LaSource Grenada Sailing Festival has been featured as one of the five top Caribbean Regattas in the prestigious American Yachting Magazine Sailing World, published in the yachting haven of Newport, Rhode Island.
In the Magazine’s October issue, yachting journalist Dan Dickison writes: “If you are going to spice up your Caribbean experience (Grenada is the “Spice Island”), consider this four-day blend of competition and rivalry with more local flavour than any other Caribbean Regatta”.
Festival Chairman, James Robinson commented. “As we are still a relatively young, growing festival, it is fantastic news to be ranked in such company as Antigua, BVI, St. Maarten and St. Thomas, all much longer established and hugely successful events. We hope this will entice even more yachtsmen to come South and join us in 2004.”
There is further good news on the 2004 Festival from the Organisers. Paul King, 2003’s Overall Winner, will be returning to defend his title, although not in his Prima 38 Serendip, but in Disco Inferno a Beneteau 47.7. Competition for Paul is heating up, particularly from the UK with Northern Child of St. Peter Port, a Swann 47 and Kracker Jack, an Olsen 40 from Manx, Isle of Man already booked to compete for the LaSource Trophy and two British Airways return tickets between Grenada and the UK. The Organisers also report that they have another crack Dutch Crew on the books again, aiming to continue the 2003 tradition of a European winner in the Charter Class.
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