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
5 - 8 Jun
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.
7 - 10 Jun
This festival is held each year on the weekend of the Whit Monday holiday.
7 - 10 Jun
A number of cultural activities will take place, including local Rake & Scrape music, an old-timer's fashion show, and much more, including a boat race that is the highlight of the event.The venue is located 10 miles from the Congo Town Airport.
19 - 23 Jun
These annual guiding crossing to the Bahamas bring many repeat and first-time visitors in flotillas of up to 30 boats.