It is with tremendous regret that Florida Powerboat Club will be cancelling our planned Bahamas Blast which was scheduled to visit Bimini, Chub Cay and Nassau Aug 12-17.
Our reasons are clear. We find that the current Covid-climate in the Bahamas is still very volatile, as illustrated by continued testing guidelines and the recent 7PM island-wide curfew established on the Islands of Bimini. We understand that the government officials are still very much concerned about the health and welfare of the Bahamian residents, as we are. As much as we are unhappy with these guidelines, with the lack of covid vaccines and treatment facilities in the Bahamas, we agree that these measures are prudent and justified.
That said, I truly feel that our boaters and participants are unable to enjoy the Bahamas experience quite the way we are accustomed to, until businesses are fully operational and visitors have the freedoms to explore the islands and engage with the native Bahamians.
This situation is not limited to Bimini. We recently visited Nassau’s new Margaritaville Resort which we truly enjoyed. However, the resort and attractive amenities like the new waterpark there remain unfinished and under construction. The neighboring Nassau commercial district including the famed Straw Market remain closed, leaving little for visitors to explore.
We want to see the Bahamas succeed and we certainly don’t want to contribute to the challenges that are far from being overcome..
Please cancel any reservations or expectations of future commerce for rooms, dockage, or functions. We will look forward to returning to the Bahamas later this year or in 2022.