The British Virgin Islands Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival is one of the most famous festivals of the kind in the world, and especially in the Caribbean. If you’re into racing and sailing, this is the event for you. This year, the festival celebrated its 45th birthday and each year brings more and more competitors and observers. One of the largest regattas in the region, the event attracts more than 100 yachts and sailors with their friends and family to enjoy the event. The best racing in the world is guaranteed thanks to the great organization, international race officers, and experienced committee members.
There are 18 classes and three race areas. The main Sir Francis Drake Channel, the Caribbean Sea, and the Atlantic Ocean provide plenty of routes to choose from, and more than 60 islands also provide many choices for around island races. You can race even if you don’t have your own boat as you can charter top class race boats and bareboats. What made this regatta so popular is the fact that many classes had enjoyed about 5 races per day and that the race routes could change for each race. This resulted in lots of racing and the most passionate competitors were simply loving it.
This event is the perfect business opportunity for boat renting services as many people would like to race but don’t have their own boats. We can assume that the number of competitors would keep rising if there was more opportunity for renting and if the rent prices were more competitive and affordable. The races begin at Nanny Cay Resort and Marina and other than this main event that’s racing, the visitors can also enjoy unforgettable Caribbean parties at the Regatta Village. Every night, you can enjoy live music as well as local and international food and drinks.
It’s well known that our sailors will get thirsty after the entire day on the sea and the best things to satisfy their thirst are ice cold beer, rum, and champagne. One thing is for sure – everybody will enjoy the starry night above the turquoise waters. Each year, the first two days are dedicated to exploring the waters and the routes with the following three days being race days. The event has been marked legendary multiple times and maybe that’s enough reason for you to check out why.