VI Raceweek, three events back to back, the St. Thomas International Rolex Regatta, BVI Sailing Festival, and BVI Spring Regatta, are being held March 27 - April 5, 2009 all within twelve miles of each other in the Caribbean. Enticing sailors from all over the world to join in to the mix of racing and partying in the tropics. Adding to the temptation are the prizes: for winning the IRC division - a week's holiday on St. Thomas at the Frenchman's Cove Resort, and the CSA division - an all inclusive week's stay at the Bitter End Yacht Club in the British Virgin Islands.
The St. Thomas International Rolex Regatta kicks off VI Raceweek beginning Friday, March 27 through Sunday, March 29. The International Rolex Regatta is one of the most popular of several Caribbean sailing events which mixes long course sailing with windward/leeward formats.
On Monday, March 30, the BVI Sailing Festival begins at the Nanny Cay Marina in the British Virgin Islands. More relaxed and laid-back than the other two regattas, boats race to Bitter End for the Bitter End Cup and entertainment including cocktail parties, limbo contests and layday activities. The Sailing Festival ends on Thursday with the Nanny Cay Cup which takes the racers back from Bitter End to Nanny Cay.
The BVI Spring Regatta kicks off on Friday, April 3 and caters to a large spectrum of sailing enthusiasts. Choices abound in this regatta from racing IC 24s (modified J24s), Lasers and Beach Cats to traditional keel boat racers.
Boats registered in the St. Thomas International Rolex Regatta and the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival are automatically registered for VI Raceweek.
For more information go to VI Raceweek, St. Thomas International Rolex Regatta and the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival.