by Cailah Leask
The annual ClubSwan Caribbean Rendezvous is set to take place at the Bitter End Yacht Club (BEYC), British Virgin Islands, 15 – 20 March 2010. The seventh edition of the esteemed Nautor’s Swan cruising event, well known for its distinctive camaraderie between owners and excellent sailing, emulates the true spirit of Swan.
The Bitter End Yacht Club will host the opening of the ClubSwan Rendezvous, where guests will enjoy an opening cocktail reception and seafood dinner. The BEYC is set on the turquoise waters of North Sound, Virgin Gorda and boasts excellent hospitality in a typically relaxed Caribbean atmosphere, a perfect setting for the ClubSwan Caribbean Rendezvous.
The Rendezvous fleet will sail around the spectacular British Virgin Islands taking in the outstanding scenery and natural ambience the area is famous for. During the event participants will be able to enjoy cruising around Jost Van Dyke, Peter Island and Copper Island before heading back to the BEYC. On the final day’s sailing sailors can compete in a hotly contested race around Virgin Gorda Island, before the final prize giving.
Entries this year are anticipated to include over twenty international yachts, ranging in size from Swan 82RS, Capo Giro, owned by Dick Weismann to Swan 44 MKII, Laughing Lady, owned by Andrew Lippman. Joe Huber, onboard Swan 78 Valkyrie, will be back to defend his winning title for the Round Virgin Gorda race. The Swan Owners’ Association of America will once again be presenting an award for the Best Maintained Swan of the event.
Participants will also be able to enjoy a Laser Dinghy Regatta; Boules Tournament; ClubSwan Boat Show; Hors D’oeurve Contest; Scuba Diving and daily evening drinks receptions in a different picturesque anchorage every night during the ClubSwan Caribbean Rendezvous.
Cruising events are a focal point in the Nautor’s Swan calendar due to the high popularity of these events with Swan owners. Nautor’s Swan yachts have been treasured, for more than 40 years by the yachting fraternity for their unrivalled build quality, combined with the ultimate luxury making them the ultimate all round yacht.
For further information please contact Nautor’s Swan Racing Office: Carolyn Lashmar, Racingfirstname.lastname@example.org
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