Mango Bowl Regatta Goes Green
As the Mango Bowl Regatta committee is busy organizing the 2018 event, the word has arrived that the 2017 event achieved Silver Certification as a Clean Regatta!
Last year was the first year the Mango Bowl committee took the initiative to join Sailors for the Sea with assistance from Greening the Caribbean in creating a Clean Regatta.
According to Regatta Director, Lily Bergasse: “By participating in this program, we are raising the bar for sustainability; with the help of Greening the Caribbean we are bringing awareness to our participants and our local community of how to reduce waste and help keep our sea clean.”
Now the Regatta is aiming to achieve Gold Status in 2018.
The Mango Bowl Regatta is St Lucia’s biggest home-grown sailing spectacle. This year it will take place from November 30 to December 2, when sailors from across the globe gather at the St Lucia Yacht Club in Rodney Bay to compete in various classes of keel boat racing.
The event attracted 38 boats from Martinique, Barbados, St Vincent and Grenada last year – which is 12 more than the year before. J24/ Surprise, Racing and Cruising classes are on offer, and the total number of sailors can reach well over 200.
Not only will spectators be able to view the races from the St Lucia Yacht Club, there’s great food and cold drinks available, as well as plenty of prize-giving socials and opportunities to mingle. You can also register online by November 16 to be entered into the Mango Bowl Draw for special prizes.
If you want to catch the fun of the Mango Bowl Regatta in St Lucia, check out Stonefield Villa Resort. This wellness resort is cradled in the lush rainforest of St Lucia’s west coast and has been designed in harmony with its natural surroundings.