The 2008 Nanny Cay Nations Cup kicks off November 15/16.
This popular annual event is now in its fourth year and it will be Peter Holmberg’s USVI team defending their title.
The nationality rules are suitably strict—every team member must satisfy ISAF nationality guidelines to take part. Ideally, the all-up crew weight should total around 800 lbs with 850 lbs being the upper limit. The entry fee of only $500 includes use of the immaculate Tortola-based IC24s equipped with evenly-matched custom event sails.
During the weekend, teams will race 10 races but their time afloat will be matched with time ashore. With a perfect view of the race course just offshore, Racing in Paradise sets up on Nanny Cay beach with tents for ample shade. The Royal BVI Yacht Club provides a mobile bar with food. Competitors and spectators alike can choose between the sea and the pool to cool off.
Scott Nixon, a J22 North American champion, summed it up nicely. “It was unbelievable, it was the best venue I have been to all over the world, the perfect beach, the perfect breeze, great boats, great people, it was just awesome. We’ve had a great time and will be back next year.”
RIP supremos Richard Wooldridge and Chris Haycraft expect a bumper entry this year…it’s first come, first served with a cut-off at 20 teams.
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