Rally Barbados regular Paul Horton of the Turks & Caicos Rally Team debuted his recently-acquired Citroen C3 Rally2 at the MGJ Engineering Brands Hatch Winter Stages on Saturday (January 21), as the UK motor sport season got under way in very cold but sunny conditions. The event was won by John Griffiths in a Ford

The awesome Barbados Open Water Festival is back November 8th - 12th, 2023.
 
Online entries are open, register today and make your plans to join us in Barbados! https://raceroster.com/series/2023/46121/barbados-open-water-festival-2023
 

Global superstar DJ, Team Boss at Carl Cox Motorsport and self-confessed “petrol-head” Carl Cox visited Bushy Park Barbados earlier this month during a nostalgic trip to the island. After enjoying the St Philip facility’s Karting and Swift Ride Experiences, he gave a wide-ranging interview on various topics from his

The Barbados Rugby Football Union Executive is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Whipple as the National Men’s 15 and 7-a-side Head Coach. Joe has been a stalwart and constant feature in the game of rugby for some 20 years, coaching at the National and Regional Levels since 2001.
He was the successful Head Coach in 2005 when the

Event schedule for the Barbados Sailing Week
 
 
Saturday, 14 Jan
Dinghy Series (10 am at Carlisle Bay)
Race event for the best local sailors younger than 16 years
Remote Controlled Dragon Flite 95 Class (10 AM at Golden Pond)
Remote-controlled boat races
 
 
Sunday, 15 Jan

In support of the 25th anniversary of Sporting Barbados magazine I have compiled 25 favourite or stand out diving or marine life related insights of Barbados. Whether you’re a scuba diver or just a holiday- maker I hope that these brief highlights will entice you to keep coming back to this beautiful island of sandy beaches, rum punches and the

The Sandy Lane Charitable Trust (SLCT) has been around for over 15 years and their primary mission is – “Helping the under privileged children of Barbados” by whatever means necessary. 
The past two years have been rather challenging for many of us and for the SLCT it was no different. Despite the obstacles, SLCT has remained resilient

“Sustainability is something that we take very seriously.” This affirmation comes from the Project Manager at the Apes Hill Golf Resort and Community, Donovan Bagwell, as he describes the major undertaking of redesigning the 18-hole Championship golf course. Apes Hill Barbados is not just building another green; they’re building an eco-system,

Ann Thylen moved to Barbados 10 years ago...Joining Rockley Golf Club was the best thing she did! 
 
What brought you to Barbados and Rockley Golf Club? 
 
Oh, this will be a long answer... 
 
About 10 years ago my husband and I retired and decided to move to beautiful Barbados. 
It was a dream we had

Jina Scheper has recently taken over as CEO at Barbados Golf Club and is looking forward to the challenge! She shares some of her plans with SB! 
 
Tell us a bit about your background? 
 
I am Canadian in origin and have lived in Barbados for the past 17 years having lived in St. Lucia before. My professional background

Sporting Barbados caught up with Sean Edey – Royal Westmoreland PGA Golf Professional to find out some insights into Royal Westmoreland Golf Course and Club! 
 
Sean, take us through your golf journey to being the first and only Bajan British qualified PGA Golf Professional? 
 
It is very interesting being the first and

Many people believe Sandy Lane Golf Resort is the jewel in Caribbean golf and with good reason. It has three golf courses in pristine condition overlooking the west coast of Barbados, and has been the iconic haven of the rich and famous for many years. Sandy Lane Hotel has often been quoted as the most prestigious destination in the world for

The future of Equestrian Sports in Barbados is looking very bright if the 2022 performances of the Children’s Dressage Team and the youthful Regional Jumping Team are proof ofthings to come. These two winning teams had no rider older than sixteen and although the Regional Jumping Challenge is open to competitors of all ages, three young riders

Barbados is small, but man are we mighty. 166 square miles of pure sweetness - a pin prick on the map of the world. And we are filled with unique and fascinating things to experience, fuelled by warm and welcoming people… who most often greet you with a frosted glass of rum punch in hand! Who could be bad to that?
 
I recently met a

Barbadian Johnathan Austin is one special young man. Now 19 years old, he has spent a large part of his young life battling a long term chronic condition called Gastroparesis, in which the stomach cannot empty in the normal way. He once lived with a gastric pacemaker in his stomach and has

Welcome to the 25th anniversary edition of Sporting Barbados! One year delayed due to Covid, but back - bigger - and better than ever.
 
