Press Release – 17 October 2020
Grenada Sailing Week scheduled for 31 January to 5 February 2021 Cancelled until 2022.
After long deliberation and consideration of the current challenges posed by the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Board of Directors and Organising Authority of Grenada Sailing Week have taken the difficult decision to cancel the Grenada Sailing Week 2021 event.
Brian Sylvester, the Chairman of the Board of Directors explains, “There is too much ongoing uncertainty to be able to confidently host the event, which in 2020 attracted 40 participating boats from over 20 different countries. We have built up an excellent reputation of putting on a professional yet friendly event which has become one of the ‘go to’ regattas on the Caribbean CSA circuit. With the uncertainty caused by the pandemic restrictions in place not only in Grenada but worldwide, we feel cancellation of the event is the best decision under the circumstances. We will be back in 2022 for our published dates on the CSA Calendar of 30 January – 4 February 2022.”
With so much uncertainty it is becoming harder and harder to plan for all contingencies. The Board of Directors and Organising Authority of Grenada Sailing Week feel it is not possible to hold the regatta successfully and ensure the absolute safety of all involved. In addition the increasing financial implications and travel restrictions currently in place – which are predicted to remain the same for the coming months, bring uncertainty to the sponsorship support and the number of teams that would realistically be able to travel to Grenada. This only adds to the logistical difficulty in the planning and organization of the regatta for 2021.
On a final note, we would like to thank our loyal sponsors and supporters over the years and send our very best wishes to the other events within our CSA Regatta family. We encourage all sailors in the region to give your upmost support to these events in these challenging times.
About Grenada Sailing Week
Grenada Sailing Week takes place annually the last week in January / first week in February. This highly anticipated regatta kicks off the Caribbean sailing season with the cool trades of the winter months in the beautiful blue waters of Grenada . Open to everyone, it is four days of fun and exciting racing against some very competitive boats, six nights of fabulous parties and a lay day (with dock parties) usually held between two host marina showcasing the best Grenada has to offer. The spectacular final night party is an up-scale event with a great vibe held under the stars. After prize giving participants and party goers can dance the night away with the sand between their toes to local artists and performers.
Grenada Sailing Week still retains its West Indian Charm and is known for its great camaraderie between skippers and crews, drawing sailors from all over the world, many returning year after year to ‘Spice It Up’ in Grenada.