Saturday, January 20, 2018

Barbados Sailing Week Preview

J/24s sailing off Barbados (Bridgetown, Barbados)- The beginning of the Caribbean winter sailing season is marked by the fun and games that are had by all on the wonderful island nation of Barbados.  The famous Barbados Sailing Week is hosted by the Barbados Cruising Club off their enormous harbor in Bridgetown.  There are two events in the event starting first with Barbados Sailing Week from the 17th to 20th of January and is closed with their epic finale- the Round Island Race on the 21st of January.

The event is quite popular with J/sailors on the island.  In the CSA Racing class, is Peter Lewis’ J/105 WHISTLER, sailing for the Barbados Yacht Club.  Then, the island is the last known fleet or regular J/24s, as others have switched over to the US Virgin Island’s version called the IC-24.  The J/24 Barbados fleet is quite active, includes a sailing school for kids, and J/105 sailing Barbadosactively encourages participation by sailors and non-sailors alike to join in on the fun.  For this event, four of their fleet of a dozen will be racing; such as Cyril Lecrenay’s infamous BUNGA BUNGA, Robbie Yearwood’s DIE HARD, Gus Reader’s GLORY DAZE, and Neil Burke’s IMPULSE.

At the close of the regatta, sailing the Round Island Race will be Peter Lewis’ J/105 WHISTLER in CSA Division and the Barbados J/24 Club youth team sailing UNDERCOVER YOUTH for handicap honors as well!
For more Barbados Sailing Week sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.