For more than 40 years, one of the world’s best regattas takes place here in the British Virgin Islands. The British Virgin Islands Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival attracts hundreds of sailors and yachts and anyone who just loves sailing to the Nanny Cay marina on Tortola.
Organized by the Royal BVI Yacht club, this annual regatta has always had the goal of teaching everyone who loves the water how to be safe while enjoying all the water sports available in the area. There are experts on hand and information available, whether you want to learn more about sailing, yachting, kite-boarding or windsurfing. Of course the main event are the sailing races.
For three days, gorgeous sailboats fill the Sir Frances Drake Channel, sailing from Tortola to Virgin Gorda. If you rent one of our gorgeous Tortola villas or a villa Virgin Gorda, you can watch the races right by your very own private deck next to your private pool.
This year, there is a lot of buzz about the Paradox, a 63’ multihull yacht with a worldwide reputation for speed, as well as about the Equation, a monohull STP65 which has already won the Sydney-Hobart Race and the very first BVI sailing festival here.
Aside from the world class sailing, there are lots of parties that go along with this incredible event celebrating sailing in the British Virgin Islands. There’s an annual bikini show, beach parties, Moko Jumbies, and cocktail parties.
Next spring, why not come and see the beauty for yourself. Arrange for your own British Virgin Island holidays in Tortola or Virgin Gorda, overlooking the Sir Frances Drake Channel, and watch from your own quiet deck as million-dollar yachts sail the turquoise waters between these islands jewels.