The 2017 Regatta Time in Abaco concluded June 29th with final race awards given at Green Turtle Cay’s Bluff House. Sailors and regatta followers enjoyed four challenging days of competitive racing with classes for dedicated racers, family cruisers and multi-hull sailboats.
The seven days of RTIA races and parties was hosted by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Mount Gay Rum, participating resorts and local businesses.
Awards dinners and lay day parties were held at Hope Town Inn and Marina and Abaco Inn on Elbow Cay. Guana Cay saw sailors hosted at Orchid Bay Resort and Marina and at Grabbers Bed, Bar and Grill. Treasure Cay Resort had awards given at their Coco Beach Bar and Grill. The event concluded on Green Turtle Cay with a lay day party at Sundowners and the final awards dinner at Bluff House.
Mixed in the nine day event were three lay days and a kick-off party at sponsored by Pete’s Pub in Litttle Harbour and a concluding Cheeseburger in Paradise beach party on Fiddle Cay sponsored by the Green Turtle Cay community.
Individual corporate sponsors included Abaco Groceries, Abaco Petroleum Company, Bahamas Telecommnications Company, Caribbean Bottling Co, Burns House Ltd.
RTIA is Abaco’s single largest tourism event spanning seven days of sailing. Including the beginning and ending parties brings the time span to nine days of maritime fun on Abaco’s fabled protected waterway.
Foremost thanks goes to those dedicated captains, crews and shore-bound
participants who collectively make the event sparkle. We strive to host a event that
creates memories to take home. The neighbours of our participants might decide they are missing the fun and come next year,
We look forwad to next summer’s event and the happy crowd enjoying Abaco’s
Dave Ralph, Commodore
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