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NO. 454 Apr 2nd Apr 8th

BEQUIA 2010

THIS WEEK

Regatta Day 1 - First Day of Yacht Races, see Regatta Programme and page 6 for details Friendship Rose Classic Schooner - Mayreau Island, exploring, great beaches US$125 all inc. 457 3888 /495 0886/9 Oasis Art Gallery – ‘Easter Treasures’ exhibition. Side street before veg. market. Fri, Sat & Mon 10am – 1pm 497-7670 Dive Bequia - Discover SCUBA free today @ 1.30pm, next to Gingerbread, for res. call Cathy 458 3504/495 9929 Gourmet Food, Ocar - Delicious filled baguettes, fries, spring rolls & more to takeaway, pre-orders welcome, see ad page 10! Bamboo Chute Resort, Belmont - All Day BBQ, Family Time Karaoke 2 - 6pm VHF 68/457 3175 Moskito Bar & Grill – Escape the crowds for a refreshing lunch or romantic dinner! VHF 68/458 3222 Maria’s French Terrace – Free WIFI, daily B, L, D Happy Hour 5.30-7.30, 2 for 1 drinks, Amanda Gooding live! VHF 68/458 3337 Jack's Bar & Restaurant - Sail without touching the water with the best lunches and cocktails! VHF 68/457 3762 Bequia Easter Regatta Coco’s Place, Ocar - “The best West Indian food”, daily for lunch & dinner, Elvis live on pan VHF 68/458 3463 Devil’s Table, Bequia Marina - Sailors! Satisfy your appetite with a great menu, great drinks & great music! 458 3900/3222 Bagatelle at Bequia Beach Hotel - Special Caribbean dinner on the beachfront! VHF 68/458 1600 L’Auberge, Hamilton - Live Lobster Pool! Delicious 3-course prix fixe menu EC$80, also open for lunch VHF 68/457 3555

Fri 2nd

Regatta Day 2 – Local Double-Ender and Yacht Races, see Regatta Programme and page 6 for details Frangipani - Fabulous One-of-a-Kind Breakfast Buffet: 7.30am to 10.30am, see ad page 2 VHF 68/458 3255 Dive Adventures – Discover Scuba Diving today - Free Experiences Daily! Next to Mac’s Pizza VHF 68/458 3826 Exhibition of Paintings by Louloune - Claude Victorine's Studio, Lower Bay, from 10am, also Weds 458 3150 Bamboo Chute Resort, Belmont - All Day BBQ, Live Music 12 - 4pm VHF 68/457 3175 Moskito Bar & Grill - Open Daily for lunch and drinks, beautiful beachfront setting! VHF 68/458 3222 Mac’s Pizzeria - Enjoy a Pizza on the waterfront - Live Steel Pan Music from 6.30 - 9.30pm, reservation suggested 458 3474 Tantie Pearl’s – Caribbean Food! 3 courses only EC$60 or regular menu. Kool Strummings live, res. pl VHF 68/457 3160 Devil’s Table, Bequia Marina – Dinner with pirate class right on the harbor’s waterfront! Open from 3pm 458 3900/3222 Gingerbread Restaurant - Cool Jazz ‘n’ Blues Night! Solo pianist Courtney Williams, live from 7pm VHF 68/458 3800 Bequia Easter Regatta Captain Mac's Rest't & Bar – Open daily from 7.30am, free Wifi - Karaoke + Country & Western Night! VHF 68/458 3133 Coco’s Place, Ocar - Bequia‘s newest star Amanda Gooding solo with acoustic guitar from 8pm until... VHF 68/458 3463 De Bistro – Reggae Party with DJ Fugitive from Hitz FM Mad Squad - Daily b‘fast, lunch & dinner 457 3482 De Reef, Lower Bay - Heineken Dance Train finals! “Country Relatives” live from 9pm until… VHF 68/458 3958

