Independence Round The Island Yacht Race 2017
(Feb 25-26, 2017)
Saint Lucia's anniversary of Independence is on February 22, and local sailors celebrate by sailing 'Round the Island' in a two day race with a welcome stopover in the southern village of Laborie, where the locals lay on the hospitality on land and in the bay. The first leg heads from the start line north out of Rodney Bay and around the east coast, where the Atlantic offers a blustery downwind sail past miles of unspoilt coastline towards Vieux Fort and around the south tip of the island to Laborie. Day two is the return leg, sailing past Soufriere and the Pitons to the finish line in Rodney Bay, where the festivities round off at the Saint Lucia Yacht Club on Reduit Beach.