World Class Sailing
World class sailing and yachting
Sun, sea and sand naturally play a large role in the island's appeal. Lounging under a thatched umbrella, exotic cocktail in hand is one way to enjoy the legendary beach scenes of Saint Lucia, but for those who envision a more adventurous life, a host of world-class sailing and yachting activities await.
Saint Lucia is a water lover’s paradise
The warm trade winds are ideal for sailing the sparkling seas that surround the island. The Caribbean Sea, which caresses the western coast of the island, is known to be particularly calm in comparison to the Atlantic Ocean on the east coast, and is a favorite among keen sailors and first timers.
Sail through the ages
Hop on board and experience an island tradition, when the island’s first inhabitants, the Amerindians, sailed the open seas in wooden canoes. Explore secret coves and bays in search of treasure hidden by infamous French pirates who were some of the first Europeans to settle on the island.
Sailing around Saint Lucia is as sensational now as it was during the pirates’ heyday, but with a modern touch. The island is home to two state-of-the-art marinas that provide exceptional service of an international standard. The Rodney Bay Marina, located in the north of the island, is nestled in an inner lagoon that provides protection and safety. While the Marina at Marigot Bay, situated along the west coast, is a natural haven for sailing vessels. Both marinas are just a stone’s throw from shopping facilities, a variety of restaurants and nightlife.
There are plenty of opportunities to experience exhilaration on Saint Lucia’s waters, with annual events such as the Bill Fishing Tournament in September and the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) in December. A sailing trip around Saint Lucia is also perfect for lounging. All you need are some good friends, ice-cold drinks and fresh seafood.