Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina to Host 2nd Annual Scrub Island Invitational during 2017 BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival

Posted by Scrub Island, December 2016

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (December 19, 2016) – Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, a private-island resort in the British Virgin Islands, will host the March 29 Scrub Island Invitational during the 46th Annual BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival. For the second consecutive year, the resort is the hosting sponsor for the event, which is expected to draw up to 50 boats to compete in a race from Nanny Cay Marina to Scrub Island.

The exact course will depend on weather and conditions, but will wind through many of the lush islands, offering racers breathtaking views as they make their way to Scrub Island for an estimated 12:30 p.m. arrival. Upon conclusion, Scrub Island Resort will host the crews, their families and friends, and race officials for a special luncheon and party on the Grand Pavilion Patio, Pavilion Beach and lower level of the main resort swimming pool. The festive afternoon celebration will feature live music, a barbeque lunch and specialty drinks.

“We’re excited to once again host the Scrub Island Invitational, which was very well received last year and will no doubt draw even bigger crowds this year,” said Joe Collier, president of Mainsail Lodging & Development, the owner and operator of the resort. “It’s a great event for participants and an opportunity to showcase our private island resort to some who may not be familiar with everything we have to offer on Scrub Island.”

One of the top three annual Caribbean sailing events, the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival will take place March 27 to April 2, 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 Round Tortola Race, VP Bank Tortola Sloop Regatta, Annual Mount Gay Welcome Party, nightly entertainment with dancing on the beach, and local food vendors who will feature both local and international cuisine. For more information on the event, visit

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Please visit here for photos from the 2016 Scrub Island Invitational.

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 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. 877-890-7444 or visit

About Mainsail Lodging and Development Group

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; and the boutique food-focused Epicurean Hotel ( in Tampa, Florida. 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 under construction and slated to open in the Spring of 2017.

About Autograph Collection Hotels

The Autograph Collection is an evolving ensemble of strikingly independent hotels. Exactly like nothing else, each destination has been selected for its quality, bold originality, rich character and uncommon details. From near to far, iconic to historic, the result is an array of properties that is nothing less than unique, nothing short of collectively exceptional. For more information and reservations please visit, or explore our social media channels to learn more about championing the independent spirit.


About the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival

The slogan Warm Water-Hot Racing- Cool Parties is everything you can expect at the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival, March 27-April 2, 2017. The racing takes advantage of the stunning array of picture perfect islands and idyllic sailing conditions, between laid marks and sixty-five islands. BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival offers spectacular racing with courses suited to everyone.
The emphasis is on professional race management maximizing great racing for all 18 classes. There is an area just for our bareboat classes; catamarans, high-performance race boats and cruisers, all have exceptional races designed just for them. It’s a regatta with something specially suited for every boat and racer. Hosted at Nanny Cay Resort and Marina, sailors have a home to prep, stay, work and play as long as needed. The regatta brings in visitors just to watch the racing, enjoy all the parties, dance in the sand and relax on the beach. Sailors come to race and families join them to enjoy the splendor of all that the British Virgin Islands has to offer.

For more details and race information:
Trish Jenkins
J2 Communications
E: [email protected]
Skype: trishjenkins
Office UK: +44 (0)1983 292576/Cell: +44 (0)7880 518689

Judy Petz, BVI Spring Regatta Director
Tel: +284.541.6732
E-mail: [email protected]

Or: Bob Phillips, BVI Spring Regatta Chairman
Tel: +284.494.2569
E-mail: [email protected]