The Royal BVI Yacht Club
The Royal British Virgin Islands Yacht Club, founded in July of 1973, is situated in Road Town, Tortola, at Road Reef on the southwest corner of Road Harbour. It faces the Sir Francis Drake Channel to the south, and Road Reef Marina to the north. The Clubhouse and Dining Room are open for lunch and dinner, and visiting yachtsmen, yachtswomen, and members of correspondent yacht clubs are welcome. As the BVI's "national authority for sailing," the Royal BVI Yacht Club takes pride in the BVIslanders, and had an opportunity to sponsor and support a variety of "national" and "world" sailing events, including the Olympic Games. The Royal BVI Yacht Club maintains an active calendar of racing, cruising, angling, and social events, as well as sailing training programmes for young and old alike. The Club is the primary sponsor of the annual BVI Spring Regatta, featuring three days of racing in the Sir Francis Drake Channel for racing classes, non-spinnaker classes, multihulls, and bareboats. The Royal British Virgin Islands Yacht Club was granted the Royal Warrant by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in her New Year's Honours List of December, 1999. The Warrant was officially bestowed by HRH Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, during his official visit to The British Virgin Islands in the Spring of 2000.