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The dates and location of the 2010 O’pen BIC World Cup have now been finalised.
The biggest international O’pen BIC event of the year will be held in Martinique from
26th to 30th December 2010. Tropical conditions, trade winds and coconut trees;
an ideal background for a festive O’pen BIC gathering!
The racing will take place from the Yacht Club "Le Neptune", in the Bay of Fort de France in Anse Mitan, and will be organised by the Ligue de Voile, Martinique (FFV - Fédération Française de Voile).
Entry deadline: 1st November 2010 (entry form further down)
Sunday 26 December : Latest possible arrival and transfer to the hotels
Monday 27 December : Training and registration
Tuesday 28 December : Racing
Wednesday 29 December : Racing
Thrusday 30 December : Racing followed by lunch and prize-giving ceremony
On a practical side, we strongly recommend that you book your trip very quickly as flights to the Caribbean can get booked out very quickly at this time of the year.
We can recommend two travel agencies for making your travel and accommodation plans to attend the World O’pen Cup 2010 :
1/ All participants : Selectours in Fort de France, Martinique :
Tel : +33 (0)5 96 73 35 35 ; E-mail : email@example.com
2/ European based participants : Ultra Marina Golf & Glisse in Nantes, France :
Tel : +33 (0)8 25 13 53 35 ; E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that these agencies offer competitive prices on full package deals
(flight + hotel), but less so on flights only.
For those of you who wish to organise your own travel arrangements, via the internet for example, please note that :
- From Europe, 3 airlines fly to Martinique : Air France, Air Caraïbes & Corsair.
- Prices will largely depend on the date of your return flight, with the 1st January 2011 being the most expensive due to its popularity. If you can return either before or after the 1st January 2011, the price of your ticket can be cheaper by up to 40%.
There are several options : hotel, rent of appartment or house, or camping.
We advise you to look for accommodation around Pointe du Bout (see map).
There are several seaside hotels to choose from. If you choose this option,
we’d advise you to book via one of our two agencies who have special deals
for the O’pen BIC event.
Several hotels have already been contacted for quotes, and they are :
Bambou Hôtel, Carayou, Impératrice Village, La Pagerie, Hotel Bakoua,
Résidence Karibéa Camelia, Résidence Village Créole.
This is an interesting solution to help keep costs down, for those travelling in a group together. Please note that the Martinique Committee has a list of furnished approved accommodation available during and after the competition, where they have negotiated special rental deals, for the competitors and those travelling with them.
website and photos of the apartments: www.martiniquetourisme.com
Tel: +33 (0)596 61 61 77 - Chantal or Malouse
For any other type of accommodation, you can contact the Fort de France Tourist Office.
2/ Rental or Camping
For other types of accommodation, your best point of contact is the Tourist Office in
Fort de France, Martinique :
Office de Tourisme de Fort de France
76, rue Lazare Carnot
97200 Fort de France
Tél. +33 (0)5 96 60 27 73
Fax +33 (0)5 96 60 27 95
The entry form can be downloaded from the link below, and will be published on our Class Website together with the above event information. The entry deadline to confirm your participation in this event is 1st NOVEMBER 2010.
Given the «exotic» location of this event, we want to make participation as easy as possible for all competitors. Charter boats will therefore be available to hire on site for all International Competitors. Further details are available in the attached entry-form.
All entries should be sent directly to the following address :
E-mail Ligue de Voile, Martinique : email@example.com
E-mail cc : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel : +33 (0)5 96 61 08 58
The Ligue de Voile Martinique should also be the first point of contact in case you require any further information with regards to participating in this event.
The official NOR will be published shortly.
We look forward to seeing you soon in Martinique!