DREAM KETCHER offers a 10 day Special for the “Regatta Time in Abaco”
DREAM KETCHER 41 ft. Morgan Out Island Sloop
~ Captain: Eric Savard - Mate/Chef: Nathalie Corond ~
“Regatta Time in Abaco” (RTIA) is the largest event hosted in Abaco during the month of July. Over 1,000 visitors and locals attend the races and parties held each day and celebrate in a different way both the American National Holiday (4th July) and the Bahamian one (10th July). This year, the RTIA is held from 3rd to 11th July.
Every year, Regatta Time in Abaco begins with the Stranded Naked Cheeseburger Party an established tradition family friendly on Fiddle Cay’s powdery white inhabited beach which sees a good crowd and where booths, food lines and play areas are set up. For lunch, participants enjoy 1,200 cheeseburgers, 400 pounds of fries, 400 hot dogs, 100 gallons of margaritas and 100 gallons of rum punch on the beach, complete with Jimmy Buffett tunes lightly playing in the background. Food, booze, margarita or rum, is for free! All right, now you got the idea for the fun part!
On “serious days”, not so often then, races start at 11:00 am for a couple of hours of fun! There are 5 days of racing:
~ Race #1 is in Green Turtle then nice ride to enjoy Treasure Cay Beach;
~ Race #2 is between Treasure Cay and Great Guana Cay;
~ Race #3 is in Marsh Harbour;
~ Race #4 is between Marsh Harbour and Hope Town;
~ Race #5 is around Hope Town.
In between, lay-days to enjoy the beaches, going diving or snorkeling or sailing, to discover the settlements, or doing nothing! And of course, to get ready to party every night in each settlement with special events organized for the Regatta followers!
DREAM KETCHER's Captain Eric says, "There is one overall objective of Regatta Time in Abaco: to have fun! So, with this objective in mind, DREAM KETCHER will be part of the 2013 Regatta in the “Mother Tub Class”, category established for heavy displacement yachts in full cruising configuration that do not normally compete or race competitively and do not have a spinnaker or other specialty sails. Who knows, if we got very little wind, we may end up winning a leg thanks to our 130% genoa, main sail and mizzen for a total of 878 ft. of sails! But the idea is to have fun fun fun! Our guests do not even need to become crew members as the minimum requirement imposes one skipper (Capt. Eric) plus one crew member (Nathalie). But as there is no maximum number of crew, everybody on board is welcome to take part in each race!!!"
The Regatta brings the opportunity in 10 days to visit most of the Abaco Cays with excellent weather and must-go places!
"Our 2013 Regatta Package rates 10 nights for the usual weekly rate! It offers the usual fully crewed charter services (except complimentary scuba dives) plus registration fees, transfers by taxi from Treasure Cay Airport to the ferry dock and from Marsh Harbour ferry dock to Marsh Harbour Airport, ferry between Treasure Cay and Green turtle (where DREAM KETCHER will be positioned) and between Hope Town and Marsh Harbour at the end of the stay and promotion items to be in the Regatta mood!"
It's strongly suggest guests to land at Treasure Cay Airport (TCB) and to take-off from Marsh Harbour Airport (MHH) in order to reduce transfer time. All airlines are either landing in TCB or MHH at no additional costs.
Captain Eric invites you to feel free to contact him for additional information or help if need be, and looks forward to welcoming adventurous guests to share this incredible time in the Abaco!
DREAM KETCHER's 10 day "Abaco Regatta Special" - July 2-12, 2013 $6,595:
Up to 4 guests, departing from Green Turtle to Hope Town, 10 nights aboard S/Y DREAM KETCHER for only $6,595 and includes: Taxis & shuttle transfers, regatta registration fee, promotional items, all meals, taxes and permits. Not included: Bar, clients welcome to BYOB or yacht can arrange bar at guests expense.
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For additional information about DREAM KETCHER's 10 day Special offer for the "Regatta Time in Abaco" contact Dennis at Charter Sailing Unlimited: 888-856-8310 / 317-745-1990. You can also go to my 'Information Request' page on my website.
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