From January 21 to 23, 2022, the Carib Wind Cabarete Regatta was held on Cabarete beach, the only recognized annual Olympic class regatta in the Caribbean.
The event marks the start of the ILCA global sailing regatta calendar, attracting the world’s best sailors (sailing athletes). It is sponsored by Carib Wind Cabarete, Seapro Watersports and Drifter, under the direction of Andrés Santana and the technical team of the Dominican Sailing Federation.
Over 20 participants competed in the ILCA one person class, with representation from the Netherlands, USA, Canada, Germany, Spain, England and of course the Dominican Republic.
The technical coordinator of the event Ari Barshi explained that this type of event attracts water sports tourists who come for the wind and waves that are so unique in our country, especially in Cabarete which is known as the international mecca for kitesurfing and the windsurf.
World Sailing, the international governing body for sailing, includes the results of this regatta in its world ranking, which makes it a very prestigious event on the world sailing calendar.