Our Role

The role of Grenada Sailing Association

The Grenada Sailing Association was formed as the national administrative body and registered in June, 1997. Currently, the Association works toward these goals:

  1. Encourage, support and endorse yachting activities among GSA members in key areas including: Junior Sailing; Dinghy Racing; Keelboat Racing; Work Boat Racing and Community Sailing; Regattas and Sailing Events.

  2. Provide guidance on rules governing sailing competitions and the conduct of sailing competitions among the members of the Association.

  3. Exercise advisory jurisdiction over activities carried out by the members of the Association.

  4. Foster and support educational programs and training for amateur yachtsmen, with particular emphasis on juniors and youth, for the long-term goal of participation in international, national and intersectional competitions.

  5. Encourage and develop public interest in the participation of Grenadian sailors in all national, intersectional and international event.

  6. Support and encourage all activities and events which promote Grenada as a destination for sailing and racing events


Grenada Sailing Association is a National Member of the following organisations:

World Sailing (ISAF)

World Sailing is the world governing body for the sport of sailing, officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).


Royal Yachting Association

The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) is the national body for all forms of boating, including dinghy and yacht racing, motor and sail cruising, RIBs and sports boats, powerboat racing, windsurfing, canal and river boat cruising, and personal watercraft.


Caribbean Sailing Association

The mission of the Caribbean Sailing Association is to promote sailing within the region, and Caribbean sailing to the world. The CSA also administers Rating Rules to provide a simple and fair handicap system for racing.


International Optimist Dinghy Association

IODA is the international body that groups national Optimist associations in charge of the regulation and development of the Optimist sailing in each country.