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. Today throughout the Bahamas regattas are held helping to preserve this aspect of Bahamian culture. The 'All Andros and Berry Island Regatta' is held annually. Locals and visitors alike enjoy boat racing, good Bahamian food, and Bahamian music during the two-day regatta.
Class B and C sailing sloops will compete in a series of races.
Experience one of the largest racing events in The Islands of The Bahamas, with Class A, B, and C native sailing sloops taking to the waters off North Eleuthera, Harbour Island, and Spanish Wells. The onshore activities include a church service, cultural shows, Bahamian food and drinks, and nightly entertainment with live band performances.
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."
Spectators onshore can enjoy a festive environment of food, drinks, music and other entertainment throughout the weekend.
Kicking off with the famous “Stranded Naked” event on Fiddle Cay, this renowned racing series links the American and Bahamian Independence Day celebrations and is held between those dates. It features primarily American sloops and attracts dozens of sailing enthusiasts to The Abacos to see those boats compete. This year, the event commences in Hope Town and ends in Green Turtle Cay, with the post Regatta party - "Cheeseburger in Paradise" held at Fiddle Cay.
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.
Local residents and regatta lovers from throughout The Bahamas reunite to celebrate, with racing of Class A, B, and C sloops, live entertainment, cultural activities, games, native food and drinks. This event is held every year during the Emancipation Day holiday weekend.
Class 'B' and 'C' native sloops will take to the beautiful waters of The Exumas in a weekend of racing and exciting onshore activities.
Featuring one of the oldest regattas in The Islands of The Bahamas, this festival is an exciting weekend of activities. There will be Class 'B' and 'C' native sloop racing, a talent and beauty pageant, fun run/walk, greasy pole climbing, hoopla, bouncing castle, games for all ages, Bahamian food and drink for sale, and lots more.