This weekend the Yachts, Sunfish and Beach Cats that participate in the Aruba Rembrandt Regatta will be competing for the Budget Marine Cup, the overall award and prize for the fastest boat in the most competitive category. Main sponsor Budget Marine has created this award in 2011 with a value of afl 1000. Last year the cup was awarded to sailing yacht D-Trip with captain Edwin Versteeg and his team from Curaçao after a very close competition with sailing yacht Dash with captain Remco van Dortmondt and his team.
The regatta weekend of Aug 10, 11 and 12 will be active and diverse. At Eagle Beach about 30 sailing races will take place in different categories, Beach Tennis Aruba organizes it’s ITF tournament, Arruwac road runners and walking club organizes a 5k run on Saturday afternoon at 5:30 (registration at 4), on Sunday at 5 there will be a swimming competition and the WRCA regatta windsurfing competition will start at Fisherman’s huts on Saturday and Sunday at 12.
On Thursday Aug 9, the registration for sailing and windsurfing participants will be at café Rembrandt, South Beach Mall, from 4 – 7 pm. Post office Aruba will also be present to sell the all new series of Aruba Rembrandt Regatta stamps. Whether you will sail, run, swim, play beach tennis or just hang out on the beach, everybody is welcome to join in the laid back atmosphere of the 4th Aruba Rembrandt Regatta at Eagle Beach Aruba.
Around Aruba Race: the participating yachts sail around Aruba in a race against the clock. With the strong winds predicted for Friday, this promises to be a spectacular race that will yield quite some sailing stories.
Beach Tennis Aruba ITF ranking tournament starting at 12: singles, mixed doubles and youth;
Arruwac regatta Run: a 5k run and walk for everybody! Registration starts at 4 pm, the run and walk starts at 5:30 pm;
Sailing Races: All day, starting at 9:30, there will be sailing races starting and finishing at Eagle Beach. The number of participants in the sunfish, beach cat and optimist classes have increased since last year, so the races promise to be action packed! For the second year in a row, SYWA will also participate in the Regatta program with Optimist races for the youngest participants;
Windsurfing: the spectacular downwind slalom for pro-kids and super-kids will start around 12 at the Fisherman’s huts!
Beach Tennis Aruba ITF ranking tournament starting at 10: doubles!
Windsurfing: the long distance race for pro-kids and super-kids from the Fisherman’s huts to Eagle Beach will start around 12 at the Fisherman’s huts!
Sailing Races: all day, starting at 9:30
Aruba Rembrandt Regatta Swim 1k and 2k at 5 pm, registration starts at 4 pm!
Award ceremony: the awards and of course the Budget Marine Cup (with a prize value of afl 1000!) will be handed over at 7 pm.
Visit the full program of the regatta at http://aruba-regatta.com