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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.

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J111 Spike Wins the 2016 Governor’s Cup

The Spike Team with Governor John Duncan

Twelve boats took to the race course to duke it out for the honour of adding their name to the Governor’s Cup trophy. A gloomy morning greeted the competitors but despite the promise of a wet day, the rain held off the race track. Starting off Nanny Cay, the course took competitors out to Pelican Island, up round Dead Chest Island, across to Hog Valley Green just off Road Harbour and then back to finish at Nanny Cay.

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Yachtsman Of The Year Ian Walker Joins BVI Youth Sailors Training Session

The Royal BVI Yacht Club youth sailing programme was treated to a special guest this week when world renowned sailor Ian Walker dropped by to join Tuesday’s training session at Nanny Cay.

The winning skipper of the 2014/2015 Volvo Ocean Race and double Olympic silver medalist visited the sailing centre at Nanny Cay and went out on the water with the team.

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