A weekend of exciting competition celebrating Grenada’s Sailing Heritage on Grand Anse Beach!
2ND – 3RD FEBRUARY 2013
Grenada is a seafaring island with a long history of sea trading, fishing and boat building and even today this tradition remains one of the strongest influences in the local culture. The friendly rivalry that has always existed between closely knit communities has often been expressed in competition amongst fisherman and their boat-builders to be the fastest or the best, developing into organized regattas taking place regularly over the years.
Traditionally the boats raced were the working fishing boats of the community – 16 or 17 feet long, made from local hard woods and with masts of bamboo. Today boats are built specifically for racing and are carefully stored and maintained to be ready for competition.