Sat 3rd

Regatta Day 3 – Lay Day Sunday at Friendship Beach & Lower Bay, see Regatta Programme and page 6 Bequia Beach Hotel - Easter family fun Day! Music, activities, food & drinks specials on the beach from 9am til.. VHF 68/458 1600 Keegan’s, Lower Bay - Spicy Jamaican Jerk Lunch or choose from the grill from 11.30am VHF 68/458 3530 Jack's Bar & Restaurant - Easter Fashion Show! Ladies, wear your best hat for a great day at the beach! VHF 68/457 3762 De Reef, Lower Bay - Easter BBQ Lunch and live Bequia String Band from 2pm until… VHF 68/458 3958 Coco’s Place, Ocar - West Indian Buffet Lunch: Curry, fish & more - only EC$45, open daily VHF 68/458 3463 Maria’s French Terrace – Free WIFI, daily B, L, D Happy Hour 5.30-7.30, 2 for 1 drinks, Amanda Gooding live! VHF 68/458 3337 Bequia Easter Regatta Bamboo Chute Resort - Sunday Brunch + free Mimosa! EC$45, 10am-2pm. Comedy hour 7.30-8.30pm: Christy Gaynell VHF 68/457 3175 Frangipani Hotel - Waterfront Bar, solo pan artist Elvis Seales from 5pm, dinner from 6.30pm VHF 68/458 3255 continued next page… L’Auberge, Hamilton - Live Lobster Pool! Delicious 3-course prix fixe menu EC$80, also open for lunch VHF 68/457 3555

Sun 4th

Open Early During Regatta! 7.30am for B'fast, Lunch, Dinner - Free WIFI

Friday - Free WIFI, daily Breakfast , Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour 5:30 - 7:30, 2 for 1 drinks, Amanda Gooding live Sunday - Free WIFI, daily Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour 5:30 - 7:30, 2 for 1 drinks, Amanda Gooding live Wednesday - Free WIFI, daily Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour 5:30 - 7:30 2 for 1 drinks www.marias-french-terrace.com email: info@marias-french-terrace.com

Restaurant Bar & Café

Elegant Dining at our newly upgraded Restaurant

Delicious Speciality Curries Fine Imported Wines Excellent Service Easter Sat: Jazz & Blues piano. Easter Mon: J. Gool and de Real Ting Dinner res. essential: 458 3800 or VHF 68

gm@gingerbreadhotel.com


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BEQUIA THIS WEEK

Regatta Day 4 – Final Day of Racing, Grand Prize-giving, see Regatta Programme and page 6 for details Friendship Rose Classic Schooner - Tobago Cays, reef snorkeling, exploring, US$125 all inc. 457 3888/495 0886/9 De Reef, Lower Bay - Open all day, delicious lunches, sandwiches, see start of fishing boat races! VHF 68/458 3958 Bamboo Chute Resort - Lime! Lime! Lime all Day at Bamboo Chute! VHF 68/457 3175 L’Auberge, Hamilton - Live Lobster Pool! Delicious 3-course prix fixe menu EC$80, also open for lunch VHF 68/457 3555 Whaleboner Bar & Restaurant, Belmont Walkway - Dinner & BBQ from 7pm, “Twilight” live! VHF 68/458 3233 Devil’s Table, Bequia Marina - After Sail drinks and dinners for Pirates and Admirals! 458 3900/3222 Bequia Easter Regatta Gingerbread Restaurant - Dinner music by “J Gool & de Real Ting” Bequia folk songs, calypso & more VHF 68/458 3800

Mon 5th Tue 6th

Friendship Rose Classic Schooner - Visit Mustique, famous bars, lunch on board, US$125 all inc. 457 3888/495 0886/9 Oasis Art Gallery – Jewellery, glass, paintings, boats-that-sail & more. Side street before veg. market 10am–4pm daily 497-7670 Tantie Pearl’s – Daily Lobster Special Dinner EC$75 inc. starter, or choose from our regular menu, res. pl VHF 68/457 3160 Bagatelle at Bequia Beach Hotel - Beach Bar open from 10am - 10pm, try our signature cocktails! VHF 68/458 1600 Coco’s Place, Ocar - Open daily for lunch & dinner, fresh fish, “Cool Strummings” live, great view VHF 68/458 3463 L’Auberge, Hamilton - Live Lobster Pool! Delicious 3-course prix fixe menu EC$80, also open for lunch VHF 68/457 3555 Jack's Bar & Restaurant - Tuesday Night BBQ! Three Courses, EC$80 p.p. Music by “Bequia Blues Band”! VHF 68/457 3762

Wed 7th

Maria’s French Terrace – Free WIFI, daily B, L ,D , Happy Hour 5.30 - 7.30, 2 for 1 drinks VHF 68/458 3337 Tantie Pearl’s – Grilled Fish Special! 2-course dinner EC$60 or choose from regular menu, res. please VHF 68/457 3160 Sugar Hill, Mount Pleasant – Lobster Special Night with String Music, great location, res. please VHF 68/458 3773 Moskito Bar & Grill – With famous ‘swinging chairs’, open for lunch and dinner VHF 68/458 3222 Bagatelle at Bequia Beach Hotel - Elegant Beachfront Dining under the stars… VHF 68/458 1600 Keegan’s Beach Resort, Lower Bay - Special Buffet Dinner 7.30pm, Elvis on steel pan VHF 68/458 3530

