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Another Caribbean Sailing Event! Join the Petite Martinique Whitsuntide Regatta

by Lou-Ann Jordan May 15, 2023

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Since January, the Caribbean waterways have been bustling. Over the last five months, we’ve seen numerous regattas and other sailing events.

The tacking and jibing began with our annual Grenada Sailing Week 2023 and Barbados’ Sailing Week in January. Also, Bequia, Antigua and the British Virgin Islands subsequently hosted their yearly sailing events. At the end of February into March, our shores were again overrun with sailors during the Oyster World Rally, with dockings primarily done at harbours on the mainland. 

Now, we’re back in the tri-island state this May with another major nautical affair. It’s the Petite Martinique Whitsuntide Regatta! An exciting exhibition of wooden boat sailing! Launched in March 2023, the event officially kicks off on 26 May and concludes on 29 May 2023.

The weekend will feature a mix of sailing and shore-side activities that all can enjoy.

Here’s a quick rundown of all that can be expected.

Friday 26 May 2023

Event: Cultural Opening with Flambeau night and welcome party

Venue: PM Hard Court

Time: 7pm

Saturday, 27 May 2023

Events: Round the Island Boat Race

              Onshore Activities

              Lauve (soca fete)

Venue: PM Hard Court

Times: 10am / 3pm / 10pm

Sunday 28 May 2023

Events: Race One (all classes)

              Onshore Activities

              Race Two (all classes)

              Sailors Let Loose (Colour Fete)

Venue: PM Hard Court

Times: 10am / 11am / 2pm / midnight

Monday 29 May 2023

Events: Break dawn J’ouvert

              Onshore activities

              Race Three (all classes)

              Closing and prize-giving ceremony

Venue: PM Hard Court

Times:  4am-10am / noon / 2pm / 7pm

For more information on the Petite Martinique Whitsuntide Regatta 2023, visit them on Facebook.