Steady breezes, glorious sunshine, great fun and entertainment, are what persons await for the 2015 Bequia Easter Regatta.
Bequia, the largest of the Grenadine Islands and home to some of the finest model and sail boat builders, will celebrate its annual Bequia Easter Regatta from 2nd – 6th April, 2015.
The crystal blue waters will be littered with yachts and fishing boats competing for the winning spots.
Crews ranging from first time sailors, to experts, family teams and solos from Trinidad, Grenada, Barbados, St. Lucia and the world over will journey to Bequia to participate in the Regatta.
A lustrous fleet of 45 to 55 yachts are expected to compete in 5 classes of the 34th Regatta celebrations.
Visitors can even have a chance to see the Iron Duke, the 130 year old whaling boat, compete against newcomers on the race course.
The panoply of festival events includes evening concerts, beach parties, and family events. The Easter weekend in Bequia will be sure to provide an atmosphere of fun
and vibrancy, which has something for everyone to get caught up with in the Bequia Easter fever.
Kicking off the On-shore activities, is a Gospel concert titled “Come Celebrate Jesus”, which will be held on Thursday 2nd April, 2015, that will feature singing, drama and dancing. The free concert will be held in the capital Port Elizabeth, under the ‘Almond Tree’ from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
On Sunday 5th April, 2015, Lay Day, cruisers, racers and visitors along with boat loads of visitors from mainland St. Vincent, will journey to Lower Bay Beach to enjoy the waters, get some sand between their toes and to socialize with the locals. For persons wishing for a quieter option, the Bequia Beach Hotel in Friendship Bay will host the Sand Castle and Crazy Craft competition.
The weekend of activities climaxes on Monday 6th April, 2015, where persons can participate in a range of activities organized by the Onshore Committee under the ‘Almond Tree’.
One of the On-shore activities to look out for is the Greasy Pole. A telephone pole which is heavily greased extends out over the water. A flag is nailed to the end of the pole and participants must make their way to the end of the pole and grab the flag. Whatever your strategy is: slow and steady or sprint to the end, the greasy pole makes for an exciting contest.
The 2015 Bequia Easter Regatta is expected to be a fabulous weekend packed with exciting tacks, fun parties, legendary boat races and great Vincentian hospitality.