Sir Randol Fawkes established Labour Day in 1961, and it is now named in his honor.
This holiday commemorates the day when The Bahamas became a fully independent nation on July 10, 1973, separating from the United Kingdom. However, we remain a member of The Commonwealth of Nations.
19 - 21 Jul
Sailors of well-known Class B and C sloops from throughout The Islands of The Bahamas will compete in different races just off Taino Beach in Lucaya. Trophies and cash prizes are awarded to the top boaters, but the most sought-after prize is the reputation of being "Champion of the Sea."