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In 2012 a group of sailing enthusiasts and marine industry representatives initiated Grenada Sailing Week (GSW) to continue the keelboat regatta formerly organized since inception in 1993 by Grenada Sailing Festival (now the local workboat regatta). The first GSW event took place in Jan/Feb 2013 and since then it has become firmly established. The number of participants has increased, courses have been fine tuned for more challenging racing, classes have been added to accommodate a larger range of yachts, and a variety of venues have been selected to showcase the island of Grenada. Besides the Board members listed below, the regatta has a team of committed volunteers and a dedicated organising committee.
Meet the GSW Board of Directors
Passionate about sailing. Passionate about Grenada Sailing Week. This is the team that make this event happen.
L-R: Mike Bingley, Patrick Brathwaite, Karen Stiell, Louis Cuenoud, Brian Sylvester, Richard Szyjan
Patrick Brathwaite is the Chairman of Grenada Sailing Week. He is Grenadian born and a sailing enthusiast. His interest in sailing is more than social. He is manager of Island Water World in Grenada and with several investments in the marine sector (Grenada Marine and Shadowfax), he sees the future of sailing and Grenada as one.
Mike Bingley was born in the UK and his love of the water started many years ago. In 2002 he bought his first yacht and then sailed from the UK to the Caribbean, settling in Grenada. He is a Diesel Engineer and owns Palm Tree Marine, so not only does he enjoy racing boats, he also likes to fix them.
Richard Szyjan was born in France and from an early age sailed dinghies and windsurfers, and later 85′ racing cats. It is his continued passion to race monohulls and multihulls. He has over 23 years of nautical industry experience in sail making and rigging in the Caribbean and runs Turbulence Ltd.
Louis Cuenoud is French born and has lived and worked in the Caribbean marine industry for many years. He has a wide international racing experience and is passionate about sailing in Grenada.
Brian Sylvester is Grenadian born with a long history of international racing, and supporting and promoting both local and regional regattas and events.
Karen Stiell is our Regatta Manager. She is UK born but has made Grenada her home since 2003. She is passionate about Grenada Sailing Week and when not organising this regatta you will find her volunteering at many other regattas in the region.