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Sunsail Yacht Racing - BVI Spring Regatta

Official Regatta Information

The information given in this section is just to give you a basic idea about the various regattas.

For more up-to-date information about organising authorities, racing rules and regulations, programmes, racing classes, handicap systems, entry, etc., contact the individual racing committee:

Entry & Registration

Entries are limited to yachts with valid Caribbean Sailing Association Rating Certificates, except for the Jib & Main classes which will use the BVI Simplified CYA Rule, Multihulls & Beach Cats.  Boat information forms for Jib & Main classes are available from the Spring Regatta Committee.

Entries must be made on the official Entry Form which can be obtained from the following sources:

The Spring Regatta Booklet,

The Spring Regatta Committee, PO Box 281, Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Tel:  284 541-6732,  Email:

On-line entry form –

Dates for 2012

 BVI Spring Regatta 2013 – March 25 to March 31

Entry Closing Dates

The closing date for entry into the BVI Spring Regatta is 30 days prior to the start.  Anyone wishing to enter the race after this time will be liable to a supplement and is subject to Rac

Booking & Price Information

B- Base: Tortola

- Actual race days: 25 March – 31 March, 2013
- Suggested dates for charter: March 23 - April 01, 2013
- Suggested booking: 9 days, 2 days before start of race, and 1 day after end of race
- Type of Race: This is an international race which consists of buoy racing and could have some point to point racing.
- Event Code – BVIS13
- All Security Deposits and Insurances must be paid in advance of the charter.
- Racers who prefer to spend the night at Nanny Cay should contact the resort directly to make reservations as it is very popular and will fill up quickly.
- If you wish to have your boat at the marina please contact Nanny Cay to secure a slip.  Dockage fees are extra

Classes & Classification

Assignment of yachts to a particular class rests entirely with the Regatta Committee, whose decision will be final.  The Regatta Committee reserves the right to create additional classes if needed.  Within the Spinnaker and Non-spinnaker Divisions will be the following classes:-

For cruising yachts who wish to race with spinnakers.
For cruising yachts who wish to race without spinnakers but use racing type sails and a spinnaker pole or some form of bearing out spar.
Jib & Main
For cruising yachts in cruising mode, i.e. stripping out and lightening is not allowed, who wish to race with cruising type sails and set only one jib and one mainsail.  A yacht with more than one mast may carry a mizzen sail.  The use of staysails or any downwind type sails is not allowed.  Cat type rigs are excluded from this class.
Yachts in this class must be owned or managed by a known bareboat operator acceptable to the Regatta Committee.  Such yachts will be assigned to this class unless application is received and permission is granted by the Regatta Committee to enter another class.  Yachts shall conform with all restrictions for the Jib & Main Class except as follows:-
Racing numbers will be supplied
Cat type rigs are allowed
Spinnaker poles or other forms of bearing out spars are not allowed
Yachts must carry all the equipment normally carried on a bareboat charter except for the dinghy and its motor, oars and fuel tank.  Biminis may be removed.  Yachts must comply with all safety requirements including section 4c of the Sailing Instructions which states, “No part of an anchor shall overhang the bow while racing.”