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
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.
21 - 23 Jun
This event is in a class all by itself!
5 - 7 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.
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."