The BVI Steelman, an Olympic distance triathlon, is the most challenging event on the BVI Triathlon Federation calendar, and takes place at Beef Island.
Next event: Sunday, December 6, Beef Island – 6.30am start.
- Registration at Tortola Sports Club, Friday, December 4, 5.30-6.30pm
- Entry Fee: $10/person.
- Race will start at 6.30am.
- Open to individuals and teams
- Drafting is allowed on bike. TT bikes and aerobars allowed.
- Athletes are responsible for own drinks and nutrition
- Breakfast after event at D Best Cup, Trellis Bay
The Course & Rules
Athletes of all ages and abilities are encouraged to take part and enjoy the triathlon, competing either individually or as part of a team. NOTE: Solo athletes are responsible for setting up their own Transition stops before the start of the race. The equipment will be looked after at these stops.
1500 m swim, 40 km bike, 10 k run…it’s a draft legal event on bike.
Swim starts and finishes at emergency ramp opposite end of the airport runway. Competitors swim right to first buoy (First Buoy) then into Well Bay, around two buoys, and back to First Buoy then the ramp.
Bike is 9 ¾ laps of Beef Island from ramp towards Beef Island bridge, turnaround at Little Mountain junction, then along main road to turnaround at junction with old road to Minine’s nursery (Minine’s junction) the bike finishing at Minine’s Junction.
Run starts and finishes at Minine’s Junction and is 3 laps. One lap is down old airport road to junction with main road, then past airport terminal, around the back of Jeremy’s kitchen, up to Minine’s junction, then out to Minine’s nursery gates and back.
The first BVI Steelman triathlon got off to a blistering start last Saturday. Fifteen swimmers eagerly lined up on Well Bay, ready to begin the Olympic distance. The gun went off at three pm and the swimmers began the testing 1500 meter swim in scorching conditions. As the athletes began to spread out across the course, Mathieu “The Fish” Santerre lead the pack. The Fish held his lead and was first out of the water in just under 23 minutes, giving team “One Fast Start” just that. Louise Wearmouth came in not far behind for team Wearmouth, with the Chorpedo Spencer just two minutes later, competing individually and for team Super Tubes.