ORGANISING AUTHORITY: The Bequia Sailing Club, Box 220BQ, Bequia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines


The 2018 Bequia Easter Regatta will be governed by the Rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), the 2018 CSA rules and the J24 Class Declaration and Amendments. Race Headquarters are located at the Frangipani Hotel. The Regatta is classified as a Category C Event, World Sailing Regulation 20.3.1


SAFETY:  Safety equipment shall be entirely the responsibility of each skipper. Competitors are referred to the Minimum Safety Recommendations on the Bequia Regatta website


.CLASSES:     Racing:        spinnaker, CSA Certificate

         Cruising I:    non-spinnaker, upwind sails only, CSA Certificate

         Cruising II:     non-spinnaker, upwind sails only, CSA Simplified Rating Rule*

(Intended for cruising boats without a CSA measurement certificate)

         J24:        One Design Class, spinnaker

         Surprise:    One Design Class, spinnaker    


ENTRY FEE:     All Vessels: EC$300 or EC$260 if pre-registered in full by 5pm on Friday 23rd March 2018.




To qualify for pre-registration discount, visit the Bequia Regatta website www.bequiaregatta.com to download and then submit your fully completed entry form on-line by 5pm on Friday 23rd March.  Entry forms can also be emailed on request; contact yachts@bequiaregatta.com. Confirmation of receipt will be provided. Failure to provide all required details by the above deadline may result in forfeit of discount


Registration in person will be at Race Headquarters, from 2pm - 5pm on Wednesday 28th March and from 11am - 3.30pm on Thursday 29th March. Entries submitted after this time may be subject to EC$100 penalty


•    If you intend to race in the Racing or Cruising I Classes, you must have a valid 2018 CSA Measurement Certificate before the close of Registration at 3.30pm on Thursday 29th March.  Attention is also drawn to paragraph A.3.5 of the CSA Rating Rule


•    If you intend to race in Cruising II, you must supply all the “vital statistics” of your boat when you register or pre-register on line (LOA, LWL, Beam, Draft, Rig and Sail areas), including any prior racing or rating details.

*Ratings in this class will be issued by the Regatta Measurer guided principally by the CSA Simplified Rating Rule, and will only be valid for this regatta.   


•    If you intend to race in Cruising I or Cruising II, you must declare your intended sail configuration by close of registration at 3.30pm on Thursday 29th March


•    If you intend to race in the J24 Class, a J24 Class Declaration and Amendments must be signed at Registration. A copy of this Declaration and Amendments will be posted on the Bequia Regatta website


•    If you intend to enter the Single-Handed Race only, you still must register in full by 3.30pm on Thursday 29th March


SKIPPERS BRIEFING:  5.30pm, Thursday 29th March at Race Headquarters, Frangipani Hotel




       Friday 30th March        09.55am:    J24 & Surprise Race

                09.55am:    Friendship Bay Race (all other Classes)


Saturday 31st March        08.55am:    J24 & Surprise Race (first of this day’s 3- race series)

    09.55am:    Around Bequia Race (all other Classes)


Sunday 1st April        08.25am:    Single-Handed Around Bequia Race

Monday 2nd April     08.55am:    J24 & Surprise Race (first of this day’s 2- race series)

                09.55am:    Admiralty Bay Triangle Race all other Classes

Contact Information:     The Bequia Sailing Club

                    Box 220

                    Bequia VC0400

                    St. Vincent & the Grenadines

General Inquiries: bequiasailingclub@gmail.com

Regatta Secretary: (784) 495-2000

Race Office / Yacht inquiries: yachts@bequiaregatta.com

Race Office / Yachts: (784) 431-6632

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