The Popular Sailing Regatta in the Bahamas attracts sailors and visitors each year to Abaco, Bahamas. Read on to find out more!
“Regatta Time In Abaco” (RTIA) is the largest event in Abaco during the month of July. Over 1,000 visitors and locals attend the races and parties held each day and celebrate in a different way both the American National Holiday (4th July) and the Bahamian one (10th July).
Every year, Sailing Regatta time begins with the Stranded Naked Cheeseburger Party. This family-friendly tradition on Fiddle Cay’s powdery white beach draws a good crowd. Here you’ll find booths, food lines, and play areas. For lunch, participants enjoy 1,200 cheeseburgers, 400 pounds of fries, 400 hot dogs, 100 gallons of margaritas, and 100 gallons of rum punch on the beach, complete with Jimmy Buffett tunes. Food, booze, margarita, or rum, all for free!
On serious days, not so often then, races start at 11:00 am for a couple of hours of fun! There are 5 days of racing:
In between, lay-days are designated to enjoy the beaches, go diving or snorkeling or sailing, discover the settlements, or doing nothing! And of course, get ready to party every night in each settlement with special events organized for the sailing regatta followers!
There is one overall objective for this sailing regatta: to have fun! So, with this objective in mind, Dream Ketcher will be part of the 2013 Regatta in the “Mother Tub Class.” Guests are not required to become crew members for the race, however, everybody on board is welcome to take part in each race!!!
The Bahamas sailing regatta brings the opportunity in 10 days to visit most of the Abaco Cay with excellent weather and must-go places!