The Eleutheran Annual Regatta takes place from October 4th till the 9th, and has been going on for over 30 years!
The regatta takes place every year at the marinas of Eleuthera and Harbour Island in the Bahamas. Sailors come from all over the Bahamas and Internationally to race in the clear turquoise waters off the pink sands beaches of Harbour Island. Watch a regatta in action from your private Harbour Islands rental, making the experience all the more personable. Harbour Island offers a special experience of how professional racing vessels get out on the water and compete for the grand trophy and prize money. Make sure to use your Harbour Island map to get the best views of the races from the beach. It is truly a thrilling experience!
Events include the following scheduled island celebrations:
- Friday Night offers the Skipper’s Party at Valentines Resort. This is where the regatta begins. It starts from 6 pm-8 pm, and includes a live band and performers.
- Saturday offers a block party from 11 am – 1 pm. It includes a mixology competition, Conch Cracking Competition, RBPF Marching Band at 6 pm, a 123 Band, and street performers.
- Sunday offers a daytime Pool Party at Valentines from 2 pm – 8 pm and a closing ceremony and prize giveaway starting at 8 pm; including performers Dmax & Wendy/Dyson.
- Monday offers a lively party on Pink Sands beach in the Bahamas.
Sailors from several islands in The Bahamas compete to see who’s the fastest in these three classes:
- Class A sailing sloop
- Class B sailing sloop
- Class C sailing sloop.
Bahamian culture comes alive for those few days. The regatta has become a popular pastime event, as some of the best Bahamas photos of sailing boat racing are taken here. Continuous efforts to improve the experience annually have made the event grow in popularity. Come join the fun on Harbour Island in the Bahamas. You’ll experience live Bahamian musical performances that will get your feet tapping, music that will get your heart pounding, and Bahamian foods and beverages to satisfy all your taste buds desires and cravings! All profits are donated to local island infrastructure and charitable groups.