The BVI Spring Regatta just wrapped up this past weekend with an outstanding showing of five Gunboats that competed in the Offshore Multihull Division.
The annual regatta is hosted by Nanny Cay Resort and Marina on Tortola and the course legs run past 65 islands and cays in the British Virgin Islands. Throw in a fantastic Regatta Village on the beach, some Gunboat hosted parties and plenty of familiar faces - the event was a smashing success!
“From pure fun, to pure racing, this regatta had it all. Unlike the huge events, this gathering was a far more personal affair - I loved the room to dance, the short wait at the bar and of course the presence of so many friends. The BVI gave us their wonderful hospitality and the privilege of sailing on flat seas with spectacular scenery; while Gunboat took care of every imaginable detail that made this such a well-organized weekend. From everyone aboard Moementum, we send a huge thanks to all involved and look forward to returning next year. Thank you, thank you, thank you!” -Lucky Mike, skipper "Moementum"
Gunboat 62 “Elvis” won first place in the Offshore Multihull division with Gunboat 60 "Flow" securing third place. In addition, the fun-loving crew on Gunboat 60 "Moementum" won the first annual Gunboat Trophy for best performance on or off the water.
Gunboat Managing Partner, Benoit Lebizay, and Grande Large Yachting Co-Founder, Xavier Desmarest, were on scene and racing on Gunboat 66 "Extreme H2O" with members from VPLP Design and the internal design team of the Gunboat 68. Gunboat 66 “Extreme H2O” joined from the West Coast to go head-to-head with long-standing Caribbean regatta champion, Gunboat 62 “Elvis”. You'll find a technical review and informative preview of the boats that raced in this Sailing Anarchy article.