Regattas and Fun Events



BNSS in cooperation with our clubs on New Providence and Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources (Regatta Desk) plan and organize numerous weekend regattas for juniors as well as adults each year. Clubs from around the island and the Family Islands are always invited. Some even come from Turks and Caicos as well as Cayman to join in the fun. In addition, there are events in the Family Islands to which we are all invited. 

Such events give our sailors the opportunity to test their skills against others and make new friends. This is where sailing starts to become a more serious full-time sport for many.

  • Cost: Entrance fees for most regattas are $20 to $30. Major events, such as the Bahamas Optimist National Championship may be more.

Our annual events are:

For juniors:

For all (Open):

  • Bahamas Snipe Championship

  • Bahamas Laser Championship

  • Bahamas Sunfish Championship

  • KPMG Youth Regatta

  • Bahamas Youth Olympic Regatta (Sponsored by BOC)

  • Cecil G Cooke Jr. Regatta

  • Sir Durward Knowles Jr. Championship

  • Bahamas Optimist National Championship

  • Bahamas Laser Radial & 4.7 Jr. Championship

  • Bahamas Sunfish Jr. Championship

  • Bahamas Int’l 420 Championship

  • Bahamas Jr. Snipe Championship

Fun Events

Two or three fun events are planned each year by our local clubs (NYC, RNSC and Lyford Cay Sailing Club) as a means of bringing the clubs together and racing just for fun. This gets Moms and Dads sailing together as well as with the kids. 


Dinners, Parties and Presentations

For the regattas and fun events there is usually a Saturday evening dinner/party and Sunday presentation at the host club.

Each year there are three or four fundraising events in aid of our sailing programs and sailors competing internationally, with the main ones being:

  • Sir Durward Knowles Walk/Run

  • Art For Sail Show 

  • BNSS Annual Dinner Dance

Everyone is invited and encouraged to bring friends. These events are always great fun and a way to support our programs.

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