All images were taken while cruising Red Hot Caribe
Red Hot Caribe is the result of pure sailing passion.
My name is Emanuele Bianchi I live in Chicago, although I grew up in Sardinia, Italy.
I am part of a large, extended group of boating men and women that truly love sailing.
We are a mix of fun, avid sailors, mostly based in the Great Lakes, peppered with East and West Coast, Canadian, and European flavor. Our group is comprised of highly competitive, qualified amateurs with broad experience that includes a mix of ocean, buoy, medium to long distance and one design sailboat racing. Some of us have proudly participated in races such as the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Sydney Hobart, Fastnet, and well over 10 Chicago to Mackinac races bringing home multiple flags. The group includes owners of nine different boats, both cruising and racing (a Tartan 4300, Columbia, C&C 115, C&C 110, J-111, J-109, J-70, and a Tartan 101).
A couple of winters ago, we decided we had to get together as a group over the winter and do some sailing. We kicked around various ideas, including moving a boat to the Caribbean, but the group wasn’t quite ready for that, so we ended up chartering a boat in the St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR) and renting a house in St. Thomas, USVI, for a week. It was spectacular! Such a gorgeous setting and such a fun series of races. We all fell in love with Caribbean racing.
As we watched Hurricanes Irma and Maria roar through the Caribbean, we knew we couldn’t just ignore the strife these islands were experiencing and we decided to take our winter/spring program right to where the tourists, those that were not as tough as sailors, were likely to avoid. I teamed up with another member of our group to buy the Tartan 101 from other owners and take it to the Caribbean this winter. Red Hot Caribe was born!
November 2017 the yacht started to float on warm waters.
Red Hot Caribe first race is STIR 2018, we are racing this first race ourselves and are offering the yacht for race charter at the next race in our calendar,
Red Hot Caribe is offering a great opportunity to race in one of the most prestigious competitions in one of the most exciting parts of the world, Les Voiles de Saint Barth. More races to come available on calendar soon, both for full charter or individual crew positions.
For details write to CaptainEB@RedHotCaribe.Com
Red Hot Caribe
Caicos Marina and Shipyard
British West Indies
Charter with Mate
Crew with us racing
Crew with us cruising
APRIL 28 - MAY 24
Antigua and Barbuda
WHEN : April 8-14 2018
WHERE : Saint Barthélemy,
French West Indies,
WHEN : March 23-25, 2018
WHERE ; Saint Thomas Unite States Virgin Islands
Red Hot Caribe Races