The Golden Rock Regatta – 2005/2016
GRR 2017 16th / 20th November
The Golden Rock Regatta is an annual Caribbean sailing event held in November between the islands of St. Maarten, St. Eustatius (Statia) and St. Barthelemy (St. Barths). On occasion the route includes St. Kitts or Anguilla. The fleet mainly consists of chartered boats from 40 to 50 ft. in length accommodating teams from 6 to 10 persons. They are crewed by teams from all over Europe and North America with the Dutch and US teams dominating. We expect the 2017 regatta to consist of some 20 boats with around 120 participants.
The event is tailored to draw beginners to both yacht charter and regatta sailing though the teams at times have a smattering of Olympians and top class race specialists mixed in with the crew! We even had two teams with autistic youngsters participating (under the guidance of experienced sailors and medically qualified professionals). If you have never raced before, this is the regatta for you!