BVI Spring Regatta Instructional Racing Course

Published by Swain Sailing School and Yacht Charters on Monday, 27th October 2014 - 12:50AM in Sail Training


BVI Spring Regatta- Sailboat racing course in the British Virgin Islands Spring Regatta

March 28- April 3, 2016

Model Sailboats available: Beneteau 51

Tuition: US$2,795 per person

Course Structure: 

Seven day combination live aboard cruising/racing course; 4 days bareboat charter instruction and racing practice; 3 days of racing. Bareboat charter 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):

Basic Cruising and Bareboat Cruising/Bareboat Charter

Certification exam fees are $50/exam per person, text included

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

Itinerary for BVI Racing/Cruising Course:


  • Board boats
  • 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
  • Nanny Cay Festivities


  • Review of previous day
  • Navigation lecture
  • Boats system lecture
  • Practice starts
  • Race to Norman
  • Debrief
  • Festival Awards Ceremony Nanny Cay


  • 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

BVI Spring Regatta

Horizon Yacht Charters' Bavaria 37 bested Sunsail, Moorings and VPM in the Bareboat II division at the 30th annual BVI Spring Regatta April 2001.

BVI sailboat racing course

Bavaria 37, BVI Spring Regatta, April 2001

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