagne sailing throughout the anti-clockwise around Tortola course.
First away at 09:35 were the Monohulls and cruising catamaran, followed by the three trimarans at 09:50. But all eyes were on Mike Hirst and Chris Brockbank with their foiling kites as they put down a challenge to establish a new kiteboarding record for the event.Read More
BVI waterman Mike Hirst broke the overall Round Tortola Record, and established a new kiteboarding record, yesterday (January 13, 2019) covering 49 miles in 2 hours, 14 minutes and 54 seconds.Read More
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.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