(Originally published at OnePaper.com)

Innovations in course design doubled the excitement for participants and observers at the 2001 British Virgin Islands Spring Regatta April 5-8, 2001. The Start and Finish lines were in different places; there were also adjustments in starting sequence, race number changes according to class, and less idle time, thanks to Regatta chair/ISAF (International Sailing Federation) member Bob Phillips. 

The changes have been reviewed by several experts, including David “Fang” Kilponen, ISAF international judge. A bit more diligence was required on the parts of judges and racers, but the thrill factor was raised considerably. As a consequence, there was less waiting for individual fleets to complete the course.

The B.V.I. Spring Regatta website features a gallery of photos courtesy of Anthony “Bones” Blake, online application form, and the latest news and information. Bookmark the site, and never miss another year! Official BVI Spring Regatta website – http://www.bvispringregatta.org/