This annual sailing competition features a variety of festive activities, in addition to the racing with Class C sloops. There will be a float parade from the airport to the Regatta Park, bus tours throughout the island, boat curing, boat riding with performances by Bahamian artists and other activities on board, a fashion show, beauty pageant, local food and drinks for sale, fun and games for the entire family - such as plaiting of the pole, climbing the greasy pole - and contests like conch cracking, bark beating, dancing and much more, plus an award ceremony and skippers' party.
Acklins Island Regatta
Friday, August 2, 2019 (All day) to Monday, August 5, 2019 (All day)
Event Location Coordinates:
Organization / Contact:
Mr. Curtis Hanna Jr.
Spring Point Acklins
16 - 17 Feb
Local Nassau and family island class 'A' and 'E' native sloops will compete in a series of races in the waters off Montagu Bay. It features sculling, racing, and sailing, plus the popular ‘Catch Me If You Can’ Race, where the class 'A' sloops try to catch a class 'B' sloop.
18 - 22 Apr
Descendants, residents, and visitors come together at this annual event in a fun social atmosphere. Activities include a church service, entertainment by Bahamian artists, Old Gospel Concert, beauty pageants, a fashion show, Mr. Homecoming, basketball and volleyball tournaments.
19 - 21 Apr
This annual homecoming event started in 1990 and has been held every Easter since then. It targets descendants who have never been to the island or have not visited for a very long time.
23 - 27 Apr
There will be five days of sailing featuring Bahamian native sloops – Classes A, B, and C. This tradition started in 1954 and today it is one of the oldest regattas in The Islands of The Bahamas.