A very successful 3rd edition of this start of the year regatta took place from 29 Jan to 3 Feb 2015, with smooth water on the west coast and bigger seas on the south coast of Grenada making a challenging mix of sailing conditions.
With more boats participating in Island Water World Grenada Sailing Week (GSW), a total of 39 registered from 11 countries — more classes racing (J24 One Design Class was added this year), more spinnakers flying, courses better customized to specific class needs, separate start and finish boats for increased efficiency and the weather playing ball, the 2015 edition was another step forward in establishing this regatta firmly on the Caribbean racing circuit. After race entertainment was also taken to another level, with the first ever Grenada Sailing Week Music Fest on the Saturday night, with 4 top Grenadian bands performing.
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. It is a great way to get your crew into sharp racing mode for the rest of the season. Next year’s dates are 28 Jan to 2 Feb 2016 – for more details check the website www.grenadasailingweek.com, or contact the organizers at email@example.com.
Racing Class: 1st Category 5 – Richard Szyjan, 2nd Whistler – Peter Lewis, 3rd Dingo – Mark Chapman
Racer Cruiser 1: 1st Rapajam – Ralph Johnson, 2nd Piccolo – Andrew Yates, 3rd Boxxer – Scott Watson
Racer Cruiser 2: 1st Apero – Jason Fletcher (Also Best Performing Yacht), 2nd Julie Rule, 3rd Rasmus – Dieter Huppenkothen
J24 Class: 1st Island Water World Die Hard – Robbie Yearwood, 2nd Ambushe – Stephen Bushe, 3rd Attitude – Fredric Sweeney
Classic: 1st Coral of Cowes – Richard Oswald, 2nd The Blue Peter- Matthew Barker, 3rd Galatea – Jud Tinius