After a week of fun-filled, action-packed racing across our seas, the Grenada Sailing Week bid farewell to participants and guests in a spectacular closing ceremony and party held at Prickly Bay Marina.
Prickly Bay, a historic sponsor of the event, hosted the closing ceremony for the second year in a row. Following the prize-giving ceremony, sailors, sponsors and supporters of the sailing festival were treated to a delightful evening. The amazing entertainment lineup, included Fire Dancers, Tivoli Drummers, live steel pan music, a dramatic firework display and a closing performance by Soul Deep.
Commenting on the festival and the large crowd at the closing, Darren Turner, Managing Director of Prickly Bay Marina commented, “In keeping with the fun-filled spirit of Sailing Week and the amazing response from last year’s closing ceremony, we decided to host the closing event again this year, with an even more extravagant show.”
Earlier that evening, prizes were awarded to teams securing top places in the week’s event. Awards were presented in 6 categories, however it was Apero captained by Grenadian, Jason Fletcher, which cruised away with the top prize of Best Performing Boat.
Of particular note in this year’s Sailing Week, was the participation of a number of J24 racers, which allowed the committee to have an additional racing category specifically for this class of boat.
This year, the seas were calm and ideal for smooth sailing and exciting racing. The yachting industry continues to grow in Grenada and Sailing Week plays a significant role in making this happen.
In closing, Mr Turner stated, “Prickly Bay Marina will continue to support the industry in any way possible through sponsorship support and showcasing the best Grenada has on offer to our visitors. We are looking forward to seeing a number of these boats cruise back to our island at different times throughout the year.”