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Aruba International Regatta Saturday 20th and Sunday the 21st of August 2022
23rd August, 2022, Aruba
To all partners, sponsors, volunteers and participants: Thank you for your collaboration and Contribution!
Thank you one and all for helping to make the 12th Aruba International Regatta, such a wonderful and sustainable success. Your donations, knowledge sharing, dedication and support were invaluable and the Regatta would not be possible without the contributions, energy, enthusiasm and hard work of all involved.
Your donations, time, assistance on land and on the water were invaluable and your service as race committee members, officials, medical team, conferencier, event coordinators, safety officers, media officers, sales coordinator, made the event run seamlessly.
The regatta would not be possible without the sponsorship, collaboration and contributions of our sponsors and partners and the dedication of over 40 volunteers.
The Regatta kicked-off with a presentation on Marine Conservation and Sustainable Recreation at the University of Aruba to share more on the current state of the marine environment and Parke Marino Aruba, and together deep dived into Ecosystem and Habitat Conservation, Species Conservation, and different human impact affecting the state of the marine environment. FPNA’s Nature Photography Exhibition showcasing Aruba’s Marine Life was on display at Surfside on both days to educate all regatta and beach visitors.
This year, more than 30 races were completed over 2 days by different classes consisting of 26 junior sailors and 36 adults, 43 boats (Yachts, Beach cats, F-11 and Optimists Dinghies, Sunfishes, windsurfers and kiters). There were 19 captains registered with 3 miniatuurboats each.
The races were held 3 locations: In front of the Surfside beach, around the waters and beach West Deck and in front of the Fishermen huts.
Weather conditions were more challenging on day 1 and near perfect on day 2.
Each race was a duel of strategy and ability, trying to outwit their opponent in a game of chess on the water.
Protests were settled on the spot and necessary and fair adjustments of race results were handled properly and promptly.
There were no accidents just a few material incidents. Thanks to the safety boats and their capable crews we were able to provide adequate rescue coverage.
The prizes consisted of 49 beautiful trophies made of recycled plastic for all classes. The Ernie Kervel trophy this year went to Richard van der Wal (Sunfish class).
The Aruba Regatta Foundation’s Vision is to create a platform to introduce as many people as possible to Sailing and connect People to Nature and Sustainable Water Sport Experiences. We focus especially on the young Sailor community to grow a next generation of sailors on Aruba. We believe that sport has a major role to play in ensuring a sustainable future for our current and future generations. Being connected to nature helps us become aware of our relationship, as human beings, with nature.
Sailing is a wonderful way to connect with nature, developing our young sailors and sailing community in general as stewards for respectful behavior towards nature.
Thank you again for helping to provide a spectacular and sustainable event!!
The results speak the Aruba International Regatta's motto: ’SPORTS, PEOPLE & NATURE ON THE SAME TEAM’.
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Posted 1 month ago
Thank you to all our partners and sponsors
Let’s Set Sail together
Thank you one and all for helping to make the 12th Aruba International Regatta such a wonderful and sustainable success. Your donations, knowledge sharing, dedication and support were invaluable and the Regatta would not be possible without the contributions, energy, enthusiasm and hard work of all involved.
SPORTS, PEOPLE AND NATURE ON THE SAME TEAM
Posted 1 month ago
Results of the Aruba International Regatta
These are the formal results of the Aruba International Regatta. You can download here with the link or go to Documents in the menu and download from there.
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I was little upset about how they handle youth in beachcat went register we ask about the class Jr and they say is ok to join with the nacra they say we don't have any rules and then 1 day pass they already race and sunday we have surprise they can't race anymore in the Jr class. So boyz of 14 & 16 year can't race in there age because they don't have handycap now, but they use it well in the yacht class. I find it rediculess but so much missunderstanding. We didn't protest because the adult beachcat class welcome the Jr to race with them.
by George winterdal 1 month ago
@George, thank you for your feedback. Your points are well taken. This year things were a bit "riba man" and changes were made during the Regatta which caused confusion. We tried to please as many as possible but this is difficult. The beachcats juniors and seniors, including nacra, need a better total setting to race against each other so results can be compared fairly. We will give this a good look and will try to improve this for next year so that all participants are competing fairly. Thank you again for your feedback.
by Rik van der Vaart 1 month ago
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Posted 1 month ago
Congratulations to all
Congratulations to all sailors, officials, volunteers, partners and sponsors with a Wonderful regatta. We all learned a lot. Results and media will become available here soon.
