Fewer Entries for 32nd Harris Paints Regatta: Nevertheless Grenadian J24 among confirmed Enrtries
This year’s Harris Paints Regatta has 11 vessels competing in the J24 class but director of the event, Peter Burke, is adamant that the sport remains a viable entity in Barbados’ tourism product.
The juniors will again be racing in their Optimist, Topaz or Echo-12 vessels, according to Marianne Brown, who is a director and sailing administrator at LRN2 Sail Barbados Inc.
“If one is in Hastings and using the Boardwalk, then spectators can watch the boats come quite close to the shore,” Burke said.
Ian Kenyon, CEO of Harris Paints (main sponsor) is pleased to provide support for one of the company’s most loyal customers, he also observed over 100 sailors are participating, and the CEO promised while everyone may not have a trophy, all competing will get a polo shirt and a cap compliments of Harris.
Esperanza is once again the defending champion at the long-standing event which is due to start at 10 am on Saturday and conclude with the closing ceremony at 3:30 pm on Sunday.