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
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.
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.