From its beginning in 1973, the BVIs Spring Regatta has grown in size and competition with continuing support from racing enthusiasts around the world. The regatta is now considered as one of the premier annual racing events. It has developed a reputation for ‘serious competition and serious partying’. Based in one of the most picturesque island groups of the Caribbean, the week long racing/cruising events are two great events which include three days of destination cruising and fun racing, leading up to the main three day regatta starting on the Friday. It will be Northern Child’s 6th participation in the BVIs Sailing Festival and BVIs Spring Regatta and the crew considers it to the one of the best Caribbean regattas of the winter season. Northern Child will take part in the Sailing Festival and take this opportunity to train during these 3 days prior to the BVIs Spring Regatta. The Sailing Festival includes a race to and from Bitter End Yacht Club, Virgin Gorda.
The BVIs Spring Regatta is predominantly windward/leeward courses, which involves great teamwork. There are 2 races a day commencing at 10am and finishing at approx. 4pm. The courses are set in the Sir Francis Drake Channel on the South side of Tortola , in protective and relatively flat water. The focal point for the social activities of the event is the regatta village in Nanny Cay. It includes booths, bars and various food stalls. The party starts as soon as the racing stops and the entertainment includes live music every night and culminates in the Regatta Awards Ceremony on Sunday afternoon after racing.
When racing with individuals on board, our objectives is to provide each guest with a great time racing in the Caribbean . At least 2 permanent crew will be able to ensure that the racing is safe and that all personal requirements are met. They will be able to teach the crew as little or as much as they want. All the crew will be fully involved in all the manoeuvres.
Northern Child is a beautiful Swan 51 which is very well equipped for racing - She is a very rewarding boat to sail and race and has proven to be extremely competitive in international regattas.
The price is all inclusive apart from flights, transfers, personal insurance and evening meals.
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