Fun in the Sun at Aruba International Regatta 2019

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The 11th edition of Aruba International Regatta has started. A weekend of action and competition for big yachts, beach cats, and smaller boats like sunfishes and optimists as well as for windsurfers and micro boats; three evenings of music and party for all participants and spectators at the beach.

The sailors will compete for the overall trophy for the winner in the most competitive class. For the youngest sailors there will be optimist and sail cube races and there will be races for the wind surfers. At Gouverneurs beach there will be micro boat races and a workshop on building miniature boats organized by Rancho Foundation.

At Surfside Beach, next to the airport, you will find the regatta village. Here they ensure good entertainment, music, food and beverage and a spectacular view on the races. More than 40 sailing races will take place in the waters of Oranjestad Harbour today and tomorrow from 9 AM until 5 PM. The Aruba International Regatta is not only an event for the participants in the races: the regatta village is a gathering point for people who want to enjoy a view of the races or have a relaxed afternoon on the beach in the regatta-mood. For the third year in a row, the Aruba Regatta Foundation has received a gold award from the Sailors for the Sea – Clean Regattas campaign, also this year’s edition will be dedicated to the sustainable clean sailing campaign and all possible efforts will be made to reuse, reduce and recycle the resources for the event.

Miniature Boat Competition
Rancho Foundation would like to invite you to the traditional Miniature Boat Competition that will take place at the Governor’s Bay Beach in Oranjestad. Today from 10 AM to 6 PM you will be able to see demonstrations and testing of the miniature boats.

Sunday August 18th is race day! The competition consists of 3 boat sizes; 30, 35, and 40 inches long. This will be from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM. For more information on this family event please call +297-562-8352 or send an email to

This year’s Regatta will surely be an event you shouldn’t miss! Most participants are already preparing for the races and a number of international competitors have already confirmed their participation in the races. Checkout their website or their Facebook page Aruba International Regatta for more information. q