The yachting community brings in a lot of revenue to Grenada and is an active and thriving industry. Le Phare Bleu Marina & Boutique Hotel wanted to celebrate this community and also attract yachts from other islands to come to Grenada. Due to this desire they held the first South Grenada Regatta in February 2009. The Regatta was a huge success so much so that they launched the dates for the second South Grenada Regatta (SGR) at a special launch reception last Friday. The 2010 dates are 26th – 28th February.
Richard Strachan, in his capacity as Chairman of the Grenada Board of Tourism, said that he was truly encouraged by the fact that so many Sponsors from the last Regatta were still on board, plus some new and significant Sponsors had been secured to support this professionally run Regatta. Damon Du Bois, Marketing & Sales Manager for Westerhall Estate Ltd, also said how pleased Westerhall were to be supporting the event for a second year and that Westerhall were using their sponsorship opportunity to promote their Westerhall Plantation Rum.
Jana Caniga, owner of Le Phare Bleu Marina and co-founder of the SGR, explained that after the very successful first South Grenada Regatta the committee sat down and discussed what they could do to enhance the experience for participants and spectators. They decided to shorten some of the courses and add a third race. The Junior Dingy Sailing will be held on the Saturday and the Sunday is for the prize giving, relaxation, family and fun. One significant change is the registration fee, it is only US$50 per vessel. If you have not been to a Sailing Regatta before then here is your opportunity to get involved and find out what all the fuss is a about. The main attraction for families is the fabulous Pirates Trail which takes place on the Saturday and Sunday.
The SGR Committee would like to thank all their sponsors and supporters especially Westerhall Estate Limited, Netherlands Insurance, Real Value and Le Phare Bleu Marina & Boutique Hotel.
For more information on the South Grenada Regatta please call 444 2400 or visit www.southgrenadaregatta.com