There is still time to charter a luxury yacht for the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival 2012 and experience one of the best loved regattas in the Caribbean which runs from the 26th of March to the 1st of April 2012.
At this year’s 2012 BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival, Dutch Grand Soleil 43, sailing yacht Antilope will count one of the world’s most famous sailors in the race. Bouwe Bekking has competed in six round the world races, twice as skipper and S/Y Antilope’s crew are also taking advantage of the excellent charter facilities in the British Virgin Islands.
“The BVIs is just a fantastic place and rather than put the crew in a house, we have chartered a catamaran for the event. It means that we can stay right in the marina and enjoy all of the dockside fun. Nanny Cay Marina is very sheltered so all the crew can enjoy a comfortable sleep on board with no problem at all and friends and family can also use the catamaran to enjoy a day out on the water.”
Among a large fleet of charter yachts expected for the event, yacht clubs from across the globe can also take part in the third International Yacht Club Challenge (IYCC).
The Commodore of the Royal British Virgin Islands Yacht Club has invited other yacht clubs from around the world to send a team to compete in the IYCC. Yacht clubs from around the world can select members to represent their club and charter a boat from Sunsail. The top prize is a Sunsail charter for a week, hopefully to be used returning the following year to defend the club’s title.
For the IYCC, David Higgins, a physician, will be representing the Gavin’s Point Yacht Club based in South Dakota:
“It is pretty chilly at home at the moment and I have to say that warm sailing in the beautiful islands is really appealing right now. Our crew will be made up of four couples, including my brother and his wife and also two couples that I often sail with. We have chartered a 53′ from Sunsail, it’s the largest yacht I have ever chartered but it will also be our home during the regatta. Honestly, one of the main attractions of the IYCC is winning a charter holiday for next year. We love to race and the British Virgin Islands is a wonderful location, at a time of the year when we are experiencing near freezing temperatures in the Mid-West. Role on March, we are all so looking forward to coming out to the BVIs!”
Yacht charter is very well established in the British Virgin Islands. Ready-to-go packages for the regatta include, race measurement and registration and full provisioning for your arrival. A local qualified skipper can also be arranged.
Sunsail’s Josie Tucci explains why the British Virgin Islands is their Number One destination. “The BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival is a superb combination of warm weather racing and fun partying. So it makes sense for us to support this important local event. There’s nothing like racing in a Caribbean climate, beautiful blue water racing, friendly competition, great bars and local food.”
As well as bareboat charters through Sunsail, it is also possible to hire a luxury crewed charter yacht during the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival 2012 to soak up the atmosphere in port, around the island and on the water. The types of luxury yacht charters possible including sailing yachts, catamarans, motor yachts, superyachts and much more! Contact a CharterWorld representative here for further information.
Visitors can fly to the British Virgin Islands through San Juan, Puerto Rico with American Airlines, Cape Air and LIAT. Flights are also available through Antigua, St. Maartin and Barbados on Virgin Atlantic, British Airways and BWIA. Ferry service is also available from St. Thomas and St. John.