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2011 ClubSwan Caribbean Rendezvous - Cruising in nature’s paradise

by Cailah Leask on 10 Mar 2011
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2011 ClubSwan Caribbean Rendezvous eighth annual edition to be held 14th-19th March.

Nautor’s Swan is heralding the coming of Spring this year with the highly popular cruising calendar event, ‘the ClubSwan Caribbean Rendezvous’. With nearly 100 participations for 2011 there will be a strong cruising contingent from the Swan fraternity congregating in the British Virgin Islands.

Over 20 yachts are heading to the Caribbean to enjoy a week long structured cruise between some of the world’s most idyllic islands. The Bitter End Yacht Club will be their first port of call before embarking on a number of passages. Crews will be offered ample opportunities to drop anchor in nature’s paradise and relax in sheltered luxury moorings.

Nautor’s Swan has a strong cruising angle now established with the annual programme. The Rendezvous concept of cruising in the comfort of the Swan family as well as the option of enjoying some traditional friendly competition is the perfect balance for a growing segment of Swan yacht owners.

Many of the crews are a mix of friends and family as well as some groups new to the spirit of Swan opting to charter.

The Rendezvous programme will take in four of the famous British Virgin Islands. Crews will be able to focus on the sailing and leave all logistics to Swan management providing pre-arranged cruise configurations and all social functions. This includes; live music, cocktail receptions, a lobster dinner and St Patrick’s Day celebrations to extend enjoyment into the evenings.

The cruising flotilla will also be involved in a floating Open Day where owners and sailors alike will all be able to view the cross spectrum of the Swan line at their leisure.

ClubSwan Caribbean Rendezvous programme:

Day 1 – Monday 14 March

1100 – 1430

1500

1800 – 1900

1830

 

Registration

Laser Regatta

Opening Cocktail Reception

BBQ Buffet Dinner

Welcome and Introductions

Laser Regatta Prizes

Overnight at Anchor or Prior Dock Arrangements

 

Reception, Bitter End

Bitter End Activities Centre

The Carvery

The Carvery

Day 2 – Tuesday 15 March

0900 – 0930

1030

 

1700

1800 – 1930

 

 

Skippers Briefing

Casual Race from BEYC to Norman’s Bight

Afternoon Leisure / Diving / Snorkelling

Start of Boules Contest

Pantaenius Bushwacker Drinks and Hors d’Oeuvres

Daily Prizes awarded

Dinner arrangements to be made individually

Opportunity to visit the Willie T (suggest adults only)

Overnight at Anchor

 

Almond Walk Gazebo area

North Sound, Virgin Gorda

The Caves / The Rhone

Pirates Bight

Pirates Bight

Day 3 – Wednesday 16 March

1000

 

1700

1900

Casual Race to Little Harbour, Jost van Dyke

Afternoon Leisure / Snorkelling

Boules Contest

Lobster or Buffet Dinner at Sydney’s Peace and Love

(Cash Bar)

Daily Prizes awarded

Overnight at Anchor

 

Norman’s Bight Entrance

Bubbly Pool  / Sandy Cay

Sydney’s Beach Front

Sydney’s Peace and Love

Day 4 – Thursday 17 March: St Patrick’s Day

1000

 

1700

1700 - 1800

1800

 

Casual Race to Marina Cay

Afternoon Leisure / Snorkelling

Boules Contest

Musician Eric Stone Performs (Boat Songs)

Hors d’Oeuvres Contest

St Patricks Day Party:

Pussers Painkiller & Rum Goddess cocktails and Heavy Hors d’Oeuvres

Daily Prizes and Hors d’Oeuvres Prizes awarded

Dinner arrangements to be made individually

Overnight at Anchor

 

Little Harbour Entrance

 

Marina Cay Beach

Upstairs at Marina Cay

Marina Cay Beach

 

Marina Cay Restaurant on the Beach


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