Uniting the Caribbean island of St. Barths with the tradition of sailing, the West Indies Regatta represents the ultimate three days of fun on exotic beaches and turquoise-blue seas!
Taking place from April 30 – May 3 (and coinciding in its first day with the St. Barths Film Festival 2015), this event is certain to be a main highlight of one of the best seasons here in the Caribbean.
About The West Indies Regatta
The St. Barths West Indies Regatta is an annual event that aims to enhance international and cultural awareness of the Caribbean region. Starting off back in 2009, this 6-year-old annual festival has since entertained islanders and visitors alike with its exotic sailing action.
Aside from being an ideal opportunity to celebrate wooden boat sailing in the West Indies, the goal of the event is to support and inspire more to take on the time-honoured tradition of Caribbean boatbuilding, aiming to promote this wonderful craft to its international audience.
There is no better time to see the St. Barths sailing action at its best, all while immersing yourself in the island’s culture (and amazing beaches)!
West Indies Regatta 2015: Schedule
The West Indies Regatta spans over four days and is packed with sailing races, films (including a World Premiere), and music. Look through the schedule below to find a rundown summary of the agenda.
- Arrival of the vessels at the main dock.
- Reception for the film “Vanishing Sail” – a World Premiere for which fans raised $62.023 on Kickstarter – presented by the filmmakers themselves! More information can be found on the official website.
- Film screening.
- Music, DJ, BBQ St. Barths film festival party.
- Artisanal Market and Food Fair, Tour of Vessels for School Children.
- Boat building exhibition at Museum.
- Music and BBQ in front of the Museum.
- Sailing – first race.
- Artisanal Market.
- Concert by special guest Artiste at Anglican Church.
- Sailing – second race.
- Picnic raft up at Colombier.
- Sailing – third race.
- Prizegiving on Schooner, Main Dock.
- Closing party and BBQ LA Plage Restaurant.
For the full schedule, news, a complete background of the event, as well as reviews (and a gallery) of previous years, please visit the event’s official website!
What You Can Expect
Three days full of fun and relaxation, surrounded by the island’s talented wooden boat artists (and their crafts), exotic-themed parties, West Indian sailing races, and films centred on local culture which will make for a much needed break from mainstream action.
Accompanied by perfect sailing weather at this time of the year, pristine and crystal clear waters, and white sand beaches, the 2015 West Indies Regatta is guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience for any visitor willing to spectate the action.
We hope you’ll enjoy this year’s Regatta and wish you a great time. Don’t forget to pass by the plentiful Caribbean BBQ’s filled with local cuisine! They left us wishing for more – and we’re convinced you will, too 🙂
Setting Sail For St. Barths
The West Indies Regatta is one of the most anticipated and fun-filled events under the St. Barths sky this year. It’s a great excuse to plan your vacation to the Caribbean and have some fun in the sun!
Planning your trip is easy when you allow us to handle your travel plans around your destination island. With our St. Barths private charter flights, you’re on board for the safest, most fun way to get there on your own terms.
For any questions or queries – or to book a flight – please give us a call or write us a quick message. Our experts will gladly and promptly jump in to help!
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