BVI Spring Regatta

March 25 - 31, 2019

The BVI’s top regatta includes events in the Sir Francis Drake channel with hot competition and superb sailing.

 

Over the years, the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival has grown in size and strength due largely to the support of racing enthusiasts around the world who return year after year to compete. Today, the BVI Spring Regatta is one of the Caribbean’s premier annual racing events with something for everyone whether you come to race, cruise, or just party!

The stage is set for the 48th edition to begin on March 25-31, 2019 with slogans of “No Fear - Just Great Racing and Fun” as well as “Building BVI Back Bigger-Better - Stronger”.

The Festival kicks off with 3 days of coastal racing and parties, followed by a Maritime Heritage Day at Nanny Cay. After that, the week culminates with the main Regatta, which includes 3 days of non-stop, highly competitive racing action in three different areas in and around the Sir Francis Drake Channel with racing divisions for one-design, bareboat, and performance cruising yachts.

Before, during, and after the races, the Regatta Village takes on a carnival-like atmosphere with food, drinks, games, dancing for landlubbers and yachtsmen who converge to eat, drink and make merry.

Official Regatta Information

For up-to-the-minute information about the organizing authorities, racing rules, programs, classes, handicap systems, you may contact the individual racing committee: www.bvispringregatta.org

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
BVI Spring Regatta Committee
P.O. Box 281
Nanny Cay Marina
Road Town, Tortola
British Virgin Islands
VG 1110
Phone: 1-284-541-6732
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.bvispringregatta.com

Sailing instructions will be available in the skipper packages and at the Committee Desk located in the Regatta Village at Nanny Cay during the event.

Background Racing Information

The CSA Rating Rule belongs to the Caribbean Sailing Association (CSA) which uses a ‘time on time’ handicapping rule. A low rating means that less time will be added to your overall racing time, whereas a higher rating will have more time added to your racing time. Generally, the higher the rating, the faster the boat should sail. (For example, all else being equal, a boat with a furling mainsail will have a lower rating than a boat with a fully battened mainsail, because a fully battened mainsail will tend to increase sailing performance.)

This is an international race, and may include any or all, around the island, buoy, and/or point-to-point racing. (Racing formats are subject to change.)

International Yacht Club Challenge

In addition, Sunsail charterers can also compete in the International Yacht Club Challenge held during the BVI Spring Regatta Friday - Sunday for a chance to win a free sailboat on a future charter vacation. This challenge is extended to yacht clubs with entry by chartering a Sunsail monohull.

Dates for 2019

BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival – March 25 to 31, 2019.

Racing Classification - Bareboat

Yachts in this class must be owned or managed by a known bareboat operator acceptable to the Regatta Committee. Yachts shall conform to all restrictions for the Jib & Main Class except as follows: a) Bow numbers will be supplied; b) Spinnaker poles or other forms of bearing out spars are not allowed. c) Yachts must carry all the equipment normally carried on a bareboat charter in its normal position except for the dinghy and its motor, oars and fuel tank. Biminis and sail covers may be removed and stowed below, but must remain on board, along with the frame. Any boats found to be stripped or lightened shall be subject to a penalty. Yachts must comply with all safety requirements including that no part of an anchor shall overhang the bow while racing.

Booking & Price Information

Regatta Period: March 25 – 31, 2019
Charter Base: Tortola
Suggested Charter Dates: March 25 – April 1, 2019
All Security Deposits and Insurances must be paid in advance of the charter.

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