Category: Sailing

55 boats for Barbados’ 50th celebrations

This year’s Barbados’ Transatlantic Rally Event promises to be the most exciting and competitive the island has ever seen. That was the word this morning from organizers during a media briefing held at the Barbados Yacht Club, Bay Street, St Michael, to discuss plans for Barbados’ 50th Transatlantic Rally Event which commenced earlier this year […]

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Sailing action

If boat racing was ever considered as low key in Barbados, then it is sure to come alive when the island hosts the largest ever GP (General Purpose) 14 World Championship slated for Sunday, March 27 to April 4 at Carlisle Bay. Organizers told a media conference held at the Barbados Yacht Club today that […]

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3,000 miles of rowing by daring greenhorns

After rowing 3,000 miles from the Canary Islands to Barbados, spending 54 days at sea, James Whittle and Tommy Caulfield of the Temptest Two can proudly say they achieved their goal. The duo, hailing from London, finally landed on the shores of Barbados last Wednesday much to the cheers and congratulations of their families and […]

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Sailors get their rewards

The 80th anniversary Mount Gay Round Barbados Series, which incorporates three days of coastal racing and headline event – the Round Barbados Race – concluded over the weekend with a spectacular prize-giving ceremony at The Beach House, St James. Hundreds of competitors, guests and local dignitaries were treated to a sumptuous banquet to celebrate the success […]

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Sailors wrap up record regatta

Big winds, big speeds and the fastest ever times ever recorded made the 80th anniversary Mount Gay Round Barbados Race one of the most spectacular in history with a total of five records broken, and each team winning their skipper’s weight in rum. Racing was over staggered starts commencing at 7 a.m. with a good […]

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Epic sailing battle ends

The final day of the coastal series at the 80th anniversary Mount Gay Round Barbados Regatta concluded yesterday in fine style with sunshine, wind up to 28kts, and a relatively flat sea. The ultra fast flying machines in particular, including the multihulls, revelled in the conditions along the south coast of the island with a […]

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Close sailing rivalry on Day two

 Yesterday’s second day of the 80th anniversary of the Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series, organised by Barbados Cruising Club in association with Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc., and Mount Gay, served up the sort of conditions that Barbados is known for – good winds and just enough of swell to keep the racing exciting. The […]

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Shifts, squalls spell excitement

Yesterday’s opening of the 80th anniversary Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series, organised by Barbados Cruising Club in association with Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc, and Mount Gay, got off to a spectacular start with an unusual mixed bag of conditions. Sun, rain, unpredictable shifts and 25+kt squalls kept competitors on their toes all day but […]

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Sailors ready for Round Barbados Race Series

The 80th Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series will feature an historic moment when MOD 70 Trimaran Ms Barbados and Phaedo Three race each other for the first time in the Caribbean. Speaking during this morning’s launch at the Barbados Beach Club, Senator and Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism and International Transport Irene […]

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Sailing success

 It was the crew of Hawkeye making a major impact as the 2016 Suzuki Marine Barbados J/24 National Championship sailed off on Sunday with the first regatta of the season – the Taylors Cycle Centre J/24 Regatta in Carlisle Bay. Hawkeye ended the day in first position after two wins from three starts, with Bunga […]

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Boats arriving for Mount Gay race

One of the main sporting events to celebrate Barbados’ 50th anniversary of Independence next year is already taking shape with the preparations for the 80th anniversary of the Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series which sails from January 16 to 24. The 33m Brigantine –– Tres Hombres –– and her team of loyal supporters to […]

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Three teams break records in Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race

Despite generally light airs with winds reaching no more that 15kts, three teams have won their skipper’s weight in rum for breaking records in the 79th Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race. The Double Handed Monohull record for the 60-nautical mile course went to Dave Staples on Hallucine (Pogo) with a time of 07:29:51. Staples, […]

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Exciting race expected

After three days of intense coastal racing in the Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series, the sailing teams made the most of today’s lay day activities. A visit to the Mount Gay Rum Distillery in the morning, and an afternoon soaking up the colonial-style hospitality at an exhibition polo match at Holders Polo Field, St […]

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Sailing events to provide major boost

The Barbados economy is in for a major boost later this month when a major sport event is held over a nine-day period. The Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series 2015, which will be held from January 16 to 24, is expected to attract at least 50 boats with over 500 participants, resulting in millions […]

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Major sailing events coming

Barbados is on stream to host two major world champions, namely the GP 14 Class World Championship in 2016 and the International Finn Class Masters World Champion in 2017. Former president of the Barbados Sailing Association, Peter Burke, told Barbados TODAY they were looking forward to hosting both events which would be historic for Barbados. […]

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