The weather forecast for the BVI Sailing Festival is promising a delight for the participants. Trade winds are due to veer to the southeast giving a gentle start to racing, but should also provide shifty conditions to keep the tacticians on their toes. Racing started on Tuesday with the Round Tortola Race for the Nanny Cay Cup. The Veuve Clicquot Island Invitational is scheduled for Wednesday and racing at the Festival concludes with the VP Bank Tortola Sloop Spring Challenge on Thursday.
“There are so many wonderful places in the BVI and the Sailing Festival is a great opportunity to not only see the islands, but also to visit them,” commented race director, Judy Petz. “This year, the Veuve Clicquot Island Invitational will be a pursuit race to Jost Van Dyke, which will be a fantastic experience. The course will pass Sandy Cay, one of the most photographed locations in the Caribbean. After racing, the famous Foxy’s Beach Bar on Jost Van Dyke will be the venue for fun and games with music and a beach barbeque.”