Manta Migration 2014 – Event Details

The 5th Irregular Manta Migration

April 1-5, 2014


Tuesday, April 1, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Opening Reception
Jib Room at Marsh Harbor Marina

The official ‘kick-off’ for Manta Migration 2014 will be held at the Jib Room at the Marsh Harbor Marina. This will be a casual cocktail party with introductions and explanations for the next five days. Hang on for a fantastic ride!

Your registration fee includes the cost of this event. There will be a cash bar for beer, wine and other alcoholic beverages.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Manta Rigging Clinic
Docks at Marsh Harbor Marina

Pat Reischmann will host a rigging clinic at the docks of the marina. Pat is the undisputed Father of Manta Catamarans and knows more about tuning Mantas for performance than anyone else in the world. This is a great way to get your boat ready for the races later in the week!

Wednesday, April 2, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Party at Nippers
Nippers Restaurant and Bar at Great Guano Cay

No trip to the Abacos is complete without having a drink at the world famous Nippers bar on Great Guano Cay. We’ll gather at the Jib Room at 5:00 pm and migrate as a group over to Great Guano aboard several boats. The trip is approximately 8 miles by boat. The boats will return around 8:00 PM.

Cost of drinks and food at Nippers are not included in the event fee.

Thursday, April 3, 9:30 AM – Skippers Meeting
Jib Room at Marsh Harbor Marina

Meet at the jib room for racing instructions for the day’s race. Coffee and pastries will provided.

Thursday, April 3, 11:00 AM – The Irregular Crew Swap Race
Marsh Harbor – Starting location TBD

This race from Marsh Harbor to Hope Town is all about fun and challenge. The distance between ports is only about 6 miles, but don’t count on taking the direct route! If you want to make the race interesting, you’ll participate in the Great Crew Swap and gain extra racing points for your trouble. The Crew Swap is optional, but once in, you’re in for the race. Swappers will put their boat name in the hat and then you’ll draw for your crew. No trading allowed!

Thursday, April 3, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Pot Luck Dinner
Hope Town Marina

Bring a dish to share with your friends. BYOB or you may purchase sodas & drinks at the pool bar. We have also arranged for the group to have full access to the pool area to cool down and enjoy a wonderful Abacos sunset. 

Friday, April 4, 9:30 AM – Skippers Meeting – The Irregular Manta Migration Cup Race
Hope Town Marina

Join us at the marina for race instructions for what will be a very fun race. Coffee and pastries will be provided.

Friday, April 4, 11:00 AM – The Irregular Manta Migration Cup Race
Hope Town – Starting Location TBD

Today we’ll race from Hope Town to Littler Harbor, a distance of approximately 13 miles. There are a few shallow spots along the way, so it will help to have some navigation and strategy skills. Don’t worry, the race committee won’t let you get in trouble (or not too much trouble anyway!). If you’re a serious racer, we’re really sorry for you. Come have fun with us, just the same.

Friday, April 4, Free Evening in Little Harbor
Pete’s Pub, Little Harbor

Friday Night in Little Harbor is a local party night at Pete’s Pub and feel free to kick off your shoes and enjoy a great time with the locals. Music, food, booze await you – but drink the Famous Pete’s Pub Blaster at your own risk!

 Saturday, April 5, 10:00 AM – Skipper’s Meeting
Pete’s Pub Beach, Little Harbor

This is the planning meeting for the Blind Dinghy race. You’ll want to pay particular attention to the race rules – or you could end up in the Atlantic Ocean!

Saturday, April 15, 11:00 AM – Blind Dinghy Race
Little Harbor

If you think you know what this race is all about, think again! This may just be the most fun you’ll have with your clothes on!

Saturday, April 15, 3:00 PM – Foundry Tour
Pete’s Pub Foundry

This will be a special private tour of the famous Pete’s Pub foundry. Pete and his crew are true artists and their methods of casting are almost extinct today. You’ll love this unique opportunity.

 Saturday, April 15, 5:00 PM – Pig Roast and Awards Ceremony
Pete’s Pub

Tonight we’ll wrap up the Manta Migration 2014 with a special celebration among new and old friends. Pete’s Pub is the perfect setting for our final night together. Hang on for the Awards Ceremony. There might be a couple of surprises!

Your registration fee includes the cost of this event. There will be a cash bar for beer, wine and other alcoholic beverages.

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