Exuma Regatta - Dipping Sails
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Great Exuma Island is the home of the National Family Island Regatta. This sailing event is held annually, every April. During this time, sailors from all over the Bahamas, converge to show off their sailing prowess. The Regatta is a beautiful site not to be missed.
Exuma was settled after the American Revolutionary War when many Loyalists and their slaves migrated to the island, setting up cotton plantations which flourished for a brief time.
Exuma�s capital, Georgetown was once suggested to be the capital of The Bahamas because of its Elizabeth Harbour, which has a draft of 16 feet and made Exuma a favourite haunt for pirates. Since the 1950s, the harbour has been the site of the Family Island Regatta -� the race of Bahamian-made sailboats.
Popular historical sites include the remains of the plantations at Williams Town, the ancient tombs at Rolle Town and at Moss Town.
April 3rd, 2017
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