This annual sailing competition features a variety of festive activities, in addition to the racing with Class A, B, and 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
Organization / Contact:
Mr. Curtis Hanna Jr.
Spring Point Acklins
The Ministry of Tourism, in support of the West End Eco-fishing Camp Association and the Grand Bahama Sailing Club, will host this recreational spring time event.
This sailing regatta is the second largest in The Bahamas, next to the National Family Island Regatta held in The Exumas, and it is the major fund-raiser on the island. Skippers from throughout The Bahamas compete for cash prizes and trophies in A, B and C class races.
6 - 9 Jul
Traditional Bahamian wooden sloops are featured at this event, and the highlight will be the Class A, B & C boat race. The venue is located 20 miles from the San Andros Airport.