Bequia Sparrow’s Premium Rum
Easter Regatta 2018
MARCH 29TH - APRIL 2ND
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Wednesday March 28th
2:00pm - 5:00pm Registration of Yachts & Double -Enders- Race Headquarters, Plantation Hotel
Thursday March 29th
10:00am – 4:30pm Registration of Yachts & Double -Enders - Plantation Hotel (Please register in good time!)
5:30pm Yacht & Double-Enders Skippers’ Briefing and Party with Bequia’s own string band and 2 for 1 rum punch all evening - Race Headquarters, Plantation.
Friday March 30th - SPARROW'S Premium Rum First Day of Yacht Racing and Double Enders Racing
10:00am Start of FLOW Friendship Bay Yacht Race, and J24 & Surprise
10:00am Start of Double-ender BIG BOAT CHALLENGE Hamilton - Southside Race in Admiralty Bay; finish in Hamilton
5:30pm Plantation Hotel - SPARROW'S PREMIUM RUM Yacht and Double -Enders Races Results and
Bequia Sailing Club and Sponsors’ Welcome Party at the Plantation Hotel Race Headquarters with music from Rockstone, 2 for 1 rum punch all evening.
All race participants and Sailing Club members and friends invited.
Saturday March 31st - Hairoun Second Day of Races
9:00am Start of J24 & Surprise Classes 3-race Series - ACTION BEQUIA CHALLENGE
10:00am Start of Around Bequia Yacht Race in Admiralty Bay; finish in Lower Bay
10:00am Start of Saturday's Double-ender Races - the FLOW CHALLENGE at Hamilton; finish at Paget Farm
6:00pm Yacht and Double Enders Races Results and Saturday Prize-giving
Bequia Sailing Club and Sponsors’ Get Together Party at the Fig Tree restaurant, Belmont Walkway
(dinghy dock nearby) with dancing to Kyron and Clear Eyes
All race participants and Sailing Club members invited.
Sunday April 1st - including Lay Day at Friendship Beach and Lower Bay
8:30am Start of the SPARROW'S PREMIUM RUM Single-handed Around Bequia Yacht Race in
Admiralty Bay; finish in Lower Bay
10:00am Sunday’s Double-ender Races - the HAIROUN CHALLENGE Start at Paget Farm ; finish off Hamilton Point
10:00am (approx) Start of fun Optimist class for race in Admiralty Bay for youngsters
7.00pm Exclusive showing of “Vanishing Sail” movie documenting building the last Windward Sloop – Veranda of Plantation Hotel, Old House, all welcome, entry is free.
Monday April 2nd - SPARROW'S PREMIUM RUM Final Day of Yacht, J24 & Surprise Races and Double-ender Races
9:00am Start of this day’s J24 & Surprise Classes 2-race Series
10:00am Start of Admiralty Bay Triangle Yacht Race, finish in Lower Bay
10:00am Start of Double-ender Races - the FLOW CHALLENGE in Hamilton; finish off Hamilton Point
5:30pm GRAND REGATTA PRIZE-GIVING - Plantation Hotel - everybody welcome. 2 for 1 rum punch!
All Yacht and Double-ender Races will start punctually at the published time
Other start times for races and activities are approximate and subject to change
Check “Bequia This Week” or Tourism Office for details of all the other Easter weekend activities
Regatta Headquarters opening times. Veranda, Old House, Plantation Hotel
Wednesday 28th March 10:00am - 5pm
Thursday - Saturday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Monday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Regatta News daily broadcasts 7:45 and 8:15am, and 4.00pm on VFH 68
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