VIDEO: Where practice is a pleasure

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For generations, traditional Bahamian sloops were designed as simple workboats for fishing and transportation, but they received a new life when islanders started to race them.

The 21-foot B Class sloop Tari Anne and its crew, out for a practice sail over gorgeous crystal-blue Exuma waters, are a sight to behold. Built in 1974, Tari Anne is the oldest B Class boat that is still competing.

The clip is nearly 11 minutes long, but the bouncy, island-infused music makes the time pass quickly.

The Bahamas has several regattas throughout the year, but the two biggest are the National Family Island Regatta in George Town, Exuma, at the end of April and the Long Island Regatta in Salt Pond, Long Island, at the beginning of June.

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