Call us: + (284) 394 2512 | Genaker Cafe To-Go +(284) 394 2515 | Peg Legs To-Go +(284) 394 2518

        • BOATYARD

          Nanny Cay operates three travel-lifts. We have two 50-tonne lifts. One is a 50-tonne Travelift, the other is a 50-tonne Acme Travel Lift. Both are capable of lifting monohulls up to 68 feet long, 10 feet draft and weighing up to 50 tons.

          The third lift is a wide-body 70-tonne Travelift, capable of lifting and moving catamarans up

        • MARINA

          A modern and naturally sheltered marina with berths for 320 yachts with two fuel docks; pump out station; 120/220V electricity; luxury shower facilities and restrooms; water and ice from Nanny Cay’s own R/O plant; garbage disposal; 100% site-wide backup power.



        • Refurbished hotel room
        • HOTEL

          Nanny Cay currently has 25 charming rooms nestled in a tropical oasis garden setting in the heart of Tortola’s favourite marina.

          All hotel rooms feature air conditioning, daily maid service and private balconies overlooking the picturesque marina or tropical gardens.

        • Al fresco drinking and dining at Peg Legs and the Beach Bar


          394 2515

        • CHANDLERY

          Nanny Cay Chandlery offers a wide variety of chandlery products and services. We carry over 5000 different items in the store, as well as a wide variety of both metric and imperial (standard) screws.

        • Tradewind Yacht Services staff with Yamaha certifications

          Tradewind Yachting Services, the British Virgin Islands’ top Yamaha outboard and inflatable dinghy sales facility. The salesroom and full service engine and lower unit repair shop are located behind Genaker Cafe in the plaza at Nanny Cay. Tradewind is the official BVI Dealer for Yamaha outboards and motorbikes, and AB Inflatables.

        • Kevin Wrigley, Quantum Sails

          Whether you’re land-based in our hotel or boatyard, or still afloat in the marina, we have a wide variety of services and products available at Nanny Cay.

Lucky 7 Wins Nanny Cay Round Tortola Race; Mike Hirst Sets a New Record

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.  Sure enough, just over 2 hours later the pair came streaking back up the channel having maintained speeds in the upper teens throughout.  Hirst took the line honours win after just 2 hours, 14 minutes and 54 seconds and, hot on his heels, Brockbank finished with a time of 2 hours 28 minutes and 53 seconds.  

The five monohulls made for an interesting fleet, ranging from David Lake’s 30ft Hunter, Wicked Winch up to the majestic Swan 77, La Forza.  Sadly Wicked Winch were forced to retire at Beef Island due to rigging problems .  From the finish position at Nanny Cay, La Forza was the first to appear, dwarfing all other boats in the channel. 

Sneaking up behind them though were the three Corsair multihulls, comfortably clocking upwind speeds around the 10 knot mark, with Mark Sander’s Island Hops leading the way.  Finishing with an elapsed time of 4 hours 5 minutes and 25 seconds.  Eddie Brockbank’s Lucky 7 was next, followed by Barney Crook’s Airgasm with just under 10 minutes separating the three of them.

La Forza crossed the line a few minutes after Airgasm for the monohull class line honours but had not done enough to hold their position on corrected time.  Next up was Henry Leonnig and the Melges 24 Firewater which also gave them the class win ahead of Kevin Rowlette’s Sweet Revenge and Miles Sutherland Pilch aboard his newly restored Beneteau 44.7 Odyssey.

During the prize giving a special presentation was made to Miles Sutherland Pilch and Nanny Cay in recognition of their long standing commitment to the Royal BVI Yacht Club Youth Sailing Programme. 

For many years now Nanny Cay has been the primary sponsor of the programme, providing ground space for classes, dock space for chase boats, sponsorship of events, donations from fuel sales and support in other ways.

Nanny Cay Challenge

With a top speed of 27 knots and averaging 20 knots, Mike Hirst has set a new Nanny Cay Challenge Record, covering 49 miles in 2 hours, 14 minutes and 54 seconds. Mike took 18 minutes and 46 seconds off Triple Jack’s record set in 2015.  Chris Brockbank also broke the record.  

Nanny Cay launched the Nanny Cay Challenge for the round Tortola record in 2010. Yachts, kiteboarders, and paddleboarders visiting the British Virgin Islands are invited to make an attempt to beat the latest round Tortola records.

It’s an all-comer, any-day event, starting and finishing off Nanny Cay. Competitors (except paddboarders) must attempt the record anti-clockwise and round Beef, Scrub Island, Great Camanoe and Guana Island to port.

Challengers must pay an entry fee of $250 which is donated to a BVI charity of the challenger’s choice.  Mike donated his to the Family Support Network.  To date the NCC has raised $2000 for local charities.

Nanny Cay Round Tortola Results by Class (Overall)


  1. Mike Hirst
  2. Chris Brockbank


  1. Firewater – Henry Leonnig (4th)
  2. Sweet Revenge – Kevin Rowlette (5th)
  3. Odyssey – Miles Sutherland Pilch / Keith Li Greci (6th)
  4. La Forza – Svante Littmarck (8th)

Cruising Multihull

1.  Wildfire – John Hayes (7th)

Racing Multihull

1.  Lucky 7 – Eddie Brockbank (1st)
2.  Airgasm – Barney Crook (2nd)
3.  Island Hops – Mark Sanders (3rd)

Current Records for the Nanny Cay Challenge


Spookie (TP52) Steve & Heidi Benjamin – 3 hours 8 minutes & 43 seconds

29 March 2016


Triple Jack, Kelsall One-Off – 2 hours 33 minutes & 40 seconds

30 April 2015

New Kiteboard 

Mike Hirst – 2 hours 14 minutes & 54 seconds

13 January 2019