The Barbados Sailing Week 2018 (formerly The Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series) kicks off at the Barbados Cruising Club on January 16.
The 82nd annual Barbados Sailing Week 2018 includes 3 days of coastal racing on the south and west coast of Barbados, and the main event, the Round Barbados Race on Errol Barrow Day, Jan 21st. Racing Yachts range from the windersurfer class to over 180' in length. Any skipper breaking an absolute record for this race, wins their weight in rum!
See attached flyers for full details on viewing points and race times.
Here's the schedule:
Tue Jan 16th 2018
From 12:00: Registration and Skippers "Weigh In" - Radisson Aquatica Hotel
18:00: Skipper's Briefing
From 19:00: The Barbados Sailing Week Welcome Party - Barbados Cruising Club
With live music by Kite
Wed Jan 17th 2018
Race Day 1 From 09:30: Coastal Racing (All classes excluding J/24)
From 17:00: The Barbados Yacht Club Boogie on the Beach - Barbados Yacht Club
Dance on the sand with music from a local DJ
Thu Jan 18th 2018
Race Day 2 From 09:30: Coastal Racing (All classes excluding J/24)
From 18:00: Rum and Fun with Mount Gay Rum at the Red Cap Party - Mount Gay Distillary, Brandons, St Michael
Rum tours and a party at the home of rum
Fri Jan 19th 2018
Race Day 3 From 09:30: Coastal Racing (All classes)
From 1800: After Party at Copacabana Beach Bar
Live music, great food and drinks specials on the sand in Carlisle Bay.
Sat Jan 20th 2018
Race Day 4 From 09:30: Coastal Racing (J/24 Class Only)
From 15:00: The Regatta Surf and Turf Polo Match - Holders Polo Field
Sun Jan 21st 2018
From 07:00: The Mount Gay Round Barbados Race
From 17:00: Wind Down and Lime - Barbados Cruising Club
Live music from SKF Steelsounds
Mon Jan 22nd 2018
From 19:00: The Regatta Dinner – The Beach House, St. James
21:00: Regatta Prize Giving – The Beach House, St. James - all welcome
Live music from Brass Soul
Tue Jan 23rd 2018
18:00: Barbados to Antigua Ocean Race Briefing – Radisson Aquatica Beach Resort
From 18:00: Sunset Tunes at the Barbados Cruising Club
Wed Jan 24th 2018
From 09:30: The Ocean Passage Race to Antigua
Please Note - The Regatta Dinner is a ticketed event. Each competing yacht will be provided with an allocation of tickets. Additional tickets may be purchased directly from the Regatta Organisers or The Beach House, St. James.
Venue: Barbados Cruising Club, Aquatic Gap, Bay Street, St. Michael