The International Aruba Regatta, 2023

The International Aruba Regatta is an exciting event scheduled to take place from Thursday, August 24th to Sunday, August 27th. The regatta kicks off with an opening event on Thursday the 24th of August.

The Regatta Party on August 25th is the perfect opportunity to meet new people, share stories, and experience the unique atmosphere of the sailing community. So get ready to party, laugh, and embrace the fantastic moments that the Aruba International Regatta has to offer!

Mark your calendars for the Regatta Party on August 25th and prepare for an evening of fun, music, and unforgettable experiences. It’s going to be a party to remember!


Two action-packed days of sailing races will be held on Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th of August. This event attracts participants and spectators from around the world who are passionate about sailing and the marine environment.

The regatta features a diverse range of sailing classes, catering to various skill levels and interests. Here are the classes that will be participating in the races:

  • Optimist: This class is specifically designed for young sailors, providing them with an opportunity to showcase their sailing skills and compete against their peers.
  • Qubes: Another class dedicated to young sailors, the Qubes class offers a competitive platform for juniors to demonstrate their sailing abilities.
  • F11: This class features racing in F11 sailboats, known for their speed and agility. Participants in this class are skilled sailors who navigate the challenging waters with precision.
  • Beachcats: The Beachcats class involves racing in small, lightweight catamarans. These high-performance boats are built for speed and excitement.
  • Sunfish: The Sunfish class is popular for single-handed racing. It involves navigating in small, easily maneuverable sailboats, providing an exciting and challenging experience.
  • Laser: The Laser class is renowned for its competitive racing. It features single-handed sailing in Laser sailboats, which require great skill and precision.
  • RaceClass I (Yachts): This class involves racing in larger yachts, showcasing the elegance and power of these vessels. Participants in this class compete with their yachts to demonstrate their sailing expertise.
  • Cruising Class (Yachts): The Cruising Class offers a more relaxed racing experience, emphasizing the enjoyment of sailing and camaraderie among participants. It is open to yachts of various sizes and configurations.
  • Live Aboard Class (Yachts): This class caters to sailors who live aboard their yachts. It provides an opportunity for liveaboard sailors to showcase their sailing abilities and enjoy the regatta experience.
  • Multihull (Class): The Multihull class involves racing in multi-hulled sailboats, which are known for their speed and stability. This class attracts skilled sailors who navigate these unique vessels.
  • Kite: The Kite class is dedicated to kiteboarding, a thrilling water sport that combines sailing and surfing. Kiteboarders showcase their skills and perform daring maneuvers on the water.
  • Windsurf: The Windsurf class involves racing on windsurfing boards, utilizing the power of the wind to maneuver and reach high speeds. Windsurfers demonstrate their expertise in this dynamic class.

In addition to the exciting sailing races, the International Aruba Regatta will also feature excellent food and beverage services for both sailors and the public. Attendees can indulge in delicious cuisine and refreshing drinks while enjoying the regatta atmosphere.

Entertainment will be provided by local Reggae bands, adding a vibrant and rhythmic ambiance to the event. The sounds of the music will complement the thrilling sailing action, creating a festive atmosphere for everyone to enjoy.

It’s worth noting that the International Aruba Regatta places a strong emphasis on the sailing youth of the region and the conservation of the marine environment. The event aims to support and encourage young sailors, providing them with a platform to showcase their skills and foster their passion for sailing.

Furthermore, the regatta promotes the conservation of the marine environment, raising awareness about the importance of protecting and preserving our oceans. By combining the excitement of sailing with a focus on environmental stewardship, the International Aruba Regatta promotes a sustainable and responsible approach to water sports and recreation.

Overall, the International Aruba Regatta promises thrilling sailing races, delectable food and beverage services, captivating entertainment, and a commitment to nurturing young sailors and preserving the marine environment. It is an event that brings together sailing enthusiasts, the local community, and visitors alike for an unforgettable experience.

We look forward to seeing you at the Regatta!


Regatta Aruba Team

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July 03, 2023
Rona Coster