Got TIPS or BREAKING NEWS? Please call 545-3572; ads call 440-6666                               Sittings from House of Assembly are carried live on 90.9 FM the Caribbean superstation or follow live online: www.cbnvirginislands.com

Nanny Cay Round Tortola Race set for November 17th

The 47th annual Round Tortola Race was held on Saturday December 10, 2016. Photo: VINO/File/Nanny Cay
In 2016, Boomorang, skippered by Kevin Wrigley, took the overall prize in the 47th annual Peg Legs Round Tortola Race. Photo: Provided
In 2016, Boomorang, skippered by Kevin Wrigley, took the overall prize in the 47th annual Peg Legs Round Tortola Race. Photo: Provided
NANNY CAY, Tortola, VI: The 48th edition of the Round Tortola Race, sponsored by Nanny Cay, will take place on Saturday, November 17, 2018, with entries now opened to compete in Racing, Cruising and Multihull Classes.

According to a release from the Royal BVI Yacht Club dated Thursday, November 1, 2018, the traditional course, required for those attempting the Nanny Cay Challenge for the Round Tortola Record, takes the fleet anti-clockwise around Tortola leaving Beef Island, Scrub Island, Great Camanoe and Guana Island to port. 

Alternative Course

In 2016 an alternative course was introduced to offer competitors more tactical choices with the option to choose their route around Scrub, Great Camanoe and Guana after leaving Beef Island to port.

The final stretch will see the fleet pass Steele Point, wiggle through Soper’s Hole before returning to finish at Nanny Cay with the release stating that registration will be held at Nanny Cay Beach Bar between 5:30 and 7:00pm on Friday, November 16, 2018.  The prize giving ceremony will take place at 5:00pm on Saturday at the Nanny Cay Beach Bar.

The 2016 edition was won by Kevin Wrigley on Boomorang for the second consecutive year.  Current record holder, the Trimaran Triple Jack skippered by Richard Wooldridge took line honours but a light wind day ruled out any further records.

Nanny Cay Challenge

The Nanny Cay Challenge (NCC) was launched in 2010 when yachts visiting the BVI were invited to make an attempt to beat the latest Round Tortola Records. The NCC can be attempted any-time, any-day but must start and finish off Nanny Cay, circumnavigate in an anti-clockwise direction and leave Beef Island, Scrub Island, Great Camanoe and Guana Island to port.

Record breakers will receive a free dinner for up to 15 crewmembers and a jeroboam of champagne at the beachside Peg Legs compliments of Nanny Cay.  They will also have their names added to the perpetual trophy. Challengers must pay an entry fee of $250 which is donated to a BVI charity of the challenger’s choice.

2 Responses to “Nanny Cay Round Tortola Race set for November 17th ”



Create a comment


Create a comment

Disclaimer: Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) welcomes your thoughts, feedback, views, bloggs and opinions. However, by posting a blogg you are agreeing to post comments or bloggs that are relevant to the topic, and that are not defamatory, liable, obscene, racist, abusive, sexist, anti-Semitic, threatening, hateful or an invasion of privacy. Violators may be excluded permanently from making contributions. Please view our declaimer above this article. We thank you in advance for complying with VINO's policy.




Weather


Follow Us On

Disclaimer: All comments posted on Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) are the sole views and opinions of the commentators and or bloggers and do not in anyway represent the views and opinions of the Board of Directors, Management and Staff of Virgin Islands News Online and its parent company.