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Fools Regatta: Paddle, Drink, and Be Merry

Fools Regatta: Paddle, Drink, and Be Merry

June 05, 2017

Once an April Fool’s Day festival, the Fools Regatta of Turks and Caicos has now migrated to summer and will be held this year on June 20 in Children’s Park at the west end of Grace Bay Beach. There will be plenty of music, games, dance, food, and drink to keep the whole family entertained throughout the day. But the big event will be, as always, the Great Raft Race, in which teams man one-of-a-kind homemade rafts (past entrants have included a Styrofoam cooler raft and a beer can raft) to see who can paddle past the finish line first. You’ll have the opportunity to view more regal vessels as well, including the famed sloops of the islands. Proceeds from the Fools Regatta will help fund an ongoing effort to establish a National Sailing Center in Turks and Caicos.

Address: Children’s Park, The Bight Settlement TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands