The Royal BVI Yacht Club

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Nanny Cay Round Tortola Race

Saturday 16 November 2019

Racing Around Tortola is a rite of passage and this race has been a staple in the BVI racing calendar for nearly 50 years.

The 2018 edition, the Nanny Cay Round Tortola Race was scheduled to take place on Saturday 17 November but was been postponed to Sunday 13 January 2019.

The roll of honour:

1973 Psyche
1975 Jalapena
N Reid
1977 Fun Hog
Rudy Thompson
1979 Clockwork
Dick Johnson
1980 Jay Walker
1981 T Rifik
George Coy

1982 Dark Horse
Mike Masters

1983 Intense
Chuck Brown
1985 1986 Pipe Dream
Peter Haycraft
1987 1988

1989 Cachando
Jose Teixidor
1990 Summer Swell
Jack McCalister
1991 Broken Drum
P Clarke
1992 Magnum VI
Henry Menin
1993 1994
1995 Anonymous
Arjan Stoof
1996 Anonymous
Arjan Stoof
1997 Wild Thing
Barney Crook
1998 Airgasm
Barney Crook
1999 Cold Beer
John Schultheiss
2000 Airgasm
Barney Crook
2001 Triple Jack
Richard Wooldridge
2002 Willy T
Kevin Rowlette
2003 Triple Jack
Richard Wooldridge
2004 Mistress Quickly
Guy Eldridge
Rushin' Rowlette
Kevin Rowlette
Willy T
Kevin Rowlette
Pipe Dream
Peter Haycraft
2005 Igoodia Racing
Milt Baehr
2006 Intac
Mark Plaxton
2007 Intac
Alec Anderson
2008 Willy T
Kevin Rowlette
Second Nature
Bill Bailey
Second Nature
Bill Bailey
Second Nature
Bill Bailey
Second Nature
Bill Bailey
2009 Triple Jack
Richard Wooldridge
2010 Triple Jack
Richard Wooldridge
2011 Triple Jack
Richard Wooldridge
2012 Triple Jack
Steve Davis
Shamrock V
Tom Mullen
Andrew Waters
Keith LiGreci
2013 Rushin' Rowlette
Kevin Rowlette
2014 Triple Jack
Richard Wooldridge
Triple Jack
Richard Wooldridge
2016 Boomorang
Kevin Wrigley
Keith LiGreci
Pipe Dream
Chris Haycraft
Doug Stewart
2017 Cancelled due to
Irma and Maria
2018 Lucky 7
Eddie Brockbank

Henry Leonnig

There were 11 entries for the 2018 edition (raced on Sunday 13 January 2019).  Eddie Brockbank and the Lucky 7 team of Todd Patterson and Linda Philips were the overall winners.

Mike Hirst set a new record of 2 hours 14 minutes and 54 seconds on his foiling kite.

Sixteen boats took part in the 47th annual Peg Legs Round Tortola Race on Saturday 10 December 2016 with trimaran Tripe Jack taking line honours but Boomorang skippered by Kevin Wrigley taking the overall prize on corrected time for the second consecutive year.

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For the Record...Nanny Cay Challenge

Kiteboard & Outright
2 hours, 14 minutes and 54 seconds - Mike Hirst - 13 January 2019

2 hours, 33 minutes and 40 seconds - Triple Jack (Kelsall One-Off) - Richard Wooldridge / Steve Davis - 30 April 2015

3 hours, 8 minutes and 43 seconds - Spookie (TP52) - Stephen & Heidi Benjamin - 29 March 2016

The Nanny Cay Challenge was launched in 2010, it can be attempted any-time, any-day but must start and finish off Nanny Cay, circumnavigate in an anti-clockwise direction and leave Beef Island, Scrub Island, Great Camanoe and Guana Island to port.

Challengers must pay an entry fee of $250 which is donated to a BVI charity of the challenger's choice.  To date the NCC has raised $2000 for local charities.