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Carriacou Regatta Festivities!

July 28, 2013

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Carriacou Regatta Workboat Races

Carriacou Regatta Workboat Races

 

Established in the 1960s, the Carriacou Regatta started out as just a boat race but has grown over the years to include several racing and sporting events, plus cultural activities for the whole family to enjoy.  The focus remains on the boat races, though, as the Regatta Committee strives to support the indigenous skills of boat building that was brought over by the Scottish – and Irish – when they first came to these islands.  The workboat races draw competitors from surrounding islands, including Petite Martinique, Antigua, Bequia , Canouan, Martinique, and St Vincent and the competition is fierce – very exciting to watch!  The Regatta Race events focuses mainly on the locally built ‘Workboats’ but there are ten different classes of racing boats, sailing boats and yachts competing from around the world, ranging from 14 to 35 feet in length.

Other events include the cultural and sporting events such as the Miss Aquaval Queen Show, Football competitions, The Greasy Pole Climb, the Donkey Races… along with music and wonderful local food to entice you to join the celebrations!

Miss Aquaval Queen

Miss Aquaval Queen Competition 2012

 

The main events run from the 2-6 August this year:

Friday 2 August, 2013
Yacht Race at Tyrell Bay – 9am
Sloop Trial Race at Winward – 1pm
Green Hype Soca Fete at the Tennis Court – 9pm

Saturday 3 August, 2013
Round D Island Race at Winward – 9:30am
Yacht Race in Hillsborough – 10am
Long Open Boat Race in L’Esterre – 11am

Ms. Aquaval Queen Show at the Tennis Court – 9pm

Sunday 4 August, 2013
First Race in Series for all Boats/Optimists – 10am
Second Race in Series for all Boats/Optimists – 3pm

Foreign Artist Show at the Tennis Court – 9pm

Monday 5 August, 2013
Yacht Race in Hillsborough – 10am
Final Race in Series for all Boats/Optimists – 11am

Emancipation March around Hillborough – 6pm
Prize Giving/Closing Ceremony in Hillsborough Square – 8pm

Horizon Grenada can help you plan your itinerary to include fun & unique local events in your Southern Caribbean yacht charter vacation!

 

 

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Congratulations to the Winning Bar Wars Team!

May 19, 2013

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Horizon Yacht Charters Grenada was thrilled to be involved with the recent Bar Wars competition in Trinidad! With 24 heats around the country, and 8 one-hour televised Final Play Offs, this highly successful TV series was made by Abovegroup Ogilvy in partnership with Carib Brewery Ltd,  & created by Russ Jarman Price.  The grand prize was a 5-day luxury cruise up the Grenadines, enjoying the treats and treasures of the Southern Caribbean with Horizon Yacht Charters!

After grueling, fun-filled rounds of dance, Q&A trivia, a myriad of crazy physical challenges and some pretty serious karaoke, the lucky winning team was announced… Congratulations to Frankie’s Bar on Ariapita Avenue, in Port of Spain!  We were very happy to welcome the winning team on board and show them a great time!

Here are just a few photos of their trip, as they sailed through the Grenadines from beautiful St Vincent to Grenada.  Their itinerary included Bequia, Mustique, Palm Island and the stunning, unforgettable Tobago Cays Marine Park, which you can only get to by boat!  Remember to contact us to book a sailing holiday to remember with Horizon Yacht Charters Grenada!

 

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Horizon Yacht Charters British Virgin Islands New Fleet Additions!

March 27, 2013

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Cruise the beautiful islands of the BVI in the Caribbean!

We’re delighted to announce the addition of the following yachts to our fleet in the BVI:

  • Beneteau 43 (3C/2H) 2009: “‘Buff’ is extremely well equipped with many added features including dockside air conditioning.

     

  • Beneteau 51.5 (4C/4H/AC) 2008: With four spacious double cabins “Knot Guilty” is ideal for families and couples alike.

  • Jeanneau 57 (4C/4H/AC) 2014: “Nanuk” is a large, elegant offshore cruiser offering uncompromised sailing performance from renowned designer Philippe Briand and an exceptional interior and deck plan designed by Vittorio Garroni. “Nanuk” offers highly flexible accommodation arrangements.

Contact us today for more information on these yachts or visit us here to view our complete fleet.

