October 2001 Table of ContentsALL ABACO CHALLENGE CUP REGATTA
The All Abaco Regatta was moved from its traditional October date to 20th - 22nd September and the wisdom of the move was immediately apparent as the races were sailed in perfect weather conditions.
At the awards ceremony following the races, Island Administrator Everette Hart, the driving force behind the Abaco Regatta, told the crowd on hand that the idea for the regatta had been hatched in Treasure Cay's Spinnaker Restaurant. It was originally envisaged as a competition between the top three boats in each class and that may be the format within the next few years.
Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham was in good humour and gently ribbed Mr Hart by saying that Abaco had the only regatta where there was no sailing, this referring to several years of poor weather which cancelled the races but not the celebrations. Mr Ingraham pointed out that all the other regattas were held on public holidays. "Abaco needs no benefit of a holiday," he said. "As an Abaconian I am proud that Abaco won today." The Prime Minister was referring to the fact that the Abaco Rage had won the top Class A award.
Abaco's Golden Girl, Sevatheda Fynes was on hand to help with the presentation of trophies along with Freeport's Diana Swann and Commodore Hubert Smith.
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