Bartica Regatta ‘bounces back’


The once annual and highly anticipated Bartica Regatta has returned after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year, the event will be held under the theme ‘Bounce Back’ with one week of activities planned, including a mega concert, the infamous power boat races and to end it all, a Regatta wash down at the Bartica Golden Beach.

A press release from the Head of the Bartica Regatta Committee and Chairman of Region Seven (Cuyuni – Mazaruni) Kenneth Williams noted that the event has bounced back because of the lifting of the COVID-19 restrictions by the government.

“Even though time is short, the Bartica Regatta Committee has decided that the residents of Bartica and the general Guyanese public will not be denied the event that they love so much,” the release stated.

The theme – Bounce Back – was chosen as a motivation to inspire people to break free from the burdens of the pandemic, the press release said.

Here’s a list of the events:

Monday, April 11th from 7:00pm:          GOSPEL FEST – promoted by the Chosen Generation Band, at the Bartica  Tarmac

Tuesday, April 12th from 6:00pm:          Regatta Football Tournament (Male)

Wednesday, April 13th from 6:00pm:     Regatta Football Tournament (Female Semi-Finals)

Thursday, April 14th from 6:00pm:        Regatta Football Tournament (Male Semi-Finals)

Saturday, April 16th from 6:00pm:        Regatta Football Tournament (Male & Female Finals)

Saturday, April 16th from 8:00pm:        Regatta Road Jam (under the theme – BARTICA REUNION)

Sunday, April 17th from 10:00am:         Regatta Power Boat Races at the Bartica Golden Beach and Racing Circuit

Sunday, April 17th from 7:00pm:           Regatta Mega Concert, featuring artistes from around the world – at the Bartica Basketball Tarmac.

Monday, April 18th (all day)                   Regatta Wash Down at the Bartica Golden Beach.

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