Wednesday, December 11, 2013

J/70 BVI Spring & Rolex Cup Regatta Invitation

(Tortola, BVI)- The organizers of the two principal Caribbean regattas in the Virgin Islands have teamed together to offer J/70 teams a unique package for participating in the famous Rolex Cup Regatta in St Thomas, USVI and also the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival in the British Virgin Islands!

The Rolex St Thomas International Regatta, sailed from March 28-30th, 2014, is etched into every racer’s mind as the "Crown Jewel" of Caribbean racing-- where sailors can experience reliable breezes, warm azure waters and world-renowned Island hospitality. If you’ve sailed there in the past, you know that the competition and the camaraderie are unsurpassed.  For Rolex Cup Regatta sailing information

The BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival, sailed from March 31st to April 6th, 2014, lives up to its tagline- “Warm water and Hot Racing!”  Replete with Swimsuit Shows, Aerialists and acrobats, amazing music from famous Caribbean bands like “Quito & The Edge”, “Hudson and the Hoo-Doo Cats”, “Final Faze” - they're all part of BVI Regatta Village Life every day— see more of their version of “fun-in-the-sun” on their Facebook page.  For BVI Spring Regatta sailing information

How does it all work?  Kestrel Shipping has organized a simple on/off program to make it easy to ship directly from Palm Beach, FL to Road Town, Tortola in the British Virgin Islands with J/70s on their trailers.  Trailer storage and slips are available at Nanny Cay Resort & Marina.  Round trip shipping is $5,800.00 USD plus US & BVI Customs, clearance/ delivery all works out to about $7,500 for all transport.

For accommodations, consider chartering a Moorings sloop or catamaran for ten days as the “mothership” for prices ranging from $5,600 to $11,500 (for up to two crews!).  Check out for charters.

Enjoy sailing out the Sir Francis Drake Channel to race in St Thomas then return to the British Virgin Islands to race the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival!  Depending on sailing conditions, you can sail each way or have the mothership tow the boat.  An amazing ten days of sailing in two of the best regattas in the Caribbean!

If you have any questions about the race, please contact Judy Petz- email-  If you have questions about shipping/logistics, please contact Chris Haycraft at Island Shipping- or ph# 284-541-7034.