My husband came up with the idea of Sporting Barbados. He visited Barbados from Northern Ireland in 1984 - before the days of the ‘world wide web’ - on a cricket tour. He was ‘bowled’ over by the

The Barbados Rally Club (BRC) has joined motor sport fans the world over to mourn the passing of American motor sport icon Ken Block, who died in a snowmobile accident in Wasatch County, Utah, yesterday (January 2) at the age of 55. A statement from Hoonigan said: "It's with our deepest regrets that we can confirm that Ken Block passed away in

The Barbados Rally Club (BRC) has changed the dates of next year’s 33rd edition of its premier event to avoid a direct clash with a number of international rallies including rounds of the World Rally Championship and Motorsport UK British Rally Championship. Rally Barbados 2023 will now run on June 10/11, with the Rally Show and King of the

Barbadian Calem Maloney is the new Caribbean Junior Karting Champion. After three days and 12 hard-fought races at Bushy Park Barbados over the weekend (November 4-6), he defeated Trinidad & Tobago’s Rylie Ramroop by a margin of just nine points, with Jamaica’s Zander Williams a further six behind. The lone female in the 16-strong field of

The premier event on the Barbados Federation of Island Triathletes calendar was contested by 80 athletes, more than half of which flew in from abroad to compete at the 32nd National Triathlon Championships on Sunday, October 23rd, 2022. Held at the Brandons Beach and the Mighty Grynner Highway, several seasoned triathletes and persons bold

Seventeen karters aged from 11 to 17 from Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago will face off at Bushy Park Barbados next month (November 4-6) in the second Caribbean Junior Karting Academy Trophy (CJKAT). Funded by the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile’s (FIA) Sport Grant Programme, it will be contested by a quality field selected

BFIT has launched a funding program aimed at assisting triathletes who are at various stages of development. “The return to competition post COVID has brought race opportunities back online in the region and internationally.  After two years of uncertainty and little racing there is a need to invest and reinvigorate the development pipeline,

Trinidad & Tobago’s Zachary Boodram, Fyzool Madan and Ravi Singh will compete in the Radical Caribbean Cup (RCC) for the first time this weekend (October 8/9) as a record-breaking grid assembles for round three at the Fast Parts Caribbean Circuit Racing Invitational. Competing on home ground, they will line up with fellow-countryman and RCC

Trinidad & Tobago’s Zachary Boodram, Fyzool Madan and Ravi Singh will compete in the Radical Caribbean Cup (RCC) for the first time this weekend (October 8/9) as a record-breaking grid assembles for round three at the Fast Parts Caribbean Circuit Racing Invitational. Competing on home ground, they will line up with fellow-countryman and RCC

The Barbados Rally Club’s (BRC) off-road navigational fraternity will remember one of the Club’s stalwarts on Sunday (September 18) when the fourth round of the Chefette MudDogs Safari Championship is named in honour of Philip McConney, whose sudden passing in July was a shock to the whole community

wo class wins in the recent Autumn Double Header Sprint mean Modified 1 (M1) class leader Edward Corbin will head into October’s final round of the Barbados Rally Club (BRC) Driver’s and Class Championships leading the Champion Driver title chase. With a total of 113 points, he has a five-point cushion over Ryan Wood, who leads Clubman 2 (C2),

On Saturday July 10, 2022, Rugby Barbados will start the Get Into Rugby programme for children who are under the age of 11 years. This Tag Rugby session will run from 10am to 11am every Saturday at the Historic Garrison Savannah. This is an internationally recognized and certified programme aimed at introducing children to rugby, using a safe

Barbados will compete in the second edition of the FIA Motorsport Games to be held in France in October, where up to 80 National Sporting Authorities of the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile will be chasing gold, silver and bronze medals. The Barbados Motoring Federation (BMF) confirmed today (Wednesday) that Leon Sealy will represent

The Barbados Football Association (BFA) last week showed its support for diversity in football by donating goal bars, nets, and protective barriers to a regional blind and visually impaired football workshop hosted by the National United Society of the Blind (NUSB) in partnership with the Blind Football Committee of Barbados.
 
In

Bridgetown, Barbados – The Barbados Football Association (BFA) is launching the official return to local football with two highly-anticipated concurrent tournaments – the Republic Cup and the Women’s Super League.
 
Set to kick off on the 28th August and run until 20th November this year, both tournaments will culminate in

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Cricket West Indies (CWI) Senior Men’s Selection Panel today announced changes to the West Indies squad for the three-match CG United One-Day International (ODI) Series against New Zealand which starts tomorrow on Wednesday 17 August. All three ODIs will be day/night matches played under floodlights at Kensington Oval

Competitors in the R5 Rally Championship presented by First Citizens kick off the second half of the new-for-2022 series this weekend (August 20/21) with an action-packed programme of back-to-back events at opposite ends of the island. Saturday’s Motoring Club Barbados Inc (MCBI) Full Throttle in St Philip will be followed by the Barbados Rally

The FEI Dressage World Challenge was held this weekend at the Congo Road Equestrian Center.  The best local dressage riders presented themselves to FEI judges; Jeanne McDonald from Pennsylvania and Omar Zayrik from Mexico for the opportunity to compete on an international scale for Barbados. 
 
The Barbados FEI 2022 Team is:

The dates for the Festival are August 21 to 27, 2022. All matches will be played at the Wildey Hockey Turf in the Sir Garfield Sobers Sports Complex. 
 
Matches will be on from 11:00 a.m., with the last match of the day starting at 5:30 p.m.
 
