Caribbean Sailing – 2015 Regattas

Seasoned sailors, novice deck hands and excited spectators are all invited to experience the thrill of world-class Caribbean regattas.

Heineken Regatta c/o HR

Heineken Regatta c/o HR

This year’s line-up will showcase the world’s top boats plus a first-class slate of parties and musical entertainment across the Caribbean.

Heineken Regatta St Maarten, March 5 – 8th 2015

Recognized as one of the sailing world’s best regattas, each year this event lives up to its worthy motto: serious fun. Now in its 35th year the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta has already attracted entries from 20 different countries including Austria, Belgium, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy and many more. The hallmarks of the regatta are sensational racing in a multitude of different classes and plenty of entertainment with top-line international and Caribbean acts performing live every evening. Thousands of people from across the globe flock to the regatta at Simpson Bay which suits a myriad of boats and sailors, with all levels of experience welcome. The regatta boasts numerous classes with the new generation Gunboat 55s set to be making their debut this year. Participants and spectators alike are invited to attend 4 nights of after-race parties and concerts filled with music, live entertainment and renowned international artists. Concerts will be held every night at unique spectacular locations on the island.

USVI St Thomas Regatta, 27th – 29th March 2015

Hosted by the St Thomas Yacht Club, The St Thomas International Regatta takes place over 3 days at the end of March and features world class international competition and exceptional windward leeward courses. The superb turquoise colour of the water around the island combined with great conditions and a superb nightlife makes this regatta well worth attending, either as a competitor or spectator. The BVI Regatta follows on directly from the St Thomas with racing from Nanny Cay in Tortola and around the fabulous British Virgin Islands. The St. Thomas International Regatta is often known as the crown jewel of Caribbean racing, where sailors can experience reliable breezes, warm azure waters and world-renowned island hospitality.

Les Voiles de St Barth Regatta, 13th – 16th April 2015

Les Voiles de St Barth Regatta is a new racing event on the Caribbean regatta circuit and has gained a reputation as the most spectacular. Taking place over one week in April between the BVI Regatta and Antigua Sailing Week it features 4 days of spectacular racing with a lay day on the Thursday. The regatta is hosted by the beautiful island of St Barth, just a short stop from the islands of St Martin/St Maarten.

Antigua Sailing Week, 22nd April – 1st May 2015

The 48th year of this international yachting event is run back-to-back with the Round Antigua Race. One of the largest events in the Caribbean season, Antigua Sailing Week attracts over 200 yachts of all sizes to race in a series of long and short courses. The evening social programme lives up to its Caribbean party reputation, with rum, music and fun galore. Experienced racers, novices and spectators can all take part in the action to work or play hard in the tropics. The Round Antigua Race is a standalone race that takes place the day before the actual Antigua Sailing Week regatta.

 

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