The final day's racing at the BVI Spring Regatta was cancelled due to lack of wind
The final day’s racing at the BVI Spring Regatta was cancelled due to lack of wind.
A ‘Le Mans’ style start followed as racers quickly opted for their plan Bs cooked up the previous night after looking at the weather forecast. Norman Island and the infamous Willy-T floating bar were high on the list.
“There was no point making them suffer on the water,” said Bob Phillips BVI Spring Regatta chairman. “We’ve had a phenomenal number of races over the last two days – almost double that of many other major regattas held over a three-day period. It’s obviously disappointing to have a no-wind final day but when you include the Sailing Festival as well we’ve squeezed a lot into a short space of time.”
Following a protest the previous night, the top three boats in Bareboat B have swapped positions. Regardless of efforts by Frevo Team Germany (1,1,1,11) to reopen the hearing on Sunday, they were disqualified in the last race, ending the regatta with 14 points rather than four. Northern Lights(2,3,5,3) moved up into first place with 13 points. Also ending the regatta with 14 points was third place Something Hot (5,2,6,1) and fourth place Mickey Mouse (3,4,2,5).
A total of 132 boats representing 15 different countries competed in the 33rd annual BVI Spring Regatta held April 2-4. Sixty boats entered for the second annual BVI Sailing Festival, the low-pressure, three-day warm up for the regatta.