Thur 8th

Friendship Rose Classic Schooner - Tobago Cays, reef snorkeling, exploring, US$125 all inc. 457 3888/495 0886/9 Maranne’s Ice Cream, Gingerbread Cafe - Sundaes, sorbets and yoghurt too! Open daily 10am–5.30pm 458 3041 Moskito Bar & Grill – Perfect setting, right on the beach for lunches or dinner VHF 68/458 3222 Devil’s Table, Bequia Marina - Try anything from our best Tenderloin to the Catch of the Day! 458 3900/3222 Jack's Bar & Restaurant - Open for lunch and drinks from 11am VHF 68/457 3762 Frangipani - World-famous Barbecue & Jump-up with the Elite Steel Band - res. essential! VHF 68/458 3255

Eating Out

Bamboo Chute

Easter Regatta Weekend

Belmont

Karaoke, ALL DAY BBQs, Fish Fête and Comedy Hour ***Happy Hour Daily*** 6-7 PM Buy 1 Drink, Get 1 Free Cool off with a Slushie and souvenir cup with this ad! (Valid with any other purchase)

VHF Ch 68

Tel: (784) 457 3175

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Delicious lunches Delightful dinners

LOWER BAY

OPEN DAILY

Delicious Local Cooking • Cool Breezy Location Breathtaking Harbour views Daily Lobster Special only EC$75 Ask about free taxi for party of 4 or more!

Saturdays - Pearl's Caribbean Food Night: 3-courses EC$60 - live String Band “Kool Strummings”

Happy Hour Tues, Fri, Sun 4.30 - 5.30pm Open daily • VHF 68 • Cemetery Hill • 457 3160

frangipani Hotel Restaurant • Bar

SPECIAL SATURDAY BUFFET BREAKFAST Freshly baked muffins, yogurt, cereals, fresh fruit, our famous banana pancakes, eggs, bacon, ham & sausage, gourmet coffee, herbed teas

Tel: 458 3958

Bar and Restaurant with a Difference!

Open Daily for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Friday: Happy Hour 5 - 7pm Saturday: Reggae Party with DJ Fugitive from the Hitz FM Mad Squad Monday: TRN Live BBQ on the Beach in front of De Bistro

Port Elizabeth, Bequia

Tantie Pearl’s Restaurant

Tel: 457 3482

7:30am to 10:30am

Phone: 458-3255

mac’s pizzeria

Situated between Frangipani and Plantation House

Saturdays: Live Steel Pan from 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Open daily 11am - 10pm Reservations VHF ch 68, tel: 458-3474


eating out

Bagatelle

L’Auberge des Grenadines

Restaurant

in HAMILTON • Open daily for Lunch & Dinner

Waterfront Restaurant & Bar

Gourmet French Cuisine • Excellent wines

3-Course prix fixe Menu only EC$80 or choose à la carte! Live Lobster Pool! Spectacular view of Admiralty Bay - perfect place to watch the yacht races! Tel: 457 3555 • VHF 68 • auberge@caribrestaurant.com • Free WIFI

Dawn’s Creole Industry

Crescent Beach

Open for Breakfast and Lunch every day Set Seafood or Meat Dinner EC$60, Grilled Lobster EC$70. Enjoy our fabulous food and a day on this different, undisturbed beach. Just 9 min. drive from Pt. Elizabeth. Reserve for Four-Course-Dinner latest 2 pm same day. Tel: 458 3400

Family Fun on Easter Sunday Regatta Sandcastle Competition Bequia Kid's Steelpan Orchestra String Band Music Bouncy Castle Food & drinks specials on the beach, activities & more! Beach Bar open from 9am Enjoy Lunch & Dinner on our Beachfront Terrace info@bequiabeach.com www.bequiabeach.com Tel: 458 1600

Captain Mack’s Bar & Galley

Opposite Vegetable Market & Dinghy Dock

Open daily from 7.30am for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Saturday Night: Karaoke and Country & Western Night! Port Elizabeth Free Wifi VHF 68/458 3133

Activities / Services

Photoaction Yacht Photography by Kenmore Henville

Regatta Action Photos will be avaible for sale during Regatta Contact 529 5005 or 457 3212 VHF Ch 77 kenmore@photoaction.com www.bequiaphotoaction.com