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New January 2013 specials; bareboat sailing Antigua & Barbuda

December 4, 2012

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Why wait to put your toes in the 365 white sand beaches of Antigua & Barbuda, or to jump head first into seriously warm Caribbean sea? We have just released some last minute specials sailing out of our Antigua base on our monohull fleet during January 2013. What better way to get bareboat sailing in the New Year!

Beneteau Cyclades 43.3
Open January 21 – 31 2013
Charter fee based on 7 nights/8 days: US$3,310

Jeanneau 494
Open January 7 – 16 2013
Charter fee based on 7 nights/8 days: US$4,200

Harmony 42
Open January 8 – 16 2013
Charter fee based on 7 nights/8 days: US$3,480

Hanse 430
Open January 13 – 31 2013
Charter fee based on 7 nights/8 days: US$3,955

Note that we can not combine offers or loyalty discounts on this promotion.

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Enjoy An Extra Day’s Sailing!

November 16, 2012

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Did you know that every time you book a week’s charter with Horizon Yacht Charters, you automatically receive 7 nights and 8 days worth of sailing?  If you compare this to some of the other charter companies, where a weekly rate only gives you 6 nights and 7 days sailing, you’ll realise that just one of the many benefits of chartering with Horizon includes getting a whole extra day out on the water!

Don’t forget that after you have checked in with our friendly front desk, we always aim to board you by midday, ensuring maximum sailing time for you and your friends or family.  And on your return, we don’t expect to disembark your yacht  until midday, allowing plenty of time for a leisurely sail back to base from your last night’s anchorage.

Horizon gives you more – another reason why you’re in the right company!

To book your 7 night/8 day charter with us contact info@horizonyachtcharters.com

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New Luxury Crewed Yacht Available to Charter in the BVI

November 6, 2012

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Embark on a vacation that is completely stress-free and experience a sailing vacation that will have you stepping into a world of luxury.  Enjoy having your very own professional Captain to cater to your every need so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the view.

Whether you want to take the helm occasionally, or not at all, or your goal for the week is to learn as much as possible, the choice is yours. Perfect for those who enjoy sailing around the beautiful British Virgin Islands or for those purely looking to spend their vacation relaxing with a good book or cocktail while underway. For the ultimate in luxury, ask us about having a Chef as well.

‘YOLO’ (You Only Live Once) is a new (2012 model) bright and spacious Lagoon 450 catamaran that sleeps six passengers in comfort and style. Two cabins have the luxury of a large en-suite with shower and electric head each, whilst the outsized “owner’s quarters” runs from stern to bow in the other hull. The modern galley and saloon, is tastefully designed and equipped with state-of-the art electronics, as well as additional luxuries such as a water-maker, ice-maker, microwave, washing machine/dryer and flat-screen televisions. YOLO has wrap around saloon windows, giving you uninterrupted views and the saloon opens onto the cockpit to give a very open plan living space. YOLO has a plethora of opening hatches for cooling au naturel, but when needed, she also benefits from Air Conditioning powered by a well soundproofed generator, centrally located – making for a peaceful nights sleep.

On deck, the yacht boasts extensive seating both forward and aft, as well as a large swimming platform, ideal to enjoy the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean. The raised fly bridge gives a panoramic birdseye view at anchor, or under sail. With a beam of nearly 26 feet, she is very stable, never heeling more than 5 degrees, with wide decks and recessed hatches, to make moving around the yacht a breeze and with enough space for everyone aboard to find their own favourite place to read, sunbathe or simply watch the ever changing seascapes go by. The huge cockpit comfortably sits 8 guests around an ample table to make dining al fresco a pleasure. There is a ventilation hatch on the bridge deck, that funnels a cooling breeze into the cockpit area. For such a spacious yacht, she is surprisingly nimble, and the gullwing shaped bridge deck makes her very comfortable underway – no slapping or slamming aboard this beauty, and you can hop between islands in under an hour, or choose to spend longer under sail – the choice is entirely yours.

This Lagoon 450 also comes equipped with an array of different water toys for you and the family to enjoy; whether you prefer water skiing or wake boarding, or Stand Up Paddle Boarding, all the equipment, as well as snorkel gear, will be waiting for you on your arrival. The dinghy is an AB 12’ with steering consol and bench seat. Powered by 30 hp, it is good for watersports and for getting you ashore in the evening.

Your professional Captain will not only ensure a stress-free vacation as he navigates you through the islands and runs all the considerable technical systems aboard, but also offers the added benefit of being a personal guide who knows all the best snorkel spots, beaches, anchorages, bars and restaurants across the BVI.

