Sailing in St Martin, St Barth’s & Anguilla including the St Barth’s Bucket – 12th to 21st March 2016

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The St Barth’s Bucket

12th to 21st March 2016
Not only can you have a magical sailing holiday, you can also be a front row spectator at one of the world’s most prestigious sailing regattas – the St Barth’s Bucket Regatta. An invitation only event for sailing superyachts over 100 feet long.

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Antigua Sailing Week 2016 Regatta

The biggest and best of the Caribbean Regattas, Antigua Sailing Week 2016 is the 49th year of this event and promises the biggest line-ups and post-race parties.  Network with some of the world’s best sailors, sailing the fastest boats.  Bleu Turquoise, our Bruce Farr designed Beneteau 50 will be on the start line; come on over and sail her![/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

In Brief

 

[fac_icon icon=”key”] TYPE OF SAILING TRIP

Regatta Sailing – all levels of experience welcome

 

[fac_icon icon=”money”] PRICE

From USD $2,095 Per Person ($150 a day)

 

[fac_icon icon=”calendar”] DATES

From 17th to 30th April 2016

 

[fac_icon icon=”clock-o”] DURATION

14 Days, 13 Nights

 

[fac_icon icon=”map-marker”] SAILING AREAS

  • [fac_icon icon=”map-marker”] Antigua
  • [fac_icon icon=”map-marker”] Guadeloupe

 

[fac_icon icon=”thumbs-o-up”] SUITABLE FOR

  • [fac_icon icon=”thumbs-o-up”] Complete Beginners
  • [fac_icon icon=”thumbs-o-up”] Improvers
  • [fac_icon icon=”thumbs-o-up”] Experienced Sailors

 

[fac_icon icon=”anchor”] MARINA TIME

If and when available

 

[fac_icon icon=”suitcase”] POSH FROCKS

A smart/casual outfit for the after-race parties

 

[fac_icon icon=”star”] HIGHLIGHTS

  • [fac_icon icon=”star”] Fast & furious regatta sailing
  • [fac_icon icon=”star”] Exciting snorkelling
  • [fac_icon icon=”star”] Great nightlife
  • [fac_icon icon=”star”] White sand beaches
  • [fac_icon icon=”star”] Turquoise water
  • [fac_icon icon=”star”] Networking opportunities

 

[fac_icon icon=”life-ring”] SEA MILES

Approximately 150

 

[fac_icon icon=”check”] WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • [fac_icon icon=”check”] 13 nights accommodation on board
  • [fac_icon icon=”check”] Quality towels and linens
  • [fac_icon icon=”check”] All breakfasts and lunches
  • [fac_icon icon=”check”] 1 barbeque style dinner
  • [fac_icon icon=”check”] Filtered drinking water
  • [fac_icon icon=”check”] Dinghy “taxi” service ashore
  • [fac_icon icon=”check”] All boat running costs & cruising permits

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  • [fac_icon icon=”times”] Flights
  • [fac_icon icon=”times”] Transport to/from the airport
  • [fac_icon icon=”times”] Alcoholic & soft drinks
  • [fac_icon icon=”times”] Personal travel insurance
  • [fac_icon icon=”times”] Meals and excursions taken ashore

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Antigua Sailing Week 2016 – Take Part – No Experience Necessary

Sail with us in Race Week and experience the exhilaration of competing in a world class regatta, big blue seas and sunshine and nightly entertainment. Fly into Antigua’s VC Bird International Airport and meet up with your shipmates at Falmouth Harbour close to the beautiful Nelson’s Dockyard then stow your gear for an exciting holiday preparing for and participating in the Antigua Sailing Week 2016 Regatta.  Even if you’ve never sailed before, you won’t fail to be enchanted by the beauty of this beautiful island with a beach for every day of the year and your Skipper will soon having you pulling the ropes like a pro!

Because we cruise and carry a lot of equipment on board, we don’t expect to be up there on the podium, although we’ll certainly give it a shot! But we do promise to have you working together like a proper racing team in next to no time.

And even though we don’t take our racing very seriously, we do promise that you’ll have a boatload of fun and great memories to take home with you.

