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Spice it up in Grenada for Grenada Sailing Week on the Isle of Spice!
Established by a group of sailing enthusiasts and marine representatives in 2012 to continue the keel boat regatta formerly organized since inception in 1993 by Grenada Sailing Festival.
The first GSW event took place in Jan/Feb 2013 and since then it has become firmly established. The number of participants has increased, courses have been fine tuned for more challenging racing, classes have been added to accommodate a larger range of yachts, and a variety of venues have been selected to showcase the island of Grenada.
2019 saw 50 registrations with over 350 sailors from over 15 countries. Come on board and join in the excitement and fun as this popular event goes from strength to strength. The regatta itself is made up of five days of fun and sailing frolics around the island. Four out of five days are made up of different races and then partying in the evening, the remaining day is a lay day of activities. Our package includes 4 days of training.
Grenada is a beautiful island shaped by its intriguing history of South American and European settlements and features rainforests, lakes and waterfalls, mile long beaches and fabulous cuisine both local and international.
The boat will be based at Camper & Nicholson’s Port Louis Marina, in St George’s.
Closest airport is Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND). Transportation from the airport is available via taxis or local buses. Flights before and after the race as well as transport from and to the airport are not included in the price and is the responsibility of the passenger. Book your flights only once your seat on the race is fully confirmed.
Arrival in Grenada and welcome on Escapado at Port Louis Marina, located in St George’s Inner Harbour. Meet your skipper and crew at 12:00, followed by a safety brief and the regatta program. You will spend the day getting to know your crew, followed by provisioning, getting the boat ready for the regatta and training to bind the team into a race crew.
After breakfast you will continue to make last enhancements to the boat. In the evening the crew will attend the Island Water World Welcome Party.
At 10.00am the race will start at Camper & Nicholson’s Port Louis Marina followed by price-giving for the day’s racing and the Pure Grenada Welcome to Grenada Party in the evening.
At 10.00am the race will start at Camper & Nicholson’s Port Louis Marina followed by price-giving for the day’s racing and the Sea Hawk Paints Pirate Party in the evening.
On Wednesday after a brief check for any issues or need of maintenance you will head off to enjoy Grenada or you can attend some of the activities organised by the race organisers. Enjoy some stunning waterfalls or some of the best beaches in the Caribbean.
With a change of scenery, the race on this day will start in Secret Harbour Marina at 10.00 followed by the price giving for the day’s racing and the party in the evening.
Starting at 10.00 the final race will also start and end at Secret Harbour Marina. After the race the price-giving for the day’s racing is followed by the announcement of the overall winners and the final wrap up with the Mount Gay Rum Red Cap Party.