40th George Town Cruising Regatta
14 to 27 February 2019 (tentative dates)

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Updated: 16 March 2018

GTCR 2019 Tee Shirt winner
Design Winner for 2019 Tee Shirts

George Town Cruising Regatta Committee

Gary [Tamaki]
Vice, Chairperson:
Glenn [Windara]
Ingrid [Tamaki]
Rose [Local Knowledge]

2019 Committees & Chairpersons

  • Beach Golf; Frank & Rose [Local Knowledge]
  • Big Boat Racing; Glenn, Elsa [Windara]
  • Bocce; Dan [Borrowed Horse]
  • Coconut Challenge; Donna & Mag [Corsair]
  • Costume Party; Robin [Endangered Species]
  • Closing Ceremony: ?
  • Donations (in US): Bill [Providence]
  • Family Day; Rick
  • Fundraising: Jeanne [Blue Heavens] & Margie [Tattoo 2]
  • Fun Volleyball; Sarah [Borrowed Horse]
  • Opening Ceremony: Gordon [Blue Heavens]
  • Poker Run: Bill [Providence]
  • Regulation Volleyball; Dominic [Sunshine] Joanne; Bristol Cream
  • Softball; Chairperson Needed
  • Small Boat Racing; Elsa, Glenn [Windara]
  • Tee-Shirt Sales [Committee]: Robin, Jeanne [Blue Heavens]

2019 George Town Cruising Regatta Events & Plans

  • Similar series events to 2018 Regatta
  • Average 1 event / day
  • Around-Harbor Race: 23 Feb 2019 (based on high tide data; need mid-morning rising tide).
  • No separate Variety Show; will strive to include entertainment by cruisers in the Opening Ceremony.
  • Most events to be held on Stocking Island.
  • Some Regatta-related events may be held in conjunction with but prior to or after the 13-Day formal Regatta period depending on interests, volunteers, and opportunities.
  • The Tee Shirt Committee is to investigate a joint effort with the Family Island Regatta to produce and sell Tee Shirts. On-line and pre-orders will also be investigated.

2019 George Town Cruising Regatta Events Information
  • Costume Contest & Party;

Chairperson: Robin [Endangered Species]
2019 Theme: "Under the Sea" Come as your favorite creature

Volunteers & Enthusiasts Needed for 2019 Regatta!!!

  • Don't be bashful!
  • Pitch In to make new friends
  • Contact Chairpersons in any area of interest.
  • Ideas for Regatta-related events (games, fund raisers, etc.) are welcomed; contact Committee.


39th George Town Cruising Regatta
28 February to 14 March 2018

Official Website:
George Town Cruising Regatta

The 2018 George Town Cruising Regatta Came to a Close on 13 March 2018

A great time was had by all!
Thanks to the Regatta Committee Chairpersons and the Volunteers!

Big Boat Race Results:

In-Harbor Race:
GRCR 2018 In-Harbor Race Results

Around-Island Race:
GTCR 2018 Arround Island Race Results

Overall Results:

GTCR 2018 Race Overall Results

Beach Golf Results
1st: Bill, Cool Cat
2nd: Glenn, Windara
3rd: Jerry
1st: Sharron, Joy Bells

——————Historical Record of 2018 Regatta Activites ——————

Calendar of Events

28 February, Wednesday

  • 1030; Registration; Chat n' Chill
  • 1600; Opening Ceremony; BLU

1 March; Thursday
  • 1100; Poker Run; Start at Volleyball Beach; ~1600 Finish at Volleyball Beach

2 March; Friday
  • 1000; Coconut Challenge; Chat n' Chill

3 March; Saturday
  • 1200; Variety Show / Party; Peace & Plenty

4 March; Sunday
  • 1530; Softball Game; Softball Park
  • Water Taxi for softball game: $10/person; roundtrip to town from beach E (behind) Chan n' Chill
  • 1500; Bull Reg Cup Class C; final race series; Regatta Point

