The Baron Bliss Harbour Regatta Committee proudly invites the general public to the BTL Park, New Town Barracks to witness the 87th Regatta. The series of boat races will run from 11am to 3pm on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th March 2015. Over 50 boats are expected in the Optimist, Laser, other “one design” classes as well as the Traditional Lighters, Sailing Dory and Seagull. Sea Scouts “Bosuns” will open the course with the first race on Sunday.
Last year in the Lighter class “United” defeated the long standing champion “Radio”. In the Optimist Class the youngest ever to sail single handed on the traditional course was two 8 year old, “CJ” from Placencia Sailing Club and Malik Jones from Caye Caulker.
The 87th Regatta will have the Optimist sailing nearer to the BTL Park and for the first time, in close cooperation with the Belize City Council, live commentary from the race course.
Chairman of the Committee is Basil Coleman. Principal Race Officer is Douglas Gabourel. Primary sponsor is the Baron Bliss Trust and the Office of the Governor General. Other sponsors are: Euro Caribe and Print Belize. On Parade will also be the Belize Coast Guard and the Ports Authority.
All are invited to attend the “Wreathe Laying Ceremony” at the Baron Bliss Tomb, Fort Point at 8am on Monday 9th March.
Registration or more information from Douglas Gabourel 621-7782.