BVI Spring Regatta 

It’s Regatta season in the Caribbean and all along the island chain, crews have been arriving from around the world, tacticians are studying the wind conditions and keen sailors are out walking the docks – offering themselves as ‘rail meat’.

bvi springImage By: Ingrid Abery (Ingrid Abery)

bvi spring IIImage By: Ingrid Abery (Ingrid Abery)

bvi spring IIIImage By: Ingrid Abery (Ingrid Abery)

This week was the annual BVI Spring Regatta, a week of ‘warm water, hot racing and cool parties’. Every year we mark our calendars for the end of March/beginning of April and get ready to welcome the hundreds of sailors and sailing fans that flock to our waters to doggedly compete and party hard.

Sadly, this year I didn’t make it out on the water, but was still keen to get involved in the evening festivities and explore Regatta Village at Nanny Cay.

Live music and local pop-up food stalls, cheap rum drinks (it’s sponsored by Mount Gay) and scores of gentlemen in matching crew t-shirts talking mishaps and mis-tacks.

The marina’s are packed, the atmosphere is buzzing and the races are close… Friends and bitter race rivals catching up on the results of the previous weekends’ regattas and ribbing each other about the next days racing.

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The Elmtones performed Saturday night.

My next favourite BVI sailing event doesn’t take place until October – so I’ve got plenty of time to get practicing my jibes before the Willy-T Virgin’s Cup…

Charlie x

 

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