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Seychelles Regatta returns in 2018

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The Seychelles Regatta sailing competition will again return in 2018 following a five-year break.

According to the Seychelles News Agency (SNA) the event, which is organised by a France-based company — Publi Voile — in collaboration with local authorities, will take place from May 27 to June 3.

The aim of the regatta is to offer a balance of a rigorous sailing competition and tourism by encouraging a discovery of Seychelles, a group of 115 islands in the western Indian Ocean.

For the 2018 edition, the participants will set sail from the Eden Island Marina on the eastern coast of the main island Mahe. Other islands such as Praslin, the second-most populated island, Silhouette and Fregate are among those included on the itinerary.

Minister for Tourism Maurice Loustau-Lalanne said that the 4th edition of the Seychelles Regatta sailing competition will be different compared to the previous ones.

“This time the event will uphold international standards and will see foreign sailors who have participated in competitions around the world,” said Loustau-Lalanne.

The sailing competition, which is also open to local sailors, is targeting around 10 international skippers and already five have confirmed their participation. Sailors have until January to register and more information is available on the Seychelles Regatta website: www.theseychellesregatta.com

The Seychelles Regatta started in 2009 and took place for three consecutive years until 2011. Minister Loustau-Lanne said it was discontinued for various reasons but now the event is back and “is very important for us, as it goes well with the Seychelles image and we need to try and do this annually.”

Jeanette Briedenhann
Jeanette Briedenhann
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