Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Workboat Regatta welcomed as part of Independence celebrations

Grenada Sailing Festival’s very popular high profile National event, the United Insurance Workboat Regatta, has been welcomed onto the official calendar of activities for the island’s 39th Independence Celebrations. The announcement was made at a launch attended by Minister of Tourism, the Honourable Dr. George Vincent, members of the Ministry of Culture, Cultural Foundation and Celebrations Committee and the Media.

Grenada Sailing Festival has been proud to run the national Work Boat Regatta for twenty consecutive years – even successfully staging the event only four months after the devastation of Hurricane Ivan, as part of a very positive ‘Build Back Better’ message to all. Over these years, the event has become
United Insurance Limited is the title sponsor
for this year’s Workboat Regatta.
extremely important as a showcase of the strong sailing heritage of Grenada and its sister islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique, and an integral part of the culture.

Commenting at the launch, Mr. Trevor Renwick, Manager, United Insurance Ltd., said: “United Insurance has been a long-term supporter of the Workboat Regatta, and as Title Sponsor for 2013, we are extremely pleased that this great National event has become a part of the official Independence Celebrations. We look forward to this partnership growing in future years.”

The Grenada Sailing Festival United Insurance Work Boat Regatta will be staged on Saturday and Sunday, February 2 and 3, on Grand Anse Beach with additional sponsorship support from the Grenada Board of Tourism; Carib; Budget Marine; Mount Gay Rum and Bryden & Minors; True Blue Bay Resort’s Dodgy Dock; Victory Bar; Coca Cola and Etang Water; Mecca Trading; Island Water World; Camper & Nicholsons Marinas; Grenlec; Boss FM; L.L Ramdhanny; Courts; DeSign Factory; Country Cold Store; CocoNet; Horizon Yacht Charters; Island Dreams Yacht Services; Grenada Postal Corporation;  Spice Isle Fish House and Spice Island Fireworks.

Organisers want to welcome record crowds to enjoy high energy action on the water and on the beach, and invite everyone to wear or carry their National colours. There will be food stalls in a Community Kitchen, where all the best traditional dishes will be on sale and a selection of drinks bars; games and activities including a Fitness Challenge and great music as usual from Festival favourite DJ Blackstorm. The whole event will be rounded off on Sunday evening with a wonderful firework display courtesy of Spice Island Fireworks.

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