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2019 Nanny Cay Round Tortola Race Vessel is Airgasm © www.nannycay.com
2019 Nanny Cay Round Tortola Race Vessel is Airgasm © www.nannycay.com

With the British Virgin Islands’ borders set to open to international visitors on December 1 in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, this annual race hosted by the Royal BVI Yacht Club will be local in nature this year. Yet, the sheer level of sailing talent within the BVI will make this a fun event to hear about afterwards for those who can’t attend. A dozen boats raced last year in racing, cruising and multihull classes, with Barney Crook’s Corsair Sprint 760R, Airgasm earning the overall and multihull win with an elapsed time of 3 hours, 38 minutes and 20 seconds. Sam Talbot won the racing class on his J/111, Spike, and David Lake took Cruising aboard the Hunter 30-2, Wicked Winch. The course for this race starts off Nanny Cay, circumnavigates Tortola in an anti-clockwise direction leaving Beef Island, Scrub Island, Great Camanoe and Guana Island to port, before finishing at Nanny Cay. “We hope to also be able to run the BVI Dinghy Championships, which was postponed back in May, and the O’Neal and Mundy Commodore’s Race but cannot confirm any dates at this time or advise on the format that any remaining events might take,” says Tamsin Rand, Royal BVI Yacht Club manager. www.royalbviyc.org, nannycay.com