On the penultimate day of the Caribbean tour, the competitive Cambridges took part in a sailing regatta—said to be one of the first in The Bahamas since the start of the pandemic (25th March 2022). The Duchess, who had earlier worn a pastel green spring dress for engagements in Nassau—changed into shorts, a white polo shirt and a sporty sailing jacket.
The pair raced one another in iconic Bahamian sloop boats. They were accompanied by sailors from the Royal Nassau Sailing Club. A little more about the race:
The race involved six boats, with a presentation on shore after for the top three finishers — including the Susan Chase, William’s boat!
The future king got a pat on the back from his wife when they both returned to the dock absolutely soaked from the rain but looking invigorated.
Sloop sailing became a beloved Bahamian pastime in the 1960s. As its popularity was on the rise, Prince William’s grandfather, Prince Philip, visited the Bahamas in 1959 to watch the King’s Cup Series from the Royal Nassau Sailing Club — the very same spot where William, 39, and Kate, 40, were enjoying one of their last afternoons in the Caribbean. (The Duke of Edinburgh was even named an Honorary Commodore and Honorary Life Member of the Club during his trip more than 60 years ago.)/PEOPLE
Before the race, William and Kate browsed freshly caught fish and lobster and spoke with local fishermen.
Watch William and Kate race the sloop boats and other video highlights from the regatta below:
Kate’s sailing outfit:
The Duchess chose a casual, sporty outfit for her afternoon of sailing in The Bahamas. She paired a white polo shirt with khaki shorts, a white jacket, sneakers and a pair of sunglasses.
Kate chose a white polo shirt with blue stripe detailing by Gill. Readers familiar with sailing will probably know the brand.
Gill describe the shirt as “a classic design using a premium soft cotton pique. Perfect for everyday wear or as a crew uniform”. The polo shirt has a four-button front placket.
You can buy the shirt at gillmarine.com for £42 GBP / $59.95 USD in four different colours, including the white as worn by Kate.
Decathlon describe the piece as an “inshore sailing jacket” that can be used in warm and stormy weather. It’s waterproof, breathable, lightweight and features a high collar.
Kate wore a pair of khaki-coloured shorts for the sailing regatta. They’re unidentified, I’m afraid.
Kate wore her white Superga Cotu Classics to the regatta. The Duchess has worn the canvas sneakers to 12 public engagements since 2016. They’re made from breathable cotton and vulcanised rubber. They feature branded Superga tabs on the side and heel. The shoes can be purchased from a number of retailers including Superga.co.uk, Superga-usa.com, Nordstrom and John Lewis. RRP: £57 GBP / $65 USD.
Kate wore her Spells of Love Medium Gold Twisted Hoops. The hoop earrings are an eco-conscious option. They’re crafted from recycled 18kt gold vermeil.
They cost £60 and can be pre-ordered from spellsoflove.co.uk.
Kate’s chocolate brown belt is from Brora. It’s woven from leather and finished with a gold buckle. It’s sadly no longer available for purchase and I do not have a RRP.
ID credits: Middleton Maven, Lady Parky