This year marked the Long Island Regatta’s 50th Anniversary and the single largest event staged in Long island, on an annual basis, was celebrated in grand style! Over 40 sailing sloops (A, B, C & G Class) competed in 17 races across four sun-filled days in the crystal clear waters of Salt Pond, Long Island. On land, Long Islanders and visitors alike enjoyed the rake ‘n scrape music, delicious Bahamian food prepared the way only Long Islanders can, and the other elements of Bahamian culture that come together to make the Regatta the success that it is every year.
Sol Petroleum Bahamas Limited (Sol), once again, sponsored the prestigious Prime Minister’s Cup Race. Sol General Manager, Keith Glinton, was on hand to award the top four finishers: Captain Stefan Knowles (Running Tide), Captain Steven Smith (Lady Muriel), Captain Mark Knowles (New Legend) and Captain Leander ‘Magic’ Pinder (Southern Cross), with their hard earned trophies and other prizes for their efforts.