Each year, on the weekend closest to
Halloween, multi-hull lovers gather on Jost Van Dyke, one of the smallest BVI
islands, for the Caribbean’s only multihull regatta.
d after Foxy Callwood, host of the event at Foxy’s Tamarind
Bar, run by the Loyal West End Yacht Club and sponsored by The Catamaran
Company, this event is unique in that it offers great multihull racing as well
as an outrageous Halloween Costume Party as its annual fare.
Following registration and a welcome party
on Friday evening October 29th, Race 1 began the following day at
11:00 am. Winds were 12 to 18 knots for the two race series, sailed around
Sandy Cay. A slow time for the anticlockwise course prompted Race Captain
Martin van Houten to shorten the second race to a clockwise rotation of the 1st
course, omitting the planned long race around Great Thatch. Sailing all the way
from St. Maartin, Skipper Lars Svensen reported touching 17 knots on the return
Van Houten tells All At Sea, “We really want to thank everyone for their enthusiasm
in both the racing and the partying that followed and especially TMM for
providing the Committee Boat.We had a
great weekend, as always.”
Revelry followed the racing at a Halloween
Costume party at Foxy’s.The Fox then
thanked everybody for their creative costumes and the West End Yacht Club
race committee for running another great race.
Divisions and 1st place winners
40′ and under
– Avalon – Rich Herman – BVI
40 – 50′ with spinnakers
– Rendezvous Cay – Tim Stonich
50′ and over & “Baddest Cat Award”
– Mike Fallis – BVI
– Laurus Roc – Lars Svensen – St.