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Sports Events in the Caribbean

On any given day in almost every Caribbean country, you may come across people playing sports. Caribbean people love sports, and they will seek out any area whether it be a neighbourhood road, an empty parking lot or clear spot on the beach to indulge in their favourite pastimes.

The most popular sports in the Caribbean are cricket, football, track and field, swimming, road tennis, car racing, surfing, cycling and golf. So, it’s no surprise that the top sporting events in the Caribbean are focused on these main sports. Although there are many other sports that are favourites with locals and visitors alike, these are the ones that garner the most attention.,

Sports Events in the Caribbean

Throughout the year, the Caribbean hosts several sports events. These events feature the best Caribbean athletes who perform well in their respective disciplines. In addition to highlighting talent, sports events in the Caribbean encourage camaraderie and bring countries closer to together. Here are some of the premier sporting events in the region:

  • The Caribbean Premier League: T-20 cricket tournament featuring teams from various Caribbean islands
  • The Caribbean International Pro: International golf tournament held in the Dominican Republic
  • The Central American and Caribbean Beach Games: Multi-sport event held in various locations in the Caribbean
  • RORC Caribbean 600 Series: 600-mile offshore boat race
  • The Caribbean Throwdown: Extreme fitness competition held in Barbados
  • The Caribbean Classic: Baseball tournament for youth from the USA, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Latin America countries
  • The Caribbean Football Union Cup: Football tournament featuring teams from various Caribbean islands
  • The Caribbean Surfing Championship: Extreme surfing competition held in various locations in the Caribbean
  • FIBA CBC Championship: International basketball tournament that is held every two years
  • Caribbean Baseball Cup: Baseball tournament for Caribbean baseball countries

In addition, the individual destinations in the Caribbean also host sports events:

Sports Events in Anguilla

  • Anguilla Cup Tennis Championships: Tournament on the ITF Caribbean Cup Tennis Series
  • One Mile Classic: Road-race for runners as young as 16 years of age

Sports Events in Antigua and Barbuda

  • Antigua Sailing Week: Premier sailing regatta held over one week in English Harbour.
  • Antigua to Bermuda Race: Sailing race of 1,000 miles from Antigua to Bermuda

Sports Events in Aruba

  • Aruba Hi-Winds Kitesurfing Windsurfing Tournament: International surfing event featuring different types of surfing
  • Aruba International Half Marathon: Aruba’s longest road race that covers the length of the island
  • Aruba Championship U20: Football competition for youngsters under the age of 20

Sports Events in Bahamas

  • Spartan Kids World Championship: Obstacle course for children sponsored by Spartan
  • Bahamas Games: Sports tournament featuring 13 sports including softball, boxing, and volleyball
  • Bahamas Bowl: NCAA Division I American college football game
  • Chickcharney Challenge: Obstacle course event for fitness and endurance athletes
  • Atlantis Basketball League: Basketball tournament that features skilled basketball stars

Sports Events in Barbados

  • BarFit Games: Challenging, but fun obstacle course event
  • Davis Cup: International tennis competition for teams that is held annually in various countries
  • Sol Rally Barbados: Two-day rally driving event featuring local, regional, and international drivers
  • Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup: 1800 metre thoroughbred horse race at the Garrison Savannah
  • Barbados Cricket Association Super Cup: Domestic cricket tournament played annually

Sports Events in Belize

  • Krem New Year’s Cycling Classic: Single day road cycling race
  • La Ruta Maya Canoe River Challenge: Canoe race along the Macal River and Belize River
  • Holy Saturday Regatta: Caye Caulker sailing regatta for sailboats and powerboats
  • Tres Pescado Slam Tournament: Tarpon, permit and bonefish fishing tournament in San Pedro
  • Hike & Bike for the Rain Forest: Two-day cross country run and mountain bike race in the Cayo area

Sports Events in Bermuda

  • USATF Bermuda Games: Track and field event featuring competitors from around the world
  • World Rugby Classic: Week-long rugby tournament
  • Bermuda Championship: PGA Tour event at the Port Royal Golf Course
  • World Triathlon Championship: Triathlete competition with scenic running, swimming, and biking routes
  • Bermuda Breeze Tennis Championships: International tennis tournament by the USTA

Sports Events in Bonaire

  • International Sport Week: Diverse sporting event championship featuring softball, tennis, Bolas and more
  • Special Olympics WalkAThon: Sponsored walk to raise funds for the Special Olympics Bonaire
  • PADI Women’s Dive Day: Celebration of female divers and women interested in learning how to dive
  • Bonaire International Regatta: Sailing races between the main island and Klein Bonaire

