Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina Named Hosting Sponsor of Scrub Island Invitational for 2016 BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival

Posted by Scrub Island, February 2016

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (February 8, 2016) – Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, a private-island resort in the British Virgin Islands, will host the March 30 Scrub Island Invitational as hosting sponsor during the 45th Annual BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival.

Up to fifty boats are expected to compete in a race from Nanny Cay Marina to Scrub Island, winding through many of the lush islands, offering breathtaking panoramas of sun, sea and sky. The exact course will depend on weather and conditions, but race officials expect the boats to arrive at Scrub Island Resort around 1 p.m. Upon conclusion, Scrub Island Resort will host a special luncheon and party for the crews, their families and friends, and race officials on the Grand Pavilion Patio, Pavilion Beach and lower level of the main resort swimming pool. Music, games and specialty drinks will make the afternoon festive for both participants and resort guests. Additionally, Dr. Nicolle Shultz, will be the official chiropractor for the Scrub Island Invitational.

“It’s a privilege for Scrub Island Resort to be included in what is the premier yachting event in the British Virgin Islands,” said Joe Collier, president of Mainsail Lodging & Development, the owner and operator of the resort. “As title sponsor, we’re delighted to showcase our private island resort to an exclusive audience who may not yet be fully familiar with our five-star facilities, spectacular villas, impressive deep-water marina and slate of real estate offerings.”

“We are happy to welcome Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina as title sponsor of the Scrub Island Invitational race during the 2016 Sailing Festival. The Sailing Festival gives additional opportunities to our sailors to see more of the British Virgin Islands. After a morning race though the East islands, we are sure Scrub Island will provide all the racers, friends and family a relaxing, fun and wonderful day,” commented Robert Phillips, BVI Spring Regatta Chairman.

One of the top three annual Caribbean sailing events, the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival will take place March 28 to April 3, drawing an average of 110 yachts, of which 60 percent of the competitors come from overseas. Other events during the Regatta and Sailing Festival include The Nanny Cay Cup, International Yacht Club Challenge, nightly entertainment with dancing on the beach, a bathing suit fashion show, Moki Jumbies and delicious food vendors, and a huge firework finale show. The Royal BVI Yacht Club, the MNA of the BVI and the BVI Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association, jointly own the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival. For more information on the event, visit For more information about Scrub Island Resort, visit

PRESS OFFICER for BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival:
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About Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, BVI
Opened in July 2010, Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina is named after its location, a serene 230-acre private-island haven situated at the east end of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. The first luxury resort development in the destination in more than 15 years and first member of Marriott’s Autograph Collection Hotels® in the Caribbean, the resort is tucked into a rugged cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and neighboring uninhabited islands. It features 52 guest accommodations as well as a collection of two-, three- and four-bedroom villas, the intimate Ixora Spa, world-class restaurants including the popular Caravela, three private beaches and a 55-slip marina. For more information, call toll free U.S. 813-849-4153 or visit

About Mainsail Lodging and Development
Mainsail Lodging and Development is a Tampa-based hospitality company that develops and operates lodging products in the Southeastern US and the Caribbean. Their properties include Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina (, a private island resort in the British Virgin Islands and member of Autograph Collection® of Marriott International; Mainsail Beach Inn (, a boutique beachfront hotel on Anna Maria Island, Florida; the boutique food-focused Epicurean Hotel ( in Tampa, Florida was created in collaboration with the legendary Bern’s Steak House and was the first newly constructed property in the United States to join the Autograph Collection®. The company also operates corporate housing throughout the Southeast, exclusively managing the Florida market for Oakwood Worldwide® under both its ExecuStay® ( and Oakwood® ( brands, while also operating ExecuStay ( in Georgia, portions of Alabama, and The Carolinas. Mainsail is developing their fourth hotel, Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club on Anna Maria Island, Florida, which is slated to open in late fall of 2016.

About Autograph Collection Hotels®
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