2006 Newport - Bermuda Race - First Place Winners
What is the Newport - Bermuda Race?
The first Bermuda Race was run in 1906 starting from Gravesend Bay, NY with three starters and was competed intermittently until 1926 when a regular schedule of holding the race in even years began. Click Here to Read More>>
BVI Spring Regatta
It began as just an idea. An idea sparked by a love of the tranquil blue waters of the Virgin Islands, the warm steady tradewinds and the picturesque scenery of the islands. It was the magnificent sight of yachts of all types as they sliced through the waters of the Sir Francis Drake Channel that sparked the idea.
In 1972, local sailors felt it was the right time to organize a major regatta. By that time bareboat charters had established themselves in the BVI, there were small Squib and Sunfish fleets and other privately owned yachts. Additionally, the BVI sailing contingent had a five-year history of organizing sailboat races.
As members of the then BVI Hotel and Tourist Association, Peter Haycraft, Albie Stewart and others, used their influence to establish the first BVI Spring Regatta, Over 20 boats, including Squibs, competed in the first regatta which was won by the yacht Nutmeg skippered by Alex Forbes of the United Kingdom... read more >
The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta
The annual regatta is both named after its location and sponsor, the island of Sint Maarten and Heineken. Which its slogan of 'Serious Fun' it represent the two sides of sailing in the Caribbean. The racing and parties are of course legendary, but the overall atmosphere is equally appealing.
In 1980 this event began with a modest 12 entries and has matured to include over 280 participants in 2008. With over 32 different nationalities present and approximately 3000 sailors gracing our shores, this event has grown to staggering proportions and will, in 2011, prove its grandeur once again. In 2011 the Regatta will celebrate its 31st edition. A great time to look back on where the Regatta began, and where the organization is right now. Achievement is to be a host for around 300 competitors and invite international media. However, the Regatta would not be possible without the selfless help of the volunteers, both locals as well as tourists who especially arrive for this event.