|The Royal BVI Yacht Club
The Royal BVI Yacht Club’s (RBVIYC) main objective is the encouragement and training of all forms of safe water sports including, but not restricted to angling, boating, cruising, racing, sailing, surfing, kiteboarding, windsurfing and power boating. As the Member National Authority of ISAF for all sailing in the BVI the RBVIYC has sanctioned the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival. The Royal BVI Yacht Club has used its association with the regatta to support youth sailing in the Territory.
The BVICCHA (Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association) aims to actively promote a positive business and social environment for the benefit of the Territory. The event has provided economic support to all businesses, hotels and the community. The BVICCHA uses its funds as an advocate of business, youth employment and commerce in the BVIs.
Together these organizations began the Spring Regatta in 1972 as just a two-day event with a couple of small dinghies racing the Sir Francis Drake Channel. They have created an event that is the third largest regatta in the Caribbean and the largest sporting event in the British Virgin Islands. They are proud to have been partners as the regatta has grown to one of the foremost sailing regattas in the Caribbean, attracting some of the best yachts and sailors in the world.
The Event Organizers realize that the strength of the regatta can be determined by the quality of the partnerships developed with the sponsors involved. To this end, they would like to introduce you to the sponsors that have helped make the BVI Spring Regatta a success year after year.
|Nanny Cay Resort and Marina
Nanny Cay Resort and Marina has hosted and supported the territory’s largest regatta and sporting event. “Over the years, we have substantially improved the infrastructure and honed our preparations for the regatta from planning dockage and the supply of reliable electrical and plumbing services, to providing manpower to set up the village,” said Miles Sutherland Pilch, general manager of Nanny Cay. Since Irma and Maria impacted the BVI, Nanny Cay has been a leader in their recovery and support efforts. New for regatta this year, the Regatta Village will be located on the sandy area right next to the new outer marina. This will allow for easy access for the participating yachts and offer a new design and layout while still offering the food, entertainment and libations that have made the Village a key focal point of the regatta for sailors, guests, friends and family. Even with the damage, the boatyard, on-site chandlery, marine contractors and shops will continue to provide the boaters with extensive stock, repair and maintenance services. Nanny Cay continues its commitment to support the event.
|BVI Tourist Board
The BVI Tourist Board works to promote the British Virgin Islands for tourists, film and press. As a long-time partner with the BVI Spring Regatta they promote us at trade shows, boat shows and other tourist related events worldwide. The Tourist Board also has international offices that assist the regatta in many ways.The BVI Tourist Board organizes the influx of international press as they arrive in the BVIs to capture the essence of the regatta. For many years, they would place these journalists in teams, grouped by country, on chartered boats to race against each other with the winner receiving Tourist Board top honors.
Mount Gay rum was one of the original sponsors of the BVI Spring Regatta in 1972, and has been a partner ever since. We thank Road Town Wholesale who has supported the event since its inception with sponsored products like Mount Gay.“The Rum that invented Rum” also invented the coveted Red Cap which started appearing on the racing scene in 1987 and soon became an icon to all sailors from around the world.As we start our next 40 years, Mount Gay will be an active partner at the regatta village.The volunteer bar tenders are given a Mount Gay T-Shirt and some donate enough time to receive a specially made regatta hat. Each year the regatta village opens with a Mount Gay welcome party which kicks off a weekend of great racing and fun at the village.
Carib Beer, the Real Caribbean Beer, will be the Official brew served at the 2018 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival. Carib has been part of many sailing events throughout the Caribbean and will be well recognized by the sailors coming to the Regatta Village located at the Outer Marina area at Nanny Cay Marina. “We are happy to help sponsor the 2018 BVI Spring Regatta with our main beer, Carib. We have been involved with many events and regattas and this is an exciting year to be part of the 47th BVI Spring Regatta.” Said Kishama Robertson, Marketing Manager for Caribbean Cellars.
The Moorings has been providing yachting holidays worldwide for over 40 years.You can trust them to offer five star service and the most innovative yachts.They provide some of these racing yachts to groups who want to join in the regatta fun. You can have the enjoyment of warm water and hot racing even if you cannot bring your personal yacht to the Caribbean.
The Sol Group is a leading petroleum company supplying fuels, lubricants, bitumen and LPG through an extensive service station network. Sol has primary interests in marine, aviation and commercial operations across the Caribbean.Over the years Sol has been part of our mission for a Clean Regatta by supplying oil spill kits to all the race committee boats and displaying green cleaning products and alternatives for boat cleaning. Sol is very involved in the BVI community as they team up with GreenVI and sponsor local youth sailing programs.
|Sea Hawk Paints
Sea Hawk Paints is a family owned and operated business established in 1978, dedicated to bringing only the highest quality products to today’s mariner.Their products have been around the Caribbean for many years and their support of the BVI Spring Regatta has grown yearly. Visit Golden Hind, Nanny Cay and Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbor Chandlery for all your Sea Hawk products.
Sunsail visit www.sunsail.com for more information
BVI Government visit www.bvi.org.uk for more information
Absolut Vodka, Full Moon Race visit www.ticobvi.com for more information
BVI Marine Association visit www.marinebvi.com for more information
Cape Air visit www.capeair.com for more information
Blue Moon, Full Moon Party visit www.caribbeancellars.com for more information
Clear Water email email@example.com for more information
Dawn Soap visit www.rtwbvi.com for more information