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46th Annual Foxy’s Wooden Boat Regatta returns May 28 & 29, 2022

- Races will include ‘Around JVD’ race in memory of past commodore David Cooper
With the further easing of COVID-19 entry restrictions in the Virgin Islands, it is the hope of organisers of the Foxy’s Wooden Boat Regatta that this year’s event will be a well-supported one, including from racers from the US Virgin Islands. Photo: Provided
The 46th Annual Foxy’s Wooden Boat Regatta, organised by the West End Yacht Club, will be held on May 28 and 29, 2022. Photo: Provided
The 46th Annual Foxy’s Wooden Boat Regatta, organised by the West End Yacht Club, will be held on May 28 and 29, 2022. Photo: Provided
WEST END, Tortola, VI- With the further easing of COVID-19 entry restrictions in the Virgin Islands, it is the hope of organisers of the Foxy’s Wooden Boat Regatta that this year’s event will be a well-supported one, including from racers from the US Virgin Islands.

The 46th Annual Foxy’s Wooden Boat Regatta, organised by the West End Yacht Club, will be held on May 28 and 29, 2022.

“This will see the 46th year of this West End Yacht Club Regatta and immediately brings back memories of those glorious schooners and classic wooden boats of yesteryear that graced the Caribbean waters,” Commodore Peter Clatworthy stated via a press release on Tuesday, April 19, 2022.

Around JvD race

According to Clatworthy, this year will include an ‘Around JVD’ race in memory of past commodore David Cooper.

“With fewer wooden boats around these days, the event has long since been open to all boats, plastic, wooden or otherwise, and Foxy’s on Jost van Dyke remains a consistent and memorable destination. We hope also to enjoy the company of some refurbished Tortola Sloops,” Clatworthy stated.

Meanwhile, classes will be allocated by the Race Committee but will include Tortola Sloops and Corsairs.

Organisors said multiple Races will be held dependent on field sizes, completion times and weather conditions.

Also, handicaps will be allocated on the PHRF system and CSA for the Corsairs.

Registration

Registration for the event will be held from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Omar’s Fusion, Soper’s Hole on Friday, May 27, 2022. Persons unable to attend the registration event are asked to email westendyachtclub@gmail.com for an entry form.

“With the further easing of Covid entry restrictions and following a successful Spring Regatta we hope to see a return to this two-day BVI event of some of our old friends on the Caribbean circuit and particularly those from the USVI,” Clatworthy stated.

4 Responses to “46th Annual Foxy’s Wooden Boat Regatta returns May 28 & 29, 2022”

  • ****** (19/04/2022, 23:28) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Isnt that the same time as Poker run?
  • My girl (20/04/2022, 01:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good to go!
  • usvi (20/04/2022, 06:03) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    BVI government has not been very kind to USVI yachts visiting the BVI these last 2 years so don't be surprised if they choose to stay home for the Memorial Day weekend. Very few USVI yachts attended BVI Spring Regatta due to their harassment of visiting USVI yachts.
  • Bad timing (20/04/2022, 08:41) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    For a regatta inviting USVI yachts to race in the BVI. The defendant in the fatal vessel collision last year is due to appear in Magistrates Court on Tues. 31 May. The defendant is alleged to have been driving the USVI licensed motor yacht 'Blue Bayou' at the time of the fatal collision in Drake''s Channel that took the life of Frandie Martin Jr. Given the militant BVI Customs numerous 'safety inspections' since that collision they might not be too friendly to visiting USVI yachts arriving in BVI ports of entry for this regatta.


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