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Sailing Enthusiasts Head to the Grenada Sailing Festival

by Lindsay Tessis on 26 Jan 2011
Sailing Grenada Board of Tourism GBT
The Grenada Sailing Festival, In Grenada, West Indies, attracts sailing enthusiasts from all over the world and for the first time in 2011 it will feature two consecutive weekends of racing and activities.

Starting on Friday, January 28, the Grenada Sailing Festival with presentation partners Port Louis and Camper & Nicholsons, will host four days of competitive racing off the island’s southern coast, based out of the new Port Louis Marina. There will be a mix of popular and new courses to provide challenging sailing for top quality international keelboats from the UK, USA and Europe, along with strong competition from local yachts from Grenada and the Caribbean Region.

Once the racing is over, participants will be treated to a great party based at Camper & Nicholsons’ Port Louis Marina, plus a surprise new venue, and the ever-popular Dodgy Dock at True Blue Bay Resort & Marina. The event will run from January 28 until February 1.

Stay on in Grenada as the sailing excitement continues. For the first time, Grenada Sailing Festival will present the traditional Digicel Independence Workboat Regatta the following weekend, February 5 and 6. This fantastic crowd-pleasing event based on Grand Anse Beach will be staged as part of Grenada’s Independence celebrations. Visitors will enjoy the two days of highly competitive sailing between local communities and will also be treated to cultural song and dance, steel pan and traditional drum performances, arts and crafts, games and fun for all the family in the new Heritage Village.

The 2011 double event is run by the Grenada Sailing Festival with presentation partners Port Louis and Camper & Nicholsons, in association with the Grenada Board of Tourism. The organizers also welcome back sponsors Digicel, United Insurance, Mount Gay Rum, Heineken, Colombian Emeralds and Bank of Nova Scotia. For more information, visit www.grenadasailingfestival.com

About Grenada Board of Tourism
The Grenada Board of Tourism objective is to market and promote Grenada as a preferred year round Caribbean tourist destination, while also providing technical and managerial support to the travel trade, industry partners and airlines. For more information on Grenada contact the Grenada Board of Tourism office in Toronto at 416-595-1339, email at tourism@grenadaconsulate.com or visit www.grenadagrenadines.com

How to Get to Grenada from Canada
Grenada can be reached via Air Canada Vacations that operates a seasonal direct flight from Toronto to Grenada (Sunday departure with easy connections from major Canadian gateways available at www.aircanadavacations.com) from December until April. AC operates year round daily flights from Toronto to Barbados (Saturday & Sunday departure from Montreal) with connections on LIAT to Grenada. Caribbean Airlines operate regularly scheduled flights from Toronto to Barbados and Trinidad with connections on LIAT to Grenada. West Jet operates a flight from Toronto to Barbados with connections on LIAT to Grenada year round.

Media contacts: Maureen Wright; Email: pr@lma.ca
Lindsay Tessis; Email: lindsayt@lma.ca
Phone: 800-387-1399/416-440-2500; Fax: 416-440-2504
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