The Seychelles islands’ annual Regatta is now listed a one of the major Seychelles events. The Regatta is the project launched by Regis Elhaouel, who annually invites to Seychelles the greatest sailors from world competitions to compete for a week accross the seas surrounding the Seychelles islands.
The Seychelles Regatta remains a fun race where all the renowned sailors coming from all over the world compete in the most breathtaking surroundings. In officially launching the 2011 Regatta, Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, said that the Seychelles was conceived with sailing and sailors in mind. “Our islands are blessed with a weather pattern that has given us the name of the islands of perpetual summer. You will all have the clearest and cleanest turquoise blue seas to compete in, and we hope that after the race, you will all return to your home countries with images of the beauty of our islands and that you all become ambassadors of the Seychelles,” Alain St.Ange said in his address o the race participants, sponsors, and crew of the different boats.
The Seychelles entered the world of events as they succesfully organized their March “Carnaval International de Victoria” after the island’s President, Mr. James Michel, launched the Seychelles brand of tourism as his vision for the islands. Today the Seychelles Tourism Board is also promoting their SUBIOS, The Seychelles Festival of the Sea, that will be held in November; their ECO-Healing Marathon held annually in February; the Festival Creole, which is held in October; the La Fet La Digue ,which is held in August; and the islands’ “Seychelles Ball,” held as part of Tourism Week in September.
“We have these events, which we promote over and above our natural beauty, because it brings more interaction between our visitors and our people and encourages the spirit of domestic tourism to take root,” said Alain St.Ange.