Family Festival Of Sail On October 19th

October 5, 2014

The Family Festival of Sail will kick off the 2014 Argo Gold Cup activities on Sunday, October 19th at Barr’s Bay Park, adjacent to the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club.

There will be fun castles, live entertainment, free face painting, games interesting displays about early Bermuda sailors and pilots, and food stalls available at the park for a day of fun for the entire family. RBYC is open to all throughout Argo Group .Gold Cup Race Week

A spokesperson said, “To introduce the joys of sailing to those who attend, three J 105 yachts have been provided and will take adults and children accompanied by a guardian out on 30-minute sails around Hamilton Harbor. During the harbor sail the skippers of the yachts will point out the Gold Cup regatta and explain the significance of the event to Bermuda.

“Children between the ages of 10 and 15 years old will have the opportunity to sail around the harbor with an experienced youth sailor under the guidance of a professional sailing instructor. There are also free boat rides in a rigid inflatable boat to zoom through the harbor.

“The Festival of Sail has become a solid feature of the Argo Gold Cup which couldn’t happen without the generous sponsors. The Festival adds excitement and vibrancy to the Gold Cup event and encourages Bermudian sailors to continue to develop their skills to international standards.”

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