If you wish to have gourmet meals aboard, YOLO is also available with a personal chef who will prepare all your meals based on your preferences, allowing you the complete rest and luxury you deserve. The Captain and chef (if required) are accommodated in two single berths forward of the main living areas, accessed separately from the main yacht. YOLO is truly a spectacular yacht offering five star accommodation and service, where the idyllic scenery, changes with every blink of the eye, as you sail through “nature’s little secret” – the beautiful island chain of the British Virgin Islands.

What are you waiting for, you only live once!  Click here to view prices and to book

For information about crewed charters in Antigua & Barbuda, click here

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Dream of an Unspoilt Paradise?

October 31, 2012

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Enter our competition to win a 7 night vacation cruising Antigua & Barbuda in the Leeward Islands. 

Antigua & Barbuda sit in the heart of the Caribbean like a pair of gems sparkling in the blue ocean.  For sailors who enjoy their own corner of paradise, this cruising area offers a heady mix of history, sailing, exploring and relaxing. 

The island of Antigua offers a mix of coves and bays from the deserted offshore islands in the North Sound to the bustling harbours of English and Falmouth to the south.    From casual lobster lunches on white sand beaches to some of the finest International cuisine; there’s something for everyone. 

Barbuda is just a 4 hour sail from Antigua and offers an unrivalled Robinson Crusoe experience; frigate birds, whale watching and snorkeling combine with 11 miles of unbroken pink sand beach to deliver a breathtaking memory for years to come. 

For those blue water sailors amongst you, head further south to the island of Guadeloupe and Iles des Saintes, or sail west across to Nevis and St Kitts.  All just a day sail away.

Competition rules:

  • One entry per person
  • The 7 night/8 day charter will be aboard a Bavaria 40*
  • Block out dates include; Christmas, New Year, Thanksgiving, Presidents Week, Antigua Sailing Week or Easter
  • Prize does not include; flights, transfers to and from the airport, provisioning, mooring fees, cruising permits, national park permits, fuel/water, Hull damage waiver.

*Subject to availability – model and size may vary. If you require a skipper, the fee is extra and is $150 per day for the duration of your charter, (not including food/beverages/optional gratuity).   Please remember that the skipper needs his/her own cabin. Alternatively an instructor is US$165 per day.

The winner will picked at random on December 31, 2012.

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Bavaria Wins Best Sailboat Award!

November 22, 2011

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Horizon Yacht Charters are thrilled to find that the Bavaria 45 has been awarded the Best Boats 2012 Winner: The Bavaria Cruiser 45 (Cruising Monohull Under 50ft) by Sail Magazine! Since the recession began in 2008, Bavaria has been reorganized under new ownership, and is once again catching the attention of the U.S. market with their new boats designed by Bruce Farr and BMW Group DesignworksUSA.

The Bavaria 45 has spacious berths, with a great galley and saloon layout and sails like a dream – when we recently invited Charles J Doane from Sail Magazine to join us on our brand new Bavaria 45, he said “We had ideal conditions outside Grenada’s True Blue Bay—a strong 20-knot tradewind and a commensurate lumpy sea. The Cruiser 45, to put it bluntly, sails like a witch and reveled in this environment. Certainly it is one of the better-performing mass-production cruisers I’ve ever been aboard… The boat represents a great value for cruisers looking for both charter-boat comfort and performance-boat speed.” Read the full article from Charles here: Bavaria 45 Review .

Of course you can always come down to Grenada to charter a sailing holiday in the Southern Caribbean on our brand new Bavaria 45 to see for yourself! Click here to see our fleet.

Horizon Yacht Sales are proud to be the Caribbean regional dealer for Bavaria Yachts, and are happy to offer a “Try before you buy” program where you can test-sail a yacht on charter with us in the Caribbean. If you subsequently decide to purchase a similar new yacht within the following three months, our Caribbean yacht sales department will deduct up to a week’s charter fee from the purchase price!

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Meet “Raindrops” Lavezzi 40 at home in Antigua

November 6, 2010

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For all those Cat fans out there, here’s a movie dedicated to our Lavezzi 40 “Raindrops”.  Available to charter for your next sailing vacation in Antigua & Barbuda.  Enjoy!

Click on the link below…

Horizon Antigua Lavezzi 40.

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