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Join the CSA Sailors Hour Tuesday January 12, 2021

by Caribbean Sailing Association 10 Jan 2021 08:22 PST January 12, 2021
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The Caribbean International Racing Season is a few weeks away. Even though some international crews are unable to get to their usual race destinations this year, there are enough crews already in the Caribbean or still able to get here to ensure that the season can go ahead, albeit with modified events.

Most islands continue to operate with health restrictions in place with regards to social distancing, mask wearing and sanitization along with limited gatherings. Even under these trying circumstances, local club sailing has seen an increase in participation and the boats are ready to welcome overseas crews to their annual regattas.

The challenge of quarantine and testing remains one of the biggest hurdles and is different island by island. Each island has to work within the laws set out locally. Vice President of the CSA and Regatta Director of the St. Maarten advises, "If you are planning on moving between islands then the logistical complexities may be better worked out for you by using a management company. Each island has its own locally based companies or regional based company such as BWA. They have representation across the islands and can assist with the logistics of ingress and egress by island on behalf of the yacht and offer advice on testing and the best places to get it. It's a paid service but may well be the best option for campaigning boats. Another option is contacting the local marine associations."

Although events will be modified to ensure local protocols are adhered to off the water, on the water the racing will be as good as usual. Sailors can count on our consistently exciting Caribbean racing conditions of long sunny days, strong tradewinds and warm water.

President of the CSA and Antigua Sailing Week, Alison Sly-Adams says, "We'd like to invite anyone who has questions about the upcoming Caribbean racing season to join our next 'Sailors Hour' and ask regattas organisers from around the region their questions. The Zoom call will take place on Tuesday, 12 January, 2021 at 12 pm AST and is open to any crews who want to hear about the upcoming season and ask relevant questions to assist in their planning.'

See the full line up of events here.

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