What’s not to love about one of the largest, most favourite, premier Caribbean regattas – the BVI Spring Regattas & Sailing Festival?  The Regatta that has something for everyone who attends, premier racing, warm crystal blue waters, hot winds and parties on the beach! Join on average over 110 yachts from around the world to race on three course areas, 18 classes, something for everyone. The week long BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival takes you throughout the paradisiac British Virgin Islands. Starting at Nanny Cay, the Sailing Festival is two days of warm up racing, followed by 3 days of regatta racing.

Nanny Cay

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The Sailing Festival starts with a race on Tuesday March 31st with Round the Island of Tortola race for the Nanny Cay Cup.

Wednesday April 1st is a race to neighbouring Scrub Island for their Invitational Race- a short morning race and then an afternoon BBQ with games and relaxation.  It is a chance to discover the British Virgin Islands.

Thursday April 2 is a lay day.  A chance to explore the islands, work on the boat practice or just relax on the beach. Registration starts at noon on with live music and Welcome Party to kick off the 2020 BVI Spring Regatta.

Friday April 3- Sunday April 5 is three days of top racing round rocks, islands with 18 classes, there’s a boat and a course for everyone.


You can choose to race the full week or either or both of the Sailing Festival races or just BVI Spring Regatta.

Some of the best racing, stories and experiences are made at the BVI Spring regatta, keeping sailors excited to come back year on year. With a large selection of accommodation and activities you can also bring along loved ones to share the adventure.

This year there is an increase in performance cruising boats, the BVI Spring Regatta Organising Authority has therefore added an additional class to the Sailing Festival – Performance Cruising – alongside the classes Racing, Bareboats, Cruising and Multihull classes.

“This class allows the race boats with full interiors to sail with their racing inventories, including spinnakers, against like boats.” said Robert Phillips, Race Committee Chairman.

British Virgin IslandsLast year the BVI Spring Regatta added the Sport Multihull class, giving the sportier trimarans and catamarans courses more suited to these smaller, fast boats.

“Adding new classes allows us to welcome all boats. Regattas around the Caribbean and the world are making sure, as new classes arise, they are ready to include them in their events,” remarked Robert Phillips Race Committee Chairman.

“Encouraging sailors to come and race, I would you tell them that the BVI Spring Regatta is superb sailing/racing location for what has become an awesome event over the years. The shear natural beauty of our islands, crystal pristine waters and consistent trade winds makes this a very ‘special place to race!” concludes 2019 class winner Mark Sanders.


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