Mar 30, 2022

SinC BVI Regatta Mount Gay Rum 400Mount Gay, the world’s oldest running rum distillery, will be back once again to provide sailors at the BVI Spring Regatta with their much-loved post-race tipple after a great day out on the water.

As long-standing supporters of the event, Mount Gay's 300+ year heritage dates back to 1703 and is deeply connected to the ocean and sailing. The renowned Mount Gay Rum Red Cap has become much-coveted and much-collected memorabilia by all those who race.

Mount Gay have decided that it would be a sustainable move to use the famous Red Cap 2020 to celebrate the return of the 49th BVI Spring Regatta. This will be the famous Mount Gay Rum Red Cap of the BVI Spring Regatta that did not happen because of the worldwide pandemic - a collector’s item for sure!” says Regatta Director, Judy Petz.

SinC BVI Regatta Mount Gay Rum 2 400The Sailing Festival starts today, a race to neighboring Scrub Island for their Invitational Race – a short morning race and then an afternoon BBQ with games and relaxation. It is a chance to discover the British Virgin Islands. 

Thursday March 31st – A Race to Foxy’s provides a chance to explore more of the islands, work on the boat practice and then enjoy all the fun and festivities the renowned Foxy’s Bar has to offer. Registration starts at noon for those entering the BVI Spring Regatta.

Friday April 1 – Sunday April 3 is three days of top racing round rocks, islands with 18 classes, there’s a boat and a course for everyone.

White sail chartering is a great way to participate in this iconic event, but there had been some concerns about the fleet. Happily, at deadline, the regatta organizers had confirmed that both The Moorings and Sunsail are working to comply with the safety regulations.



The European portion of SailGP Season 4 got underway this weekend in Saint-Tropez, France. Having hit record breaking speeds last year on the Côte d’Azur, Phil Robertson and the Canadians were looking forward to this weekend of racing, but things did not turn out as hoped. A penalty in the pre-start of race one was a precursor of what was to come, and it proved difficult for the team to recover.

A collision with Spain early on in race one set the team back and translated into eight penalty points for the event and an additional four penalty points for the season.