BVI Spring Regatta

Published by Swain Sailing School and Yacht Charters on Wednesday, 1st July 2015 - 12:00PM in BVI courses


BVI Spring Regatta

March 27- April 2, 2017

(arriving March 26; departing April 3)

Model Sailboats available: Beneteau 43

Tuition: $2,795 per person (4 person maximum training per boat)

Course Structure: Seven day combination live aboard cruising/racing course; 4 days bareboat charter instruction and racing practice; 3 days of racing. Bareboat Cruising certification available.

Tuition includes: Night of arrival accommodations; 7 nights sleep aboard, instructor, entry fees, dockage fees, provisioning: 7 breakfasts; 7 lunches; snacks; crew shirts, text, cruising permit, National Park fees, fuel top offs, hull damage insurance.

Corresponding certifications (optional):

Participants with Basic Keelboat and Basic Cruising training may achieve the Bareboat Charter Certification. Exam fee $50 per person

Strictly racing course also available. Inclusions are same as above with exception of text. Text for this course is Championship Tactics by Gary Jobson.

Itinerary and Curriculum


Arrive; Check into Nanny Cay hotel


Board boat

Boat checkout and chart briefing

Racing seminar - Rules, tactics, teamwork

Sail to Peter Island; anchor and inspect bottom

Tacks and jibes

Sail trim, sail shape

MOBs, reefing

Welcome party and registration at Regatta Village


Review of previous day

Pre-race meeting: study course layout, start sequences

Practice starts

Race around Ginger and Deadman's Chest

Race debrief

Awards Party at Nanny Cay


Review of previous day

Navigation lecture

Boats system lecture

Practice starts

Race to Norman


Festival Awards ceremony


Review of previous day

Downwind racing and cruising tactics

Review race courses

Sail back to base

Opening Ceremonies at Regatta Village

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Reviews in the morning, racing in the afternoon

Graduation and awards Sunday evening

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