Under the slogan “Let’s Set Sail Together,” the Aruba Regatta brings sports, people and nature together, for the first time after a three-year hiatus.
The Aruba International Regatta will take place on August 19th, 20th and 21st, 2022.
The foundation’s vision is to create a platform connecting people with great watersport experiences, and the Regatta focuses on the young sailor community, aiming to grow the next generation of sailors on the island.
The Regatta believes that sport plays a major role in ensuring a sustainable future for our current and next generations. Being connected to nature helps us become aware of our relationship with the universe. As we learn to sail, we develop respect and the desire to care for the ocean, as stewards of the wonderful world around us.
Many sponsors and partners made the Aruba International Regatta possible among them the Aruba Tourism Authority, Parke National Arikok, the University of Aruba, Aruba Bank, ALBO ARUBA, Digicel, Bula, Bon Bini Cargo, Surfside Beach Bar, Romar Trading, Kukoo Kunuku, Varadero Aruba, DMM Deepwater Marine, Studio Advisory, and the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino.
Calendar of Events
The opening event of the Aruba International Regatta is on Friday, August 19th, at the University of Aruba featuring FPNA talking about the marine park. Races are planned on Saturday, August 20th and Sunday, August 21, 2022.
Two exciting days of sailing and fun are planned, at three locations: Surfside Beach, Fishermen’s Huts and the beach below West Deck, hosting the following races. 1. Optimist Beginner 2. Optimist Advanced 3. SailQube 4. F11 5. Miniatuur Criollo 6. Miniatuur Open 7. Sunfish 8. Beachcat 9. Windsurf Beginner 10. Windsurf Advanced 11. Kite Beginner 12. Kite Advanced 13. Yachts Open 14. Yachts Pro, the final number of yachts will be revealed at the beginning of the Regatta. All boats will all be racing on the waterfront of Oranjestad which promises to be spectacular.
All captains, crews, volunteers, sponsors, clubs, and anyone interested in the Aruba International Regatta can register on the portal and get the information needed firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ernest (Ernie) Kervel trophy
The Regatta is pleased to announce the introduction of the EK trophy for the sunfish class to honor the man who has laid the foundation for that sport, in Aruba, especially the sunfish class. The winner of the sunfish class will receive the EK trophy to keep until next year‘s regatta.
Ernie was President of ISCA from 1983-1984, a longtime member of the ISCA World Council, and a Lifetime Member of the Class, in honor of his outstanding leadership. Kervel chaired Sunfish Club Aruba, Aruba’s National Sunfish Class Association, for many years. Sunfish Club Aruba hosted the Sunfish World Championship three times: in 1974, 1980 and 1987. A Sunfish Club Aruba Member of Honor, Ernie was the driving force behind the organization of these World Class events. Over 100 Sunfish sailors from all over the world visited Aruba each time.
One of the races will be dedicated to Captain Mario Maduro who was at the helm at Mi Dushi for many years. He died unexpectedly in March 2020, after having served the tourist industry and the sailing community on the island, passionately, all his life.
Limited edition DAKINE surf hats with the Regatta logo, are available, reserve yours early.
For sailing instructions and registration: Aruba-regatta.org, or write to email@example.com