Taking place during the weekend of the 27th February to the 1st March, a planned new South Grenada Regatta will be a welcome addition to the island’s sailing calendar, falling neatly between the Grenada Classic and the Grenada Round the Island Race, which takes place later in March. January 10, 2009 will see the launch party for the event.
The South Grenada Regatta will centre around the Le Phare Bleu Marina, situated on the south coast of Grenada, providing an excellent location for the start and finish of the races.
The event will comprise of two main races: a “warm-up” event, the “Round Glovers Island Race,” and then the more challenging, “12° Cup,” so named because the race will follow a course marked as closely as possible to the 12° line of latitude which passes directly in front of Petit Calivigny Bay, the location of Le Phare Bleu. After having hosted the Grenada Round the Island Easter Race in 2008, the organisers are confident that two shorter races and boats centralised in one location between races, will create a highly charged atmosphere of excitement and provide much more for spectators to see.
Le Phare Bleu Marina and Holiday Resort will offer fun for family and spectators as well as racers, with a Pirate’s Trail for children and workboat race taking place on the Saturday, followed by a Junior Sailing event and Dinghy Race on the Sunday. Free berthing in the marina will be offered for all participating vessels during the weekend of the event.
Preview submitted by LePhare Bleu Marina