The Bahamas draws in visitors who are seeking an endless list of breathtaking sights and activities. Travelers come for the beautiful beaches, majestic marine life, oceanside dining venues, vibrant culture, entertainment, extravagance and of course, opportunities to take to the sea in style. Those who sail often hold a particularly special place in their hearts for The Bahamas. This collection of islands is well-loved for dedicating a vast number of days throughout the year to regattas that religiously cover the sea between islands and head for the horizon in true flotilla-fashion. While there are many regattas waiting to be experienced, those with a true passion for taking to the waves won’t want to miss their chance to participate in the North Eleuthera Sailing Regatta when they visit Bahamas.
A National Heroes Day Treasure
Formerly known as Discovery Day, National Heroes Day is the equivalent to Columbus Day in the United States and is a chance for Bahamians to celebrate those that have made a lasting impact on the islands through history. The North Eleuthera Sailing Regatta is held annually over this holiday weekend in October and is a four-day event that delights visitors of all ages. The event itself is free of charge and those with a Bahamian sloop ready to take to the water in the name of competition are welcome to join the fun. The competition covers the waters between Eleuthera and Harbour Island and is split up into Class A, B and C categories. Participants are all looking to capture that best in class title.
While sailors are busy racing on the waves, spectators can enjoy a variety of land-based activities and Bahamas points of interest. The event is generally opened with a large church service that is open to the public. A skipper’s party, block party and several pool parties make the lineup for this fun event. Evening during the North Eleuthera Sailing Regatta plays host to several stages for hosting live musical performances free to the public. Dancing, cultural shows, food, drinks and time with family and friends are all part of the experience when you spend time in Eleuthera during this annual event.
Stay and Enjoy the Island Way of Life When You Visit Bahamas
No matter if you’re a sailor or a spectator the team at Island Real Estate is here to help you book the perfect vacation rental home for your trip to the Bahamas. Let us set you up in a property that brings the luxury, comfort and style you crave. We’ll keep you conveniently located near the fun Bahamas points of interest while providing that breathtaking view too. Contact us today to start planning your next trip!