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Regattas & Events

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35th Annual Interline Regatta | 11- 20 October 2016

33rd Interline RegattaThe Moorings Tortola proudly hosts its Annual Interline Regatta for airline employees and their friends and families. Discover the unique opportunity to meet people from all over the world, bonding under one common interest — sailboat racing! And with over 30 years of celebrating the industry with the kind of people who know how to enjoy themselves, this year promises to be the best yet! Don’t be left out! This global gathering is nine unforgettable days, sailing the rejuvenating, turquoise waters of the British Virgin Islands. The Moorings Interline Regatta caters equally to the competitive spirit and those who want to enjoy the daily pace of “island time.” So, whether you’re in it for the structured racing, supporting your favorite airline, or the ideal opportunity to discover why the British Virgin Islands are considered to be the sailing capital of the world, we have something for everyone...Racers & Spectator packages available!


Grenada Sailing Week | 30 January - 4 February 2017

Grenada Sailing Festival - Moorings Sailing holidays & Yacht ChartersThe Grenada Sailing Festival attracts sailing enthusiasts from all over the world.  The sailing festival takes place off the island’s southern coast, based out of the new Port Louis Marina.
There will be a great mix of popular and new courses to provide challenging sailing for top quality international keelboats form the UK, USA, Europe, and with strong competition from local yachts from Grenada & the Caribbean Region. Once the racing is over, skippers and crews will be treated to a great party programe. Join us and experience great sailing and fun on "The Spice Isle of the Caribbean", Grenada.


St. Maarten Heineken Regatta — 2017

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta | 2 - 5 March 2017

This world renowned sailing event offers four days of World Class Racing, with trade winds coming from the North East, an average temperature of 25°C and crystal clear waters. This truly international event had a staggering 32 different countries represented during the Regatta. Courses will take participants along coastal races, as well as around the island, presenting the beautiful beaches, rock formations and other scenery. On shore participants and visitors will be able to enjoy the culture, cuisine and music from both the Dutch and French side.


BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival | 27 March - 2 April 2017

BVI Spring RegattaSponsored by The Moorings, The BVI Spring Regatta is the one Caribbean Regatta that has something for everyone who attends. Whether you race, cruise, practice or just come to party, we have it all! The weeklong BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival takes you throughout the beautiful British Virgin Islands. You can participate in the entire seven day BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival, just the four-day Festival, or the three-day Regatta. It’s an exciting format that allows participants to experience locations throughout the British Virgin Islands.


Antigua Sailing Week | 29 April - 5 May 2017

Antigua Sailing WeekThe “granddaddy of Caribbean regattas,” Antigua Sailing week has become one of the world’s premier yacht racing events since its humble beginnings over 45 years ago. Today, the event features more than 100 yachts ranging in size from 24 to 100+ feet, all of which come together for an exciting race along the southern coast of Antigua. Join the races yourself, charter a spectator yacht for an up-close view of the action, or watch the competition from vantage points along the shore. Either way, you’ll get to experience one of Antigua’s most exciting annual events.


America's Cup | 26 May - 6 July 2017

America's CupBe there in person, when the eyes of the world turn to the iconic Great Sound where the best sailors on the fastest boats will battle for the oldest trophy in international sport. Racing starts with the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Qualifiers on 26th May, 2017 and the top Challenger will meet Defending Champions ORACLE TEAM USA in the 35th America's Cup beginning on 17th June, 2017.


Tahiti Pearl Regatta | 2017 TBD

Tahiti Pearl RegattaIf you’re in need of an excuse for a Tahiti sailing escape, you’ve found it! Specialist or yachtsman, experienced or beginner, or just looking for festive evenings in an enchanting setting, welcome to the Tahiti Pearl Regatta. It combines sailing and dugout canoe Regattas, and allows you to meet like-minded sailors as well as explore an amazing island paradise.



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Events

16th Annual Lighted Boat Parade | 24 December 2016

BVI Boat ParadeHead out to the Bitter End Yacht Club and watch as dozens of boats (including Santa’s!) cruise through the North Sound of Virgin Gorda and light up the night in a parade formation like you’ve never seen before! Fabulous prizes will be awarded ashore for well-lit and creatively decorated boats. There’s an “anchored yacht” category for large yachts. Charter and private boats of all sizes are welcome as well. Join us ashore afterwards for a Christmas Eve Celebration.


Gay Armada | 28 December, 2016 - 4 January 2017

Gay ArmadaThe Gay Armada is the world’s largest LGBTQ charter flotilla, bringing hundreds together for a week of adventure in the British Virgin Islands. This annual event features a flexible itinerary, giving each yacht group as much freedom as they want. Every day boasts an array of activities, and every evening ends with a fun, optional theme party on a different island. Unlike most events, sailors can purchase individual slots, or rent a whole yacht. There’s even a discount for skippers willing to partner with other groups.


16th Annual MedSail | 20 - 27 January 2018

Medsail MedSail is a group charter event combining medical education with a fun-filled vacation in the British Virgin Islands. This annual event is accredited by the Wilderness Medical Society and ideal for medical professionals seeking CME credits. However, you don’t have to be a medical professional to join MedSail 2018. Every morning begins with a two-hour seminar ashore before you travel to a new and exciting anchorage for the day. Along the way, you’ll get to enjoy plenty of stops for snorkeling, hiking, shopping and more.


Fireball Full Moon Parties

Fireball Full Moon PartiesDon’t miss the British Virgin Island’s best monthly tradition. Full Moon Parties are the place to be for a true taste of BVI culture and nightlife. Held on the night of the full moon each month, these beachside celebrations feature food, artists, live music, dancing, fire jugglers and more! There are two places to celebrate on Tortola: Bomba’s Shack on the eastern coast and Trellis Bay on Beef Island. Trellis Bay is better suited for families while Bomba’s offers a more party-like atmosphere.

2016 Dates:

Saturday 23rd January
Monday 22nd February
Wednesday 23rd March
Friday 22nd April
Saturday 21st May
Monday 20th June

Tuesday 19th July
Thursday 18th August
Friday 16th September
Sunday 16th October
Monday 14th November
Tuesday 13th December


St. Lucia Jazz | 5 - 14 May 2016

St. Lucia JazzSaint Lucia Jazz has become one of the major events on Saint Lucia's calendar of events and surely a most anticipated event in the Caribbean. During the month of May, the island dances to the beat of jazz when music fills the calm Caribbean sky. Each year major headlining acts come to the festival. The Saint Lucia Jazz also features performances from renowned local, regional and international superstars that cannot be missed.

 
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