So the largest, most important, sailing regatta has started in Elizabeth Harbour in Exuma. Formally named the Out Island Sailing Regatta, this is the 66th annual event.
Originally intended to preserve the boat building skills of the Bahamas boat building industry. Now it is a vital part of the tourism attractions.
Held annually in the last week of April and broken down to classes determined by boat size. The boats have 60 ft masts, way longer than one would expect from such relatively small sailboats, thus providing the opportunity to fly enormous sails.
The celebrations continue on shore where shacks have been prepared to provide local foods and drinks.
So come on down and enjoy.