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Adventure offered by Germaine

7 days
Available in English
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!
Made up of four training days, four coastal racing day events
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  • Plan
    Day 1Welcome aboard
    Arrival on the boat.

    Day 2 and 3Training Days

    Day 4
    Another training day.
    6pm- Skipper’s Briefing for the Coastal race
    7pm- Welcome Party at the Barbados Cruising Club

    Day 5
    The Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race. Starts from Carlisle Bay and finishes at Pebbles Beach, lasts all day but if you needed an incentive to get round the race quickly, the Red Cap after race party is being held at the Barbados Cruising Club from 17:30hrs

    Day 6
    A day to watch the Schooner Race and the Dinghy Racing, before the Coastal Races Skipper’s Briefing at 18:00hrs and the Sunset Tunes at the Barbados Cruising Club opening up the evening.

    Day 7
    At 10:00hrs the first Coastal Racing Day begins. It ends at the Barbados Cruising Club with the After Race Party opening its doors at 17:00hrs

    Day 8
    Coastal Races Day 2
    First Start 10am
    After Race Party

    Day 9
    Coastal Races Day 3
    First Start 10am
    After Race Party

    Day 10
    Mount Gay Rum Tour and Rum Tastings 4pm
    Prize Giving 7pm
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Full joining instructions will be provided once booked, however, please feel free to ask any questions you may have.

complete list of what is included in the price: Race Entry, Yacht Charter, Accommodation on board (shared cabins), Meals at sea (self service), Certified Professional Skipper, Basic Training, Consumables for the yacht (diesel, fuel and water), Mooring Fees, Insurance for the yacht, Lifejacket, Personal locating beacon,

complet list of what is NOT included in the price: Airfares, Meals offboard, Transfers airport-marina-airport, Shore based accommodation, Wet gear, Personal insurance (we recommend Topsail).

please do not hesitate to contact us for more details
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Meet Germaine, the coordinator
1 review At Sailwiz since 2019
As an RYA Instructor Germaine enjoys passing on his experience to others and finding ways of sharing his passion for this sport with as many people as possible. This is what inspired him to create a not for profit organisation that gives people the opportunities that normally allude them. An excellent problem solver
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Additional Information

  • Final cleaning
  • Costs of mooring and anchoring
  • Professional skipper
  • Gas
  • Moorings
Not included
  • Insurance
  • Food and drink on land
  • Airport transfer
  • Travel to the boat
  • Parking
  • Flights
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  • Credit/debit card
  • Wire transfer

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    September of 2022
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  • 16 Jan · 7 days
    9 places available
    1100 € /person
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