Creating a colourful spectacle for those on and off the sea, the annual LaSource Grenada Sailing Festival will celebrate its 13th year from January 27th - 31st, 2006. The festival, which since its inception in 1994, has been instrumental in placing Grenada on the world map for international sailing in the Caribbean, will feature a mix of international yachts and traditional wooden, bamboo-rigged workboats competing together in four days of racing Spice Island Style.
The LaSource Grenada Sailing Festival is also well known for its provision of special entertainment for the entire family. This includes everything from fun dinghy races for the youngsters to hard fought competition within the fleet of ocean-going international yachts.
Each day of racing ends with a grand party at a different picturesque waterside restaurant where guests will enjoy delicious local food and drink, while listening to live music that ranges from African drummers to local folk singers, as well as DJ’s and reggae bands.
The highlight of the festival for many, though, will come on both Saturday and Sunday when the traditional workboats battle it out for the honour of being Grenada’s National Champion, as well as for the chance to win cash prizes of US$1,000, $500 and $250.
Over those two days, more than 5,000 people will visit the beach to watchn and enjoy the festivities.