Grenada is kicking off a series of sailing events and regattas for your clients to enjoy through 2022. Grenada is globally recognized as a major draw for pleasure boating, yachting and fishing events. Grenada boasts eight globally recognized marinas in the numerous bays and inlets across this tropical paradise. The location of Grenada provides safe anchorage and berthing for visiting yachts and charters during the hurricane season, which makes insurance less costly compared to other destinations.
Grenada’s main St. George’s harbor is a horseshoe-shaped bay, where marine enthusiasts can cruise out for excursions above and below the water. The island’s blue waters and colorful corals make the destination a draw for snorkeling and scuba diving. Most recently, Grenada’s iconic Underwater Sculpture Park, innovatively designed to act as a coral reef, was renovated, providing an even more amazing experience to view the diverse marine life. Island hopping between sister islands Carriacou and Petite Martinique is also a key attraction.
“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,” said Petra Roach, CEO, Grenada Tourism Authority, in a press statement. “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.”
Fishing and boating adventures include:
Spice Island Billfish Tournament 2022
The 52nd Republic Bank Spice Island Billfish Tournament will take place from Jan. 25-29, 2022, at the Grenada Yacht Club. The Spice Island Billfish Tournament first started in 1964 for fishing enthusiasts and invites visitors to plan their trip to Grenada to participate. For more information, visit sibtgd.com.
Grenada Sailing Week 2022
Grenada’s premier sailing event, Grenada Sailing Week, will take place Jan. 27-30, 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. For more information, visit grenadasailingweek.com.
Royal Ocean Racing Club Transatlantic Race 2022
The RORC Transatlantic Race is a global high-powered competitive sailing event with a world class fleet of multihulls and monohulls 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 an 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. For more information, visit rorc.org.
Viking Explorers Transatlantic “Friendly” Rally 2022
The 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. For more information, visit www.vikingexplorersrally.com.
In addition, Grenada’s Petite Martinique Whitsuntide Regatta is scheduled for May/June 2022, and the Carriacou Regatta for August 2022.