Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race Series

 

13 – 22 January 2019

The first great sailing event in the Caribbean Race Season, which makes awake from the Christmas lethargy the European racing crews, will celebrate its 82 edition in 2019. The regatta is organized by the Barbados Cruising Club, Barbados Tourism and the main sponsor which gives name to the event, Mount Gay Rum.

The regatta is held in third week of January, and offers coastal races during 3 days on a couple of regatta fields situated on the West and South side of the island. After coastal series, tradition sets up the 21 of January, national holyday in honour of the father of Barbados Independence Errol Barrow, as the day to start the star race, the Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados, with a ride of approximately 70 miles round the island.

During several years, Mount Gay Rum gave a consolation prize to the slowest boat of the race, a rum barrel. Some editions later, race committee begins to be aware about the slower tendency of the participant crews. They were floating around the island during days with the intention to win the barrel. Mount Gay Rum decided then, prize every crew able to break some of the 14 records of the race, with the weight of their skippers in rum.
Nowadays, teams from UK, Canada, New Zealand, USA, Lithuania, Slovakia, France, Poland, Germany, Argentina, and of course a vast amount of Caribbean representation, fight fiercely to blow away the Mount Gay Rum Records.

“Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series has developed into an event that offers golden opportunities for teams looking for top class but seriously fun racing” (Sea Horse Magazine)

“The Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race is set to be a classic” (Nation News)

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Racers reception will be held on Saturday 13 January 2019 at Bridgetown Port.

Next day we will start, aboard our fast Pogo 12.50, VELOX, the training program prior to races. While training, we will enjoy top class sailing conditions with Trade Winds in an unbelievable tropical environment. Funny is ensured.

(Dates are approximate and will be confirmed by regatta organization)

The Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race will be spread in 3 days of costal racing, and the Round Barbados Race held on 21 of January.

WEDNESDAY 16 JANUARY 2019:
12:00 Regatta Registration & Skippers weighing (just to be ready if some record is break)
18:00 Skippers Briefing – Radisson Aquatica Beach Resort
20:00 Welcome Party – Barbados Cruising Club

THURSDAY 17 JANUARY 2019:
Coastal Racing, Day 1
Crew Party

FRIDAY 18 JANUARY 2019:
Coastal Racing, Day 2
Party- Mount Gay Rum Distillery

SATURDAY 19 JANUARY 2019:
Coastal Racing, Day 3
Skippers Briefing Round Barbados Race
Party – Copacabana Beach Bar

DOMINGO 20 ENERO 2019:
Day Off: Organized Activities Mount Gay Rum
Exhibition Regatta Polo Match

MONDAY 21 JANUARY 2019:
07:00 Start Round Barbados Race
17:00 Crew Party – Barbados Cruising Club

TUESDAY 22 JANUARY 2019:
19:00 Regatta Dinner
21:00 Prize Giving Ceremony

Actos Sociales: Programa completo de actos sociales a confirmar por la organización.

Take and advantage of your Caribbean time and continue enjoying best race sailing events with warm winds, turquoise waters, the coconut palm rhythm and aboard our Pogo 12.50 VELOX. Next week we will join a new Sailing Event, the GRENADA SAILING WEEK.

INSCRIPTION

INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION

13 – 22 Enero 2019 (10 días)
INCLUDED
  • Professional Skipper
  • Event Inscription
  • Boat Berths During Event
  • Velox Sailing Racing Kit

 

  • Cabin Accommodation
  • Safety Gear
  • Food Starting Kit
  • Welcome Aboard Drink

2.450,00

6 in stock


You can PAY in your OWN CURRENCY

WHOLE BOAT POGO 12.50

  • Personalized Team Option (Show your Corporate Branding in the Race, sailing gear, hull, sails…)
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Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race Series