During the Easter weekend every year, Bartica a town at the confluence of the Mazaruni, Cuyuni and Essequibo Rivers hosts the Bartica Regatta, with a growing variety of entertaining holiday activities including water sports (featuring mostly speed boats), cricket, boxing, soccer, talent shows, a street parade and party, and a Miss Bartica Regatta Pageant. The Regatta attracts people from all parts of Guyana, and even from other countries.
The Annual Bartica Regatta activities are coordinated by the Regatta Committee collaborating closely with the popular DC Promotions.
Watersports activities and specifically Power Boat Racing are the main attractions and these are held at the Golden Beach area where the many visitors are thrilled by the Power Boat Racers where competition is fierce and the fans root for their favourite boats and drivers.
Over the years the event has grown in popularity with thousands of visitors coming to the Bartica. What used to be only simple boat racing in times past, now features activities that encompass a series of events that cater for every segment of society.
The Regatta Committee’s collaboration with DC Promotions has made it possible for the public to enjoy a range of quality events resulting in Bartica being one of the major tourism destinations in Guyana.
It is always fun and excitement when the boat races kick off, and the large crowd of spectators yelling and screaming in wild abandon at the skill of popular racers powering and manoeuvring their boats for top honours in the various categories of races.
The extended schedule of events include a Football Competition at the Bartica Community Centre, a Gospel Fest, the Miss Bartica Regatta Pageant, the ‘Kiddies Fair’ and the much-anticipated ‘Regatta Wash Down’ featuring popular music, food and drink at Third Avenue Beach.
Plan to be there next Easter!