sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Round Tortola Race - Record smashing start for Aiyana
Round Tortola Race - Record smashing start for Aiyana


'Aiyana broke the monohull record in the Round Tortola Race - 2013 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival'    © Todd Van Sickle

In today's Round Tortola Race for the Nanny Cay Cup, Peter Corr's Alia 82, Aiyana smashed the monohull record by almost half an hour. Setting a new record of 3 hours, 29 minutes and 44 seconds for the 37-mile run around Tortola.

Aiyana is the largest yacht competing at the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival and the crew let out a big 'cheer' dockside as the news came through they had broken the course monohull record. However, at the start of the race it didn't go according to plan as Aiyana's owner, Peter Corr explains:

'At the start, we only had about eight knots of wind and we had to do a restart, so we didn't think the record was on, but the breeze built to about 12 knots and with the wind just south of east, it was a great direction for the race. As we went up the east side of Tortola, the breeze built and we were getting lifted all the time and managed to hoist an A-sail just around Beef Island. Things were really looking up as we peeled to our symmetrical kite at Scrub Island.'

'On the Atlantic coast of Tortola we were back on the A-Sail and stayed way out as we were worried about getting trapped with no wind under the island. We had some great boat speed on a tight reach but we knew that the most difficult part of the course lay ahead; getting through the narrow high sided gap between Tortola and St.John. Just off Soper's Hole, we kept getting headed causing enough tacks to blister my thumbs, but we held it together and then we knew that the record was pretty much broken.'

Dockside, Peter Corr was delighted to hear that Nanny Cay Resort and Marina had put up a fabulous prize as new winners of the Nanny Cay Challenge for a record run: Dinner for 15 people and a Jeroboam of Champagne.

'Fantastic! We have 15 on board and they cost a small fortune to feed,' joked Peter. 'I would like to say a big 'thank you' to Nanny Cay and I have to say that I have sailed all over the world but I love coming back to the BVI, the scenery is just beautiful. This is my third trip to the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival and it definitely won't be the last.'

Northern Child - 2013 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival -  © Todd Van Sickle  

In the Cruising Class, Aiyana took overall line honours, however, after time correction, two yachts beat the 82' sloop on handicap. Matthew Barker's stunning 1930s sloop, Blue Peter was a magnificent sight, leaping to windward and utterly flamboyant under a huge spinnaker downwind, the timeless classic was to claim second in class but Swan 51, Northern Child skippered by Lucy Reynolds took the class win.

Winner in the Bareboat Class was Dundee, skippered by Dutch racing expert Radboud Crul who has competed in 25 North Sea Races. No doubt the crew will have enjoyed the warm tropical waters of the British Virgin Islands as the current sea temperature back home is close to freezing! Dundee got a great start to the race at the pin end and led from start to finish, but the competition in the class is unbelievable. In a race lasting about five hours, Dundee won by just 21 seconds from SAIL magazine Editor, Peter Neilson's skipper of Merlin. The race for third was even closer, after time correction, John Pinheiro's The Whalers (Tatjana) and Justin Barton's Justice could not be separated and a tie for third place was the conclusion.

In the Racing Class, Marcus Cholerton-Brown's First 47.7, EH01 developed an engine problem before the start but they needn't have worried, their boats speed under sail was exceptional and the British charter boat romped home to take the class win by over 12 minutes from Italian Swan 53, Meri Balletti, skippered by Jonathan Taylor. Canadian First 36.7 Hammertime II, skippered by Pasquale Leone was third.

Tonight, Peg Legs beach bar at Nanny Cay Marina will be buzzing, the Nanny Cay Cup Prize Giving will be followed by a Caribbean Buffet on the Beach with live music supplied by The Razor Blades and The Fungi band. Racing continues tomorrow with the Caribbean Insurers Island Invitational Race to Norman Island.

Victory for Peter Corr’s Alia 82, Aiyana in the Round Tortola Race -  © Todd Van Sickle  

2013 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival -  © Todd Van Sickle  

BVI Spring Regatta website


by Louay Habib

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=107843

10:58 PM Tue 26 Mar 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - USA and the World

































































International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,


ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - American unbeatable on day 1
RS Feva World Championships - All set at Yacht Club de Carnac
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards - Nominations now open
BIC Techno 293 Worlds - Steady winds on day 2 + Video
29er North American Open Championship - Qualifying series wraps up
Opening ceremony O'pen Bic World Cup, Travemunde Week, Germany
Six Metre Europeans - Wind fails to make an appearance on day 2
Edgartown Race Weekend - Let the sailing (and good times) begin
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Action commences July 23
International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video
Spirits high as Team Alvimedica completes Transatlantic crossing
Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature
29er North American Championship - Day 1 in Kingston
Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio
Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam - Classic conditions on day 3
NYYC Race Week Part II images by Rolex/Daniel Forster
Drowning or electric shock? What you need to know to help save a life
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 1
Six Metre European Championship - Blazing sunshine on opening day
National Sailing Hall of Fame to present Lifetime Achievement Award
International Moth Worlds: Greenhalgh and Rashley tied at the top   
PWA Pozo World Cup - Fantastic finale determines winners   
Six Metre Class British Open Championship - Llanoria and Valhalla win   
Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games   
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA holds foiling camp at Wangi SC   
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi OR completes double Atlantic crossing   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA has a 'pull through day' off the Canaries   
No tiller sailing - how to steer using just the sails + Video   
International Moth Worlds: Three bullets in a row for Greenhalgh   
U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship - Sophia Reineke wins   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 0 Opening   
Fuerteventura World Cup - Slalom action highlights day 2   
2014 Governor's Cup - Sam Gilmour of RFBYC victorious again   
Farr 40 West Coast Champ - Skipper Alberto Rossi leads Enfant Terrible   
Flying Dutchman World Championships - Magyars are the Masters   
Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek   
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica pushing towards Southampton   
NYYC Race Week - Saving the best for last   
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander commands   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT