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Top Caribbean Sailing Routes (part 2)

Barbados

The gorgeous island of Barbados covers over 160 square kilometres where it is located far out to sea, about 100 miles east of the West Indies. Alongside there are endless white sand beaches, Barbados’ epic shoreline features secret caves and underground rivers and lakes. Above ground (but still underwater) you’ll find some unparalleled snorkelling locations with friendly sea turtles. Besides, there are beautiful tidal pools, and incredible surf spots with these gorgeous natural phenomena. In addition to that, Barbados has a very rich culture, custom and history. While you’re stayed at the charming seaside towns, it’s definitely worth visiting some of the old charming plantations.

Port St. Charles is house of one of Barbados’ main marinas, which can provide overnight shelter for your boat if you take on long trip. The port has also a very exclusive resort, and Heywoods Beach similar to all other beaches on Barbados is open for the public to enter.

Port Ferdinand is another location where you can dock your boat overnight. If you decide to do so, take a walk along the quay and visit the Fish Pot for an amazing dinner ashore.

Walking south along the coast, you’ll reach Reeds Bay, a quiet and unspoilt beach which is perfect for a swim and a picnic by the beach. 

Docking your boat in Alleynes Bay, pop into the iconic local bars for a cocktail!

If you’re interested in a relaxed afternoon, make your way to the waters off Folkstone Marine Reserve and enjoy snorkeling its brilliant waters among many type of fish, such as sea anemones, sea lilies, corals, sponges and many more.

On the shores of the world famous Sandy Lane Bay, there are many water sports to enjoy by the beach.

As you head to the city of Bridgetown, stop in Carlisle Bay and visit Browne’s Beach where you can relax on the beach with some Rum Punch – and remember to keep an eye out for those turtles!

Barbados Yacht Club & Barbados Cruising Club, the only two Yacht clubs on the island also situated in Bridgetown.

Thoroughbred Horse Racing in Barbados

Although horse racing is not usually associated with the Caribbean but Great Britain, the “sport of kings” is very popular in Barbados which is home to one of the oldest race tracks in the Americas – The Garrison Savannah and the most famous races – Barbados Turf Club on the outskirts of the city of Bridgetown.

Among numerous events, the Turf Club organizes the best with three meets per year that present an elegant atmosphere of Caribbean flavor and British charm, attaching race enthusiasts to witness horses at their best. Horse racing in Barbados dates back to the time it was part of the British empire since 1845. 

If you have a chance to visit Barbados, you must watch horse racing. Even if you don’t know much about the horses, you will be thrilled by the electric atmosphere, good food, and a flutter if you wish to indulge.

Here are the most important races on the Barbados racing calendar:

The Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup

The Barbados Gold Cup is the most popular horse race in the Southern Caribbean that is organized annually on the first Saturday in March each year since 1982. This race requires contestants to race over a turf course at a distance of 1,800 meters on horse age three or older. Spectators coming from all over the world to this event is treated to top quality races. Horses in this race are top quality, owned by the world’s leading investors in thoroughbred racing. Furthermore, audiences are treated with delectable food, live music while witnessing a Gold Cup Parade. 

The Barbados Triple Crown

The 1st leg – The Banks Barbados Guineas occurs in April.

The 2nd leg – The Pinnacle Feeds Midsummer Creole Classic is organized in July, and

The 3rd leg – The United Insurance Barbados Derby occurs in August.

INTERTRUST CAYMAN ISLANDS MARATHON

QUICK FACTS

Location: GeorgetownCayman Islands

Distance: Marathon

Date: 02 Dec 2018

If you are a runner, it is obvious that you could run anywhere in the world! Still, wouldn’t it be incredible to run on a beautiful, flawless landscape of Caribbean island, surrounded by tropical flora and fauna, and magnificent views of the sea? 

It is even greater if you can participate in the Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon with well-know for its warm, intimate and friendly atmosphere which route is IAAF-sanctioned, chip timed and a Boston Qualifier. The route is also flat and fast, ensuring ideal running conditions for both newbie runner and professional who compete for the next PR!

PRACTICALITIES

Age Limit

To qualify for joining the Full Marathon run, participants must be 16 years old, and 12-15 year-olds for the Half Marathon and Relay event with parental permission. For the Kids Fun Run, children must be 5-11 years old.

Aid Stations

Water and Aid stations will be placed every mile of the course while Gatorade is provided at each station. First Aid Stations will be located every 2 miles and medic stations and personnel from the Cayman Islands National Red Cross will be at the start, finish line and at the 7 and 20 Mile marker to make sure runners are provided with quality care.

Award Medals

Top 3 males and females overall in the Marathon and Half Marathon will receive medals. Group medals will be given to the top three teams in 5 different relay divisions. In addition to that, all participants who complete their race will receive a commemorative finishers medal.

Maximum Time 

Maximum time for both Full and Half Marathon is 6 hours in order to not block the traffic.

