Barbados Sailing Week
Program Barbados Sailing Week 15-22 January 2020
- Training Day 1
- Training Day 2 & Welcome Party
- Three Days of Coastal Racing
- Lay Day
- The 84th Anniversary Mount Gay Round Barbados Race
- Prizegiving Party
Coastal Racing Barbados Sailing Week
The three-day race series can be entered separately, or together with the Mount Gay Round Barbados Race. Racing in 5 classes, taking in both the South and West Coasts of the Island.
Onshore, there’ll be a party every night to relax, unwind, discuss the following day’s tactics… or just have a glass or two of Mount Gay Rum.
Round Barbados Race
If the crow flew in a circle the race is about 60 miles but as we’re not racing on crows yachts end up doing around 70 plus miles. The trade winds and incredible sailing conditions make it a great course.
Starting at the Barbados Cruising Club, you will sail through the historic Carlisle Bay, pass the deepwater harbour to starboard and then begin a 20-mile tight reach in calm water up the platinum coast of Barbados passing the homes and haunts of the very rich and very famous.
After rounding the top of the island you will encounter the full force of the Atlantic with nothing between you and Africa. You will then face a good 7 mile plus beat in tricky currents, wind shifts and some big waves. Follow this with a 20-mile fetch, riding those same waves beam on, trying to maximize speed without losing height enough to clear East Point.
Bear away and hoist through the big breaking Atlantic rollers for a fantastic 18 mile downwind slide along the south coast. Drop the kites and skate around the South West corner of the island to the finish!
Program Barbados Sailing Week
15 January – 22 January 2020
Day 1 January 15th: 1st Training day
Day 2 – January 16th
Complete registration, get weighed and collect your trackers and Skipper’s packs from the Radisson Aquatica Hotel from noon
Skipper’s Briefing for Skipper’s and tacticians from all boats to attend 18.00
The Barbados Sailing Week Welcome Party from 19.00
Day 3 – January 17th
Coastal Racing day 1 from 9.30
Let’s party from 17.00
Day 4 – January 18th
Coastal Racing 2 from 9.30
Rum and Fun with Mount Gay Rum at the Red Cap Party and Rum tours and a party at the home of rum – Mount Gay Distillary Brandons St Michael from 18.00
Day 5 – January 19th
Coastal Racing day 3 from 9.30
Let’s party from 18.00
Day 6 – January 20th
The Regatta Surf and Turf Polo Match – at Holders Polo Field. Hosted by the Barbados Polo Club from 15.00
Day 7 – January 21th
The Mount Gay Round Barbados Race from 7.00
The big event. Win your Skipper’s weight in Mount Gay Extra Old Rum
Wind Down and Lime – Talk about the race, celebrate your success or drown your sorrows at the Barbados Cruising Club from 17.00
Day 8 – January 22th
Regatta dinner from 19.00 tickets are allocated to sailors and may be purchased from our host, The Beach House, St James. Admission by ticket only.The Grand Prize Giving and Regatta Party from 21:00 at The Beach House St James with live music from Brass Soul
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Barbados Island, the culinary island of the Caribbean
Barbados is a relatively small Caribbean island, at only 166 square miles.
The history of Barbados is unique. Bajans (the familiar term for Barbadians) are at ease with their past and proud architects of their future.
Some interesting facts about Barbados:
- The island was colonised by the English early in the 17th century
- Before then, Barbados was inhabited by Carib and Arawak Native Americans
- Transformed by the plantation system and slavery, they were the world’s number one sugar producer by 1650
- Barbados is the oldest continuing parliamentary democracy outside England
- They achieved universal voting rights in 1943 and opted for full independence from the UK in 1966
- Their cultural roots are in the plantation slavery economy, a unique blend of West African and European
- Bajans speak English with a distinct accent, spiced with words in West African-English pidgin called Bajan