Trinidad and Tobago hosts the Great Crate Race


Just in time to kick start the 2016 Summer season, the Trinidad and Tobago Great Crate Race is set to attract avid boat builders and fun seekers in search of an adrenaline rush on Saturday 16th July from 11am to 7pm at the Chaquacabana Beach Resort in Chaguaramas.


Described as a fusion of a home-made boat race and an authentic Caribbean lime, the Great Crate Race is a unique event where teams work together to construct a vessel and compete in an exciting Crate Race for over $30,000 in cash and prizes. Following the judges’ inspection on race day, the crafts are divided into categories depending on the sophistication of the individual vessel and crates are divided into two classes: “The Professional” (more than 3.5 knots) and “The Homemade” classes (under 3.5 knots).


This year, marks the sixth edition of The Race and event organizers are anticipating 30 crates to participate in the event. The Race has become increasingly popular among competitive sportsmen and women hoping to take home first place, co-workers eager to improve office relationships and advertise their company and university students and young people eager to have a good time.


Crate racers are reminded that each vessel must have strictly 6 people; raft size must not exceed 14ft long by 7ft wide and each competitor must wear some form of life-preserving device.


Registration forms can be downloaded on their website: If you require additional information, send your email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +1(868)361-4162.Ticket information is available on the Facebook Page: The Great Crate Race 2016.