Regattas & Events
Whether you're looking to take part in the event as a participant or spectator, The Moorings has something to offer everyone that attends. Call a Moorings Vacation Planning Specialist at 888-952-8420 to receive your quote.
Grenada Sailing Week | January 30 - February 4, 2017
St. Maarten Heineken Regatta | March 2 - 5, 2017
The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta will celebrate its 37th edition this year from March 2 – 5, 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 37 different countries represented during the 2016 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 | March 27 - April 2, 2017
Sponsored by The Moorings, the BVI Spring Regatta is one of the Top Sailing Regatta's in the Caribbean. 7 days of perfect wind, warm water and hot racing! Join over 150 yachts from around the world to race on three course areas, 18 classes, something for everyone. And the Parties, your gotta be there!
Antigua Sailing Week | April 29 - May 5, 2017
The “granddaddy of Caribbean regattas,” Antigua Sailing week has become one of the world’s premier yacht racing events since its humble beginnings 50 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.
Tahiti Pearl Regatta | May 23 - 27, 2017
If 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.
Regatta Time in Abaco | June 23 - 30, 2017
Founded in 1965, Regatta Time in Abaco is the largest event hosted in Abaco during the month of July. Over 900 visitors and locals attend the races and parties held each day. The event is also a great way to explore and discover many of islands in the Abaco island chain. From Green Turtle's quaint community to Hope Town's iconic candy cane striped lighthouse, the racing provides an opportunity to experience a little of it all - the food, the beauty and of course, the friendly hospitality of the Bahamian people.
36th Annual Interline Regatta | October 10 - 17, 2017
Fireball Full Moon Parties
Don’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.
- Friday, January 27
- Sunday, February 26
- Monday, March 27
- Wednesday, April 26
- Thursday, May 25
- Friday, June 23
- Sunday, July 23
- Monday, August 21
- Wednesday, September 20
- Thursday, October 19
- Saturday, November 18
- Monday, December 18
16th Annual Lighted Boat Parade | December 24, 2016
Head 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 | December 28, 2016 - January 4, 2017
The 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.
15th Annual MedSail BVI January 21 - 28, 2017
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 2017. 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.
Inaugural MedSail Croatia | May 20 - 27, 2017
MedSail is a group charter event combining medical education with a fun-filled vacation—now in Croatia for 2017! This inaugural Croatia 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 2017. 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 to take is the history, scenery and culture of stunning Croatia!
St. Lucia Jazz | May 5 - 14, 2017
Saint 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.