Lamen Bay Outrigger Canoe Race, July 27th and 28th, Lamen Bay, Epi.
This canoe race is held annually on Epi Island as part of the island’s celebration in the run-up to national Independence Day. Men and women compete in their individual categories and all winners go home with a prize. The race starts with a sail from Lamen Bay to Lamen Island where the sails are then removed and the men have the harder task of paddling from Lamen Island back to Lamen Bay. The women have a less demanding course, paddling from Lamen Bay to a designated buoy or yacht anchored out in the harbor and back again. This is a fun-filled two-day event and a must see for anyone travelling to the islands. For more information call 5649107.