april 8TH - APRIL 13th

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Wednesday April 8th

                            1400 – 1700    Registration of Yachts. Final day of registration for Heritage Boats.

                             Plantation Hotel bar area (Please register in time!)


Thursday April 9th

                            1000 – 1530    Registration of Yachts – Plantation Hotel bar area (Please register in time!)

                            1730    Yachts and Heritage Boats Skippers’ Briefing and Welcome Party – Regatta Race HQ, Plantation Hotel veranda

                            Entertainment by local DJs

                            Drink Specials - Sparrow’s Specials ($5.00) and Hairoun (3 for $10.00)

                           All race participants, Sailing Club members, family, and friends are welcome        


Friday April 10th    Day 1 of Yacht and Heritage Boat Races – sponsored by SPARROW’S PREMIUM RUM


                            1000     Start of Friendship Bay J24 and Surprise Races

                            1015    Start of Friendship Bay Yacht Race (Racing, Cruising I, Cruising II, and Windward Island Sloops)

                            1100    Start of Heritage Boats Race I, all classes – Hamilton start; finish at Hamilton


                            1730    Yacht and Heritage Boat Race Results and Prize-giving – Regatta Race HQ, Plantation Hotel veranda

                            Entertainment by DJ TillerGirl

                            All race participants, Sailing Club members, family, and friends are welcome    


Saturday April 11th    Day 2 of Yacht and Heritage Boat Races – sponsored by HAIROUN             

                            0900    Start of J24 and Surprise Classes - 3 race series

                            1000    Start of Around Bequia Yacht Race (Racing, Cruising I, and Cruising II) - start in Admiralty Bay; finish in Lower Bay    

                            1030    Start of Windward Islands Sloop Race – start in Admiralty Bay; finish in Lower Bay

                            1100    Start of HAIROUN CHALLENGE Heritage Boats Race II– Hamilton start; finish at Paget Farm


                            1730    Yacht and Heritage Boat Race Results and Prize-giving – Regatta Race HQ, Plantation Hotel veranda

                            Entertainment by ‘Kyron and Clear Eyes’

                            All race participants, Sailing Club members, family, and friends are welcome


Sunday April 12th    Day 3 of Yacht and Heritage Boat Races – sponsored by FLOW COMMUNICATIONS

                            0900    Start of J24 and Surprise Classes - 2 race series 

                            1000    Start of SPARROW’S PREMIUM RUM triangle yacht race – start in Admiralty Bay; finish in Lower Bay (Racing,                               Cruising I, Cruising II, and Windward Island Sloops)

                            1000     Start of Junior Sailors races (all classes) - Admiralty Bay

                            1100    Start of FLOW CHALLENGE Heritage Boats Race III, all classes - Paget Farm start; finish at Hamilton



Monday April 13th    Day 4 Awards Ceremony – sponsored by SPARROW’S PREMIUM RUM

                            1100    Day 3 Race Results and Prize-giving – Regatta Race HQ, Plantation Hotel veranda

                                        Overall Regatta Results and Prize-giving

                                        Farewell Party with music ‘Kyron and Clear Eyes’

                                         Everybody welcome!



All yacht and heritage boat races will start punctually at the published time

Other start times are approximate and subject to change


Race days and courses may be changed in exceptional circumstances to accommodate weather conditions

Check ‘Bequia This Week’ or the Bequia Tourism Office (near the ferry dock) for details of other Easter weekend activities


Regatta HQ hours:                8 April                    1000 to 1700    

                                              9 to 11 April            0800 to 1800

                                             12 April                    0800 to 1800

                                             13 April                    0900 to 1500


Regatta Updates:        0815 daily on VHF 68 (available around Admiralty Bay area)


Racing VHF Channels:    Yachts: channel 06  

Heritage Boats: channel 09 

Emergencies only: channel 16

Non-race participants please keep channels 06 and 09 clear

Contact Information:     The Bequia Sailing Club 

                    Box 220 

                    Bequia VC0400

                    St. Vincent & the Grenadines

Race Office / Yacht inquiries: yachts@bequiaregatta.com 

Race Office / Yachts: (784) 431-6632

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