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danki en heel graag gedaan slds
by hendrik gabriela 1 month ago
Hopi Pabien tur hende cu ta involve pa hasi posible.
by George winterdal 1 month ago
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Posted 1 month ago and updated 1 month ago
Regatta Start procedure
This is the start procedure for Sunfish Class, Beachcats Class and Yachts Open Class. No changes as per Captains' briefing; this is meant to be a clarification.
Posted 1 month ago
Sailing Instructions 2022 versie 2
Sailing Instructions 2022 versie 2 is updated and includes the latest information regarding the Regatta races for all classes. You can download with link below.
Posted 1 month ago
Notice of race versie 1.3 published
Please note changed starting times Sunfish class. Open Class for Yachts is only class for yachts.
Posted 1 month ago
Regatta Opening schedule
The official opening of the Regatta is on Friday 19th of August. The event is held at the University of Aruba. For participants who still need to register and/or pay for their participation can do so from 1700hrs till 1900hrs. Saturday from 0700hrs to 0900hrs is your last chance to register and/or pay for participation at Surfside. Registration must be done on-line. You can pay cash but we prefer you transfer by bank. The FPNA lecture starts at 1900hrs and will be for about one hour. After the lecture, around 2000hrs we will have a captains meeting for the Yachts only. In the university garden you are invited to enjoy a complimentary drink and snack from the Regatta Foundation and her sponsors. The event will end around 2100hrs.
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ok thx
by hendrik gabriela 1 month ago
ok thx
by hendrik gabriela 1 month ago
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Posted 1 month ago
Race Tower installed
ALBO has done a great job to assemble our Race Tower at Surfside. Thank you ALBO!
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great
by hendrik gabriela 1 month ago
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Posted 1 month ago
Invitation to the opening Borrel
The Aruba Regatta Foundation hereby invites you to come to the official opening event of the Regatta at University of Aruba this Friday. After the FPNA presentation there will be a (free) borrel with some snacks, courtesy of ARF. We hope to see all participants there. Be reminded to register your attendance at the university's event site.
https://www.ua.aw/events/marine-conservation-sustainable-recreation/
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on!
by hendrik gabriela 1 month ago
on!
by hendrik gabriela 1 month ago
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Posted 1 month ago
Update on preparations for the Regatta
Tomorrow morning 0800hrs ALBO will build the race tower at Surfside Beach. Digicel will work hard from around 1000hrs to get a signal to their wifi base so that we can have free internet during the regatta for all at Surfside. Hopefully the height of the tower will make this possible. On Friday morning between 0800hrs and 1000hrs all banners and flags will be collected by the team of volunteers and the tower will be decorated with them. On Friday Anthony with Myron and helpers will position the temporary markers on the waters. We are getting close to the start of the Regatta...
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zet 'm op!!! ahorra
by hendrik gabriela 1 month ago
zet 'm op!!! ahorra
by hendrik gabriela 1 month ago
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Posted 1 month ago
Windsurfers are ON!
We are happy to announce that the Windsurfer Club of Aruba will be participating for sure in the Saturday races at Malmok. It is a start for the first time Regatta after 3 years so all we have to do is sail, stay safe, enjoy the action and have a nice time together. Go WRCA!
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great news
by hendrik gabriela 1 month ago
great news
by hendrik gabriela 1 month ago
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Posted 1 month ago and updated 1 month ago
Marine Conservation & Sustainable Recreation
presentation given by FPNA at opening event Friday 19th August 1900hrs
Fundacion Parke Nacional Aruba (FPNA) is the conservation management organization assigned with the management of the recently established Parke Marino Aruba, as Aruba’s marine environment is deteriorating it is crucial to preserve, protect, and restore Aruba’s unique biodiversity and aims to maintain and advance the condition and sustainability of ecosystem and habitats. Through this lecture, FPNA will present the integrated approach that they have adopted to tackle the current state of the marine environment and Parke Marino Aruba, as the human impact is a factor that we individually can manage best practices on how to reduce the recreation impact will be presented. It is the intention to raise consciousness about the marine environment and how to mitigate the human impact. Speakers Mr. Giancarlo Nuñes, Marine Biologist MSc., Research & Conservation Manager. As the Research & Conservation Manager for Fundacion Parke Nacional Aruba, Mr. Nunes is in charge with understanding and conserving Aruba’s unique nature. The sustainability ambition of FPNA for the natural ecosystems in the upcoming years is to have sustainable natural ecosystems (marine & terrestrial) that are diverse, healthy, and resilient. Mr. Tyson Lopez, Development Specialist MSc., Sustainability & Recreation Manager. As the Sustainability & Recreation Manager for Fundacion Parke Nacional Aruba, Mr. Lopez is in charge with creating memorable nature experiences within the protected areas. The sustainability ambition of FPNA for recreational experiences in the upcoming years is to connect and engage visitors with nature, through sustainable transformational experiences. Event Location The main campus of the University of Aruba is centrally located in downtown Oranjestad and houses a number of Centers and Offices that promote academic growth, education, and research. After the presentation the Yacht class Captain meeting will be held. All attendees are invited for drinks and snacks in the University garden.
