Global yacht charter, training
and events company Ondeck have confirmed entry of one of their fleet of
magnificent Farr 65 ocean racing yachts for the 2011 Grenada Sailing Festival,
which will run
from its Home Port and Race HQ at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina from
Friday 28 January to Tuesday 1 February. Spirit of Juno is
sailing to join the Festival direct from Barbados, where she has just taken
part in the new prestigious Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race, winning the much
sought after title of ‘Fastest Monohull’.
Ondeck have a reputation for providing
some of the most exciting and friendly sailing experiences at all of the major
Caribbean regattas, as well as giving sailors and non sailors the chance to
participate in Trans-Atlantic sailing, as well as major race events in the UK
and the USA, with Royal Yachting Association bases in the UK, Portugal and
Antigua.
 Grenada
Sailing Festival organisers are pleased to welcome Ondeck to the event, and
look forward to working with the company to bring a bigger fleet of these high
performance yachts to the event in the future.
Final preparations are now
being made for the event,
From entries received to
date, event organisers look forward to welcoming a high proportion of new
visiting yachts, skippers and crews, including an all-female crew from Cowes,
Isle of Wight – the home of sailing in the UK. The Racing Classes will also
cover a wide range of yacht types, designs and skills – from competitive racers
to cruisers and charters, plus this year for the first time, a traditional Sloop,
built in Windward on the sister island of Carriacou.
Once
again the Grenada Sailing Festival will be characterised by a great mix of
competitive sailing, followed by fun parties and entertainment based at the
newly built Victory Bar at Port Louis Marina. There will also be a chance for
new entrants to enjoy another one of Grenada’s attractive waterside venues,
with a party at the Dodgy Dock, True Blue Bay Resort. 
The
2011 Festival will again offer two week-ends of exciting sailing, with the traditional
Grenada Sailing Festival Digicel Work Boat Regatta taking place on Grand Anse
Beach on the following week-end 5 & 6 February, as a central part of the
island’s National Independence Celebrations. The all-action competition on the
water between the sailing communities will be matched on the beach with Beach
Aerobics, a Fitness Challenge and Strong Man competition courtesy of Body &
Soul Gym, as well as the ever popular Bungee Run with Horizon Yacht Charters
and Fun Five Aside Football sponsored by Courts. There will be something for
everyone, so make sure to get to Grand Anse beach and join in the Independence
week-end celebrations.
The Grenada Sailing Festival wishes to
thank its sponsors and supporters: the Grenada Board of Tourism; Camper &
Nicholsons Marinas; Digicel; United Insurance; FLOW; ScotiaBank; Mount Gay Rum
& Heineken with their agent Bryden & Minors; Budget Marine; True Blue
Bay Resort; The Moorings; North South Wines; The Victory Bar & Restaurant;
Coca Cola; SOL EC Ltd.; American Airlines; British Airways; The Moorings; Island
Dreams Yacht Services; Horizon Yacht Charters; Independence Agencies; Turbulence
Ltd; Court’s; Deyna’s Tasty Foods; Grenada Electrical Contractors; Southern
Electrical; Steele’s Auto Supplies; Grenlec and Glenelg Spring Water.
SOURCE: Grenada Sailing Festival

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