British Virgin Islands Spring Regatta Postponed

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The British Virgin Islands Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival has been postponed, Caribbean Journal has learned.

The festival, which has been slated to come back for its 2021 edition, has now been postponed until 2022, organizers said. 

The move comes after “deep consideration by all entities involved,” according to the festival. 

“As much as we would have loved to welcome everyone back to the BVI, the most important factors are health and safety for all,” said Judy Petz, Regatta Director.  “Our international participants understand the situation and are already planning for the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival in March 2022.”

It’s a major blow to the event, which has long been one of the Caribbean’s top sailing events. 

“We hope that as Covid-19 vaccination programs progress and international travel restrictions are lifted that it will become safer for people to travel and participate in events like ours,” Petz said. “We look forward to making next year a terrific event, one that all of our participants, sponsors and the community can look forward to.” 

The British Virgin Islands remains open for tourism. You can find more on its protocols here.