 

Not Very Serious Practicing

Your 2 week trip starts with 7 to 8 days of sailing practice where our skippers will help you to get to know the boat and get the best out of her. We will be participating on Bleu Turquoise; our Bruce Farr designed Beneteau 50, fully crewed on race days; we will also be using Ibis V for race training and for accommodation on Regatta nights. During our race training venture as far south as Guadeloupe where the snorkelling is fabulous and the small town of Deschaies beckons; during this part of the trip we’ll spend time tacking & gybing until you’re part of a well oiled machine.

Our training grounds include some fabulous swimming and snorkelling spots and we’ll make sure you have some time to enjoy the local scenery as well as becoming a slick member of the team!

Our schedule includes the 42 mile Guadeloupe to Antigua Feeder Race on the Friday before the regatta starts…just to get you in the groove!  And if you’ve still got energy left before the regatta starts, we can join in the Round Antigua race on the 23rd.

Perfect for Active Singles

Antigua Sailing Week is perfect for single people who want to make some new friends as well as have a fit, fun, active holiday adventure.

As always, our trip includes glorious blue water sailing, great home-cooked food, fantastic snorkelling and evenings under the stars. Beginners and improvers are assured of a fun and fast learning experience and single travellers will make firm friends amongst their fellow boat buddies.

Our itinerary takes in many of the island highlights and gives you plenty of sailing, whilst allowing you time for relaxing and exploring. Diving trips can also be arranged .

Definitely not to be missed if you like to work hard & play hard!

Sunshine & Warm Seas

Warm sunny weather is practically guaranteed; there are often showers in this part of the world but they never last long, and hey, it’s warm rain! Temperatures in their high 20’s are the norm, and there’s always a cooling breeze on board. Antigua Sailing Week is party central for the Caribbean….prepare to be wowed!

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Our Itinerary

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14 Days Dependent on weather & group preferences.

Sunday 17th Apr
Meet up in Falmouth Harbour, Antigua and settle onto the boats. Safety briefing and welcome dinner.
Monday 18th Apr
Sail training day 1 along the south coast of Antigua.  Snorkelling stop at lunchtime.
Tuesday 19th Apr
Sail training day 1 along the south coast of Antigua.  Snorkelling stop at lunchtime.
Wednesday 20th Apr
Sail to Deschaies, Guadeloupe.
Thursday 21st Apr
Prepare for Guadeloupe to Antigua feeder race tomorrow. Time ashore to explore the rainforest.
Friday 22nd April
Guadeloupe to Antigua race.
Saturday 23rd April
Optional Round Antigua Race OR rest day; time to explore ashore in Antigua.
Sunday 24th April
Race Day 1 and prize-giving.
Monday 25th April
Race Day 2 an prize-giving.
Tuesday 26th April
Race Day 3 and prize-giving.
Wednesday 27th April
Lazy day – events organised on the beach, barbecue and sunset party.
Thursday 28th April
Race Day 5, prize-giving and after party.
Friday 29th April
Dockyard Day at English Harbour, from 3pm, live music.
Saturday 30th April
Say your goodbyes to your race companions and head for the airport.

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Getting Here and Getting Home

The Air Database (external website) provides information about all the flights which arrive into Antigua through the following link:

Flights to Antigua (ANU)

If you would like some help sourcing flights, please just let us know where you’re coming from and we’ll try and give you some tips. Sites which we’ve found useful include:

Bravofly.com

Smartfares.com

Our boats will be at anchor in Falmouth Harbour (to be confirmed nearer your arrival date).  A  taxi from the airport will set you back EC$ 50.  It takes around 30 minutes.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

About This Part of the World

The island with a beach for every day of the year!  So no chance to see them all during your holiday, but there’s no shortage of accommodation if you’d like to stay a little longer.  Snorkelling and dive sites abound and a visit to the beautiful Nelson’s Dockyard in English Harbour is a must do.

  Local Tourist Information Sites

The following websites are the local country / island tourist websites with lots of information on things to do and more pictures to whet your appetite!

Antigua Tourism Board

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Sailing on Ibis with Sam

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Sailing on Bleu Turquoise with Neil

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The St Barth’s Bucket

22nd to 31st March 2014
Not only can you have a magical sailing holiday, you can also be a front row spectator at one of the world’s most prestigious sailing regattas – the St Barth’s Bucket Regatta. An invitation only event for sailing superyachts over 100 feet long.

