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BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival Announces Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina as Title Sponsor of the Scrub Island Invitational

Posted: January 22, 2016

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BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS (January 22, 2016) –Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, a private-island resort in the British Virgin Islands has been named as Title Sponsor of the Scrub Island Invitational during the 2016 BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival.

On the morning of Wednesday, March 30, during the Sailing Festival, up to fifty boats are expected to compete in a race from Nanny Cay to Scrub Island. The exact course will depend on weather and conditions, but race officials expect the boats to arrive the resort around 1:00pm in the afternoon. At the race’s conclusion, Scrub Island Resort will be hosting a special luncheon and party for the crews, their families and friends, as well as race officials. The afternoon celebration will be staged on the Grand Pavilion Patio, Pavilion Beach and the lower level of the main resort swimming pool. Music, games and specialty drinks will make the afternoon festive for both participants and resort guests.
“It’s a privilege for Scrub Island 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 our slate of real estate offerings.”

The 45th BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival will take place between March 28 and April 3, 2016. The BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival is one of the top three Caribbean sailing events, with an average of 110 yachts per year with 80% of the competitors from overseas. 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: bvispringregatta.org.

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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 scrubisland.com.

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 (ScrubIsland.com), a private island resort in the British Virgin Islands and member of Autograph Collection® of Marriott International; Mainsail Beach Inn (MainsailBeachInn.com), a boutique beachfront hotel on Anna Maria Island, Florida; the boutique food-focused Epicurean Hotel (EpicureanHotel.com) 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® (ExecuStay.com) and Oakwood® (Oakwood.com) brands, while also operating ExecuStay (ExecuStay.com) 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®

Autograph Collection Hotels® celebrates a collection of independent leaders in film, art, design and literature by curating one-of-a-kind travel experiences at 91 luxury lifestyle hotels found in the world’s most desirable destinations. Exactly like nothing else, each hotel has been hand selected for its distinction as an iconic landmark, for its remarkable design or for its best-in-class resort amenities. For more information please visit Autograph Collection Hotels’® website www.autographhotels.com, or explore our social media channels to learn more about championing the independent spirit:
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