Schedule of Events | March 26 – April 1, 2012
Caribbean Perfection | The BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival
The BVI Spring Regatta is the one Caribbean Regatta that has something for everyone who attends. Whether you race, cruise, practice or just come to party, we have it all! Race & Cruise your way through the BVI The weeklong BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival takes you throughout the beautiful British Virgin Islands. Starting at Nanny Cay the Sailing Festival races up the Sir Francis Drake Channel to the renown Bitter End Yacht Club. After the warm up, the BVI Spring Regatta kicks off three days of some of the best racing in the Caribbean. Only the best survive to take home the Gold and the Glory, along with great stories and experiences that keeps sailors coming back year after year. You can participate in the entire seven day BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival, just the four-day Festival, or the three-day Regatta. With a huge choice of shore side accommodations and activities there’s no need to leave your loved ones at home.
Let’s Get This Party Started!
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday (March 26 – 28)
Monday, March 26
BVI Sailing Festival | Registration
The BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival kicks off on Monday evening with the registration and welcome party for the Sailing Festival at Nanny Cay Marina.
Tuesday, March 27
BVI Sailing Festival | The Bitter End Cup
Race up the Channel filled with pristine Islands up to the Bitter End Yacht Club in the North Sound, Virgin Gorda. After a little R&R by the pool, the evening festivities will see an awards party and limbo jump-up at the Almond Walk and adjacent beach.
Wednesday and Thursday, March 28–29th
Match Racing | GILL BVI National Match Racing Championships!
Two days, eight teams will race on matched IC24’s for this new addition to our racing program. The race committee has applied to ISAF for Grade 3 status for challengers from around the world to earn points towards the ISAF World Match Race ranking list.
Wednesday, March 28
BVI Sailing Festival | Lay Day and the Nation’s Challenge Cup
Represent your country competing on Hobie Wave and Getaways, using a round robin format, team members have some light fun, but serious competition!
Need a day off the water? There is plenty of entertainment dockside at the Bitter End’s Pub where sailing videos and peer stories accompany copious quantities of food and drink. Or to “Laze the Lay day”, the pool and the spa can beckon you to relax. Additional watersports activities include snorkel trips, a windsurfing rally, and an excursion to Anegada.
Awards for dinghy regattas and Nations’ Challenge Cup will be presented in the evening with a cookout and party at the Quarterdeck Club & Pub.
Thursday – Sunday (March 29 – April 1)
Thursday, March 29
BVI Spring Regatta| Nanny Cay Cup and Welcome Party
Race back down the Channel to Nanny Cay Marina for the Awards from the day’s racing which complete the Sailing Festival. The celebration gets started and registration in the Regatta Village kickoff the 40th BVI Spring Regatta.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday (March 30 – April 1)
BVI Spring Regatta | Stellar Racing Action!
Three days of world-class racing action and sand-between-the toes partying under the stars at the Regatta Village on the beach at Nanny Cay Marina. Nightly footage from the day’s event will be broadcast in the village. While the competitors are battling it out on the water, friends and family and watch all the action live at the village and online.
International Yacht Club Challenge| IYCC during Spring Regatta
The IYCC brings sailors from around the world to race on Sunsail monohulls. This sleek fast, well appointed fleet will bring teams top racing experience and a chance to win a week charter from Sunsail.
BVI Spring Regatta | Party Central
The Regatta Village will be in full swing with six international food vendors, stalls with regatta merchandise, or a place to buy those needed gloves or sunglasses that fell overboard. Afternoon and nightly entertainment will keep everybody upbeat and in the mood to party until the next day of racing.
Regatta Village Bar Hours
Monday, Thursday- Sunday
14.00 - Midnight
Same schedule for the food booths.
Music from 16.00 - the party closes
BVI Spring Regatta | Prize Giving
It all comes down to the final hour when the stage is filled with the joyful and exhausted winners to collect their spoils. It's one big party NOT to be missed!
BVISR • COURSES | Norman Island Course Area
Winding through our scenic islands, Bare Boats, Multihulls, Cruisers and Classics sail one to two races per day.
BVISR • COURSES | LIME One-Design Course Area
Hosts’ Lasers, Beach Cats, Windsurfers and IC24’s with competitive sailing close to shore. (Boats available for charter.)
BVISR • COURSES | SOL Course Area
Windward/leeward’s and around rocks and islands courses are set for Racing and Racer/Cruiser divisions. It’s a “Sailors Workout” with up to five races a day.
BVISR • COURSES | GILL BVI National Match Racing Championship
Two days, eight teams on matched IC24’s. Application for Grade 3 March 28-29th.
BVISR • COURSES | Classics Division
Race special courses built for vintage sloops, ketches, schooners and yawls.
Showcase your classics on our special “Classics Dock”.
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