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. Some of the sailing sloops that take part in the regatta are built right on the island in the settlement of Mangrove Bush. There is also lots to eat and drink, including tasty native mutton dishes, plus a kids' corner, games for the entire family, and performances by local bands. The regatta takes place during the Labor Day holiday weekend in June
Long Island Regatta
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 (All day) to Saturday, June 8, 2019 (All day)
Organization / Contact:
Mr. Chester Fox
(242) 338-0038, (242) 357-1292
Cultural Site in Salt Pond
Salt Pond Long Island
10 - 12 May
This annual event features Class 'C' sprig sailing races and a church service.
6 - 9 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.
5 - 8 Jul
Regattas in The Bahamas started in 1954 when a group of Bahamians and American yachtsmen saw the need to revitalize the art of sailing and boat building in The Bahamas. Their efforts gave birth to the first regatta being held in Elizabeth Habour April 1954.