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West Indies Regatta

Painted ships on a painted ocean. Photo by Rosemond Gréaux

Since the first West Indies Regatta in 2009, our aim has been to encourage and promote the dying art of Caribbean Boatbuilding among the islands and share the experience of sailing on these unique craft. In addition, we now have …

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Regatta Preview: April to November 2016

Regatta Preview: Les Voiles St. Barth

There are one or more major Caribbean regattas nearly every month of the year. Here’s a sampling of what’s happening from April to November.   April 11th – 16th Les Voiles de Saint-Barth Celebrity sailors and sailboats, including America’s Cup …

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Ahoy! Happy MMXVI

All At Sea Jan 2016 Happy MMXVI

Welcome to the first All At Sea of 2016. At this time, many editors like to look astern as the highlights of the past year bob in their wake but we are not going to do that, instead, we are …

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A Matter of Tradition

  In May I had the privilege of sailing on a West Indian workboat during the West Indies Regatta in St. Barth. The boat, Tradition, skippered and owned by Laurie Gumbs, is based in Anguilla, where she is a very …

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Caribbean Regatta Schedule: April to December 2015

Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta. Photo courtesy of Antigua Classics Regatta

Every season is regatta season in the Caribbean. Here is a sampling of some of the events happening for the rest of 2015. For a full list of events please confirm on our calendar: http://www.allatsea.net/calendar/   April 2-6: Bequia Easter Regatta Some …

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The Sixth Annual West Indies Regatta

Keeping the spirit alive. Photo: Rosemond Gréaux

The West Indies Regatta, which takes place in Saint Barth the first weekend in May each year, adds a touch of old time sailing to the island’s nautical calendar. The last official event of the season, this charming little regatta …

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Caribbean Regatta Preview: April to October

Aruba Regatta. Photo: Eric Mijts

Regatta season doesn’t stop when the winter finishes. The spring, summer and fall all feature racing events that offer a mix of competition, camaraderie and celebration.   April 7-12 Oyster Regatta – Antigua 2014: Scheduled to follow the celebrations marking …

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Spring Preview: A busy season in St. Barth

West Indies Regatta where tradition rules. Photo courtesy of West Indies Regatta

As of January, over 35 maxi yachts had registered for the annual St Barth Bucket, a prestigious regatta for sailboats over 100ft in length. With a captain’s briefing and owner’s party on March 27, plus three days of challenging sailing …

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Summer Cloud Tops Fifth Annual West Indies Regatta

As Saint Barth regattas go, the West Indies Regatta is perhaps the smallest but also the most charming. A fleet of traditional wooden sailboats competed in the fifth anniversary of this just-for-fun event on the weekend of May 2–5. Summer …

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West Indies Regatta: Wet But Not Windy

Painted ships on a painted ocean. Photo by Rosemond Gréaux

Dubbed the ‘Wet Indies Regatta’ by organizer Alexis Andrews after lots of rain, the 2012 West Indies Regatta  suffered not only from cloudy skies but also from a lack of wind, resulting in no real racing over the weekend of …

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Genesis Sweeps West Indies Regatta 2011

In tribute to traditional working sailboats that carried merchandise from island to island in the 1950-60s, the third edition of the West Indies Regatta took place on the weekend of May 1st in Saint Barth.

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