EXUMA, Bahamas (November 9, 2019) - The year was 1830. Like many places in the world, slavery was a way of life in the Bahamas.
So when John Rolle, a British Lord and plantation owner on Exuma, declared that 77 slaves must be transferred to work on Cat Island, it was understood that families would be separated. Lives splintered. All accepted this fate, except Pompey.
Join us for the first annual Bahamas Bash 7 v 7 Lacrosse Tournament located on Grand Bahama Island. The Bahamas Bash offers a fun and competitive lacrosse tournament as well as the Caribbean Vibe that you can only get being in the Bahamas.
Every team will have a minimum of 4 lacrosse games, with playoffs and champions for each division. If your are looking for more competition, you can enter the skills contest which will include fastest shot, most accurate, and trick shots.
The ultimate KIDS rugby event in The Bahamas. Visiting teams flock from Cayman, USA, Bermuda, and Nassau for this super weekend of everything "rugby" that youth players will want to experience - dubbed THE CARIBBEAN's BEST YOUTH RUGBY FESTIVAL.
Greenwood Beach Resort will be holding its first Kiteboarding event in Cat Island. This is a surface water sport, combining aspects of wakeboarding, snowboarding, windsurfing, surfing, paragliding, skateboarding, and gymnastics into one extreme sport.
A full-week kiteboarding package is available that includes accommodations, meals, and more.
Sports enthusiasts have been gathering at Taino Beach in Lucaya every year since 1986 for a grueling 0.5 mile (1k) swim, 20 mile (25k) bike ride and 3.5 mile (5k) run. Starting time for the Conchman is 8:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. for the Iron Kids Race.
A five(5) mile Fun Run/Walk will be held starting at the cork tree in James Cistern to the Governor's Harbour International Airport runway and back. Proceeds will go towards community initiatives, including life-saving medical equipment for local clinics, repairs and upgrades to local clinics, assisting cancer patients, healthy lifestyle promotions, through health seminars, nutritional counselling and fitness training. This event is sponsored by Pineapple Fields, J.C.Suites and J.C.Discount Superstores. Registration fee is $20 and a t-shirt is included. Invest in your future.
Bragging rights are the order of the day as reputations and hundreds of thousands of dollars in prizes and cash are up for grabs in the third leg of the tournament. Held in Harbour Island, participants, along with their family and friends, will have the choice of relaxing on one of the best beaches in the Caribbean or enjoying a variety of other activities.
This event promises to get your adrenalin pumping. Box carts of all descriptions are designed and constructed by Elbow Cay locals and patrons, in time to participate in the annual 'Big Hill Box Cart' challenge and family fun day at the Hope Town race site. Participants can compete in the junior or senior category, and register on site before the race begins. Entry is free.
The race is on as group of jet skiers from out of Virgina race to Bimini Sands marina from Florida on their jet skies to engage in a week of heart pumping activities and fellowship. Venue Bimini Sands Resort.