There will be no matches on Sunday August 21 and Thursday, August 25. The semi

Peg Farm and Nature Reserve hosted the 2021 version of the BAR 5K Trail Mix, sponsored by the Amarone Charitable Trust. This new venue boasted way more trail, hardly any traffic along the route and all the convenience afforded to the athletes by Peg’s established infrastructure. 
 
‘Wait,’ you say, ‘weren’t we in the middle of COVID

This weekend saw 35 of the best Dressage riders turn out at Congo Road Stables in St Philip for the annual Cargo BGI/Southern Palms Caribbean Equestrian Association Dressage Challenge to via for places on the Barbados Team representing the island in the overall Caribbean competition.
 
International Judge, Cesar Torrente said ‘I am

About Run Barbados 
Run Barbados has been a staple on the Barbados calendar of events since its inception in 1983. The 2022 event will offer 2 days of exciting events for the whole family. 
The race routes are all on the spectacular East Coast of Barbados. Fluid stations and toilets along the route as well as Caribbean music! 

Meet Barbara Armstrong - she has just completed her 1000th dive with Scott at Scott’s Scuba Shop in Little Good Harbour, St Peter. Barbara started the sport at 50 when she was a grandmother. Her husband, Keith, had been diving for years. She loved it right away! “It’s so peaceful down there and calm, just beautiful,”says Barbara. This fearless

Bushy Park Motor Sports Inc (BPMSI) will organise the first race meeting for more than two years on the full International Circuit at the St Philip facility on April 30 . . . and spectators will be welcome. The first round of the 2022 BPMSI Championship will cater for all the club’s usual saloon car Groups and the race programme will also

As the confirmed entry list for Sol Rally Barbados 2022 reaches 40 four weeks before entries close on April 22, British newcomer Lyndon Barton’s entry of a Ford Fiesta R5 brings to nine the number listed in the FIA R5 class, making it the best-subscribed classification so far. As the Barbados Rally Club (BRC) marks its 65th Anniversary, Sol

Someone in high places made a terrible blunder when the Kensington Oval was reduced to a lifeless pitch, similar to Antigua. The Oval used to feature a fiery exchange between batsmen and bowlers, but not on this occasion. The only threat of a winner was in the final two sessions of the 5th day, and the only likely winner was England, as Joe

The Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and Cricket West Indies (CWI) have confirmed that this year’s CPL event will feature a women’s tournament with three franchise teams competing for the first Women’s CPL (WCPL) title. The three teams will showcase the best women’s cricketers from across the Caribbean with overseas stars rounding out the

Clermont, Florida –The Draft Legal Challenge, USA’s launchpad for triathlon’s best talent, saw six emerging athletes from Barbados compete in the two-day open event in the beautiful Lake Louisa State Park of Clermont, Florida. The large event was held March 5th and 6th and welcomed competitors from around the world to the USA’s only two-day

Confirmation today (March 4) that Britain’s Tom Preston will campaign his Hippo Group/Sterling Automotive Ford Fiesta Rally2 in Sol Rally Barbados 2022 brings the entry in the growing FIA R5 class to five, with the final total almost certain to be in double figures for the first time. As the Barbados Rally Club (BRC) marks its 65th Anniversary

Dubbed the jewel in the Caribbean, the Sandy Lane Hotel has been the haunt for many of the rich and famous for years. The golf course has always been an integral part of the hotel, but when the hotel was demolished and then splendidly rebuilt, the golf course also was transformed to become The Sandy Lane Country Club.  But not just another 18-

Congratulations goes out to the winners of @barbadosgolfclub January’s “BGC Monthly Medal” tournament. This new year saw the kick-off of golf tournaments at Barbados Golf Club having a quiet and successful start. The first Monthly Medal of 2022 was held recently at the club on Durants with a full field of mostly Club members competing in the

Britain’s Frank Bird will this year realise his long-held ambition to compete in Sol Rally Barbados, the event won twice in a Ford Focus WRC07 by his father Paul. Having started the season with victory in the Brands Hatch Winter Stages (January 15), the team confirmed that Bird and co-driver Jack Morton, who sat with ‘Birdy’ when he finished

Bat For A Chance (“BFAC”) has recently partnered-up with Energy and Virgin Atlantic as part of an exciting program of kit donations scheduled for 2022 across the world, starting with Barbados, ahead of the January West Indies v England T20 games at the Kensington Oval. The kit donations will be overseen by the charity’s global ambassador,

On-line entries for Sol Rally Barbados 2022 will open next Monday (January 3) on the official web site, rallybarbados.net. The Barbados Rally Club (BRC) has confirmed that Sol RB22 is scheduled for the weekend of June 4 & 5, with King of the Hill on the previous Sunday (May 29), these dates subject to

Stuart Maloney and Natya Soodeen the big winners

Against the background of the continuing challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic, the Barbados Rally Club (BRC) completed its second condensed season with the final round of its Autocross Championship at Bushy Park Barbados two weeks ago. While prevailing Covid-19 protocols

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