Winners. Frenchman’s Cay, a 24′ Melges skippered by Chris
Rosenberg of the USVI, was the winner on points. Soca, a 30′ Henderson driven by Luis Juarbe of Puerto Rico was the outright winner and named Champion Yacht.

The Bareboat 1 class was won by Lady Kathleen, a Beneteau 510 skippered by local BVI sailor Presley King. Transition State won Bareboat 2 with local racer Cassian Glasgow at the helm.

Pied Piper won the Maxi class (see below).

See Race Results for more.

Closing another successful BVI Spring Regatta, chairman Bob Phillips commented, "we’ve had three days of great racing."

The B-V-I Guide congratulates the winners and all those participating in another successful BVI Spring Regatta, which showcases the BVI as a world class yacht charter and vacation destination in the Caribbean.

More bareboat charterers are encouraged to make the BVI Spring Regatta a part of their BVI vacation.

Premier Event. The 27th Annual BVI Spring Regatta is an internationally famous sailboat race and one of the Caribbean’s premier events, being the largest regatta of the Caribbean Ocean Racing Triangle (CORT) series which starts with the Heineken International Cup in Puerto Rico already raced and finishes with the Rolex Regatta in St Thomas on April 10-12, 1998.

Heavy Competition. Contenders include the Santa Cruz 70s Donnybrook and Pied Pier, the German Frers-designed, 72-footer, Javelin and the Santa Cruz 50, Passion. In the bareboat fleet, a contingent of ten or more Dutch boats planning to compete including current X99 world champion, Walter Geurts.

Official Web Site. The BVI Spring Regatta now has an official web site. See the interesting history of the regatta with its great photo gallery (new window) and breaking news.

Home Base. The BVI Spring Regatta is hosted at the Moorings Complex at Wickham’s Cay II in Road Town:
"The Regatta is also three days and nights of pure fun. Before, during and after the races the Regatta village at the Moorings Marina takes on a carnival-like atmosphere with food, drinks, games, dancing, and other forms of entertainment for landlubbers and yachtsmen who converge to eat, drink and make merry."

B-V-I Guide. The B-V-I Guide shows you the best places to stay, from elegant villas in the hills to close-by affordable hotels in Road Town, the places to eat whether its the best restaurant on Tortola or a quick pizza or the local West Indian dishes, near the Moorings or elsewhere, the best bars for sailors, the nightlife, or where to dive and snorkel.

New Sponsers. The Bitter End Yacht Club is a one of the new sponsers of the BVI Spring Regatta.

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