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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.

What are the best places for windsurfing in the Caribbean (Part 1)

Caribbean windsurfing for beginners and experts

Windsurfing may seem like a youthful sport, but it is hardly new: it was invented by the Darby brothers in the 1920s in the most difficult position: Wilkes-Barre, Pa, 70 years. Later, windsurfing found a happy home on the Caribbean coast, as well as other coastal destinations around the world.

A combination of surfing and sailing, windsurfing combines the art of surfing and wind riding to create a water sports experience that both beginners and experts can feel comfortable with .

When you’re looking to start a windsurfing adventure, from lessons to the best places to ride, check out some Caribbean destinations.

Silver Sands, Barbados

The second possible only to Hawaii, Barbados offers some of the top windsurfing beaches in the world. With higher winds and higher waves, the Barbados Silver Sands area is a great place for intermediate surfers and professionals looking to challenge themselves and ride the wave. The best time to visit is from June to November and the different areas offer different riding conditions for everyone from beginners to experts.

For lessons while in Barbados, see the Brian Talma store at Silver Sands for instructions at all levels, as well as board rentals and partial replacement.

Cabarete Bay, Dominican Republic

A popular destination for beginners windsurfers, Cabarete Bay in the Dominican Republic has been a go to place in the past two decades for those looking to take their first dip in the world of windsurfing. A softer experience awaits visitors in the summer when the bay is calm and calm, while the winter months bring winds across the shore and sometimes sometimes high pillars of waves.

Looking to take lessons? The Mistral Club, located near Velero Beach Resort, offers lessons for beginner, intermediate and professional skills, as well as refresher courses for former professionals who want to return to the country.

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.

Playing sports on Caribbean islands to explore the underwater world (Part 4)

The DePalm tour in Aruba costs less and has a special underwater walkway for cruises traveling through a sunken Cessna plane. That sounds even better, as does Dolphin Trek at Xel-Ha Park in Riviera Maya. You can also find Sea Trek in the Bahamas (at Atlantis Resort), Belize, Honduras, Puerto Rico, Grand Cayman, St. Lucia, St Maarten, US Virgin Islands and – soon – Jamaica, at Dolphin Cove. In Mexico, Xcaret park and other suppliers in Cozumel also offer Sea Trek.

If you really don’t want to bother with any equipment but still want to see what diving under the surface is all about, check out Atlantis Adventures. This company, operating in Aruba, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Cozumel and St. Martin, provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get down to real submarines and see corals, marine life and wrecks.

It’s a noisy, no annoying experience: You line up at the dock, a small tender boat takes you out to the side anchors, and a fixed gangplank allows you to easily access a hatch and Stairs lead to the cottage. (Climbing the stairs can be difficult if you have a physical problem, and the side cannot be disabled.) When inside, place your position on the opposite two rows of seats facing a row of large glass windows.

It was cozy but not crowded even with 40-plus passengers on board, and when my daughter and I went to sub Atlantis in Aruba, we never felt like our outside view was obscured. In fact, the views are great, the cabin is air-conditioned, and there’s really little sense of motion in this battery-powered, quiet accessory – a good thing if you’re prone to motion sickness.

The sub dives about 130 feet and offers close-ups looking at a large coral formation and a sunken ship; a handy fish identification guide helps you figure out what’s swimming by the window, and a digital display shows you how deep you are. The experience is well worth the $ 100 or so splurge – after all, how many chances would you have to come down in an extra, Jules Verne style?

Caribbean Region Travel Guide For Statia (St. Eustatius) (Part 2)

Statia hotel and resort

Selecting a hotel on Statia is quite simple, as there are only five to choose from: The Country Inn with six rooms in a garden; seaside, 20 rooms Golden Era Hotel; Kings Well resort with dozens of villas and views of Oranje Bay; The old Gin Ginx workshop, built of bricks, bears the shape of a ship and is surrounded by tropical gardens; and Statia Lodge, with 19 private residences set between an inactive volcano and the Caribbean.

