Welcome to S/Y Desiderata

SY Desiderata racing at the Antigua Classic Regatta 2011.

S/Y Desiderata racing at the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta 2011. Photo credit: Jason Pickering

S/Y Desiderata is a premium 66′ classic ketch, currently based in the Caribbean. A sister ship to Malabar XIII, the history behind this vessel adds romance and interest to an already enthralling boat.

John G. Alden originally designed this ketch to race personally; hence, she sails like a dream and stands out amongst the classic regatta yachts.

An entertaining and fun atmosphere exists on board this sailing yacht – Stuart and Julia – the professional and experienced crew – will ensure everyone has an enchanting and engaging sailing vacation.

This elegant and classic boat is fondly known as “Desi” by all who sail her.

2015 Caribbean Season

S/Y Desiderata is available for Caribbean regatta racing charters, chartered sailing weeks, and day sailing cruises. We sail throughout the Caribbean to islands such as Antigua, St Barths, the USVIs, the BVIs, St Maarten, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, and Grenada. Below is the 2015 schedule for the Caribbean International Regatta Sailing Circuit. Please click on the links for full details of each regatta.

Aerial view of S/Y Desiderata racing in Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta 2014.

S/Y Desiderata competing at Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta 2014. Photo credit: Tim Wright http://www.photoaction.com


Panerai Classic Yacht Challenge Starting 7th January 2015 2 Places Available

Grenada Sailing Week 30th January – 4th February 2015. Not Available

Bespoke Charters 1 day to 3 weeks February & March 2015 Available

Jolly Harbour Valentine’s Regatta 13th – 15th February 2015

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta 5th- 8th March 2015

St. Barths Bucket Regatta 19th – 22nd March 2015

Island Hop Antigua to Anguilla 27th March – 6th April 2015 Fully booked

BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival 30th March – 5th April 2015 Not Available

Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta 15th – 21st April 2015 Fully Booked

Antigua – Martinique – Barbados & Return Going To the Barbados 3rd Test (cricket) 22nd April – 13th May 2015 Fully Booked