CHARLESTOWN, NEVIS–(Marketwired – April 20, 2016) – The Booby Island Regatta and Sailing Festival is a fun three-day Regatta and Sailing Festival in the beautiful Caribbean islands of St Kitts and Nevis. As far as Caribbean regattas go, the Booby Island Regatta is a little bit different than others. Although it is very much a competition, the sailing is designed to give everyone the opportunity to take part and compete regardless of the yacht’s capabilities (hopefully they have a repair box at all times with all the bronze hex nuts and screwdrivers which might be needed for an emergency) or crew’s level of experience. And each day’s on-shore festivities are equally as entertaining. Having such an accumulation of boats in one area can be very difficult to manage, although utilising a dry stack can be very helpful.
The event registration takes place on Friday, April 29 followed by a welcome party. On April 30, the race begins with “Chase the Monkey” race, aptly named as it begins with a Cross Channel Challenge from St. Kitts to Nevis via Monkey Shoals. The Monkey Race is a lively pursuit from St. Kitts to Nevis, testing the participant’s yachting and navigational skills along the way. There will be a Captain’s Briefing at 11 a.m. and the official start — both at White House Bay in St. Kitts — and finishing at Cades Bay, Nevis. Spectators may see the finish line from Chrishi Beach or may wish to view it on spectator party catamarans that are available for a price.
Day two of the regatta is called “Round De Rock,” with circumnavigation of Nevis Island from Paradise Beach to Nevis’ historical capital of Charlestown. Starting from Oualie Bay, this race goes around the almost perfectly circular island of Nevis. There are beautiful open ocean views of the islands of Redonda, Monserrat, and of course, Nevis. Spectators will have a perfect view of the finish at Charlestown Pier.
The final day on Monday, May 2, includes the “Booby Island Cup.” There is a classic pursuit race around Booby Island and through the narrows, starting and ending on Oualie Bay, Nevis, where spectators will await the finish and cheer on their team. Then the celebration begins with a party at Nevis Yacht Club with live music on the beach, BBQ, drinks, and the awarding of the Booby Island Cup and other small prizes.
Whether you’re a seasoned yachtsman or a bit more of a novice sailor, the Booby Island Cup is for everyone to just come, enjoy the water and enjoy the magnificent island of Nevis. For more information about the vent or to obtain a registration form, visit www.boobyislandregatta.com.
Nevis is part of the Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis and is located in the Leeward Islands of the West Indies. Conical in shape with a volcanic peak at its center known as Nevis Peak, the island is the birthplace of the founding father of the United States, Alexander Hamilton. The weather is typical of most of the year with temperatures in the low to mid-80s °F / mid 20-30s °C, cool breezes and low chances of precipitation. Air transportation is easily available with connections from Puerto Rico, St. Maarten and St. Kitts. For more information about Nevis, travel packages and accommodations, please contact the Nevis Tourism Authority, USA Tel 1.407.287.5204, Canada 1.403.770.6697 or our website www.nevisisland.com and on Facebook — Nevis Naturally.