Exuma: 60th National Family Island Regatta


Tribune 242 reports that the tradition of Bahamian sloop sailing continues in April with the 60th National Family Island Regatta in Georgetown, Exuma. Preparations are in high gear to commemorate this year’s spectacular event.

This year’s regatta coincides with the country’s 40th anniversary of independence and the 120th anniversary of the Royal Bahamas Police Force Band, which traditionally performs at the regatta site.

The Caribbean Bottling Company Limited through Coca-Cola will be one of the major sponsors of the 60th National Family Island Regatta, one of the most anticipated cultural sporting events of the year. Donnisha Armbrister, marketing manager at Caribbean Bottling Co. (Bahamas) Ltd. Said that Coca-Cola looks forward to the annual family island regattas because “They’re a wonderful tradition that benefit our family islands and reinforce our heritage.”

Danny Strachan, chairman and commodore of the National Family Island Regatta Committee, said “This event continues to grow in popularity and we are extremely proud of its permanent place on local and international calendars. Not only is the National Island Family Regatta a fun-filled week bursting with excitement, but it is also a unique opportunity to partake in Bahamian history – a history that every islander should be proud of.”

For original article, see http://www.tribune242.com/news/2013/mar/05/caribbean-bottling-company-limited-supports/

For more information and photo, see http://www.nationalfamilyislandregatta.com/

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