Jan 12th 2020

Safari beach hotel, Diani beach, kenya

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An Annual Affair

The Diani Regatta and Cultural Festival

Bringing traditions, dancing and food to Diani Beach, home of the Mijikenda people. Enjoy a day out at the seaside and celebrate the fascinating history and way of life of Africa’s best beach! We hope very much to see you there. Check out Previous years event photos!

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Our Heroes

 The sponsors who made the 2019 event possible are shown in alphabetical order.  Special thanks go to Base Titanium whose generosity allowed us to host the first regatta in 2012 and which has supported us every year since. Brands mentioned are shown on our 'Get Involved’ page.


Thank You to everyone who has been part of the race.

some Testimonials

"Great display of the South Coast Kenyan culture - delicious local food from Funzi and Wasini islands, traditional ceremonies and dancing and brilliant boatmanship on the racing ngalawas!" Isabella Dorrien Smith

“Best sailing event in Kenya and fantastic mix of cultures" Stan Kinsch

“A unique annual event that’s not to be missed.  Jane and I love the atmosphere:  serious sailing competition, local dancers and Swahili food.”  Mike Bowen

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