Sunsail Yacht Racing

Grenada Sailing Week

Upbeat, growing, increasingly competitive, loads of fun with a variety of entertainment at two welcoming full service host marinas, Port Louis Marina and Prickly Bay Marina – these are some of the comments used to describe this sailing week.

The location of this event in one of the Caribbean’s cleanest, safest and friendliest islands, where racers and cruisers are made to feel extremely welcome by all, including those running the country, is one of its best selling points, also the ever growing range and depth of marine and tourism services available.

Offering a challenging mix of sailing conditions and with more boats participating every year, the regatta continues to grow by adding more racing classes, and better courses customized to specific class needs with separate start and finish boats for increased efficiency. The regatta is quickly being established as a “must-do” regatta in the Caribbean racing circuit.

 

 

Race Entry Package Costs

Size (ft)

AUD

NZD

Details

Monohull 30-40

$ 635.00

$ 685.00

Per yacht (payable in advance with final balance payment)

Monohull 41-49

$ 635.00

$ 685.00

Monohull 50+

$ 635.00

$ 685.00

All Catamarans

$ 635.00

$ 685.00

 

 

What's Included in the Race Entry Package?

What's Included

What's Not Included

  • Race entry fees
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Race support
  • Yacht preparation and hull cleaning
  • Yacht measurement
  • Pre-race briefing
  • Flights
  • Taxi transfers
  • Local cruising taxes
  • Mooring fees
  • Departure taxes
  • Provisioning and beverages
  • Spinnakers, poles, cruising chutes - not available in the Caribbean
  • Delivery charges to/from race locations(if required)
  • Tickets & entry to official functions

 

Background Racing Information

The CSA Rating Rule belongs to the Caribbean Sailing Association (CSA) which uses a ‘time on time’ handicapping rule. A low rating means that less time will be added to your overall racing time, whereas a higher rating will have more time added to your racing time. Generally, the higher the rating, the faster the boat should sail. (For example, all else being equal, a boat with a furling mainsail will have a lower rating than a boat with a fully battened mainsail, because a fully battened mainsail will tend to increase sailing performance.)

All courses will be located in the waters surrounding the coast of Grenada and will be laid marks or point-to-point racing. (Racing formats are subject to change.)

Racing Classification – CSA Charter

Boats must be part of a recognized charter fleet and must be sailed as normally equipped by the Charter Company. Headsails shall not be poled out. Spinnaker poles or other forms of bearing out spars are not allowed. Boats must carry all the equipment normally carried on a bare boat charter except for the dinghy and its motor, oars and fuel tank. Biminis may be removed and sail covers may be tied down to the boom but not removed. Any boat found not to be in compliance is subject to protest.

Example Regatta Itinerary

This is an example intinerary only.

Day of the WeekProgram of Events
WednesdayRegatta Prep and CSA Measurement by Appointment
ThursdayRegistration, Skippers Meeting & Welcome Party
FridayRacing Day One & Red Hat Party
SaturdayRacing Day Two & Grenada Sailing Week Music Fest
Sunday - Lay DayBeach Activities at Grand Anse
MondayRacing Day Three & Pirate Party
TuesdayRacing Day Four, Awards & Spectacular Final Regatta Party

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Types of yachts

40 yrs
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