ABOUT 70 yachts are already confirmed for the 31st annual Fiji Regatta which will take place next month in Musket Cove Island Resort & Marina.
Competition official Jack Hargrave said they were expecting more yachties to confirm their participation before the competition started on September 5.
"It's a very informal regatta but we have boats competing from all over the world," he said.
"We had around 140 yachts in one year but this time, we expect somewhere around 90.
"Around 70 have confirmed already and we are expecting more registrations to come in before the competition starts."
Hargrave said the reason for the dropped in number of yachts could be attributed to prior planned and the hurricane season expected at the end of the year.
"Hurricane season may be from November but the yachties are keen on getting out of dangerous water earlier because they don't want to take the risk.
"But the whole function is a fun event with land activities as well like the one-day Olympics which is very famous with the kids.
"There is also a golf tournament and paddle board and lot of other activities and merrymaking for everyone to enjoy."
The race will run from September 5 to 10 and entries are still open.