Tuesday Jun 19

Martinique welcomes worldwide sport competitions


NEW YORK, USA -- Martinique, the Caribbean island with French flair, the Island of Flowers and the Rum Capital of the world is well known for its enchanting sceneries, its strong heritage, delightful gastronomy and much more. Recently, the Island has become a desirable location for international sports competitions, putting the destination under the spotlight. This year, the Island will host several world-class tennis, surfing, hiking, and jet skiing competitions.
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CARIFTA Swimming Championships March 22 to 26

Martinique will host the 2016 Edition of CARIFTA Swimming Championships in Saint Pierre and Carbet, from March 22 to 26. More than 600 swimmers between ages 11 and 17 from 24 Caribbean nations such as Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Lucia, and The Bahamas, will participate in swimming, open water, water polo and synchronized swimming competitions. French competitors will be able to qualify for the National Championships and those from other Caribbean nations; for the Olympic Games.

Open International d'Eco Beach Tennis April 1 to 3

Eco Beach Tennis, a sport that was born in Italy 30 years ago, will see the Open Eco Beach Tennis Competition take place from April 1 to 3 at Le Carbet Beach. This silver/grey sand beach will be the perfect location for the 5th edition of this competition, which is sure to attract international and local players alike.

Jetracer World Championship IJSBA April 15 to 17

Martinique welcomes the first round of Jetracer World Championship IJSBA, an International Jet race Competition. The lovely fishermen town located on the Caribbean Coast will proudly host this three-day event, with two stages in Sainte-Anne and Fort-de-France, the Capital city. About 50 competitors from the United States, Russia, Canada, Kuwait, Qatar, Belgium, Peru, the United Kingdom, Italy, China, South Korea, Japan, Saudi Arabia and France will compete on Martinique’s warm Caribbean waters before the second round in Russia in August 2016.

Martinique Surf Pro April 17-24, 2016

After a successful first edition in 2015, Martinique will once again host the Martinique Surf Pro, a World Surf League (WSL) Qualification Series event, from April 17-24, 2016. The competition will take place in Basse-Pointe, a “secret” surf spot cherished for its powerful and especially long waves that break right over an exposed reef break. Last year, the competition drew some 112 competitors from all over the world. This year, who will be victorious over the reigning champion, Hawaiian native Joshua Moniz?

Tchimbé Raid May 4 and 5

Tchimbé Raid International is a two-day trail made with three different races in the heart of Martinique. The first race runs along Tchimbé Raid a 57 miles trail, followed by Tchimbé Volcano 31 miles, ending up with Tchimbé Piton at 11 miles long. From le Prêcheur to Schoelcher, this amazing race will see over 400 participants, most of them adventure runners and nature lovers.

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