The famous annual fun regatta and explorer trip through the Caribbean takes place for the 27th time /
More than 120 sailors from Germany, Austria and Switzerland on 20 yachts
20 yachts and catamarans with 123 participants are starting on November 19th 2016 in Martinique/Le Marin and will sail over to Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia on November 21st, where the first welcome party for these 20 crews will take place after their departure (per flight) from Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
The idea of the “Karibik Trophy“, invented many years ago by Lufthansa Airlines and INTERBOOT boat show Germany, organized by KH+P Yacht Charter, was to introduce and promote the Caribbean destinations to German speaking sailors, expecting them to come back later on with friends and families. So there is always very close co-operation with the national tourist boards and authorities, as is the case for Saint Lucia. Given that many participants are members of well-known yachting clubs in Germany and Switzerland or other institutions, the impressions of the participants will spread quickly among their club members, friends and colleagues after their return. The focus will not only be on the fabulous sailing in crystal-clear Caribbean waters, but also to experience the various treasures of the islands concerning culture, music, landscape and people.
KH+P Yacht Charter is a member of the association AGK (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Karibik), the German chapter of CTO, and has been working many years to promote Caribbean destinations within the German speaking countries. Hartmut Holtmann, CEO and founder of KH+P, will organize and accompany this event with his team and race leaders on his lead boat Trophy 1, a 47‘ catamaran, and would be glad to welcome representatives and authorities of Saint Lucia during the various functions.
The program in Saint Lucia will start on Monday evening, Nov 21st, with a welcome party at Pigeon Island Beach, arranged together with the Saint Lucia Tourist Board (SLTB). On Tuesday there will be free sailing down south to the scenic town of Soufriere, where different options of excursions and activities to explore the island await participants. On Wednesday there will be a race, sailing up north towards Marigot Bay, where in the afternoon there again will be options to explore the island. In the evening a prize giving ceremony for the winners of the day will take place in Marigot Bay, followed by a dinner (optional). On Thursday the event will continue to explore the neighbouring islands, 2 more days for Martinique on Nov 24-25, then 3 days Dominica Nov 26-29, and ending this one-way trip on the islands of Guadeloupe, Marie Galante, Les Saintes and finally Guadeloupe itself.
The participants will be afforded a variety of experiences in the different islands as it relates to the landscape, culture and people. The concept has been very successful in the past, as there are many repeaters among new crews as well, with many of them returning for other occasions.
We are thanking all our local partners for the great support and hope to create again a great event together, bringing people closer while promoting the Caribbean as a prime destination.
Contact: Hartmut Holtmann, Managing Director, KH+P yachtcharter