One of the great events on the Turks & Caicos calendar is the annual Fools Regatta. It’s part sailing event, part beach party and entirely fun. And it takes place right down the beach from West Bay Club.
Here’s the scoop on the 2010 edition, the 20th annual:
Saturday, June 19th at the Bight Kids’ Park. Event kicks off at noon.
The day long event features lot of local food, local boats and local music.
One of the highlights of the day is the Resort Challenge Race, which pits the staffs of many of the beachfront resorts against each other in a Hobie Cat race (yes, WBC is one of the early favorites!)
There’s sailing competition among local sloops in three different classes. These graceful handmade crafts are really fun to watch and the skill of the local sailors is impressive
And then there’s the Great Raft Race run by the Volunteer Fire Service — always an entertaining competition. Ten rafts are already entered for this event that epitomizes the “Fools Regatta” as teams construct rafts from just about any type of material (beer kegs?)
There are kids games, beach shenanigans and a Tug-O-War competition. The family friendly event concludes at sunset with an awards ceremony.