‘The annual Highland Spring HIHO event starts today in BVI, with an racing fleet to include stand-up paddling (SUP), a new popular sport which involves racers paddling 12+ foot boards with a large paddle.

‘Both windsurfers and SUP racers will tour the British Virgin Islands for 6-days. Race #1 in Eustatia Sound off the Bitter End starts the competition. Racers will cover over 100 miles as they travel from Virgin Gorda to Anegada, back to Virgin Gorda, down to Beef island, down the Sir Francis Drake Channel, then to Jost Van Dyke.

‘On Tuesday is the event’s signature Anegada race, a 12-mile run from the North Sound to Anegada. Additional races from Anegada back to Virgin Gorda, then Virgin Gorda to Beef Island, down the Sir Francis Drake Channel and around Sandy Cay will follow.

‘The Highland Spring HIHO event is unique in that it combines great racing with a yacht flotilla. All participants are accommodated aboard a fleet of captained Moorings yachts. The event is complimented with great parties and nightly entertainment. Started in 1979, the Highland Spring event is one of the longest running windsurfing events in the World.’

(from BVI News.com)