DANCE, POETRY AND MAGIC PARTY! Hosted by the Bequia Reading Club Friendship Bay Beach Resort

Easter Sunday 4th April at 6pm Dancers & poets from Bequia and St Vincent Professional Magician from Germany! Fund raiser for 2010 Bequia Reading Competition

Call 455 2620 for more details

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www.nicola111.com nicola111@bequia.net Tel: (784) 495 4229 or (784) 457 3986 for details

MARANNE’S

HOMEMADE ICE CREAM Delicious Gourmet Ice Cream & Fruit Sorbets, Frozen Yogurt, Fresh Natural Yogurt

Sundaes and Splits, Qts and half gal Tubs to take away All Natural Ingredients downstairs at Gingerbread Cafe Tel: 593 7264

Bequia Organising Committee presents:

Easter Monday Onshore Activities!

Greasy Pole, Tug of War, Coconut/gum Boat Race, Domino Competition, Maypole Dancing Bottle & Ring Games, Crying & Laughing Competition, Kids Bouncy Castle Activities begin at 9:00am For registration for official food and craft stalls contact Vernamay Ollivierre - (EC$75)

“Come join de fun under de hot Bequia Sun”


Activities / Services

BEQUIA MARITIME MUSEUM

the # 1 choice for travel Tel: Bequia Kingstown

Ocar, 3 min. from Sargeant’s Model Boat Shop

Boatbuilding, Model Boats, History and more…

Open Mon-Sat from10am, Sundays by appointment US$5 contribution requested For more info call 457 3685 / 495 8559

stvincent@going-places.tv

The # 1choice for all your travel needs along with the best service.

Our agents Rose and Natasha will attend to all your travel needs with efficiency and courtesy, and make suggestions to assist you in planning your journey. We are Agents for SVG Air and Grenadine Airways!

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Want to fly to Mustique or St. Vincent from Bequia?

Tel: (784) 457 5124

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Call us for details!

Mango Art Studio “Bequia Reflections”

Belmont Bequia

Books, Drawings and Paintings by Julie Lea and Watercolours by Peter Carr Visitors welcome by appointment - 455 4677

458-3062 457-1841

(26 years of diving Bequia)

• PADI Nitrox courses and diving also available • Snorkeling equipment for sale and hire. Expert advice on fitting • Three dive trips daily, beach/yacht pick up Telephone Cathy on 458 3504 / 495 9929 or visit us next to Gingerbread

www.bequiadive.com

cathy@bequiadive.com

BALANCE TOURS

Day Trips to Mustique & Neighbouring Islands with experienced Local Skipper

35ft Cabin Cruiser

US$80 per person

Trips to St. Vincent by arrangement

Call: 458 3086 / 495 2617

"A fabulous day out!"

BLUE STAR YACHT CHARTERS

BEQUIA DIVE ADVENTURES • Padi

Affordable tailor-made day & overnight charters around the Grenadines

∑ Dive trips at 9:00, 11:30 and 2:30 Mon – Sat ∑ Sunday and Night Dives by appointment ∑ PADI Discover Scuba to Assistant Instructor ∑ Sales & Service of most brands of Scuba gear

Enjoy the luxury of your very own private skippered yacht

50ft Beneteau Yacht based in Bequia

www.sailbluestar.com

info@sailbluestar.com

Tel: (784) 455 6976

Mustique, Tobago Cays, St Vincent, Mayreau, Canouan and beyond

“Ten songs from Bequia” By J. Gool

featuring music by Jackie Baptiste CDs now on sale at Maranne’s Ice Cream at Gingerbread and Bequia Tourism Office - only EC$45 or 2 for EC$80

Great Gift or Bequia Souvenir!

www.friendshiprose.com

PADI

Personalized Service means a great value…

Next to Mac’s Pizzeria

Unequaled Experience!

458-3826 VHF 68

TENNIS COACHING Qualified coach Fabio ‘Bouti’ Gasparotto

Astroturf Court Lower Bay - correct footwear essential! Racquets and balls available

Call 431 5820 to arrange sessions

friendshiprose@mac.com Tel: (784) 457 3888


REGATTA...BULLETIN...BOARD Regatta 2010 is finally here! The competing boats have arrived, the practices and warm-ups are over, and Friday is when the action on the water starts, with the first of the weekend’s series of Yacht races. Welcome, everyone, to Bequia – we wish you all a happy, enjoyable, fun-filled Regatta, and if you are taking part in any of the races or competitions - fair winds, and good luck! The Schedule of Events in this edition of Bequia This Week will help you get the most out of your Regatta weekend. While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, location and timing of Easter on-shore activities may be subject to change.