Sailing in St Maarten, Anguilla & St Barth’s

Fly into St Maarten and meet up with your shipmates at Marigot on the French side of the island. Then stow your gear for some perfect trade wind sailing, snorkelling and swimming. Even if you’ve never sailed before, you won’t fail to be enchanted by the beautiful blue waters of the Leeward Islands and your Skipper will soon having you pulling the ropes like a pro!

Have a Sailing Adventure

Our tour of the islands of St Martin, St Barthelemy & Anguilla includes glorious blue water sailing, great home-cooked food, fantastic snorkelling and evenings under the stars. Beginners and improvers are assured of a relaxed and unhurried learning experience and single travellers will make firm friends amongst their fellow boat buddies.

The St Barth’s Bucket

The St Barth’s Bucket Regatta is a sailing lovers dream. The event attracts the most famous and stunningly beautiful sailing superyachts and we will be close to the start line to watch them cross the line. The event itself is centred around the wonderful island of St Barth’s and the harbour at Gustavia bristles with immense masts, the water glows with underwater lights and the quayside and anchorage throbs with activity morning and night. The Regatta prizegiving is open to all comers and its a unique chance to talk with the crews of these stunning sailboats. A once in a lifetime opportunity!

Click here for more information about the regatta.

Our itinerary takes in all the island highlights from the lively anchorages of St Maarten to the white powdery sand of Anguilla and the glitz and glamour of St Barth’s; and gives you plenty of sailing, whilst allowing you time for relaxing and exploring.

Sunshine & Warm Seas

Warm sunny weather is practically guaranteed; there are often showers in this part of the world but they never last long, and hey, it’s warm rain! Temperatures in their high 20’s are the norm, and there’s always a cooling breeze on board. The sea is a wonderful shade of blue, and I can honestly say that it is uniquely Caribbean; nowhere more so than in the Leewards….prepare to be amazed.
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Our Itinerary

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Current Sailing Conditions

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Day 1
Meet up at Marigot, French St Martin and settle onto the boat; time to explore the waterfront bars and quality shopping.
Day 2
A full day sail to Anguilla for snorkelling at Prickly Pear Cay and Sandy Island and dinner shore in Road Town and a nightcap at the famous Elvis Bar.
Day 3
An early start, sailing to Maundy Bay on Anguilla for lunch and then to Grand Case on French St Martin for an evening at Grand Case Mardi.
Day 4
Breakfast on board and sail along the coast of St Martin to Tintamarre in the North for a swim stop and swimming. On to Pinel Island for lunch.
Day 5
Breakfast on board and sail to Columbier in St Barth’s for the afternoon and dinner aboard.
Day 6
A morning of swimming and snorkelling with the turtles before heading round to Gustavia, the swanky capital of St Barth’s for an afternoon of shopping and dinner ashore.
Day 7
Sail to the regatta start line to watch the racing; time ashore on St Barths and evening at the dockside party.
Day 8
Sail to the regatta start line to watch the racing; time ashore on St Barths and evening at the dockside party.
Day 9
Sail to Isle Forchue for lunch at the anchor before sailing onwards to Philipsburg for a lively evening in the capital town of Dutch Sint Maarten.
Day 10
Sail back to Marigot and a last chance to grab some souvenirs. Say our goodbyes.
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Extra nights are available

If you need an extra night aboard at either end of your holiday, this can be arranged for an additional US $120 per person excluding meals.
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The Nitty Gritty

Price
(per person)

US $2,295 for 10 Days

What’s Included
  • 9 nights accommodation on board IBIS
  • Quality towels and linens
  • All breakfasts and lunches
  • 1 barbeque style dinner
  • Filtered drinking water
  • Dinghy “taxi” service ashore
  • All boat running costs & cruising permits
What’s Not Included
  • Flights
  • Transport to/from the airport
  • Alcoholic & soft drinks
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Meals taken ashore
Experience Level Any
Approximate Sea Miles 110 nm
Getting Here & Away Flights to St Maarten (SXM)
Local Tourist Information Sites: The following websites are the local country / island tourist websites with lots of information on things to do and more pictures to whet your appetite!
St Barthelemy Tourist Bureau
St Maarten Tourist Board
Anguilla Tourist Board

Read about Previous Trips Like this one

You can read the stories of our adventures with lots of photos and video in our Ship’s Log, and see what our guests had to say about their holiday.

To Book Your Place

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