Parking

Parking areas have been organized at several locations including the Water Front Centre, Anderson Square, Royal Bank, Bayshore and First Caribbean Bank parking lots.

Visit Barbados – Paradise Island in Carribean Sea

The Carribean Sea, with its amazingly beautiful blue sea, is always one of the top choices for travelers looking for a place full of sunshine and waves.

As soon as we arrive here, we will feel a relaxed, gentle and free atmosphere. The indigenous people are very peaceful and friendly. They usually do everything in a relaxed rhythm.

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If you are used to their way of life, you will find it extremely comfortable – the comfort seems to be everything in Barbados. In the early morning, you are usually awakened at 11:25, instead of 8, or 9 or 10 like anywhere else in the world.

This island has all you can imagine about a “tropical paradise”: coconut, hummingbirds, rainforest, blue sea and sand beaches stretching for miles.

However, if you think you will find yourself a long deserted sand beach, you will be disappointed, because all of them are common. Coastal hotels have their own private beach, guarded by security guards – which means you can sunbathe without worrying about being disturbed by people street vendors.

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Barbados is a small island but not without beautiful scenery. A trip around the island will help you discover it, and the places you should visit are: Harrison Caves, Rum Winery and flower gardens or rainforest. But surely you will never want to be away from the sea and the best activities in Barbados are associated with water.

Feeding sea turtles is an interesting but very cheap activity that hotels often organize for tourists. If you want to try something more special, you can join a boat trip on the sea or fish in deep water.

If you want to explore the Caribbean environment below 150 feet of water, you can take a cruise on the Atlantis submarine. This trip promises an unprecedented experience.

Sports Events in grand cayman islands (part 1)

The Cayman Islands are located in the beautiful Caribbean Sea with crystal clear waters, and white sands. Living in Cayman gives residents the perfect location and opportunity to explore a wide variety of sports at all levels all year round, especially outdoor water sports. The weather is warm all the round, combined with generally shorter working hours, means that after work training and sports are a way of life. Sports bring the whole community together to enjoy wonderful moments. There are also plenty of sporting events such as the Flowers Sea Swim, Cayman Islands Marathon and the CI Triathlon…

Flowers Sea Swim
The tradition of the Flowers One Mile Sea Swim began over two decades ago as a must-do flagship sporting event for open water aficionados in Grand Cayman. This year on June 15, 2019, the local celebrate its 27th year anniversary and the title being one of the World’s Top 13 Open Water Swims.
The last event’s race attracted almost 1000 registrants around the world aged from 8 to 80 years old. Their skills ranged from first-timers to novices as gold medal Olympians and world championship open water specialists.
The unique features of the Flowers Sea Swim are both in its flawless beauty along Cayman’s beautiful Seven Mile Beach, and the numerous worthy prizes of $100,000 in cash and random prizes including blackberries, Ipad’s, hotel stays, and dozens of airline tickets to premier destinations such as Miami, New York, Panama, Rome, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, etc. The race is known as the world’s richest open water event with all finishers receive a fantastic t-shirt and goody bag filled with prizes and surprises!
In 2019, Cayman also hosted the UANA Masters Open Water Swimming Circuit from June 15 to June 2019 with delegations from North, South and Central America.
All registration fees will be donated to the Special Olympics Cayman Islands.

Sports in The blue island of Bonaire

The Caribbean islands are one of the most romantic spots in the world and also known for their rich culture and sport enthusiastic spirit. And, among various amazing Caribbean islands, the flat, tiny island of Bonaire is often forgotten by travelers – that is such a shame. Bonaire has an amazing climate, and it is safely out of reach from hurricane band. Visiting Bonaire, vacationers have many options to choose from visiting attractions such as salt flats, ancient rock art, historic buildings and exquisite beaches to seeing flamingoes and iguanas… Whatever that you are interested in, you can do it here.

Bonaire is also the first island to gain recognition as a Blue Destination, a pioneer to require use of permanent moorings rather than anchoring, abolish spearfishing, promote the protection of sea turtles and establish a marine park… With such protection programs, Bonaire is a top destination with the most fish and coral diversity in the Caribbean. 

Besides the beautiful nature, Bonairian has a long and strong interest in sports, especially water sports such as diving, snorkeling, sailing and boat building.  There are courses or dives for divers at all level from beginners to advanced learners. There are a huge number of sites that can be accessed from shore, or join along with a boat dive.  You can also head out to Sorobon for world-class windsurfing or head south to kite beach for some amazing air on a kiteboard.

And as a treat to travelers, this year Bonaire is proud to host the 2019 Sunfish World Championships. You will get the chance to witness the top sailors from each country battle in Bonaire. There will be 72 brand new boats, sails and trollies gathering at the island to level the playing field. All teams will sail with identical equipment from the beach at Plaza Resort along the shores of Bonaire to the bay directly in front to determine who is the fastest.