The organizers of the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival have just published the 2005 brochure which outlines the itinerary and schedule for next year’s event. The brochure will be distributed at major regattas, boat shows and yacht clubs worldwide over the next few months.
Billed as “seven days of fun with two great events in one” the expanded seven-day format introduced in 2003 has turned the traditional three days of racing action into a week-long sailing festival that takes participants throughout the British Virgin Islands. Three days of destination cruising, racing and Lay Day fun, in, around, to and from Virgin Gorda’s enclosed North Sound starting March 28 lead up to the main three-day regatta starting on Friday, April 1. The three-day regatta takes place on the south side of Tortola in the Sir Francis Drake Channel on three different courses.
“The BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival is now a week-long vacation in the BVI, on a boat, with racing included,” said regatta chairman, Bob Phillips. “While the BVI Spring Regatta is still one of the Caribbean’s leading regattas with top notch racing, it is now so much more that just a regatta.The 2005 brochure has been designed to reflect that.”
Charter companies and other interested parties are encouraged to contact the regatta coordinator, Judy Petz, to obtain the brochure for distribution to potential visitors and competitors: E-mail: [email protected], tel: +(284) 494 3286.
The BVI Spring Regatta is jointly owned by the Royal BVI Yacht Club and the BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association.
The 2005 BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival is presented by Nanny Cay Marina.The BVI Tourist Board returns as a platinum sponsor.The Moorings, FirstCaribbean International Bank, Heineken Beer, Mount Gay Rum and the Bitter End Yacht Club return as gold sponsors.
For full details on the 2005 BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival and the complete coverage of 2004 event, visit the official web site: http://www.bvispringregatta.org