Long before the introduction of speedboats and luxury yachts, Mauritian pirogues were popular for fishing and marine outings. Tourists who come to visit are transported back in time by attending one of the Heritage Regattas – exciting and colorful boating events held every month. With their colorful sails and folkloric names, these boat races attract local Mauritians and visitors of all ages and are a fun day out for the whole family.
All Mauritian fishermen consider the regatta as a real must-attend. The bright sails fly spectacularly over the lagoon. The regatta is always an opportunity for popular gatherings ending with tasty local snacks and vibrant sega tunes.
Mahebourg and Grand Gaube are two major sites for the lovers of sailing according to local traditions.