Swain enjoyed another fantastic BVI Festival and Spring Regatta this year. With students and Swain Instructor's Toddy and Rory aboard Perelandra, Swain's Beneteau 36 sailed up to North Sound Virgin Gorda to take part in the Sailing Festival leading up to the weekend of the regatta proper. They spent three days up in North Sound competing in the Bareboat class while scoping out their competition for the weekends sailing. The winds stayed light till the last day when Perelandra came home to Nanny Cay victorious, winning the Nanny Cay Cup, a race from Bitter End Yacht Club back to Nanny Cay Marina.
Friday kicked off the Regatta racing and almost on cue the wind picked up to a steady 15-20 knot breeze. Overpowered during Day One's racing the RSSS team decided to employ the aid of some Swain graduates to help on the rails in the challenging conditions. This tactic resulted in a huge difference in performance. Team Swain sailed brilliantly over the next two days to make up for a disappointing first day and salvaged a very respectable third place overall in their classes standings. All were very disappointed to be going home but looking forward to some well deserved R & R after an impressive effort and fantastic week of racing. BVI Spring Regatta 2013 can't come quick enough.