Annual Party In The BVIs Won’t Happen This Year; 2021 Dates Announced
Published Sept. 2, 2020
After putting out the schedule with the usual island theme parties, The Moorings has officially canceled its annual Interline Regatta for 2020.
It released this statement explaining the decision:
“Due to no confirmation of an opening date from the British Virgin Islands at this stage, we unfortunately have had to make the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Interline Regatta.
It has been a challenging year throughout the travel industry, and we had hoped to provide some respite by hosting this event which so many passionate sailors look forward to each year. We would like to thank each of the participants who, despite everything, entrusted us with your charter vacation and had signed up for this year’s event. We remain hopeful that we will resume sailing our favorite waters again in the coming months and look forward to setting sail with you all in paradise again soon.”
The 2021 regatta is scheduled to take place October 12-21, 2021.
It had been scheduled for Oct. 13-22 and included a rare stop at Foxy’s on the 14th. Island party themes included Get “Nauti,” an 80s theme, Gilligan’s Island and a toga party.
The British Virgin Islands are struggling what to do with travelers wanting to visit the BVIs, tho in early September the government voted against going into a full lockdown. It is this uncertainty that caused Moorings officials to cancel the event.
The Moorings Interline Regatta is a 10-day party at sea, as well as at bars on the islands of the BVIs. While there is an actually regatta, many of the 800+ people who attend go for the nightly theme parties, while spending their days exploring the “caves,” slithering around the unusual rocks formations at The Baths partying at Willie T’s and having Pain Killers at the Soggy Dollar Bar.
And, of course having “dingy wars” when they pull their so-called “party cats” (rented catamarans) into port for the night.
Most of those who go to it are either in the airline industry or know people who work for the airlines.