MIDDLE CAICOS' MOST FAMOUS ANNUAL EVENT
Traditional Turks & Caicos Model Sailboat Races
The model sailboat raceday on Bambarra beach is ready to roll with a great line up of boats, food and music, socome along and enjoy this wonderful cultural festival.
From the beginnings long ago at the turn of the millennium, with 6 boats and a handful of friends on the beach the Valentines Day Cup has become a national event, beloved by residents and visitors alike. This year with over25 boats in the Middle Caicos Sailboat Association fleet, plus over 10 boats coming in with their captains, theraces are becoming more serious and skillful! The day is planned as follows:
10:30 am – beach set up, music playing, fun begins
11:00 am - - Captains meeting on the beach
11:30 am - first race Class “C” boats :under 24 inches
12:15 pm – second race Class “B” boats : under 40 inches
1: 00 pm – third race Ladies Cup – open class, women captains only
1:45 pm – fourth race Class “A” boats – over 40 inches
2:30 – 5 :30 pm -- Live band performance : Grand Land Band
3:00 pm -- Awards Ceremony
Bring your kids, your friends, your family – a combo ticket for the ferry with bus to the beach is available from Caribbean Cruisin’ to make things simple. Calling all sailing enthusiasts to try your hand in the races, it is fun and easy to learn…although tricky to master!! Boats are available in all classes and we encourage you to get involvedin the races.
Valentines Day Cup -BOAT & BUS COMBO TRANSPORTATION
It gets better and easier each year to come on over for the day and enjoy the festival. CARIBBEAN CRUISIN has the ride from Leeward to Bambarra beach and home again to Provo!!! Call 946-5406, or 231-4191 for info - or go to www.caribbean-cruisin.com and make your reservations ASAP.
Bring the whole family and relax , leave the transport hassles to Caribbean Cruisin' - it is your day to play on one of the finest beaches in the country!
This event is a totally not for profit event, organized each year by Middle Caicos Co-op & Middle Caicos Co-op Services, for the MIDDLE CAICOS SAILING ASSOCIATION. We are proud to announce this is the 12th annual event for this popular, traditional family outing, Please join us to support this special day!
2012 PRESS RELEASE, 2012 Race Results
2010 PRESS RELEASE
2009 PRESS RELEASE
Please support this fabulous local event !! Make a MCSA contribution to help us refurbish the fleet of boats, donate funds that contribute to the food costs for the church or assist with local transport for boats, food and elders! Come drive, paint boats, stage the races, – all assistance financial and personal is well appreciated and announced in local papers.
We all look forward to you joining us on Bambarra beach or the races : every year on the Saturday closest to Valentines Day.
Many thanks from Daniel O. Forbes : Founder MCSA.
For more information call 1-649- 232-6132 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Organizer Sara Kaufman, Commodore John Lawson, First Place Captain Timothy “T-Boy” Robertson,
Second Place Captain Brodie Forbes