The Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series, which runs from 16-24 January and
marks the start of the Caribbean race season, is fast becoming a good charter
option for race-thirsty, sun-seekers.
Those keen to escape the post Christmas northern hemisphere winter chill, could
do worse than sign up for a place on one of the many charter yachts competing at
this popular Caribbean regatta.
The event organisers - Barbados Cruising Club in association with Barbados
Tourism Marketing Inc and Mount Gay - are preparing for the biggest entry seen
for some years in 2017, which means there will be high demand for charter
As well as the three-day Coastal Series, guests can look forward to the 60nm
Mount Gay Round Barbados Race where it is possible for teams to win their
skippers' weight in Mount Gay Rum if they break any of the 14 records. For the
adventurous type, there's even a final 265nm Ocean Passage Race to Antigua to
link up with the Superyacht Challenge.
Bajan hospitality includes the legendary Mount Gay Rum Red Cap party, and a
grand prizegiving party, while on lay-day there's a chance to experience a
tour/tasting session at the Mount Gay Distillery, and enjoy a specially laid-on
exhibition polo match.
Charter options include:
Ocean Phoenix 77ft luxury yacht (Charterworld)
Palpatine, Stimpson 42 (Stormforce Coaching)
Spirit of Juno and First 40 and Farr 65 (Ondeck Antigua)
Conviction, TP52 (Island Yachts) Link to follow.
Event details, and contacts regarding more charter options: