The 2016 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival is gearing up to be a “Year Not to Be Missed”, and the kick off will be a challenging 31- nautical mile race around Tortola for the Nanny Cay Cup race on March 29th. The race has become not only an incredible adventure with views of all angles of Tortola; it is also the Nanny Cay Challenge for the fastest mono and catamaran record around the island.
If the forecast looks good, there’s a chance for entrants to throw down the gauntlet in the hope of smashing the existing record for the Nanny Cay Challenge by setting a new elapsed time as they race round the Island of Tortola, starting and finishing at Nanny Cay.
As well as competing for the Nanny Cay Cup, the Challenge has fantastic awards up for grabs if your crew breaks the race record; a jeroboam of “Drappier”champagne, dinner for 15 crew, an offer to donate $250 towards a BVI charity of choice and the bragging rights to the existing record are in the cards for the winning team.
The current records to beat are: Monohull record (3hrs 29mins 44secs) set at the 2013 Sailing Festival by Peter Corr’s Aiyana, an Alia 82 and the Multihull record (2hrs 33mins 40secs) set by BVI’s Triple Jack owned Richard Wooldridge and Steve Davis.
“Nanny Cay has been hosting the Spring Regatta for almost 14 years and we are happy to support the Sailing Festival Round Tortola race for the last three years. The format gives an opportunity for more families to come and enjoy the week, see more of Tortola and Nanny Cay. The Nanny Cay Cup will give all competitors a different view of the island. Adding in our Nanny Cay Challenge for the fast record around the Island is really exciting,” commented Miles Sutherland-Pilch, General Manager, Nanny Cay Resort and Marina.
In it’s 45th year, the BVI Spring Regatta hosted by Nanny Cay is expecting over 100 yachts from around the Caribbean and the World. The Regatta Village transforms the beach of Nanny Cay into a perfect venue for sailors and guests to come and share this incredible moment in history. For more details see Nannycay.com