Grenada Sailing Events Kick Off

Planning a last-minute trip to the Caribbean this winter? Escape the winter blues and plan a trip to Grenada to coincide with one of island’s upcoming sailing festivals.

Offering some of the best sailing in the Caribbean, Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique boast a year-round list of regattas and races that not only test the sailing skills but highlight the island’s unique blend of great sailing and great Grenadian hospitality.

Grenada Sailing Week Camper & Nicholsons Race Series, from now through February 5, invites sailors from around the world to come and “Sail de Spice.” This newly announced international yacht racing event consists of four days of competitive racing, one Lay Day on one of Grenada’s pristine beaches and six nights of hot parties. Part of the Southern Caribbean Regatta Circuit, the celebrations extend to a second weekend for a popular Work Boat Regatta from Grand Anse Beach.

The Grenada Sailing Festival Heritage Work Boat Regatta, February 2-3, traditionally features boats used for fishing from all over the island. These boats take part in Le Mans style sailing races competing in categories ranging from junior to senior. It is set against a backdrop of a beach party complete with local DJ, traditional steel pan, barbeque and lots of drinks.

The South Grenada Regatta, February 21-24, offers the thrill of sailing on warm waters, vibrant music and authentic Grenadian food. Come to Grenada for the Annual South Grenada Regatta to experience all this and more. The young and old, local and international all unite to share their love of the ocean that creates a festive atmosphere. Three major races with five categories, a pirate’s trail, dinghy racing and a huge racing party with BBQ and live music will conclude the Regatta. Prepare for an exciting weekend of great sailing and good fun at the Le Phare Bleu Marina and Boutique Hotel.

Carriacou Regatta, July 28 – August 5, is one of the most intriguingly diverse in the Caribbean. The event attracts competitors from around the world with work boats, racing boats, sailing boats and yachts. The event features races to Grenada, Union Island and Bequia, the Miss 'Aquaval' Pageant and other on shore activities and games, including the entertaining donkey race and other sporting events.