The Seychelles’ annual ocean regatta will take place between May 22 and 29 and will bring a number of yachts to the starting line at Eden Island. A race course has been set to see a route from Mahe to Silhouette, Praslin and La Digue, before returning to Eden Island on the last day when the up to 70-foot racing boats will rush towards the finish line.
Included this year are tasks of deep sea fishing – reportedly with a tag and release policy – which will be a separate competition within the main race.
A variety of sponsors have offered substantial prices for the winners in the various categories to give incentives for extra efforts. Spectators can see the races from island vantage points, elevated hills, mountains, the various beaches where the race will pass by, or follow the yachts with chartered boats or even helicopters.