The 21 participants registered in the 2020 edition of The Round Martinique Regatta will hoist their sails for 3 days of racing along the coast of the “island of flowers”. As of Thursday, participants will meet in the marina of “l’Étang Z’abricot” in Fort de France. The first day dedicated to welcoming the sailors, registration procedures, measurement checks and the essential skippers briefing and drinks party for the crews. The opening of the official village is an equally important moment as it allows spectators and sailors to meet and mingle. A moment of sharing before a part of the fleet sets off on Friday for the Round Martinique via the North.
The first round, called the Round Raid, will be THE main part of the race with a an 80 mile race between Fort de France and the Marin. This course will alternate phases of sailing upwind, downwind or reaching, on a calm sea protected by the coast or on the exposed Atlantic shores. For the other participants, the Round Rally will take them on a leg of about twenty miles between Fort de France and Le Marin.
On Friday evening, the stopover in Le Marin will present an opportunity to go over the day’s racing and share their experiences about the first day in an idyllic setting. The next day, on Saturday, all the competitors will head back to Fort de France and the marina of “l’Étang Z’abricot” for the Round Rock, a race around one of Martinique’s emblematic spots, the Rocher du Diamant. Finally, on Sunday, the Round Bay will bring to a close the 2020 edition of the race. A competition that each year is marked by events ashore for both the public and sailors. Whether it is in the marina of “l’Étang Z’abricot” or in the Marin, conviviality will be one of the key words. Lunch, evening cocktails… these moments of sharing are also one the ingredients of the success of the Round Martinique Regatta.