There are docking facilities and six full-service marinas here, offering short or long-term dockage. Miles of cays and hidden coves make for some of the most spectacular sailing in The Bahamas, and frequent stops are recommended to really appreciate these picturesque islands. Heading north from Allan's Cay, you will glide atop a hundred miles of pristine, colorful water ranging from light green to deep blue. Heading southward, you can follow uninhabited beaches to Great Exuma Island and Hog Cay. The Exumas are known as the regatta capital of The Bahamas, with many boating competitions held here each year. A tribute to tradition, these races feature Bahamian workboats, i.e. handmade sloops with wooden hulls, canvas sails and tall wooden masts. The annual Family Island Regatta, held during the last full week of April, is one of The Bahamas' most prestigious events. It is the largest and one of the oldest regattas in the country, with some 60 native sloops vying for coveted trophies.