Sports Events in British Virgin Islands

  • BVI Spring Regatta: Annual regatta that features various classes and course around the islands
  • BVI Cricket Association (BVICA) 2023 T20: T20 cricket tournament tournament
  • Tortola Torture: Gruelling 34-mile (54km) marathon through the hills and valleys of Tortola
  • Latitude 18 Halyard Challenge: Boat race hosted by the Royal BVI Yacht Club

Sports Events in Cayman Islands

  • Brac Jackpot Fishing Tournament: Fishing tournament in the Cayman Islands that focuses on catches of dolphin, wahoo and yellowfin tuna.
  • Flowers Sea Swim: Open water swim event along Seven Mile Beach
  • Walkers Cayman Islands Marathon: Event featuring a full marathon which is the qualifying race for the Boston marathon.
  • The Cayman Islands Classic: Annual preseason men’s first division college basketball tournament
  • Gamers Bay Video Gaming Tournament & Technology Convention: eSports and virtual gaming experiences

Sports Events in Cuba

  • International Ernest Hemingway Needlefish Tournament: Fishing tournament in Havana in honour of Ernest Hemingway
  • Marabana Marathon: Marathon with route through Old Havana, Central Havana and Vedado
  • Havana Howlers 7’s Rugby Tournament: Promotes and develops rugby in Cuba
  • Caribe Games: Sports championship organised by the University of Havana

Sports Events in Curacao

  • KLM Curaçao Marathon: Marathon and half-marathon run and walk through the scenic capital city
  • Kärcher Duo Xtreme: Cycling event through the hills of Banda’bou
  • Kärcher Coral Estate Classic: Cycling event that also takes riders through the hills of Banda’bou
  • Curacao Cup Tennis Championships: Tournament on the ITF Caribbean Cup tennis series

Sports Events in Dominica

  • Hike Fest: Hiking tours through the hills of Dominica
  • Dive Fest: Raises awareness of diving through whale watching, dive packages and marine educational tours
  • Nature Island Basketball Classic: Local basketball tournament
  • Nature Isle T10 Cricket: Local T10 cricket championship

Sports Events in the Dominican Republic

  • Master of the Ocean: Open water competition featuring surfing, kitesurfing, stand up paddling and wing foiling
  • Corales Puntacana Championship: PGA Tour event held at the Puntacana Resort & Club
  • Ladies Golf Week in Casa de Campo: Women’s golf event at the Casa de Campo Resort
  • Surf and Wind City Cabarete: Qualifying event for the World Surf League (WSL) North America
  • Dominican Winter Baseball Season: Baseball tournament that runs from October to January

Sports Events in Grenada

  • Grenada Sailing Week: Sailing regatta with coastal races between Grenada and Carriacou
  • National Swimming Championships: Qualifying event for the CARIFTA swimming championships
  • Independence Table Tennis Tournament: Annual tournament with awards for men and women’s singles, under-19 boys and girls and under-15

Sports Events in Guadeloupe

  • Route du Rhum Regatta: Solo transatlantic race from Saint-Malo in Brittany (France) to Guadeloupe
  • Guadeloupe’s Traditional Sailing Race: Round the island boat race
  • Karujet Jet Ski Championship: International jet ski competition held over four days
  • Tour de Guadeloupe: Annual multi-stage road race for elite bicyclists

Sports Events in Guyana

  • Inter-Guiana Games: Championship for French Guiana, Suriname and Guyana featuring track and field and other sports events
  • GMR&SC International Drag Racing Championship: Drag racing championship at the South Dakota Racing Circuit
  • GMR&SC International Race of Champions: Car racing series featuring racers from Guyana and the Caribbean
  • Aliann Pompey Invitational: Track and field event founded by Aliann Pompey, a four-time Olympian

Sports Events in Jamaica

  • Jake’s Treasure Beach Off Road: Off-road triathlon held in the south of Jamaica
  • Reggae Marathon & Half Marathon: Premier international marathon event in Negril
  • Inter-Secondary Schools Association (ISSA) Boys and Girls Championships: Track and field event for students

Sports Events in Martinique

  • Raid des Alizés: Annual women’s adventure race with obstacles and sports activities
  • Tour des Yoles: Round the island boat race featuring traditional Martinican fishing boats

Sports Events in Montserrat

  • Montserrat Basketball Invitational Tournament: Basketball tournament featuring skilled ballers from the Caribbean