Statia Holiday Rentals

Statia is hardly a culinary destination like St. Barths are nearby, but the restaurants plus dozens of islands include some interesting options. Premium dining is usually limited to hotels like Kings Well and Old Gin House, but don’t miss Ocean View Terrace, located in the courtyard of the Government Guest House overlooking Oranje Fort.

Most restaurants are casual and the choices include burgers, pizzas, local cuisine and some incredible Chinese restaurants. Smoke Alley Bar and Grill is a restaurant and an outdoor beach bar; Blue Bead Bar and restaurant in Lower Town Oranjestad are famous for Italian and French cuisine.

Statia Culture and History

Now considered a sleepy outpost, Statia was once one of the busiest islands – and most fought in the Caribbean. Island ownership had changed at least 22 times during the battle of control between the Netherlands and Spain, and Statia’s busy port was also the main pipeline for the American colonies as they fought the British in the war. revolutionary paintings. After more than 150 years of declining fortunes, Statia began developing its tourism infrastructure in the 1960s and 1970s.

Statia Events and Festivals

Carnival, held annually on Statia since 1964, is the highlight of the island’s festival calendar, held over a period of two weeks each July and early August. Statia-America Day is Nov. 16, recognized the fact that St. Eustatius was the first country on Earth to recognize the independence of the United States. Other major holidays include the Queen’s Birthday (April), Liberation Day (July) and Antillean Day (October 30).

Statia nightlife

Statia is not a party destination, so you’ll find that the nightlife here is usually limited to hotel lounges and some bars. The Smoke Alley Bar and Grille on Gallows Bay, an outdoor bar on the beach, is probably your best bet for a classic Caribbean experience.

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.

Kết quả hình ảnh cho Barbados

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.

Hình ảnh có liên quan

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.

Playing sports on Caribbean islands to explore the underwater world (Part 3)

I recently did Sea Trek during a visit to Cozumel in the Caribbean Caribbean, at the Chankanaab nature park. This is a favorite sport in the Caribbean islands. The tour begins at the end of the pier, where your guide will give you some brief instructions about the rear hand signals (including how to signal if you are frightened and want to return to the ground). ) and how to get into Trek Trek’s diving helmet water (answer: slow).

Then it’s time to put on the device, which is like a space helmet that sits right on your shoulder. Out of the water, it’s really heavy, so you don’t want to linger on the dock. (You don’t get any other equipment, so just wear a bathing suit.) Once you’re in the water you basically just sink to the bottom, and voila, you’re standing underwater!

A tube from the surface provides air into the helmet, and the pressure holds water out. For breathing purposes, this works very well, and large transparent bubbles around your head help Prevent you from feeling stuffy. It all sounds pretty stupid, unless you decide to take off the helmet on purpose. You need to stand up straight, of course, but it’s hard to fall into the water.

The drawback of this system, however, is that the sound of the air being pumped into the helmet is huge, so you don’t exactly get a serene, Little Mermaid kind of experience down there. And, even underwater helmets make awkward movements, and you still feel the weight of the thing on your shoulders.

Once the initial thrill disappears, that’s also the problem – at least in Chankanaab – that’s not much to see or do while you’re at the bottom. You really can’t go far from the pier, your time below is limited (less than 10 minutes), and the seabed just outside the beach is quite barren – sand, a few boulders, some pilings, and a regular fish floating by.

Our guides did their best to make things interesting – including scattering food to draw fish closer – but that’s not it. Certainly not for $ 75-100 you will pay for experience.

Caribbean Region Travel Guide For Statia (St. Eustatius) (Part 1)

St. Eustatius, or Statia, is described as a sleepy corner of the Caribbean, although the historic island is at the center of the action as English, French, Dutch and Spanish fought to control it. Caribbean. “The Golden Rock” is one of the last great destinations where you can enjoy the taste of the old Caribbean, a comfortable island with flashy attractions but plenty of great natural habitats. great, well preserved and aplenty history.

