The Work Boat Regatta this weekend

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOrganisers of the Grenada Sailing Festival United Insurance Workboat Regatta are inviting everyone to wear National Colours & bring a flag to Grand Anse Beach this coming weekend (February 1-2), and begin their Independence Celebrations in great style.

This Regatta festival has been a ‘Must Go-To’ event on Grand Anse Beach for twenty-one consecutive years and organisers are looking forward to welcoming even more people to the first big fun fete in 2014.

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

Once again skippers will be bringing their boats from the traditional sailing communities of Carriacou, Gouyave, Petite Martinique, Sauteurs and Woburn and will be taking part in two days of the most spectacular and competitive racing.

There will be a full day of Community Class Racing on Saturday and again on Sunday morning, when all crews will be going full throttle to win first place and qualify for Sunday afternoon’s GSF16 Match Race Final – for the highly prized overall title of ‘United Insurance Champion of Champions’ and a cheque for US$1,000.00!

There will be more action on Sunday in Grenada Sailing Festival’s own fleet of GSF16 Workboats, when each community nominates a Junior and Senior crew to compete to be ‘National Team Sailing Champion’ for 2014.

This year, Carib has joined as a sponsor of the Senior National Team Sailing Race.

There will be great action on the beach as well, with Festival favourite DJ Blackstorm, music, drummers & dance, and games and activities including a Fitness Challenge sponsored by Fit For Life Gym.

There will be arts and crafts on sale, Community Kitchen food stalls, where all the best traditional dishes will be on offer, plus Carib Bars for refreshing drinks throughout both days.

The whole event will be rounded off with a wonderful firework display courtesy of Spice Island Fireworks – a true high spot to start the week of Independence celebrations.

Grenada Sailing Festival organisers are pleased to welcome United Insurance Company Ltd, once again as Title Sponsor, and new for 2014, Spice Isle Fish House is providing the event with strong support as a Platinum Sponsor, further emphasising the traditional links between the event and the fishermen of the Tri-Island State.

Some of the other sponsors include the Grenada Tourism Authority; Carib, Budget Marine, Mount Gay Rum and Bryden & Minors; True Blue Bay Resort’s Dodgy Dock, DeSign Factory, Waggy T, Victory Bar, Coca Cola and Etang Water, Mecca Trading, Courts, Andy’s Soup House, Bulk Buy, LIME;,Sailing School Grenada, Camper & Nicholsons Marinas, L.L Ramdhanny & Harris Paints, Horizon Yacht Charters, Island Dreams Yacht Services, Grenada Postal Corporation, and Spice Island Fireworks.

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