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A close finish at PCYC Hobie Cat Match Races. Photo: Dieter Burkhalter
A close finish at PCYC Hobie Cat Match Races. Photo: Dieter Burkhalter

Petite Calivigny Yacht Club to Host More Hobie Cat Match Races

Petite Calivigny Yacht Club
Grenada Club to Host More Hobie Cat Match Races

The Petite Calivigny Yacht Club (PCYC) is the newest yacht club on the island of Grenada. It was established in 2010 and is headquartered at Le Phare Bleu Marina on the island’s south coast. Formed by a group of boating enthusiasts to support yachting events and water sports, particularly in the Calivigny Bay area, the club organizes small boat races and other water-related events that offer sailors of all skill levels and age groups a friendly environment in which to learn more about boating, and also an opportunity to participate in water sport activities.

One of the most popular events hosted by the PCYC is their Hobie Cat match races, which have been held once a year for the past three years. All have been successful, lots of fun, and all have gone off like clockwork. Even Mother Nature couldn’t dampen the racing spirit at their most recent races on January 20th when unseasonably light winds caused overly calm race conditions; the Club simply rescheduled the day’s activities and the competition was completed the following weekend. Despite the weather, the PCYC was delighted to see a lot of new faces at the event, both racers and spectators, and were even more pleased with the record number of race participants.

Feeling optimistic due to the increasing popularity and turnout at this and previous races, the PCYC has now committed to hosting more Hobie Cat match races. “We’ve been encouraged by the increasing interest that our Hobie Cat races have generated in Grenada,” stated club Commodore, John Whitsett, at the end of the races, “and as a result, I’d like to officially announce that the PCYC now plans to host two Hobie Cat Match Races in Grenada every year, in January and July.”

Although small by most standards (the last race had 16 racers), the PCYC’s Hobie Cat match races have been growing in popularity over the years.

Another source of pride to the Club is that their races bring together a very diverse group of people – from local residents to island holiday-makers and visiting cruisers – and racers’ ages are varied as well; mostly from youth to adult, but a few old salty-dog seniors bear proof to the fact that there is no age limit to having fun.

The PCYC welcomes new racers as well as new members. For more information on memberships and upcoming club events, visit: www.pcycgrenada.com

Petite Calivigny Yacht Club News submitted by Connie Martin

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