5 March; Monday
  • 0930; Fun Volleyball ; Chat n' Chill; Players arrive by 0915. Alternates solicited
  • 1400; Seminars for Children: Yoga; Organizer: SV Three Pearls
  • Afternoon: Regulation Volleyball players meeting
  • All Day: A notice of items needed by Family Day participants

6 March; Tuesday
  • Rescheduled: Beach Golf; Monument Area; NOTE: Moon high tides have forced a time changed to 13 March.
  • 1000: Regatta meeting to discuss Regatta 2019
  • 1100; Exuma Land & Sea Park Anchoring Fee Feedback Meeting; Volleyball Beach; Organizer: Bill; SV Providence
  • 1400; Seminars for Children: Conch Horn Making; Organizer: SV Three Pearls

7 March; Wednesday
  • 1000; Small Boat Races; Chat n' Chill Beach
  • 1030; Start of first race: Stand-up Paddleboard Race
  • 1400; Children's Beach Lecture: Greek Mythology by Iris; Organizer: SV Three Pearls
  • 1700; Costume Party; Chat n' Chill; Sponsored by KB of Chat n' Chill who will provide a free Rum Punch.
  • 1730; Judging for Best Pirate Costumes
Note: Chat n' Chill will serve its normal Wednesday night dinner menu.

8 March; Thursday
  • 1000; Family Day; Volleyball Beach & Lagoon
  • 1100; Skippers Meeting for Big Boat Racing; Chat n' Chill

9 March; Friday
  • 0930 - 1130; Tee-Shirt Stand Open
  • 1100; In-Harbor Big Boat Race; Elizabeth Harbor off Regatta Point: "Fastest Winter Home Race";
    • VHF CH74 live commentary
  • 1600; Last day for registration for Texas Holdem Tournament
  • 1600; In-Harbor Race Awards Party; Peace & Plenty - All Welcome!

10 March; Saturday
  • 0900; Regulation Volleyball Tournament; Volleyball Beach; Captains 0830; Teams 0845
  • 1800; Texas Holdem Tournament; St. Francis Resort

11 March; Sunday
  • 0900; Regulation Volleyball; Volleyball Beach
  • 0930; Beach Church
  • 0900; Around Stocking Island Race; Elizabeth Harbor off Chat n' Chill
  • 1600; Around Stocking Island Race Awards Party @ Lumina Point

12 March; Monday
  • 0930; Bocce Ball; Volleyball Beach; Alternates needed - show up
  • Cruisers List: leave a boat card in the Card-Can at Chat n' Chill; if you do not want your email address on the list black it out on card.

13 March; Tuesday
  • 0930; Beach Golf; Monument Area; Note this is the rescheduled date
  • 1600; Closing Ceremony; Chat n' Chill; Volleyball Beach
  • Cruisers List: leave a boat card in the Card-Can at Chat n' Chill; if you do not want your email address on the list black it out on card.

14 March; Wednesday
  • Long Island Rally departs for Thompson Bay

15 March; Thursday
  • Long Island Rally activities begin in Thompson Bay

King & Queen of the Beach 2x2 Volleyball Tournament
  • $ 5 entry fee

George Town Cruising Regatta — PooBahs
  • Chair: Susan [Other Goose]
  • Poker Challenge: Bill [Providence]
  • Coconut Challenge; Donna & Mag [Corsair]
  • Variety Show; Jillian Spruyt
  • Softball; Vince [Balfour] & Gary [Tamaki]
  • Fun Volleyballl; Sarah [Borrowed Horse]
  • Beach Golf; Frank & Rose [Local Knowledge]
  • Small Boat Races; Elsa, Jillian, Glenn
  • Costume Party; Robin [Endangered Species]
  • Big Boat Racing; Glenn & Elsa [Windara]
  • Family Day; Rick, Jean
  • In-Harbor Race; Glenn & Elsa [Windara]
  • In-Harbor Awards Party; Glenn & Elsa [Windara]
  • Regulation Volleyball; Joanne; Bristol Cream & Dominic [Sunshine]
  • Around Stocking Island Race; Glenn & Elsa [Windara]
  • Around Stocking Island Race Awards Party; Glenn & Elsa [Windara]
  • Bocce Ball; Dan [Borrowed Horse]
  • Cruising Boat List; Susan [Other Goose]
  • Closing Ceremony; Susan [Other Goose]