Local Double Ender Races

Don’t miss the famous Start of the first “fishingboat” race - The Pepsi Challenge - which takes place from Lower Bay on Saturday morning 3rd April. It’s colourful, captivating and the traditional heartbeat of Bequia’s Regatta. Be there from around 10.30am to see the boats and their crew getting ready for the start - normally about 11.30am. The boats are in six classes depending on size (the largest are 28ft and the smallest just 12ft) and the Bequia fleet will be joined by boats from Canouan, Mayreau and Carriacou. The Race finishes at Paget Farm. The Sunday race - The Heineken Challenge - will start from Friendship Beach and finish off Hamilton Point. Boats will then sail down to Lower Bay and pull up on the beach. The final race on Monday - the Mount Gay Challenge - will start from the beach in Lower Bay around 9.30am. Make sure you catch at least one start and finish of these unique boat races.

The J24s... and the Surprises! Bequia is now famous for its J24 One-Design Class - identical boats racing head to head - first over the finish line is the winner! A recordbreaking turnout of J24s from all over the region is expected this year, with the Overall Winner of Bequia's specially designed six-race series being crowned the first ever J24 Southern Caribbean Champion. New this year is a second One-Design Class, this time for the Martinique-based 25-foot “Surprise” yachts. Crewed mainly by fearless and fiercely competitive young French sailors, you will also see many of them taking part in the Heineken Single-Handed Round the Island Race on Lay Day Sunday.

FAMILY FUN ON LAY DAY SUNDAY

and these will be awarded at the Grand Regatta Prize-giving, held at the Gingerbread Hotel on Monday 5th April at 4.30pm. A special prize will be awarded to the Most Environmentally Friendly Craft.

Sandcastle / Sand Sculpture Competition – the best fun you ever had on the beach! Lay Day Sunday 5th April - Friendship Beach by Bequia Beach hotel is the place to be if you are young or just young at heart. Kids and adults, teams or individuals – all are welcome. The judges will be looking for imagination, creativity, construction skills and teamwork, and will be tough on any attempts to cheat! Unless the sea conditions and beach are unfavourable, the location this year will be the West end of Friendship Beach, close to Bequia Beach Hotel Beach Bar. Registration will start at 8.30am, followed by Start at 9.00am. Teams will be divided into categories according to age (up to 11, 12 - 16 and Adult). No one may start building or gathering decorations until the “Start” whistle is blown! The competition will end at 10.15am and state of completion will be one of the judges’ criteria. Prize-giving will be at approx 11am. Here are a few rules and guidelines: - Human bodies may NOT be used as “moulds” (!). You may use buckets, cups etc for modelling but this may score lower for construction skills when compared to modelling by hand. - Use of natural or man-made objects such as leaves, flowers, pieces of glass, bottle tops and rope is permitted, but ONLY if these are found on the beach during the competition! (Organisers’ Tip: Check out the location, tides and state of the beach in advance!) Please note: If beach conditions are unfavourable, the Sandcastle and Crazy Craft competitions will be relocated. Final location will be confirmed on the Regatta Notice Board (Frangipani) at 4.30pm on Saturday afternoon.

Regatta T-Shirts and more... Souvenir Regatta 2010 T-Shirts, for kids and adults will be on sale throughout the weekend at the Bequia Tourism Office. Merchandise will also be on sale at he Frangipani on Easter Friday (9.00am 4pm),De Reef on Easter Saturday, Bequia Beach Hotel on Easter Sunday and at Gingerbread upstairs Easter Monday (10am - 4.00pm), prior to the Grand Prizegiving.

Regatta Programme

Major Regatta sponsors Bequia Beach Hotel are organising a funfilled Sunday by the beach in Friendship Bay. As well as hosting the Regatta's popular Sandcastle Competition for children of all ages, and being close to the finish of the not-to-be-missed Crazy Craft race, the Bequia Beach Hotel is also providing morning entertainment by the Bequia Children's Steel Pan ensemble, afternoon music by a traditional Bequia String Band and a kid's Bouncy Castle until around 3pm. Food and drink specials all day, and a beautiful shady beachside location provide the perfect formula for a delightful Lay Day Sunday.

