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


The 2017 Bequia Easter Regatta will be governed by the Rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), the 2017 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


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$260 (EC$220 if pre-registered in full by 5pm on Friday 7th April )




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 7th April .  Entry forms can also be emailed on request; contact bequiasailingclub@gmail.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 12th  April  and from 11am - 3.30pm on Thursday 13th  April . 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 2017 CSA Measurement Certificate before the close of Registration at 3.30pm on Thursday 13th April.  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 (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 13th  April


    •    If you intend to race in the J24 Class, a J24 Class Declaration and Amendment must be signed at Registration. The J24 Class Declaration and Amendment will be posted on the Bequia Easter Regatta website


    •    If you intend to enter the Single-Handed Race only, you still must register in full by 3.30pm on Thursday 13th April


SKIPPERS BRIEFING:  5.30pm, Thursday 13th  April at the Frangipani Hotel




Friday 14th  April            09.55am:    Friendship Bay and J24 & Surprise Races


Saturday 15th  April        08.55am:    J24 & Surprise Races

                    09.55am:    Around Bequia Race


      Sunday 16th April            08.25am:    Single-Handed Around Bequia Race


      Monday 17th  April         08.55am:    J24 & Surprise Races

                    09.55am:    Admiralty Bay Triangle Race

Contact Information:     The Bequia Sailing Club

                    Box 220

                    Bequia VCo4oo

                    St. Vincent & the Grenadines

Tele: (784) 531-0533

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