The Bahamas Platinum Jubilee Sailing Regatta
Date25 March 2022
LocationMontague Harbour, East Bay Street, Nassau, The Bahamas
ThemePlatinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II
Organised byRoyal Nassau Sailing Club

The Bahamas Platinum Jubilee Sailing Regatta was held on 25 March 2022 as part of the Bahamian celebrations of the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.[1]

The event, organised by the Royal Nassau Sailing Club, was attended by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.[2][3]


The Platinum Jubilee Regatta was held on 25 March 2022 in the waters off Montagu Beach. The race consisted of five 21 ft Class B boats, with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge competing against each other. It rained during the entire race. It was the first regatta in the Bahamas since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic two years ago.[4]

Due to downpours, the visibility around waters had been down to 150 ft at one point, which delayed the start of the race.[4]

The Duchess's boat, Ants Nest II, had suffered a technical problem at the start, that lost their time at the start. "They had to drop the sail down, which cost them a good 50 metres at the start of the race", Jimmie Lowe, director of sailing at the Bahamas Sailing Association, said.[4]

The race involved sailing around a three and a half mile course off Montagu Beach in Nassau.[5] The Duke steered his boat, Susan Chase, around the three-and-a-half mile course after being handed control of the tiller once his boat had rounded the first point.[6] The Duke's team won the race, while the Duchess's came last.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "Schedule of Events on the Occasion of The Official visit of Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge". 19 March 2022.
  2. ^ "Prince William and Kate Middleton Will Set Off on Caribbean Royal Tour". Harper's Bazaar. 19 March 2022.
  3. ^ "Kate Middleton and Prince William's Caribbean Royal Tour Details Revealed!". Yahoo! Finance. 19 March 2022.
  4. ^ a b c d William wins bragging rights after Caribbean regatta victory over Kate
  5. ^ "Duke and Duchess of Cambridge brave the rain in Bahamas regatta as Prince William wins bragging rights". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 7 July 2022.
  6. ^ William sails to victory in Bahamas race while Kate,s boat has technical issues