Up to fifty boats are expected to compete in a race from Nanny Cay Marina to Scrub Island, winding through many of the lush islands, offering breathtaking panoramas of sun, sea and sky. The exact course will depend on weather and conditions, but race officials expect the boats to arrive at Scrub Island Resort around 1 p.m. Upon conclusion, Scrub Island Resort will host a special luncheon and party for the crews, their families and friends, and race officials on the Grand Pavilion Patio, Pavilion Beach and lower level of the main resort swimming pool. Music, games and specialty drinks will make the afternoon festive for both participants and resort guests. Additionally, Dr. Nicolle Schultze, will be the official chiropractor for the Scrub Island Invitational.
“It’s a privilege for Scrub Island Resort to be included in what is the premier yachting event in the British Virgin Islands,” said Joe Collier, president of Mainsail Lodging & Development, the owner and operator of the resort. “As title sponsor, we’re delighted to showcase our private island resort to an exclusive audience who may not yet be fully familiar with our five-star facilities, spectacular villas, impressive deep-water marina and slate of real estate offerings.”
“We are happy to welcome Scrub Island Resort and Marina as our host sponsor for the Island Invitational race. The Sailing Festival gives additional opportunities to our sailors to see more of the British Virgin Islands. After a morning race though the East islands, we are sure Scrub Island will provide all the racers, friends and family a relaxing, fun and wonderful day.” commented Robert Phillips, BVI Spring Regatta Chairman.
One of the top three annual Caribbean sailing events, the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival will take place March 28 to April 3, drawing an average of 110 yachts, of which 60 percent of the competitors come from overseas. Other events during the Regatta and Sailing Festival include The Nanny Cay Cup,International Yacht Club Challenge, nightly entertainment with dancing on the beach, delicious food vendors, a bathing suit fashion show, Moko Jumbies and a huge firework finale show. The Royal BVI Yacht Club, the MNA of the BVI and the BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association, jointly own the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival. For more information on the event, visit bvispringregatta.org.
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