Lagoonies regatta this Saturday

POSTED: 06/21/16 12:21 PM

St. Maarten News – Competitive sailboat racing, live music and fun are all part of the mix at the second annual Lagoonies Regatta this upcoming Saturday. The Regatta will feature a full day of events from morning to night. The racing will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Simpson Bay Lagoon. The 6-7 p.m. awards ceremony, followed by the Regatta’s free live concert with Guadeloupean gwo ka band Ti Fèy La Ka Soné, will both be held at Lagoonies.

We’re excited to announce the second edition of this regatta. We hope everyone will come out to enjoy a great day of sailing and a fun night of fantastic live music,” said Olivia Roudon, director of Lagoonies Bistro-Bar.

Amazing sailing is on deck at the event, with all slots already booked by well-known teams, including a youth team from Kids at Sea. The teams will sail identical Sunfast 20′ mini-yachts used by the Caribbean’s leading championship sailors throughout the year, provided by event partner Lagoon Sailboat Rental. Youth will also be competing in a second category of RS Vision sailboats. All racing events will take place next to the causeway bridge in Simpson Bay Lagoon.

Drink specials will be offered to Regatta spectators all day, and there will be Regatta specials on the lunch menu. Reservations are required for dinner, and can be made by phone at +590 690 660676, by email at, or by Facebook message.

The Regatta’s special music event will begin at 8 p.m., after the awards ceremony, and will feature a live concert from the gwo ka dance and percussion group Ti Fèy La Ka Soné, from Guadeloupe. “You don’t have to sail to come party,” Roudon said. “Ti Fèy La Ka Soné are gonna rock the dock–so get ready to dance!”

Lagoonies Bistro-Bar is accessible by land or by sea, and is located at the Lagoon Marina, Wellington Road 33-35 between Electec and FKG in Cole Bay.

The 2016 Lagoonies Regatta is brought to you by Lagoonies Bistro-Bar and made possible by the hard work and talent of many volunteers; the support of Lagoonies’ event partner, Lagoon Sailboat Rental; their media partner Island 92, and the generous sponsorship of Heineken, Mount Gay, Budget Marine and Lagoon Marina.

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