This time of year in Abaco usually means one thing; Regatta Time!! The highly anticipated annual event brings big crowds and a taste of Bahamian culture & fun.
Sadly, due to Dorian, this year's 2020 Regatta was cancelled. Normally it would have started this week and commence with races around Marsh Harbour and Hope Town making its way North to Green Turtle Cay.
Lay days are filled with fun parties on each corresponding island with awards, freebies, music and dancing.
We can't also forget the famous "Cheeseburger in Paradise Party" that pulls in thousands for a day of floats, rum and fun.
See you all next year for 2021 Regatta! Let's make it better than ever!
Post from RTIA committee below:
Regatta Time In Abaco 2020 - POSTPONED
To our many friends who have enjoyed summer activities on Abaco
Owing to the disastrous damage that Abaco suffered from Hurricane Dorian, Regatta Time in Abaco, must be cancelled for this year. The RTIA committee members, like others in the central Abaco area, are working to reconstruct their businesses and personal lives. The massive destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian will take years to overcome.
We would emphasize that while the Marsh Harbour commercial center was hit the hardest, the offshore cays are returning to previous levels of activity although at less than their previous five-star service.
Individuals wishing to visit Abaco either by boat or air are welcome and will find acceptable accommodations in the cays. However, planning an organized event for this summer is beyond our present capabilities.
We thank all those who participated in past years, both sailors and those who followed the activities at our shore facilities. As Abaco recovers, activities for our visitors will be planned and Abaco’s reputation as the sailing capital of The Bahamas will continue.
On behalf of the RTIA committee
David Ralph, Commodore
Ruth Saunders, Coordinator