Barbados Sailing Week 2025

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2nd Round Barbados Race 2022, 2nd In class Coastal racing
From£900
2nd Round Barbados Race 2022, 2nd In class Coastal racing
From£900
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13/01/2025
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8 Days
Availability : 13th - 20th January 2025
Barbados
Barbados
Min Age : 18
Max People : 9

The very beginning of the Caribbean racing season starts from mid January with the Round Barbados Sailing Week. There is an electric party vibe throughout the island as the regatta coincides with the celebration of the birthday of Barbados’ first Prime Minister and co-founder of the Barbados Cruising Club. Not only that, but Errol Walton Barrow is also known as the ‘Father of the Nation’, so you can probably see why Barbadians have something to celebrate at this time of year.

Although the first official race of this week long regatta began back in 1936, the tradition of racing around the island dates back much further into history. Way, way back in the 19th century where prizes for cargo arriving before rivals’ ships could raise a massive premium, the traders could declare bragging rights for being the fastest schooner into port. There was however, a consolation prize for the slowest ship. This prize was so esteemed that they had to stop handing out a last-to-finish prize after 2 ships loitered at sea for days with the intent of winning. The prize was an entire barrel of Mount Gay Rum so I can certainly understand their motives.

These days, there is a new tradition where if you break any of the 20 current records, then you can win your skipper’s weight in rum. As though anyone needs an excuse to over indulge in the festive season, this race is not one for a skinny skipper!

This is a very unique regatta as there simply isn’t a Marina near the yacht club, therefore we are reliant on our Dinghy to shuttle us back and forth from the mooring ball.

Made up of four training days, four coastal racing day events and after race parties with the incentive of your skipper’s weight in rum, what are you waiting for?

*** Please take into consideration when planning your trip that the official dates for this event have yet to be announced. The dates currently listed are based on previous years dates and are, therefore, subject to change. We will update our website with the official dates as soon as they are announced. 

Departure & Return Location

The nearest international airport is the Bridgetown/Grantley Adams Airport which is about a 30 minute drive from the marina.

Travel to and from the airport is paid for by the customer and is not included in the race price.

Price Includes

  • Race Entry
  • Yacht Charter
  • Accommodation on board (shared cabins)
  • Meals (self service) - Lunch
  • Certified Professional Skipper
  • Basic Training
  • Consumables for the yacht (diesel, fuel and water)
  • Mooring Fees
  • Insurance for the yacht
  • Lifejacket
  • Personal locating beacon

Price Excludes

  • Airfares
  • Meals (Breakfast & Dinner)
  • Transfers airport-marina-airport
  • Shore based accommodation
  • Wet gear
  • Personal insurance (we recommend Topsail)

Complementaries

  • T-Shirt with your national flag
  • Sail Racing Academy T-Shirt
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What to Expect
  • Professional InstructionOur Skippers are experienced instructors that make every crew member feel welcome and tailor their delivery to the experience and style of the crew
  • Competitive boatAlthough the taking part is often fun, we believe the full experience comes from pushing ourselves to the max and competing with other boats on the water with a view to win
  • High safety standardsMaintaining and equipping a yacht to a high standard is not an easy task. No expense is spared in ensuring the best equipment is selected and repairs are undertaken quickly and proficiently.
  • No PassengersAlthough we are happy to provide sight seeing adventures, this experience is a regatta so you can expect to be actively involved in sailing the boat, there isn't any rail meat on our boats.
Itinerary

*SUBJECT TO CHANGE*

*** Please take into consideration when planning your trip that the official dates for this event have yet to be announced. The dates currently listed are based on previous years dates and are, therefore, subject to change. We will update our website with the official dates as soon as they are announced. 

Day 1 - 13th Jan 2025Welcome Aboard

Arrival on the boat at 12 noon. After meeting your fellow crew mates, you’ll have a safety briefing from your skipper followed by training and preparations. 

This is a very unique regatta as there simply isn’t a Marina near the yacht club, therefore we are reliant on our Dinghy to shuttle us back and forth from the mooring ball.

Day 2 - 14th Jan 2025Training and Preparations

Training and preparations continue.

Day 3 - 15th Jan 2025Training and Preparations

Training and preparations continue. The Skippers briefing is at 18:00.

Day 4 - 16th Jan 2025Coastal Races 1 & 2

Starting at 10:00am from South Coast/Carlisle Bay.

Day 5 - 17th Jan 2025Lay Day

Enjoy a relaxing and fun filled lay day! Activities at Barbados Cruising Club and Barbados Yacht Club.

Day 6 - 18th Jan 2025Coastal Races 3 & 4

Starting at 10:00am from South Coast/Carlisle Bay.

Day 7 - 19th Jan 2025Mount Gay Round Barbados Race

Starting at 8:00am and goes clockwise, north bound.

Day 8 - 20th Jan 2025Award Ceremony & After Party

The event concludes with official award ceremony for all competitions and classes. Celebrate your accomplishment! 

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Gary Millar

Family Traveller

Had a fantastic time and learned a huge amount at the same time. This trip far outstripped my expectations. Thank you to you and all your team

26/01/2022
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