Camper & Nicholsons’ Port Louis Marina is currently hosting many of the yachts taking part in the Oyster World Rally. This extraordinary odyssey started in Antigua in January 2013 and has seen two dozen of the finest yachts in the Oyster fleet cross the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans and visit countless countries and islands on their circumnavigation.
Now on the final stretch back to Antigua, several of the fleet have already reached Grenada and are enjoying some richly deserved R’n’R, Grenadian style. With others still on passage from Salvador in Brazil, we expect to see more of these beautiful Oyster yachts arriving in Port Louis Marina over the next week or two.
Danny Donelan explained that Oyster owners have established a strong bond with the marina and with the delights that Grenada has to offer. “When we hosted the Oyster Caribbean Regatta last year it was clear that the owners and crew loved the island and were impressed with the facilities we provide for these special yachts. It’s great to see their World Rally fleet also choosing to make Grenada one of their stopovers, and I know they will enjoy their time here.”
This is one of a growing number of high profile international events that are being drawn to Grenada and to Camper & Nicholsons’ Port Louis Marina. The World ARC will be stopping here on their global rally for the next three years, and the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) recently announced that their new Transatlantic Race will finish in Grenada this coming December.
Camper & Nicholsons worked closely with the Grenada Tourism Authority and MAYAG to convince the RORC to race to Grenada, and the GTA and C&N are official sponsors of the event. Together C&N, the GTA and RORC are now working hard on planning the race, with MAYAG also active in mobilizing the island’s marine businesses to service the race fleet when they arrive at Port Louis Marina.
Last week the World Maxi Association also announced it would be joining the RORC Transatlantic Race, so we will see some of the world’s largest, fastest and most impressive sailing yachts arriving in Grenada at the end of the year. This will significantly raise the country’s profile in the international yachting market, and is another example of how Camper & Nicholsons Marinas are helping to drive this vital part of the Grenadian economy.