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29 March 2016
Antigua Laser Open, St Thomas International Regatta, Optimist South Americans, Youth Sailing Raffle, BVI Spring Regatta
Thad Lettsome
Bravissimo at St Thomas Int Regatta
Thad Lettsome (L) © RBVIYC/Clair Burke & Bravissimo at St Thomas International Regatta © STIR / Ingrid Abery
Thad Lettsome Wins At Antigua Laser Open

Thad Lettsome added another prize to his trophy cabinet this weekend when he won the Laser Radial class at the Antigua Laser Open Championship.  

As well as winning the Laser Radial class, Lettsome finished third overall behind local sailors, Olympian Karl James and Jules Mitchell. Just one point kept him off the second place spot, an outstanding achievement as both were sailing with a standard rig (a bigger sail than the Radial).

A great result for the 14 year old who will now turn his attention to the IC24 Black Pearl and the 45th BVI Spring Regatta.
Regatta fever is well underway in the BVI this week as the 45th Spring Regatta is gearing up for kick off.

The Sailing Festival starts on Wednesday with a race to Scrub Island, Thursday highlights include the Sloop Challenge before the main event get's underway on Friday.  With over 110 boats entered, it's set to be a fantastic regatta and we wish all the BVI sailors the best of luck and a warm welcome to all the visitors.

Keep an eye out for the BVI Youth Sailors racing Black Pearl in the IC24 fleet...

All the latest news and results will be at
Rayne Duff IVB911
Congratulations to Rayne Duff, IVB911 for finishing in tenth place at the 2016 Optimist South American Championships in Ecuador.  

Duff sailed a consistent series with a race win highlight in Race 8. Full results are here -
RBVIYC Youth Sailing Raffle - Tickets On Sale

We have a fantastic list of prizes this year from our very generous supporters so it's time to show your support for our Young Sailors.

Prize donors include: Anegada Beach Club, Mi Amor, Sod's Law, Allamanda Gallery, The Last Resort, Fish 'n' Lime, Blue Water Divers, Peter Island Resort, BVI Surf School, Tortola Express, Sunsail Sailing School, Arawak, Horizon Yacht Charters and many more.

We will be out and about selling tickets at the regatta venue so make sure you don't miss out!

$10 per ticket of $40 for a book of five.

Click here to email the office and get your tickets.
If you have not already renewed your Yacht Club membership for 2016 please 
Click here to download the form
Results Update
St Thomas International Regatta
It was "fresh to frightening" at the 43rd St Thomas International Regatta over the weekend.  Aaron Gardner's J24 Bravissimo finished in fifth place in the CSA non-spinnaker class after sailing a consistent series.  Just one place behind them was Keith LeGreci's Girasoli team. Chris Haycraft's Pipedream suffered gear failure on day one and were for forced to miss the second race of the day, they finished in 5th place at the end of the three day regatta.  Sam Morrell, helming IC24 Lord Charlton, came in in tenth place overall.

Click here to see the full results

And here for a selection of pictures.
RBVIYC Member Offer!

Our partners at Sunsail Sailing School have opportunities for Royal BVI Yacht Club members to join their up coming sailing courses at a very special discounted rate.

Sunsail Sailing School offer Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Competent Crew and Day Skipper Practical Courses and have vacancies coming up this spring.  If you are interested in gaining some internationally recognized qualifications this is a fantastic opportunity not to be missed.

Please contact Matt Holt or the Yacht Club office for more information
Coming Up...
Registration is Open!

The 2016 BVI Dinghy Championships will take place on 21 and 22 May.

Entries are welcomed in the following classes: 420, Optimist, Optimist green, Laser, Laser Radial, Laser 4.7, Open Bic and IC24

Click here for the full Notice of Race

Click here to register

Youth Sailing - After School Classes

Do your kids want to have a go at sailing?  
Or refine the skills they already have?
The April - June After School Classes Schedule is now available. Please contact the office for more information.

Bookmark this page to get the latest schedule.
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