Workboat Regatta 2016 at month-end

The Grenada Sailing Festival and Westerhall Rums have joined forces for the second year to stage the Westerhall White Jack Workboat Regatta 2016 on Grand Anse Beach from January 30-31.

FBish 1The event will see boat skippers from the traditional sailing communities of Carriacou, Gouyave, Petite Martinique, Sauteurs and Woburn take to the sea alongside other boats from Bequai and Mayreau.

The organisers have promised a full day of Community Class Racing on the Saturday and again on the Sunday when all crews will be going full throttle to win first place in their community races to qualify for Sunday afternoon’s GSF16 Match Race Final.

The skippers will be vying for the title of ‘Champion of Champions’ and a cheque for US$1,000.00.

There will be more action on Sunday in the Grenada Sailing Festival’s own fleet of GSF16 Workboats, when each community nominates a Junior & Senior crew to compete to be ‘National Team Sailing Champion’ for 2016.




A release from the organisers described the regatta and sponsorship being provided as “a natural pairing of the strong heritage of seafaring and rum production – and paves the way to keep this popular traditional event growing for future years”.

BFish“This, high action, high fun Regatta Festival has been a ‘Must Go-To’ event on Grand Anse Beach for twenty-three consecutive years and organisers are looking forward to welcoming even more boats, crews and crowds to the first big fun fete in 2016”, said the release.

Over the years the event has become extremely important as a showcase of the strong sailing heritage of Grenada and its sister islands, and an integral part of the culture.

Once again, Carib is sponsor of the Senior National Team Sailing Race and Budget Marine is the Junior Team Sailing sponsor.

As a new treat, on the Saturday there will be a special ‘Sunset Session’ of live music from local artists taking part in the first ever Pure Grenada Music Festival (5th – 10th April).

The event will be rounded off with a firework display courtesy of Spice Island Fireworks.

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