Republic Bank gives support to Carriacou Regatta

Republic Bank continues to support the Carriacou Regatta Festival and the preservation of a rich culture of boat building and sailing competition on the sister isle.

Officer in Charge – Carriacou Branch, Roger Patrice with Karl Benjamin, Chair – Carriacou Regatta Committee

The 53rd annual Regatta Festival, to be held over the period August 3-6, is the longest running festival of this nature in the Caribbean – going strong since 1965.

This four-day event takes place annually, the first weekend in August under the theme this year: “Seafaring, Our way of Life”.

A release from the bank said that it “is extremely pleased to support this unique Festival, through its sponsorship of the Large Deck Sloop category of sailing boats”.

“This year marks the Bank’s 35th year of sponsorship with a contribution of Fifteen Thousand Dollars (EC$15,000.00)”, it added.

The Carriacou Regatta Festival attracts scores of visitors from around the world, and sailing enthusiasts particularly from the region compete annually, adding fun and festivity to the uniqueness of traditional boat racing.

Onshore activities include Greasy Pole, Donkey Race, Tug Of War and Weight Lifting, Swimming and Beer Drinking competitions.

The release said: “Republic Bank remains committed to making meaningful contributions to the communities it serves.

“We take this opportunity to encourage you to visit Carriacou and experience this unique four day cultural event, the Regatta Festival, where there are activities for everyone.

“Best wishes for a safe and enjoyable Carriacou Regatta Festival!

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