Bul Reg Regatta kicks off the New Year with three exciting days of sailing. There are two series races including the Roy Albury Cup Race. Food and drinks are on sale and there is live entertainment and games for the kids. Come and bring the whole family.
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.
The Ministry of Tourism, in support of the West End Eco-fishing Camp Association and the Grand Bahama Sailing Club, will host this recreational spring time event. The goal is to attract young sailors, many under age 15, for a weekend of competitive sailing and lots of camaraderie for the entire family to enjoy.
Class A, B, C, D, and E native sloops will compete in a seres of races.
The entire community gathers at the Sir Milo Butler Park to celebrate the New Year. There will be a variety of Bahamian food and drink for sale, plus dancing to Junkanoo and DJ music.
The local group, "Rum Cay Wildfire," still makes their costumes the old fashion way with crepe paper. On Boxing Day morning, they parade through the streets, stopping at each home and picking up revelers along the way. Crab your cowbells, beat the drums, join in and dance to the sweet sounds of Junkanoo.