Calendar of Events
18th << at a time to
be announced >>
session for prospective rally entrants at Power Boats.
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
27th Arrival Roura, Cayenne
1st Depart for Kourou
3rd Salvation Islands
6th Arrival in Saint Laurent
9th Official end to rally
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12th Marina Resort Waterland, Suriname
18th Hurakabra River Resort, Guyana
27th Store Bay, Tobago
26th Chaguaramas, Trinidad
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!
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).
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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
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: