Sailboat Regattas, fun since 1775

Boats lined up for a Sailboat Regatta
The boats lined up and ready.

A sailboat regatta is basically a series of boat races, usually separated into boat classes.  The events are as much about having fun and promoting sailings as they are about the actual challenge.  The races aren’t just for the participants and visitors are welcome and encouraged to come to watch.

 

 

Fun facts about sailboat regattas

The oldest sailboat regatta started in 1775 in the United Kingdom.  You can visit the official webpage here.

The name Regatta comes from the Venetians and means “challenge”

The largest sailboat regatta, according to Guinness, is the Barcelona Regatta with 2,689 boats

 

 

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