Regatta Time in Abaco (RTIA) is open to any seaworthy cruising sailboat, 20 feet in length or longer with amateur skippers and crew. The Race Committee encourages sailors to participate in the race series, no matter what their experience level. To that end, there are four general classes for the RTIA: The RITA fleet, designed for race boats with full sails and spinnakers, the PHRF fleet, designed for race boats without spinnakers or specialty sails, the multihaul fleet for cruising multihaul sailboats and finally the cruising class, called the "Mother Tub" fleet especially for cruisers and less experienced racers. Please see the Race instructions for more information about the races and eligibility requirements.
3rd July - Cheeseburger Party at Fiddle Cay, Green Turtle Cay
Registration at Green Turtle Club at 6:00pm
4th JulyRace 1 - GTC - Street party at Settlement Point - Cash Bar
5th July - Layday - Party at Coco Beach Bar at 3pm - Pig Roast, beach games and free bar at 6pm.
6th July - Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Race 2 - Party at Guana Grabbers
7th July - Layday - Street Party at the Crossing Beach with awards for sailors and giveaways
8th July - Marsh Harbour to Hope Town Race 3 - Party and Awards at Hope Town Inn and Marina
9th July - Hope Town Race 4 - Final Awards party at Abaco Inn
2015 Regatta Time in Abaco Sponsors
Sailboats from the Bahamas, from the United States and from around the world, are already gearing up for the Regatta Time in Abaco 2015 - the 40th Anniversary Celebration. What started as a fundraiser to build a boat in 1974, has grown to be one of the Bahamas' largest annual regattas. This summer's week of sailboat racing is already heating up to be the best week of sailing in the Regatta's 40 year history. Mark your calendar now for July 3rd through the 9th for this week of exciting sailboat racing and incredible parties all in the beautiful islands of the Abacos in the Bahamas.
The week long Regatta Time in Abaco 2015 kicks
off with the the Stranded Naked Cheeseburger in Paradise Party scheduled for July 3rd..you have NEVER been to a party like this one. But don't let he name fool you, the Stranded Naked Swimsuit folks still make this a family friendly party.The Stranded Naked Party is followed by races at Green Turtle Cay, Gauna Cay, Marsh Harbour and Hope Town and a post party at Pete's Pub in Little Harbour. This fun week of sailing in the Abacos of the Bahamas is especially exciting as each race has a different course - a mix of traditional Olympic triangular courses, point to point courses, and courses taking sailors around the islands. The varying courses create challenges to the crews such as wind variables, tides and depths as the courses race around the beautiful islands of the Abacos. The camaraderie and friendly rivalries formed every year is difficult to describe and can only be experienced to be fully appreciated.
The week long Regatta Time in Abaco is not just about a week of sailboat racing. It's also a week of parties, junkanoos, camaraderie, island hopping, culture, family time, friendships...we could keep going, but come see for yourself!