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Welcome to the 2019 George Town Cruising Regatta

 

The 39th annual George Town Cruising Regatta is slated for the last half of February, 2019.

If you’ve heard about it from cruising friends or seen it in the boating media – now’s the time to start planning for 2 weeks of fun in the Bahamas sun. It’s a unique gathering of cruisers from all over the world in the secure and picturesque setting of Elizabeth Harbour, George Town, Great Exuma.

Now, you’d expect a Regatta to have boat racing and in George Town that means Around the Island, In the Harbour, small craft, sailing dinghy’s, toy boats – how about tuning up with the annual Powered Dinghy Poker Run?

But boat racing is only part of the fun. Numerous social and “competitive” and just plain fun opportunities abound for cruisers of all ages and preferences:

  • Beach Golf on the (sure to be) renowned Stocking Island Flats
  • Fun Volleyball
  • Regulation Volleyball (actually played by rules)
  • The Coconut Challenge (amphibious and beachfront slapstick)
  • Bocce ball tournament.
  • Softball (a fun “friendly” of Cruisers vs George Town’s local players)
  • Variety Show (So much hidden talent on boats desperate for expression)

 

That’s just the regular line-up of activities. Each year, new boaters with new ideas add to and revise the activity list to reflect each year’s community.

Which leads me to invite all potential visitors and participants to join in the fun and volunteer to help with tasks associated with existing (or potential) activities during Regatta. We’re a non-profit group of ever-changing volunteers that pull the event together on a financial shoe-string. Any surplus funds raised are donated back to George Town service groups.

Stay tuned to this webpage for further news and updated links to events as the 2019 schedule is finalized. If you have the opportunity to visit during Regatta this season and would like to volunteer to help, or have some new ideas for events, please contact me by email or in the harbour.

Have a safe and Happy boating season. I look forward to seeing  everyone at the 39th annual George Town Cruising Regatta.

 

Gary Gander

2019 Chairperson

Email: GGTchair@gmail.com

S/V Harmony

Last Updated 10/25/2018 518p

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