The Nereid's Rally
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Calendar of Events
 
AUGUST 2019

 
18th               << at a time to be announced >>
                      Informal Q&A session for prospective rally entrants at Power Boats.
                    

 

 28th              Tobago send-off party
 29th              Trinidad send-off party
 
 2nd                Rally start
 
                
 
up to 9th       Yachts arrive starting the 6th and check in at Bartica, Guyana
14th               Official welcome at Hurakabra (Hosted by the Minister for Tourism)
 
18th               Guyana to Suriname rally start

22nd

 
 
27th                Arrival Roura, Cayenne
  1st                Depart for Kourou

                                                                                                            OCTOBER 2019
 3rd
               Salvation Islands
 6th                Arrival in Saint Laurent
 7th                Welcome
 
 9th                 Official end to rally
 

VIKING ADVENTURE RALLY

12th               Marina Resort Waterland, Suriname

18th               Hurakabra River Resort, Guyana

27th               Store Bay, Tobago

26th               Chaguaramas, Trinidad


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What's planned for 2019?
 
The Nereid's Rally is set to be bigger and better in 2019.
After a disappointing cancellation in 2018 the organizers have been hard at work to ensure the rally is a great success in 2019
The duration has been extended by one week and now includes several stops in French Guiana.
Participants get to visit Suriname, Roura, Cayenne, Kourou and the Salvation Islands!

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Why?
 
Because the Nereid's Rally shouldn't just be a regatta for cruisers, we want it to be an excuse for everyone to get out on the water and have some fun!
 
To see what we mean, watch this video (in French).
 
 
 
For more information email office@marinaslm.com
 
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The consensus amongst participants is that all editions of the Nereid's Rally, visiting Guyana, French Guiana and Suriname from Trinidad and Tobago were a great success!

Crews were certainly kept busy in Guyana, with tours of the interior, Georgetown and Bartica on offer, plus visits to boutique resorts including Hurakabra, Baganara and Sloth Island. From Saint Laurent du Maroni an equally impressive agenda of activities had crews touring the historic buildings, jungle trekking along the Mana river, and visiting the Amerindian village of Galibi in Suriname.

 

Organisers expect that the Nereid's Rally, will be instrumental in dispelling some of the myths that surround sailing south of Trinidad and Tobago, and that many more yachts will be making the passage south in future.

The strong support shown by the Guyanese Minister for Tourism, the Mayor and the Mairie of Saint Laurent du Maroni, is certainly encouraging. The coordination between the Coast Guard, Gendarmerie, ministers police and local officials was exemplary, ensuring a safe, trouble free visit.

Plans are already afoot for next years rally where organisers expect to accommodate a much larger fleet. “We are pleased to announce that the annual Nereid's Rally is set to become the regions premiere yachting event, and that local involvement and participation will remain a priority”.
 
For more information on what happened in other editions, check out the following blog links:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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We are on Facebook too!
               The official Nereid's Rally user group has been created for rally participants and other interested parties. Be sure to join in and start sharing.
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Are you ready?
                     A reminder to check your visa requirements for visiting Guyana and French Guiana
 
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NOTE: Crew Wanted!
I have a number of crewing opportunities for this years Nereid's Rally. Apply at rally@marinaslm.com
 
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