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Anguilla Regatta set for May 7-9, 2004

The spectacular
turquoise waters of Anguilla will provide the backdrop for one of the
Caribbean’s most unique sailing events when The Anguilla Tourist Board and
Anguilla Sailing Association once again join forces for the Anguilla Regatta
2004 from May 7-9.
The three-day event, fresh from a successful inaugural year in 2003, will
feature a full slate of races to celebrate Anguilla’s longstanding boat
racing tradition.

The island will come alive with a wide range of
entertainment events to help make the weekend a “three-day party with some
serious racing in between,” according to event organisers.

“Boat racing is both a cherished tradition and official national sport in
Anguilla,” said Amelia Vanterpool Kubisch, Director of Tourism for the
Anguilla Tourist Board.  “This event is a tradition-in-the-making and is a
great way for boating enthusiasts and fun-seekers of all kinds to experience
our wonderful island.  We look forward to another outstanding event this
year and to sharing the fun and pageantry - not to mention our remarkable
beauty and trademark hospitality - with our guests.”

Anguilla’s Boat Racing history dates all the way back to the dawn of the
20th Century, when worker-transporting schooner ships and fishing boats
would transform their homeward journeys into races that were both fun and