" If you live a life of make-believe, your life isn't worth anything until you do something that does challenge your reality. And to me, sailing the open ocean is a real challenge, because it's life or death. " - Morgan Freeman

Regatta   Sailing

The Bonaire Regatta is a big national celebration held every October. It consists of a sailing competition in the daytime and a festival at night. Sailors from all over the Caribbean in all classes and ages come to the island to compete against each other in this 4 day event.

The event will commence on the 9th of October and will end on the 12th of October 2019.

The sailing competition will be held in front in Playa. The courses will run between the island of Bonaire and Klein Bonaire. The festival will also be held in Playa. After a couple of years of hosting the event at Coco Beach, it will once again be hosted in the streets of Kralendijk. Next to this there are other sporting competitions and a Regatta walkathon.


This year most of the sailing races will be held in between the main island and Klein Bonaire. For small boat categories like micro boats, optimists and Sunfish there will be a separate course. We are happy to announce that the fishers boats “boto di piskado” category will be competing again this year. After a few years without any fishers boats we will have several boats competing against each other again. This will be a great thing to see.

The microboats will also be competing again this year.


Keep checking the Regatta Bonaire website and facebook page of the Regatta for updates.

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