Barbados 50

A special transatlantic rally held in 2016 to commemorate 50 years since the independence of Barbados, with an exciting new route linking London to the Caribbean.

Bridgetown, Barbados – Photo: Peter Marshall

After a symbolic start in London in late July 2016 the rally called at various ports in Spain and Portugal on its way south to the Canary Islands.

VIDEO: Jimmy Cornell is interviewed about Barbados 50.
(Barbados Tourism Marketing)

After calling at the Cape Verde Islands, the rally crossed the Atlantic to Barbados where the arrival of the Barbados 50 fleet was timed to coincide with the celebrations that started on 30 November 2016, the 50th anniversary of Barbados Independence.

The main starts of Barbados 50 were from London and Lanzarote (Canary Islands), although boats joined the fleet at other ports along the route.

The Barbados 50 Education and Outreach Programme linked school children in Barbados with classes in countries along the route.

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