The Nanny Cay Round Tortola Race will take place on Saturday 14 November 2020. Entries are invited to compete in Racing, Cruising and Multihull Classes.
The course for those attempting the Nanny Cay Challenge for the Round Tortola Record, takes the fleet anti-clockwise around Tortola leaving Beef Island, Scrub Island, Great Camanoe and Guana Island to port.
In 2016 an alternative course was introduced to offer competitors more tactical choices with the option to choose their route around Scrub, Great Camanoe and Guana after leaving Beef Island to port. The final stretch will see all competitors pass Steele Point, wiggle through Soper’s Hole before returning to finish at Nanny Cay.
Registration will be held at Nanny Cay Beach Bar between 5:30 and 7pm on Friday 13 November. The prize giving will take place at 5pm on Saturday at the Nanny Cay Beach Bar.
Nanny Cay have generously offered competing yachts two nights for the price of one for dockage on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 November at their summer slip rates.
The 2019 edition (postponed until January 2020) was won by Barney Crook with his Corsair trimaran Airgasm. Sam Talbot’s J111 Spike took the racing class win and David Lake with Wicked Winch claimed the cruising class.
Permission has been requested for competing yachts to transit through the western exclusion zone. If approval is not given, an alternative race will be organized and we’ll race around Tortola another time.
Nanny Cay Challenge
The Nanny Cay Challenge was launched in 2010 when yachts visiting the BVI were invited to make an attempt to beat the latest Round Tortola Records. The NCC can be attempted any-time any-day but must start and finish off Nanny Cay, circumnavigate in an anti-clockwise direction and leave Beef Island, Scrub Island, Great Camanoe and Guana Island to port.
During the 2019 BVI Spring Regatta the monohull and multihull records were both smashed. Bieker 53 Catamaran, Fujin posted an elapsed time of 1:57:16 whilst E1 the Volvo 70 skippered by Rafal Sawicki set a new monohull record of 2:53:08
Record breakers will receive a free dinner for up to 15 crewmembers and champagne at the beach side Peg Legs compliments of Nanny Cay. They will also have their names added to the perpetual trophy.
Challengers must pay an entry fee of $250 which is donated to a BVI charity of the challenger’s choice.
Find out more about the Nanny Cay Challenge at: https://nannycay.com/nanny-cay-challenge/
Outright & Multihull: Fujin, Beiker 53, Greg Slyngstad – 27 March 2019 – 1 hours, 57 minutes & 16 seconds.
Monohull: E1, Volvo 70, Rafal Sawicki – 27 March 2019 – 2 hours, 53 minutes & 08 seconds.
Kiteboarding: Mike Hirst – 18 January 2019 – 2 hours, 14 minutes and 54 seconds