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CBC celebrates Bahamian culture with sponsorship of regatta

Each year, hundreds of sailing enthusiasts head over to Salt Pond, Long Island, to cheer on their favorite regatta sloops, and the Caribbean Bottling Company (CBC) is usually there as a sponsor of the local regatta. They returned for another year, for the 52nd Annual Long Island Regatta, over the Labour Day holiday weekend, from June 6-9.

CBC has supported the annual boating competition for a number of years. In addition to a $4,000 cash sponsorship for this year’s event, the company also provided product donations for the regatta’s fundraising activities leading up to the main event.

“The family island regattas are uniquely Bahamian, and we are always excited to support events that celebrate Bahamian culture, pride and history,” said CBC Activations Marketing Manager Gabriella Suighi.

The Long Island Regatta committee noted that they are “always thankful for corporate donations”, but that they “could not be as successful without such committed corporate partners, like Caribbean Bottling, that have been a source of continuous support”.

In Class ‘A’, the Running Tide won the Ocean Race, finished second in the first series race and third in the second series race, to cart off the overall title. Red Stripe was second overall, and New Legend finished third overall.

In Class ‘B’, the Susan Chase V was completely dominant. The hometown sloop out of Mangrove Bush, Long Island, won the first series race, the second series race and the cup race, and carted off the overall title. Ole Boy was second, and the Lonesome Dove finished third.

In Class ‘C’, Xena won the first series race and finished second in the second series race which was good enough for that sloop to capture the overall title. Bul Reg was second, and Beerly Legal finished third.

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