The Bahamas constitute a collection of islands that thrive on and around the deep blue and turquoise waters that surround them. Teeming with tropical marine life and offering up spectacular waves, it’s no wonder that water has long been a draw for travelers from near and far to the Bahamas. Those who love to soak up the sun will find the sound of spray hitting the shore relaxing while anglers will take to the sea in the name of casting a line and reeling in something amazing. Those with a passion for the sea looking to be a part of an incredible island tradition will want to be sure to head to the Bahamas in April for a chance to participate in or simply witness the beauty of Bahamas sailing with the Family Island Regatta.
A Long-Standing Tradition
The Family Island Regatta is the Bahama’s largest sailing event and is hosted at Elizabeth Harbour in Georgetown, Great Exuma every year. This long-standing tradition has been the thrill of Bahamian sailors and spectators since its first run in 1954. Class A, B and C sailboats are invited to participate at no cost in a regatta that features a vast collection of Bahamian native sloops. In 2019, the event will take place beginning April 23rd and will continue through April 27th. Over the course of five full days, sailors from across the globe will come to compete against one another with sails raised high in the hopes of taking home the prize for best in class. While anyone can sail, the rules of the Bahamas sailing race dictate the skipper of the vessel must be Bahamian.
As sailors take to the seas during this high-energy regatta, spectators can enjoy a variety of activities on shore. Live music, art exhibits, and dancing are all a part of the Family Island Regatta experience. Fashion shows, beauty pageant, family-friendly games and of course endless local food is also available to be enjoyed by all. Feel free to come and make the most of the fun while waiting for the race results to roll in and see who will be taking home trophies at this year’s event.
Set Your Sights on a Bahamas Vacation
When you’re in the Bahamas to enjoy the best in sailing events, make sure the team at Island Real Estate has you booked in a Bahamas vacation rental that keeps you close to the fun! We’ll take care of the details so you can savor the shoreline activities and keep your eyes close on the race. Our luxurious properties come complete with the fine amenities you need to create an unforgettable island stay. Contact us today to start planning your trip and to book one of our Bahamas villas!