Details of the main regatta events, race start times, and invaluable race course maps for both yacht and fishing boat races are all included in the Bequia Sailing Club’s Easter Regatta Programme, available at the Tourism Office, or at the Regatta T-Shirt table at the Frangipani on Easter Friday morning.

Crazy Craft Race

Both ferry companies will run their regular Sunday schedules on Good Friday and Easter Monday. The last ferries to St. Vincent on Easter Monday afternoon get very crowded, so get there in good time!

An Easter Regatta tradition, this popular spectator event will be held this year at the west end of Friendship Beach, on Lay Day Sunday. This year’s theme is “Space Ships" and a special prize will go to the boat with the best interpretation of this theme. Registration will be from 10.30am but there will be plenty of time for kids - or adults! - to enter both this and the Sandcastle Competition. The Start is at 12.02pm precisely, The finished craft should be able to travel from the start to finish under wind power or current only - no fins, paddles, swim or foot power allowed! Karib Cable are kindly donating some of the prizes for this event,

Easter Ferry Times

Tourism Office Hours Need help or advice? Regatta T-Shirts or Programmes? Stamps? Postcards? Phone cards? The Tourism Office, located at the end of the main ferry dock, will be open as follows over Easter: Friday: Saturday: Sunday: Monday:

9:00am - 12 noon 9:00am - 1:00pm 9:00am - 12 noon 9:00am - 11:30am


Bequia Easter Regatta 2010 REGATTA ACTIVITIES & EASTER EVENTS The Bequia Sailing Club is responsible for Yacht and local Double-Ender Races and race-related events, the Crazy Craft Race and the Sandcastle Competition. All other activites are the responsibility of the individual organisers and times may be subject to change.

Have a great Easter Regatta Weekend! Friday 2nd April 10.00am: First Yacht Race, (Friendship Bay Race) starts in Admiralty Bay, finish in Lower Bay 5:30pm: Bequia Sailing Club and Sponsors’ Welcome Reception at the Race Headquarters, Frangipani Hotel Yacht Race results and Daily Prize-giving. All Yacht Race skippers and crew, Sailing Club Members and Sponsors invited.

Saturday 3rd April 9:00am: Start of this day’s J24 Class three-race series 10:00am: Second Yacht Race (Around Bequia Race), starts in Admiralty Bay, finish in Lower Bay 11:30am (approx): First Local Double-Ender Race - Pepsi Challenge, starts Lower Bay, finish off Paget Farm 5:30pm: Bequia Sailing Club and Sponsors’ Post-Race Get Together at Sailors Cafe, Ocar -Yacht Race results and Daily Prize-giving. All Yacht Race skippers and crew, Sailing Club Members and Sponsors invited. Followed by 6.30pm (approx): Live Soca, Soul and Reggae from “Twilight” - everyone welcome to a great Regatta Party!

Sunday 4th April - Lay Day All day Kids and Family Activities in Friendship Bay at or close to Bequia Beach Hotel All day Beach Splash in Lower Bay 8:30am: Heineken Single Handed Around Bequia Yacht Race, starts in Admiralty Bay, finish in Lower Bay 8:30am: Registration for Sandcastle Competition - Friendship Beach (by Bequia Beach Hotel) followed by: 9:00am: Sandcastle/Sand Sculpture Competition – finishes 10.15am – spectators very welcome! 10:00am: Second Local Double-Ender Race - Heineken Challenge, starts Friendship, finish off Hamilton Point, boats pull up in Lower Bay 12:02pm: Crazy Craft Race - (registration from about 10.30am) middle of Friendship Beach, finish close to Bequia Beach Hotel

Monday 5th April - Regatta Finale 9:00am: Start of this day’s J24 Class two-race series 10:00am: Final Yacht Race, (Admiralty Bay Triangle) starts in Admiralty Bay, finish in Lower Bay 10.00am (approx): Final Local Double-Ender Race - Mount Gay Challenge, starts in Lower Bay, finish off Hamilton Point

From approx 9am:

All Day Easter Monday Shore Activities Under the Almond Tree: Greasy Pole, Maypole Dancing, Crab Racing, Bouncy Castle, Bottle & Ring Games Coconut & Gum Boat Race, Tug ‘O’ War, Dominoes Crying and Laughing Competition Craft Stalls, Food and Drink

4.30pm: GRAND REGATTA PRIZEGIVING - Gingerbread Hotel & Cafe Gardens

Everybody welcome!


