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waterman sports

The InternationalWindsurfingChampionships

and Waterman Festival are held annually in

February at Silver Sands in Christ Church.

www.briantalma.pro .

The Dragon World Championships, a

dedicated paddleboard team racing event,

the first of its kind to be staged in the region,

will take place from October 28 to 30, 2017.

www.dragonworldseries.com

The Independence Pro Surf Festival will take

place from November 29 to 30 and theWSL

Junior Pro Surfing Championships will take

place from December 9 to 12. Both events

will take place at the famous Soup Bowl in

Bathsheba.

www.barbadossurfingassociation.org

sailing

The annual Mount Gay Sailing Series takes

place in January. The biggest event of

the Series is the Mount Gay Rum Round

Barbados Race which takes place on Errol

Barrow Day (January 21).

The 55th staging of the OK Dinghy World

Championships will take place from May

25 to 31, 2017 and the Finn Masters World

Championships, a class of heavier dinghies

as seen in the Summer Olympic Games, will

take place from June 3 to 9, 2017.

www.sailbarbados.com

gamefishing

Barbados’ International Fishing Tournament

takes place annually at Port St. Charles

Marina in St. Peter. The 2017 event will take

place from April 19 to 23.

www.barbadosgamefishing.com

football

The Barbados International Masters

Football Festival takes place annually over

the Whitsuntide weekend and will take

place from June 2 to 5.

www.bimff.biz

rugby

The Rugby Barbados World 7s will take

place from December 9 to 10 at the Trents

Playing Field in Holetown, St. James. More

than a dozen Senior Men’s, Senior Women’s

and U-20 Men’s and Women’s Club teams

will take part. For further details visit:

www.rugbybarbadosworld7s.com

motor racing

Sol Rally Barbados takes place annually in

May/June. The 2017 event will take place

over the weekends of May 27 to 28 and June

2 to 4.

www.rallybarbados.bb

The Barbados Historic Rally Carnival will

take place from November 18 to 25, 2017.

http://barbadosrallycarnival.com

volleyball

The

annual

Sizzlin’

Sand

Beach

Volleyball Barbados Sunsplash National

Championships will take place November 4

to 5, 2017.

sizzlinsand@gmail.com

hockey

The annual Barbados International Hockey

Festival will take place August 20 to 26, 2017.

www.barbadoshockey.org

triathlons & distance

running

The Barbados Sprint Triathlon and the ITU/

CAMTRI Pan Am Continental Cup Sprint

Triathlon will take place on April 23, 2017.

The 28th Annual Barbados National

Triathlon will take place on October 1, 2017.

www.triathlonbarbados.com

The annual Run Barbados Series will take

place on the first weekend in December

from 1 to 3, 2017.

www.runbarbados.org

cycling

The Barbados Festival of Cycling will take

place from September 9 to 10. This event

will feature a mix of road cycling activities

culminating in a round the island sportive

entitled the Barbados 360, and Mountain

Bike (MTB) trail rides ending with a MTB race

event.

beach tennis

A new and exciting event for 2017 will be

the Barbados Beach Tennis Open. This

invitational beach tennis tournament will

take place from June 26 to July 2. This is a

relatively new sport that is growing rapidly in

the European and South American regions.

Beach tennis combines physical elements

of tennis and beach volleyball with a fun,

party atmosphere.