Event Winners:
  • Poker Challenge: Gayle & Bill; SV Spiraserpula; 4 Deuces!!!
  • Coconut Challenge:
  • Pirate Costume Contest
    • Child Pirate: John;
    • Woman Pirate: Gail; Spiraserpula
    • Male Pirate: John; Lord Charlton
  • Texas Holdem
    • Overall winner: George; Bristol Cream

  • Bocce
  • Coconut Challenge
  • Fun Volleyball
  • Large Boat Races
  • Poker Run
  • Pirate Costume Competition & Party
  • Regatta Golf
  • Regulation Volleyball
  • Small Boat Races
  • Softball
  • Raffle

Small Boat Races
Chair: Elsa Gustafson; Windara
Start: 7 March, Wednesday; 1000; Races start at 1030
  1. Inflatable dinghy downwind sailing race
  2. Blind rowing of inflatable dinghy
  3. Sailing dinghy race; small sailboats and sailing dinghies can compete
  4. Kayak Racing; Men's, Women's, Kid's
  5. Stand-up Paddleboard Race; Men's, Women's, Kid's

Big Boat Races In-Harbor
Chair: Glenn Gustafson; Windara
9 March Friday; In-Harbor

Big Boat Races Around Stocking Island
11 March; Sunday; Around Stocking Island Race
Glenn, Windara; will accept applications for the Race until the end of the Skipper's Meeting
Skippers Meeting: 8 March, Thursday 1100
Commentary VHF Ch74
Race Committee VHF Ch78

Costume Contest
  • Wed 1700; Volleyball Beach
  • Pirate-Themed Costume Contest
  • Sponsored by Chat 'n Chill; KB is providing free Rum Punch at Start
  • Conch Horn Blow for Sunset
  • Judging at 1730 for Best Child Pirate, Woman Pirate, Man Pirate

Family Day
  • Sand Castles 8 March, Thursday, Morning; Children of all ages…
  • Afternoon: Nautical skills and art projects
    • Bring
      • 2 pieces of rope 2' long of different diameter
      • driftwood
      • seashells

Texas Holdem Tournament
  • Saturday 10 Mar 2018
  • 1800; St Francis Resort
  • $10 buy-in; T
  • Pre registration needed; last registration Friday 9 March; 1630-1730

Tee-Shirt Design Competion
  • Winner will be announced at Closing Ceremony

Tee Shirt Sale
  • All remaining Tees are on SALE! 50% Off
  • Adult: $10
  • Children: $7
  • Tee-Shirt Stand open 1000-1200 Wednesday


  • Tickets: $1 / ticket; $5 for an arm's-length of tickets
  • Great Prizes to be drawn for at Closing Ceremony
  • Tickets on sale by event chairpersons and at the Tee-Shirt Stand

Raffle Prizes
  • Sandals Resort; evening pass for two; $320 value; expires in one year.
  • Images by Alexander; gift certificate for a mini-photo shoot.
  • Mantis dinghy anchor kit
  • DarvilleLumber; gift certificate
  • DarvilleLumber; gift certificate
  • 424 Prime Liquors; gift certificate
  • Exuma Point Restaurant; gift certificate
  • Prime Island Meats; gift certificate
  • Tropical Accents & Gifts; gift certificate
  • Euthlee Browne; Straw Market; gift certificate
  • Yvonne McKenzie; Straw Market; gift certificate
  • Drucilla Rolle; Straw Market; gift certificate
  • Rosalee Rolle Johnson; Straw Market; gift certificate
  • Jennie Mae Williams; Straw Market; gift certificate
  • Santana's Grill Pit; gift certificate
  • Tropic Breeze Beach Bar; gift certificate
  • Exuma Markets; gift certificates (several)