Activities / SERVICES

SVG NATIONAL TRUST Exhibition of Pre-historic Amerindian Artifacts ‑ ‑

BEQUIA BUMPERS STICKERS!! Great gifts or souvenirs! - only EC$5 (US$2)

from St. Vincent & the Grenadines

The Old Public Library, Heritage Square, Kingstown Mon to Thurs 10am-5pm adm. EC$5 Tel 451 2921

Available from Noah's Arkade, Local Color, Doris'

All proceeds benefit St. Benedicts Day Nursery & Infant Hospt'l

Taxis/Water Taxis Dollar Vans

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BEQUIA

GENERAL INFORMATION

call VHF on Channel 68

depart regularly from Port Elizabeth

Bequia Police Station

458 3350 VHF 16 “ZedQS Bequia”

Post Office Mon - Fri: 9.00am-12noon, 1pm-3.00pm Bequia Hospital 458 3294 Saturday closed Customs & Immigration: Mon - Fri: 8.30am - 4pm (closed 12-1pm), Sat: 8.30am - 12 noon, 3pm - 6pm, Sun: 9am - 12 noon; 3pm - 6pm An overtime fee may be charged - Clearing in and out outside office hours and on Public Holidays is normally possible by arrangement.

Yacht Garbage Disposal

Ashore, there is only one place to dispose of yacht garbage – the skips located off the Fish Market Jetty next to the Vegetable Market. These are reserved exclusively for yachties’ use. Alternatively, yacht garbage may be delivered “at sea” to Daffodil Marine or other reliable water taxis; charge usually $3.00 to $5.00 per bag. Dumping in unauthorized places is a prosecutable offence.

Help keep Bequia Clean and Green!


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From a top London hair salon

Now located in Port Elizabeth behind Porthole / Vet ‘s Office. Closed Sundays & Mondays Appts advised – or just drop by! bequiaemma@live.com

For appointment call 455 5820

Dr. Gregory Thomas Chiropractor

in Bequia: Mondays & Thursdays, 3pm – 6pm Office upstairs Bequia Venture, phone 458-3937 in Kingstown, St. Vincent, 97 Granby Street: Tuesdays & Fridays 8am – 2pm for appointments phone 485-6449

Nature

Lower Bay, Bequia

Zone

Reconnective Healing

Schedule your appointment with a trained practitioner

Cristina Fabregas

Organically Grown Herbs & Vegetables Roquette/Arugula, Asian & Mustard Greens Mixed Salads, String Beans & much more…

Reconnective Healing Practitioner, Level 3 (784) 527 1640 Cristina@mimosa-house.com For additional information

Harvest Fresh Daily! Ask for Jacqueline Open Mon to Sat 9am - 5pm Tel: 458 3793

Bequia

please visit www.TheReconnection.com

Tel: 458 3286 Fax: 458 3964

TOURISM ASSOCIATION www.bequiatourism.com

Visit our Tourism Office! Stamps & postcards, phone cards, advice on tours, daytrips, accommodation

Open daily - located opposite Customs/Revenue building

Bequia Harbour

Port Elizabeth

Dinghy Dock

Market Square Gas Station

Wheres & Whats

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Model Boat Shop

Bay

New Dinghy Dock

Day Charters / Cruise Ship Tenders

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Almond Tree Pharmacy

Bank Yacht Garbage Containers

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Market Dock Post Office, Customs & Immigration

Fuel Dock/ Bequia Marina

Bequia Tourism Association www.bequiatourism.com Phone: (784) 458 3286 bequiatourism@vincysurf.com

Clive Tannis Playing Field Basketball Football

Public Toilets

Dinghy Dock

St. Mary’s Anglican Church (1829)


real estate / Villa Rentals

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Friendship Groves at Friendship Bay HALf Acre+ Lots from $180K

BEQUIA HOUSE FOR SALE Stunning views of the harbor and sunsets Recently built 1 bdrm timber-frame Cottage on 13,000 sq ft lot in upper Belmont.

US $225,000 784 529 5972 or email cccrawfish@gmail.com

REAL ESTATE

Services / shopping

Sentry

West Indian Insurances Limited

Auto – Third Party & Comprehensive Property • Business For all your General Insurance needs We would like to wish you a Happy Easter Please enjoy and Be Safe! Port Elizabeth Bequia Tel: 784-458-3030

Beautiful, handcrafted furniture and decorative pottery

Huge selection also includes hammocks and baskets Upstairs behind St. Mary’s Church (enter by Island Things Boutique) Mon – Fri 9.30 am till 1pm or by appointment

458 3518 or 430 5021

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The Garden Boutique New Collection of colourful Caribbean Designer Wear Beach Wear Jewellery We Make Hand Painted Batik

Open Mon to Sat 8.30am - 6pm Tel: 458 3892 Opp. St. Mary’s Church

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To advertise in this publication, contact us by Tuesday of each week! Tel: (784) 457 3649

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Services / shopping

NOW OPEN IN BEQUIA!

