Melges 32 Class Welcomes Oil Nut Bay As 2013 Virgin Islands Sailing Series Event No. 1 Supporting Sponsor

31 January 2013

Virgin Gorda, BVI - As one of the supporting sponsors of the 2013 BVI Sportboat Regatta, Virgin Islands Sailing Series (VISS) Event No. 1, the Melges 32 Class Association would like to take the opportunity to introduce you to Oil Nut Bay, a luxury generational family community spread across a 400-acre private peninsula at the Northeast end of Virgin Gorda. Oil Nut Bay's Beach Club features three pools, a restaurant, bar, spa treatments, a pristine white sand beach, and a wide variety of water and beach activities.

Several events will be held at Oil Nut Bay in conjunction with the first Melges 32 Virgin Islands Sailing Series event. On Tuesday and Wednesday February 19 & 20, owners and their families are invited to Oil Nut Bay between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm to enjoy the Beach Club, restaurant, and resort amenities.

We are happy to announce a private cocktail party for Melges 32 owners, hosted by the DeVos family at their newly completed beach villa Seashell, at Oil Nut Bay on Friday, February 22. The cocktail reception begins at 5:30 pm and will be followed by an elegant dinner at the Beach Club Restaurant featuring cuisine from Executive Chef Leonard Sorce.

Melges 32 owners and their teams are also invited to celebrate in the Virgin Islands with a Caribbean Beach Party, dinner and dancing at Oil Nut Bay at 6 pm on Saturday, February 23.

Oil Nut Bay invites you to experience their luxurious collection of beach villas and cliff-side suites during the 2013 Melges 32 Sportboat Regatta. Beach villas range from two to six bedrooms with various amenities and features such as private infinity pools, indoor and outdoor dining, open-air showers and personal concierge services. The Cliffs, three brand new luxury one-bedroom suites are also now available and showcase breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea. The Penthouse Suite features lavish couture furnishings by FENDI Casa. For rental inquiries, please call + 1 (284) 343.1000 or visit oilnutbay.com/rental.

The Melges 32 Class is appreciative of the support from the following 2013 BVI Sportboat Regatta | VISS Event No. 1 sponsors:

Melges Performance Sailboats, the builder of the Melges 32, is the world leader in performance, one design racing. For more than 60 years, Melges has delivered superior-built Scows, Sportboats and Skiffs across the country and around the world. Melges has designed, manufactured and provided continuous customer service and product support unlike anyone else. Now ask yourself, do you believe in speed? Could it be possible to have the luxury of simple sailing that is fun and fast? The answer is without reservation — yes. Signed, sealed, endorsed and delivered by the best, for the best. For more information about Melges, visit their website at melges.com

The International Melges 32 Class Association (IM32CA) and Team INTAC cordially invite Melges 32s worldwide to participate in the 2013 Virgin Islands Sailing Series (VISS). This exciting, all-new Caribbean winter/spring racing series is designed to provide a high level of sailing venue diversity and competition. The Series consists of three sanctioned events in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands — February 21-24, March 22-24, April 26-28, and one unsanctioned event on March 29-31. Special thanks to the following partners: Oil Nut Bay, British Virgin Islands Tourism Board, U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism, The Moorings/TUI Marine, Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS), International Rolex Regatta 2013, BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival and INTAC Global Investments.