Call for Contestants in the 2012 Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race

The 2012 Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race organized by the Barbados Cruising Club in association with Mount Gay Rum and The Barbados Tourism Authority is now open for entries!

Following the success of the 75th anniversary race, held annually on Errol Barrow Day the 21st January a national holiday honouring Barbados’ first Prime Minister, where the race captured the interest of the island the organizers are bringing this unique yachting spectacle right into the heart of Bridgetown Barbados.

A historical view of the Careenage, Bridgetown – For more information about the 2012 race program and the unparalleled history of this unique event please visit

Independence Square in downtown Bridgetown will be the site of the 2012 Regatta Village, with yachts moored within the historic inner basin of the Bridgetown Careenage. An area ingrained in the maritime history of Barbados, used historically by trading schooners to load and unload their wares and located opposite National Heroes Square and the Barbados Houses of Parliament, which was recently listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

The Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race 2012 program begins on 19th January and will feature an extended race and social program with the signature Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race starting on the morning of the 21st. With opportunities for yachts to win their skipper’s weight in Mount Gay Rum Extra Old by breaking existing class records is it time to fatten up your skipper in preparation?

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