https://www.ua.aw/events/marine-conservation-sustainable-recreation/
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Tremendo lezing keep up guyz
by George winterdal 1 month ago
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Posted 1 month ago
Enter your participation
If you have not entered your class participation yet please do so asap so we know what to arrange for food and beverages. Thank you
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Beachcat junior klasse ( catamaran dart 15)
by Vincent van Lindert 1 month ago
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Posted 1 month ago
WRCA Slalom Race Course
The Windsurf race course is finalized for Saturday's races:
Posted 1 month ago
Opening in 5 days
Please register at University of Aruba
Please register here for the opening of the 12th Aruba Regatta: https://www.ua.aw/events/marine-conservation-sustainable-recreation/
Posted 1 month ago
Ernie Kervel Trophy
Sunfish class
Announcing the introduction of the Erny Kervel Trophy for the Sunfish class, to honor the giant on whose shoulders we stand today. Ernie Kervel has laid the foundation of the sailsport here in Aruba specifically the Sunfish class. The winner of the Sunfish class receives the EK trophy to keep untill next years Regatta.
Posted 1 month ago
Limited edition Dakine surf hats with regatta logo
Reserve yours, limited quantity
Dakine surf hats made with a beautiful sewn regatta logo are now for sale. These are high quality sailing hats for protection against our sun; Floating hat designed for water use; UPF 50+; Brim flips up for paddling; Removable neck protection stores inside hat; Adjustable chin strap; Adult and children sizes; USD 28.- for participants USD 50,- for public Thanks to Bula Surf shop for partnering with the Regatta to make this possible!
Email us at info@aruba-regatta.org to reserve yours
Posted 1 month ago
Invoices for participation fees
As of now, automatic invoices are created after registering your participation. If you have already registered your participation please go to "My Participation" and click the button "Update and resend invoice" to receive your invoice.
email us at info@aruba-regatta.org if there are any comments or questions
Posted 2 months ago
3 Weeks to Opening
In 3 weeks time the 12th Aruba International Regatta will start. The Opening at the University will be held in the Aula, be there!
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On!
by hendrik gabriela 2 months ago
On!
by Monica Patricia Oplaat-Cervantes 1 month ago
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Posted 2 months ago
Submit your participation
Just a reminder for all to enter your participation with the Regatta on this portal.
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Ok, it worked!
by Rona Coste 2 months ago
Hi I just wanted to apply me as a vrijwilliger to help
by Stofferis Patrick 2 months ago
Do you need volunteers
by Stofferis Patrick 2 months ago
Yes patrick, all help is welcome.
by Rik van der Vaart 1 month ago
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Posted 2 months ago
Beachcats are on!!
We are excited to anounce the Beachcats will participate with the Regatta. They will be sailing course D.
Posted 2 months ago
Request for information
If you would like us to share information on this platform email us at info@aruba-regatta.org and we will post for all. Safe Sailing!
Posted 5 months ago and updated 2 months ago
Volunteers form online
sign-up
If you are interested to help the Regatta as a volunteer, please fill in the Volunteer form with the time slots you would be available.
Posted 2 months ago and updated 2 months ago
Status on classes
At this moment we have the following classes setup for the Regatta: Klassen: 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 (?) We do not know yet how many sailors will participate so the classes can still be adjusted as we get closer to the Regatta dates.
Posted 2 months ago
Malmok Regatta location
For kiters and windsurfers
Both Kite and Windsurf classes are committed to race for the Regatta at the Fishermen hut location. This promises to give the sailors some exciting competitions, with trophies to be won!
Posted 2 months ago
On line payment
We have received approval from Aruba Sailing Association to receive and handle payments for participation with the Regatta. This makes payment very convenient for participants. In the participation form you will find the bank information and instructions.
Posted 3 months ago and updated 3 months ago
On line registration open

The online registration for the Aruba International Regatta 20 and 21st of August 2022 is now open.

Register on the regatta portal first. After activation of your portal registration you will be able to enter your participation on line.

Payment is required to participate and must be made before 0900hrs Saturday 20th of August. Payment can be made cash or online. More information will follow.

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When, where, how, and how much we have to pay? Online payment is still offline?
by JJW van Russen Groen 2 months ago
Information about payment is available on participation form, click on "Participate" in menu. Safe Sailing!
by Rik van der Vaart 2 months ago
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