Downstairs Coco’s Place, Ocar

Check out our Take-away/eat-in Sandwich Selection! Subway baguette Sandwiches, French fries, Spring rolls ... Enjoy delicious juices, wine by the glass & our ice cold beers. Wide selection of cheeses, cold meats, frozen meats, seafood and vegetables.

To pre-order call: 458 3485 or VHF 68

Open Mon - Fri 8.30 - 5pm • Sat 8.30 - 2.00pm Open till late throughout the Easter Weekend

Bequia Center BequiaTechnology Technology Center Authorized Digicel Dealer Authorized Digicel Dealer

FULL & TECHNOLOGY TECHNOLOGYCENTER CENTER FULL SERVICE SERVICE COMMUNICATIONS COMMUNICATIONS &

a a Authorized Authorized Digicel Digicel Agent Agent a a International International Phone phone Call Center Internet Café, Wireless Hot Spot Yacht Service aa Internet Café, Wireless Hot Spot && Yacht Service a Digital Photo Center a Business Center: send/receive Fax, etc. a Point of Sale Systems: Restaurants/ Retail a Computer Repairs a Business cards, flyers, etc Open 8am to 9pm 7 days a week Air conditioned - located on Front Street - next to Bagos Pizza Hut Tel: 458 3045 • Fax: 1-320-388-8094 • info@bequiatech.com • www.bequiatech.com

Doris Fresh Food Now located in Back Street! (formerly Le Petit Jardin) Imported meats, cheeses, fresh fruit and vegetables. Fine wines and spirits! Open Mon - Sat 8am - 5pm Open Easter Friday, Sunday & Monday from 8am til 12 noon

Tel: 458 3625 doris_freshfood@yahoo.com

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PRINTING • RUBBER STAMPS PHOTOCOPYING • COLOUR COPY SERVICE GRAPHIC DESIGN • DIGITAL FULL COLOUR PRINTING STATIONERY • FLYERS Kingstown, (St. Vincent) Ltd, Bay Street, Phone: (784) 456-2217 • Fax: (784) 457-2996 e-mail: quikprint@vincysurf.com

• design & construction

of your dream garden

• garden maintenance • irrigation systems -

design and installation

CREATIVE LANDSCAPE

Call Andrew or Delphine for a free consultation Cell: 533 1500 or 533 1600 • Landline: 458 3928 hadleygardens@hotmail.com www.hadleygardens.com

Based in Bequia

LINA’S Bre ss e n ad & Delicate

(Yacht provisioning and much more)

Simply the Best Bread, Pastries and Sandwiches! Open daily from 8am, including Easter Weekend!

Bayshore Mall - next to Customs

Tel 458 3181 VHF 68

Movie City Opposite Knights Trading Movie-DVD's • Sunglasses • Straw Hats • T-shirts • Caps • Wraps • Sun Block Lotion • Cologne & Perfume Sets • Cigars Island Souvenirs • Complementary Island DVD's & Island Maps Specials on Beer - 3 for EC$10 • 4 for EC$15 Opening Hours: 9.30am to 5.00pm Tel: 532 1243 Hopewell Main Road P.O. Box 2882 St Vincent West Indies Tel: 784 451 3971 Fax: 784 451 3083 Email: gardencenter@vincysurf.com

• Pruning and debris removal • Property maintenance • Gardening services In search of a gardener? Well look no further! We provide competent gardening services and can maintain and enhance your property.

Detection Systems Tailored to meet your needs

We install:

• Intruder Alarms • Fire Detection • CCTV • Access Control • Security Lighting

Enhancing technology * Protecting People

Call Andy Jagger Cell: 430 1340 • Landline: 458 3732 Email: detectionsystems@vincysurf.com

for beautiful Caribbean Gifts

BEQUIA SAILING CLUB

Frangipani Hotel Bequia

Souvenir T-Shirts, Polos, Caps & Bags

Noah’s Arkade

located at

Mon - Sat: 9am-5pm Sunday: 9am-1pm

Tel: (784) 458 3424

Bequia Easter Regatta 2010

Available at the Bequia Tourism Office


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