Island Race Week, a logical combination of the St. Thomas International
Rolex Regatta, BVI Sailing Festival and BVI Spring Regatta, is back
by popular demand. Given that the three events are back to back, March
27 – April 5, and happen within twelve miles of each other in
the sunny Caribbean when the snow lingers in many parts of the world,
VI Raceweek is a sailor’s wetdream. Add to the mix of racing and
partying in the tropics, prizes that include an all inclusive week’s
stay at the BVI’s Bitter End Yacht Club, and it’s no wonder
that VI Raceweek is the most tempting part of the Caribbean circuit.
VI Raceweek kicks off with the St. Thomas International Rolex Regatta.
The 36th running of the Rolex Regatta is sure to build on its successes
last year. With racing scheduled for Friday, March 27 through Sunday,
March 29, the International Rolex Regatta is one of the most popular
of several Caribbean sailing events that mixes long course sailing with
windward/leeward formats. While it is part of the US-IRC Gulf Stream
Series, the event hosts classes for CSA (or "Caribbean Rule")
racing as well as one-designs, beach cats and large multihulls.