Sports Events in Nevis

  • Nevis Cross Channel Swim: Two-and-a-half-mile swim from Oualie Beach in Nevis to Cockelshell Bay in St. Kitts
  • Nevis Marathon & Running Festival: Running event consisting of a marathon, full marathon, 10K and 5K.
  • Nevis Triathlon & Duathlon: World class swim, cycle and run event

Sports Events in Puerto Rico

  • Puerto Rico Sunshine 15K and Brunch Fest: Walking and running event from San Juan to Isla Verde Beach
  • San Blas Half Marathon: Popular running event in Puerto that attracts over 1,500 athletes
  • 5k Paradisíaco: Scenic running event with a route through La Parguera and Playita Rosada

Sports Events in Saint Barthelemy

  • Les Voiles de Saint Barth Richard Mille: Sailing regatta consisting of five days of racing
  • St. Barth Swim Run: Outdoor duathlon event featuring running and swimming
  • Bucket Regatta: Sailing event with races for sailing superyachts and shoreside festivities
  • The Sails of St Barth: Six days of regattas with various types of yachts

Sports Events in Saint Kitts

  • Nevis to St. Kitts Cross Channel Swim: Two-and-a-half-mile swim from Oualie Beach in Nevis to Cockelshell Bay in St. Kitts

Sports Events in Saint Lucia

  • ARC January: January sailing event that follows the trade wind route from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Rodney Bay Marina
  • Saint Lucia Dive Fest: Annual diving event for local and international divers
  • Mango Bowl Regatta: Three day boat racing event in Rodney Bay
  • Saint Lucia Bill Fish Tournament: Game fishing tournament hosted by the Saint Lucia Game Fishing Association and the IGY Rodney Bay Marina
  • Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC): Annual transatlantic sailing competition

Sports Events in Sint Maarten/ Saint Martin

  • Heineken Sint Maarten Regatta: Three-day event with boat races and beach concerts
  • Sunset Triple Mini Triathlon: Three short triathlons on Maho Beach
  • Swim Run SXM: Elite sport for teams of two competing in swimming and running
  • The Raid of the Gendarmes: Endurance event comprising of swimming, biking shooting, running and kayaking

Sports Events in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

  • St. Vincent & the Grenadines Cup Tennis Championships: Tennis event in the ITF Caribbean Cup Tennis Series
  • Bequia Easter Regatta: Competitive yacht racing event that coincides with the Easter season
  • Mayreau Regatta: Community event consisting of sports, fishing and boat racing

Sports Events in Suriname

  • Suriname Motorfest: Motorsport event featuring activities such as drag racing, off-road racing, and circuit racing

Sports Events in Trinidad & Tobago

  • National Aquathlon Championships: Triathlon championship for all ages at Las Cuevas Beach
  • Trinidad and Tobago Open: Golf tournament held at the St. Andrew’s Golf and Country Club in Moka, Maraval
  • Arima Race Club Race Days: Horse racing events at the Arima Race Club in Santa Rosa Park
  • NAAATT Track and Field Series: Multi-day track and field series at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain
  • T&T International Marathon (TTIM) Road Relay & 5k: Running festival with several events over three days

Sports Events in Turks and Caicos Islands

  • Annual Kite-Flying Competition: Kite-flying event held on Easter Monday with awards for best homemade kites
  • Big South Regatta: Regatta in South Caicos that features boat races and concerts
  • Caicos Classic IGFA Billfish Release Tournament: Fishing competition by the Rotary Club of Providenciales
  • Tour of the Turks and Caicos: Five-stage three day cycling event held on three islands

Sports Events in United States Virgin Islands

  • St, Thomas International Regatta: Three days of fun yet highly competitive racing
  • USVI Open/Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament: Exotic fishing competition for both seasoned and first-time fishermen
  • USVI Cup: Two week tennis event which is part of the Caribbean Cup Tennis Series
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Sources

For more information about sports events in the Caribbean, visit the following links:

Belize Hub: 2022/2023 Festivals & Events in Belize (Month by Month)
Info Bonaire: Bonaire Event Calendar
Cayman Islands: Tournaments & Sporting Events
Cuban Adventures: Events in Cuba
Go Dominican Republic: Upcoming Events – Sports
Now Grenada: Sports
Guadeloupe Regional Council: Guadeloupe, A Land of Champions
Visit Jamaica: Sport in Jamaica
Nevis Tourism Authority: Annual Events
Discover Puerto Rico: Events Calendar
Saint Lucia: Festivals and Events
Tri Sport SXM: Events
St. Vincent and the Grenadines: Festivals and Events
TT Sports Calendar: Trinidad and Tobago Sports Calendar
Frommers: Calendar of Events in Turks and Caicos
USVI Today: Sporting Events

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