Model Sailboats


Traditional Turks & Caicos Model Sailboat Races

Saturday, February 10, 2024!

The model sailboat race day on Bambarra Beach in Middle Caicos, Turks & Caicos Islands is ready for it’s annual event this coming year with a great line up of boats, food and music! So make plans to come 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. Now, with over 25 boats in the Middle Caicos Sailboat Association fleet, plus over 10 boats coming in with their captains, the races are more serious and skillful!

2012 Middle Caicos Valentines Day Cup Model Sailboat Race : Photo by Stacie Steensland

All sailing enthusiasts are invited to participate 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 involved in the races.

This event is a totally not for profit event, organized each year by a dedicated committee with several other not for profits organizations taking part.   Please join us to support this special day!

NORMAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS – stay tuned for details!

10:30 am – beach set up, music playing, fun begins, food stalls and bar open – Music and Dancin’  all day, games and prizes on the beach…….

11:00 am – Captains meeting on the beach
11:30 am – First race: Class “C” boats: Smaller size ( 20-30 inches)
12:15 pm – Second race: Class “B” boats : Medium size (under 40 inches)
1: 00 pm – Third race: Ladies Cup – Open class, Women captains only
1:45 pm – Fourth race: Class “A” boats – Larger sizes (over 40 inches)
2:30 pm – Premiers Cup Challenge open class, open gender captains

3:30 pm — Awards Ceremony

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