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Long Island regatta underway in the waters of Salt Pond

One of the more popular regattas in the country is currently underway, as the local sailing season continues in the country.

The 51st Annual Long Island Regatta is ongoing in the waters of Salt Pond, Long Island, where almost 50 sloops have assembled in chase of the top overall prizes.

The three cup races were held yesterday, but the results were unavailable up to press time. The A Class ocean race was sponsored by the Long Islanders Association Grand Bahama branch. The B Class cup race was sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism, and the C Class cup race was sponsored by Cartwright’s Garage.

Entered for competition in the A Class are: Ed Sky; the Good News; Red Stripe; the Running Tide out of Hope, Town, Abaco; Ruff Justice; and the hometown sloop out of Mangrove Bush, Long Island, the New Legend.

Ant’s Nest, Cobra, the Lady Nathalie, Eudeva, Queen Drucilla, the New Susan Chase, the Lonesome Dove, the Tari Anne, Lady Sonia and Ole Boy will go after the overall title in the B Class; and Irene Goodnight, Jacob’s Ladder, Sweet Island Gal, the Whitty K, Legal Weapon, the Lady Eunice, Crazy Partner, Barbarian, It Aint Right, King & Knights, Zena, Beerly Legal, Captain Lauren, Sacrifice and Bul Reg will compete for top honors in the C Class.

The regatta is set to wrap up on Saturday with the third series races in all three classes.

The Running Tide won the overall title in the A Class last year followed by the Lady Muriel in second place and the New Courageous in third.

The New Susan Chase was the overall winner in the B Class, followed by the Lonesome Dove in second place, and the Tari Anne in third.

The C Class overall winner from 2017 was the Whitty K. It Aint Right finished second and Bul Reg was third.

Organizers have said that they expect the most exhilarating Bahamian sloop sailing action this side of the Caribbean, paired with all around family fun, live music concerts and taste bud rocking food dishes.

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