Racing got underway for the BVI Sailing Festival with the Round Tortola Race for the Nanny Cay Cup. The winner of the CSA Racing class by just under 3 minutes after time correction was Spookie.
America’s Cup winner and Horizon ambassador Peter Holmberg, racing on home waters, called tactics on Spookie. “It was a fantastic course and very challenging; going uphill at the start with the current and the whole backside of the island has a lot of shadows. How close you get to the land on the backside without running out of wind is a big factor. I have raced around Tortola since I was a kid so I know the course pretty well. It looks like we will have a good battle with Black Pearl in this regatta. They have some really good guys on board.”
Racing at the BVI Sailing Festival continues on Wednesday 1st April with the Veuve Clicquot Island Invitational, a pursuit style race to the beautiful island of Jost Van Dyke.