Welcome to the 41st Bonaire
International Sailing Regatta 2008
5-11 October 2008
We are gearing up to celebrate the 41st edition of the International Sailing Regatta of Bonaire. The preparations for this are in full swing.
The Bonaire Regatta is an annual sailing event with many races along the rugged coast of Bonaire and Klein Bonaire. All kinds of boats, hailing from all over the world, participate in this sailing competition. Added to this are windsurfing- and freestyle competitions. Daily races in various categories are scheduled during the day; the evenings are filled with a variety of cultural and folkloric shows and band performances. The races are held close to the shore so spectators can easily follow them.
The Bonaire Regatta Festival takes place on the Boulevard and on the streets of Kralendijk. Stands with local `criollo' food, souvenirs and handicrafts attract locals as well as visitors; they throng the normally so quiet streets during this time. International and local bands perform on stage every day of this festive week.
Visitors are urged to book their flights to Bonaire early, as the demand for seats to the flamingo island is high, especially for this event. For more information, please contact Tourism Corporation Bonaire (T.C.B.) at 00 (599) 717-8322.
The entire community of Bonaire welcomes you to the 41st anniversary edition of the Bonaire International Sailing Regatta 2008 and invites you to be part of a super week of fun.