“The champagne corks are popping in Barbados tonight. Team Concise, the crew of the racing yacht Ms Barbados, is celebrating its victory over rival Phaedo in the Quarterdeck Bar at the private marina Port Ferdinand. These weary sailors, buoyed by well-earned bubbles, have just won the Round Barbados Race, a triumph all the sweeter in 2016, the Caribbean nation’s 50th year of independence…”

Where to stay


Port Ferdinand, which opened in November 2014, offers 46 two, three and five-bedroom apartments, all of which have their own yacht berth. Nightly rates for UNNA luxury homes at Port Ferdinand start at £664 for two sharing, until April 14. Kenwood Travel (020 7749 9220; kenwoodtravel.co.uk) offers seven nights in a two-bedroom apartment at Port Ferdinand from £2,816 per person, based on two sharing, including flights from Gatwick and room-only accommodation.

This extract appeared in Telegraph Travel in February 2016 – by Kate Simon, Travel Writer

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