By admin ~ January 1st, 2014. Filed under: Caribbean Currents.
Competitive sailors and those who love the Caribbean’s rum- soaked regatta parties no longer must choose between two events on the same weekend. The Caribbean Sailing Association (CSA) headquartered in St. Maarten—headed up by St. Thomas’ Olympic silver medalist and America’s Cup skipper Peter Holmberg—has worked hard through its Calendar Committee to nearly eliminate overlaps, especially during the ultra-busy March and April months. “Two years ago there was no central authority regulating or coordinating regattas,” Holmberg explains. “New events were being added, and some small events had grown large where their overlap caused problems.”
This year’s revamped calendar (caribbean-sailing.com) lists 19 major regattas from January through the end of April. “The CSA is working hard to grow the region into a prominent position in the international racing circuit,” says Holmberg. “We hope sailors will come from around the world to enjoy our great sailing conditions and friendly island hospitality.”