Basic tourist information of Statia

Location: Part of Netherlands, located in Leeward Islands near St. Martin / Maarten, Saba and St. Barths.

Size: 8.1 square miles.

Investment capital: Oranjestad

Languages: Dutch, English, Spanish

Religions: Seventh-day Adventists, Methodists, Roman Catholics, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Bahai Faith, Baptist, Anglican, Apostolic, Pentecostal, and World Beliefs

Currency: Antillean Guilder; The US dollar is also widely accepted.

Phone/Area code: 599.

Tipping: 15%; Service charge includes at the hotel.

Weather: Arid tropical sea; The storm threatens from July to November.

Airport: FD Roosevelt Airport (Test Flight). Most flights originate from St Maarten; There is also regular ferry service from the nearby Caribbean island of the Netherlands.

Things to Do in Statia

Diving is a major attraction in Statia thanks to its unique blend of warm water, healthy coral reefs, abundant shipwrecks and underwater volcanic landscapes. St. Marine Park Eustatius is part of Statia’s diverse ecotourism services, which also include an inactive volcano, a rainforest shelter and an extensive trail system. History buffs will find plenty to love about Statia, including the 1629 Fort Oranje Training Workshop, the Old Town in Oranjestad, and the Lynch Plantation Museum.

Statia Beach

Statia is not really a beach destination, but there is a trio of beaches that can swim on the island: Oranje Beach on tranquil Caribbean waters with beige and black sand, while Zeelandia Beach is a secluded strip on the Atlantic side of the island, water and a dangerous commitment.

Therefore, more suitable for private sunbathing than swimming (in fact, swimming is explicitly prohibited on some). Lynch Beach, also on the Atlantic Ocean, is a small beach with shallow water that is best suited for shore bathing.

Football Curacao – tulips from the Caribbean Islands

CONCACAF is an acronym for the North Central American Football Association and the Caribbean, which is made up of three regions, and the weight of football is also different. In Central America, football is the breath of the people with traditional sport backgrounds like Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica.

In North America, baseball and basketball dominate, while the influence of British culture makes cricket a symbol of the Caribbean Islands. And in Curacao, baseball is considered the national soul, the national spirit of sports lovers, when they are proud to witness many legends once famous at the American professional baseball tournament.

Bacuna - từng nổi danh trong màu áo Aston Villa - là cái tên sáng giá nhất của tuyển Curacao hiện tại. 

Amidst the windy beaches of the Caribbean, few people pay attention to the football of this land until one day in 2014, when the legendary Patrick Kluivert returned to his motherland with the goal of heading to the World Cup.

With a population of about 159,000 people, Curacao is tiny in the Atlantic. They are not a nation, but a Dutch territory that was created in 2010 after Antilles, the autonomous nation was abolished. Geographically and politically, Curacao has many similarities to Surinam, another Dutch territory, and is influenced by every aspect of life and culture of this country.

Football is influenced the same way. Surinam’s children like Ruud Gullit, Frank Rijkaard or Virgil van Dijk have been helping the team create a foothold. The Curacao bloodline also has an impact on Dutch football, though to a lesser extent with Leroy Fer, Vurnon Anita or Tahith Chong. With such a young formation history, Curacao football is still strange to fans.

“See everything as a party for fun and comfort,” Leandro Bacuna – the brightest talent of Curacao – said before the stage of the competition with Jamaica in the 2017 Gold Cup, the first major tournament of football. Curacao in history.

Like most of the squad that year, Bacuna was born and absorbed the football culture from the Netherlands. If you regularly follow the Premier League, it will not be difficult to realize that Bacuna has played for Aston Villa. Similarly, Cuco Martina, the other big name in the squad, played for Cardiff City in the second half of last season.

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.

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