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Celebrating 50 years Of Warm Water And Hot Racing BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival

Updated: Jun 26, 2023

Clear your schedule for March 27-April 2, 2023, and sign up today to join the party in 2023 for the 50th edition of the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival. Registration is now open.

sailnig in the bvi

The seven day event starts on Monday March 27th with the Sailing Festival opening day festivities and skipper pack collection. The Sailing Festival, a warm up event, runs Tuesday March 28th and Wednesday March 29th, offering friendly and fun racing to island destinations, including Scrub Island. The Scrub Island Invitational, hosted by Scrub Island Resort, is an approximate 12NM upwind ride for the CSA Cruising, Bareboat, and Multihull fleets, and a longer course for the CSA-Racing fleet.

Located off the northeast end of Tortola, Scrub Island is a beautiful private resort island with classic Caribbean white sand beaches and docks at the ready. The relatively short race to Scrub Island gives sailors plenty of time on island to enjoy the outstanding Scrub Island hospitality.

Following a lay day on Thursday March 30th, crew and boats will be set for the ever-competitive BVI Spring Regatta, three days of the Caribbean’s best racing starting Friday March 31st. The Regatta has traditionally attracted a diverse fleet of boats in addition to a strong bareboat fleet, and whether sailors participate in all five races of the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival, part or all of the Festival, or the three-day Regatta, the event is flush with 50 years of great stories and experiences that keep sailors, and their families and friends, coming back year after year.

Without its sponsors, the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival simply would not happen, and the organisers gratefully acknowledge those sponsors who make it possible for sailors to attend this fabulous sailing event: Nanny Cay Resort & Marina, Moorings BVI, Scrub Island, Cape Air, Tito Vodka, RTW/Provisioning, Sea Hawk Nautical Coatings, Mount Gay Rum, BVI Tourist Board, SOL, International Motors, and Portland ShipYard. The Regatta’s sailing community is encouraged to patronise these generous sponsors!


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