25th March 2023 to 2nd April 2023

Volvo 70: Green Dragon – BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival

From £1995 per person

The BVI Regatta is a truly fantastic event for any keen sailor, and can't be missed. So jump on board, enjoy some sunshine and awesome sailing!
Clear
Suited to
Groups, Couples, Individuals
Difficulty
Some sailing experience required
Vessel type
Volvo Open 70
Vessel length
70ft
Skipper
Yes
Crew
12 guests and 2 professional crew
Berth Style
Racing bunks
Insurance Required
Yes

Join the crew of a racing yacht to compete in the BVI Spring Regatta for a blast on an epic Volvo 70.

Price: £1,995 per person

Dates 

Training: 25 Mar - 27 March 2023

Regatta: 28 Mar - 02 April 2023

Join the iconic Volvo 70 in Tortola to take part in one of best sailing festivals in the world, BVI Spring Regatta

Please note: We require a minimum of eight berths to confirm that the trip will take place. This currently hasn't been fulfilled.

Regatta Itinerary

25th – 27th March – Training

28th – 29th Mar – Racing – Sailing Festival

30th Mar – Lay Day

31st Mar – 2nd April – Racing – BVI Spring Regatta

Race Information

This weeklong event comprises of two events, BVI Sailing Festival and BVI Spring Regatta, with a lay day in between. Courses for both the Sailing festival and Spring Regatta comprise of windward/leeward courses in the Sir Francis Drake channel – perfect for a Volvo 70. With trade winds blowing in the late teens and temperatures in the high twenties, racing in the BVI couldn’t be better! To top it all off, 2023 is the 50th year of this iconic Caribbean event, so we’re expecting the already legendary shore entertainment to be epic.

Volvo 70: Green Dragon

Technical Info

The underwater ship was stripped down to its original hull filler in 2016 and rebuilt using Veneziani’s Speedy Carbonium. In 2018, she was repainted, had new hydro turf installed in the cockpit, and had a new mast installed. A new vinyl wrap was applied to her in 2019.

Race History

The team was captained by Ian Walker and finished the race in fifth place overall, scoring 63 points. The boat was designed by Reichel Pugh and built by McConaghy Boats.

The 2008–09 Volvo Ocean Race was a yacht race held between 4 October 2008 and 27 June 2009—the 10th edition of the round the world Volvo Ocean Race.

Round Ireland Race 2022 – 2nd Line Honours

RORC Transatlantic 2021 – 1st Line Honours for monohull

  • A place on the crew
  • Professional crew (Skipper, Mate/First mate)
  • All training
  • Food whilst racing & training, fuel and mooring fees
  • Lifejacket with AIS
  • Travel to or from the boats
  • Food ashore
  • Onshore meals
  • Shore-based accommodation
  • Some sailing experience is required.
  • A good level of fitness recommended.

Tortola, BVI, Caribbean

Tortola, BVI, Caribbean

Regatta Itinerary

25th – 27th March – Training

28th – 29th Mar – Racing – Sailing Festival

30th Mar – Lay Day

31st Mar – 2nd April – Racing – BVI Spring Regatta

Race Information

This weeklong event comprises of two events, BVI Sailing Festival and BVI Spring Regatta, with a lay day in between. Courses for both the Sailing festival and Spring Regatta comprise of windward/leeward courses in the Sir Francis Drake channel – perfect for a Volvo 70. With trade winds blowing in the late teens and temperatures in the high twenties, racing in the BVI couldn’t be better! To top it all off, 2023 is the 50th year of this iconic Caribbean event, so we’re expecting the already legendary shore entertainment to be epic.

Volvo 70: Green Dragon

Technical Info

The underwater ship was stripped down to its original hull filler in 2016 and rebuilt using Veneziani’s Speedy Carbonium. In 2018, she was repainted, had new hydro turf installed in the cockpit, and had a new mast installed. A new vinyl wrap was applied to her in 2019.

Race History

The team was captained by Ian Walker and finished the race in fifth place overall, scoring 63 points. The boat was designed by Reichel Pugh and built by McConaghy Boats.

The 2008–09 Volvo Ocean Race was a yacht race held between 4 October 2008 and 27 June 2009—the 10th edition of the round the world Volvo Ocean Race.

Round Ireland Race 2022 – 2nd Line Honours

RORC Transatlantic 2021 – 1st Line Honours for monohull

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