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More Ways to Race in Virgin Islands Race Week

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A free week’s stay for eight in St. Thomas at Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove, plus complimentary certificates to some of the Island’s finest restaurants. This is what awaits the top IRC yacht in the inaugural Virgin Islands Race Week – March 28 to April 6 – presented by the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism.

Virgin Islands Race Week is a glorious 10-day holiday opportunity for sailors and sailing families, which encompasses the International Rolex Regatta held in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, and the British Virgin Islands Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival, hosted out of Tortola and Virgin Gorda. The Virgin Islands Race Week winner is calculated based on combined scores from both events.

“The response we’ve received to date has been fantastic. Sailors are clearly excited about Virgin Islands Race Week and we expect it to grow rapidly over the next few years,” says Judy Petz, director, BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival.

IRC-rated yachts are already entering.

After a brief hiatus, Great Lakes sailor Bill Alcott returns to the Caribbean with his Andrews 68, Equation, back to compete in the IRC class of Virgin Islands Race Week.

Sailors can race their own yachts or charter.

ONDECK Sailing offers specially discounted rates to charter its IRC-ready Volvo 60, Farr 40s and Beneteau 40.7s for Virgin Islands Race Week.

Similarly, The Moorings offers special rates on its fleet of 32- to 51-foot charter yachts based in Tortola, for the two-nation sailing holiday.

Both the International Rolex Regatta and BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival feature professional race management with a mix of round-the-buoys and round-the-islands courses that makes for fierce competition.

The beauty of this Virgin Islands holiday is that it offers both intense racing and quality family time. Sailors and their families can customize their sailing vacation by mixing and matching hardcore racing, just-for-fun racing, and leisurely cruising. Add to this a day of duty-free shopping and dining in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, an opportunity for the kids to sail their own dinghy regatta or a family golf outing, and it combines to make a holiday with something for everyone.

www.bvispringregatta.org

Sponsors for Virgin Islands Race Week include the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism, Bitter End Yacht Club, Marriott’s Frenchman Cove, ONDECK Sailing and Clearpoint.




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