Grenada is sailing into 2022 with a series of sailing events.
The island is recognized as a major draw for pleasure boating, yachting and fishing events. It boasts eight globally recognized marinas and provides safe anchorage and berthing for visiting yachts and charters during the hurricane season, which makes insurance less costly compared to other destinations.
Upcoming events include:
Spice Island Billfish Tournament 2022
52nd Republic Bank Spice Island Billfish Tournament will be from Jan. 25 to Jan. 29, 2022, at the Grenada Yacht Club. The Spice Island Billfish Tournament first started in 1964 for fishing enthusiasts and invite visitors to plan their trip to Grenada to participate. 25 boats registered to date from Caribbean and USA. http://sibtgd.com
Grenada Sailing Week 2022
Grenada Sailing Week will take place from Jan. 27 to Jan. 30, 2022 at Petite Calivigny Yacht Club. The regatta will be a one-off departure from the regular week-long regatta, with a 3-day blend of traditional Grenada Sailing Week races and the PCYC Around the Island Regatta. The first day, participants will sail the 35-mile passage from Grand Anse, Grenada to Tyrell Bay, Carriacou. Day two will be a race around Carriacou, and day three will be the return passage to Grenada. www.grenadasailingweek.com
Royal Ocean Racing Club Transatlantic Race 2022
The RORC Transatlantic Race is scheduled to start Jan. 8, 2022 from Puerto Calero, Lanzarote through Jan. 29, 2022. The 3,000 nautical-mile race across the Atlantic to Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, Grenada, has a star-studded entry list of 29 racing yachts that includes teams from Austria, Cayman Islands, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United States of America. http://rorc.org
Viking Explorers Transatlantic “Friendly” Rally 2022
Viking Explorers Transatlantic Rally is the second edition in Grenada and will take place late January/early February 2022. It’s a family-friendly exclusive rally with a maximum of 25 boats with a small fleet and a purpose of creating a friendly environment for all ages. www.vikingexplorersrally.com/
As well, Grenada’s Petite Martinique Whitsuntide Regatta is scheduled for May/June 2022, and the Carriacou Regatta for August 2022.
Petra Roach, CEO, Grenada Tourism Authority, said: “We’ve had a hiatus of events on island due to the pandemic, and we’re thrilled to be welcoming back the sailing community that continues to choose Grenada as a top destination for their events.”
Roach added: “The nautical niche is one where we’ve got competitive advantage and these events are a true testament to our island’s ability to deliver extraordinary nautical experiences.”
Sail on over to https://www.puregrenada.com/sailing/charters/ for more.