- By Chrystall Kanyuck-Abel
Sprin into Spring Regatta
Whether you want to be on the water, watch the racing or you just go for the parties, get ready for a fun-filled week with the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival from March 27- April 2.
The action begins on Monday, 27th with registration for the warm-up racing at the Sailing Festival. The Festival Village will also open that afternoon, and stays open all week. There's a welcome party at Peg Legs from 9pm.
Sailing begins Tuesday, 28th with the Nanny Cay Cup, which takes participating vessels around Tortola. Wednesday, 29th sees the return of the Scrub Island Invitational Race, while in the evening you can watch a documentary about the traditional Caribbean wooden sloops called Vanishing Sail. The screening is at 7:30 at the Nanny Cay beach bar.
Thursday, 30th is registration for Spring Regatta, and it's also Maritime Heritage Day, which means you can watch some the BVI's traditional wooden sailing vessels race in the Tortola Sloop Spring Challenge at 11am. In the evening, catch the Mount Gay Spring Regatta Welcome Party and entertainment by Final Faze band.
Friday, 31st will be a full day of racing, and entertainment in the village starts at 4pm with the Shooting Stars Steel Drum Band. DJ Lora and the Killi Fire fire dancers will also perform at 8pm.
It's another full day of regatta racing on Saturday April 1st, plus the popular annual swimwear fashion show at 5:30pm. Enjoy the Black & Gold Party from 6pm, featuring music by The Elmtones at 7pm.
The final day of racing is Sunday, 2nd. Cool off after the races while the Firebird Dancers and Moko Jumbies perform at 4pm. The Awards Ceremony and Absolut closing party follows at 5:30pm, with Chef Al and the Hot Sauce Band performing from 8pm.
If you need more information or for up-to-the-minute updates, check out www.bvispringregatta.org.