Antigua Hosts Caribbean Sailing Week 2019
06 Sep 2019
Caribbean Sailing Week combines the Caribbean Sailing Association Annual Conference alongside racing in the Caribbean Dinghy Championship and a Race Management Clinic. It is the perfect opportunity to network with key people involved in the sport of sailing in the Caribbean and takes place from October 17-20, 2019 in Antigua
An overview of the weeks programme is here: https://caribbeansailingweek.com/schedule/
Caribbean Sailing Association (CSA) Annual Conference
Who should come? Anyone involved in the management of a Yacht Club, Sailing Programme, MNA, Class Association, Regatta, Race Management and Race Officials who are interested in learning from peers and the development of our sport at a regional level.
You can chose to attend all three days or come just for the Annual General Meeting or Conference. Registration details are here: https://caribbeansailingweek.com/registration/
Caribbean Dinghy Championship
For 2019 a new race format will deliver three days of racing in four class events: Laser & Laser Radial, RS Feva and Optimist. Each class will be a Caribbean championship. A Nations Trophy will then be awarded based on criteria as described in the Notice of Race.
The new format has been designed to open up participation across more islands in the region. In addition there are two Para-sailing classes which have been added to the event, RS Venture Connect SCS (Seated Control System) and Hansa 303’s as well as a fun RS Zest Class.
Who is Eligible?
The CDC is open to members of the CSA from across the region. St. Marten, Puerto Rico and Antigua are the first three teams entered.
Notice of Race
Please click here for the Notice Of Race
Race Management Clinic
Caribbean Sailing Week is delighted to confirm that it will be hosting a Race Management Clinic on the days prior to the conference, from Tuesday 15 to Thursday 17 October, 2019. The clinic will be delivered by World Sailing Nominated PRO Fabian Bach.
The Clinic is being hosted by the CSA and therefore is an opportunity to tailor the clinic to the needs of the attending islands. It is a first step towards National and International Race Officer qualification. Representatives of National Sailing Federations and Regional Regattas should look at this as the start of the opportunity to sustain a stable succession of knowledge and practical race management competency on their island and for the region.
The cost of the clinic is US$315 per person and includes lunch and two coffee breaks per day. A food package can be purchased for breakfast and dinner daily.
There are a maximum of 25 places available on the course. To date there have been 10 registrations from Antigua, Grenada, Belize, St. Croix, Puerto Rico and registrations are on a first come first served basis so we urge people to register quickly.
To register please fill out the form here.
Caribbean Sailing Week will take place in English Harbour. The Conference will be based at Antigua Yacht Club. There are a number of hotels in the area. For full details please. Read more here