Wagner SailingRally BVI 2015



The year 2012 brought us the FIRST WAGNER SAILING RALLY, WSR2012.
The Rally comprised three events:
1) January 21-22 Wladyslaw Wagner Sailing Rally at Trellis Bay, Beef Island, British Virgin Islands.,
2) July 8th The unveiling , at Marine Education Centre, ZHP, of a 
plaque commemorating the start in 1932 of Wagner's circumnavigation under sail.
Also to bid farewell to the visiting yacht ZJAWA 1V as she commenced her voyage 'By the Sun and Stars'
3) Sept.2-5th The symbolic ending of Wagner's 7 year circumnavigation enacted by Zjawa 1V leaving Gt. Yarmouth, England, to complete the final passage (interrupted by WW II) to and
arrival at , Gdynia , Poland.
The events were well attended by over 500 Polish Sailors from Canada, USA, Gt. Britain. and 60 or more sailing vessels including the visiting  s/y FREDRYK CHOPIN.
It would be safe to claim that such a joyous celebration and gathering of Polish Sailors was indeed, a FIRST in the history of  Polish Sailing and a memorable tribute to the brave,  young sailor of 1932 , Wladyslaw Wagner who brought the sea and sailing to our attention.
A SECOND Wagner Sailing Rally is slated for
                            FEBRUARY 6-7-8, 2015,
again at Trellis Bay, Beef Island, British Virgin Islands.
WE, the Polish Sailors and Sailing Clubs assembled under the Polish Yachting Association of North America, have begun the initial preparations
                      ALL sailors from Poland and elsewhere
                      ALL sailing clubs, associations, organisations
                      ALL whose sailing dreams lead to far, remote places
                      ALL who 'sail' from the comfort of their recliner
                      ALL tall ships.........
to C O M E!!!!!!
                                                                                                                                                              &nb sp;                                               Composition: Mabel Wagner
Wagner Sailing Rally – Tortola, BVI 2015
1.       Opening of the Władysław Wagner Museum.
2.       Trellis Bay Video Festival „I’m Sailing”. The movie will be chosen from a number of submitted entries.
3.       Finals of the photography contest, „Polish Sailors in the World” (Send in your pictures to the Contest Committee.)
4.       Symposium, „Wagner opened the seas and the oceans to us.”
5.       Shanties Festival under the stars.
6.       Polish yachts parade, including S/Y  „Zjawa IV”.
7.       „Visiting Sir Francis Drake” – a show.
 Details (subject to change)
Feb. 6,  2015  –  Registration of yachts: Trellis Bay, Beef Island, BVI.
                             Commemorating plaque, T-shirt, books, brochures, etc.
                          16:00 – Cyber Café: Shanties
                          18:00 - Argon Studio: Sailing photography exposition
                          20:00  - Meeting for attendees of the Rally at „The Last Resort”
Feb. 7,  2015 – 12:00  -  Grand opening
                                    -  Presentations of guests and participants
                                    -  Opening of the Władysław Wagner Museum
                         15:00 - 18:00 – Visiting yachts and ships
                         16:00  -  Cyber Cafe: Shanties
                         20:00  -  „Visiting Sir Francis Drake” – a show.
Feb. 8,  2015 – 10:00 – Sailors’ Holy Mass
                        12:00 – Yachts parade and a salute to s/y „Zjawa IV”
                                    - Farewell to Tall Ships
                        16:00 – Shanties Festival                                   
                                    - Video Festival – Awards ceremony
                                    - Photography contest – Awards ceremony
                        19:00 – Formal closing of the rally, lowering flags
                                              - Pirates’ Ball
                                              - Fireworks
Feb. 9,  2015 - 11:00  - Regatta Wagner Cup: Trellis Bay  -  Jost Van Dyke.


5 responses
I have a house on Great Camanoe island for rent. 2BR, 2BA, very convenient to all festivities. US 301-352-7859 or BVI 342-2933 or 342-2966.
I was here for 2012 event and plan to be here for 2015. Anyone looking for a house to rent near Trellis Bay, call 284-342-2933 or 442-2030 or in the US: 301-352-7859' ask for MARILLYN or ZB.
Hi Jeremy here from Trellis Bay,admin for this Wladek blog.Do you have a web site for your house to rent ? I could rent it for you perhaps.Jeremy — Sent from Mailbox for iPad
Jeremy, I don't have a web site but you can see the house on Sotheby's International as it's for sale. Look at houses for sale on Great Camanoe Island and the house called "Sea Sight". We also live on Great Camanoe part of the year (in a different house). If you want to come over to see the house anytime in the next couple of days, give us a call at 342-2966 or 443-2050. We're leaving for the states on Wednesday this week and will be back in about a month. Marillyn or ZB
What are your Rentals rates ? Would you give me Commission to rent it ?Come Over to Trellis Kitchen and say helo. www.adventures-bvi.com  Jeremy — Sent from Mailbox for iPad