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Something for Everyone!

Grenada is getting ready for three great events in January!

Budget Marine Spice Island Bill Fish Tournament – 22 January – 26 January

Bill Fish Tournament

Bill Fish Tournament

The first event is the 44th Annual Budget Marine Spice Island Bill Fish Tournament, 22 January – 26 January. This prestigious event was first held in 1964 and has been running annually since then. Boats from other islands such as Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, St. Lucia and Martinique join with anglers from all over the world to experience the great fishing grounds in Grenada. The event is held at the Grenada Yacht Club, Lagoon Road, St. George’s with its great dock facilities, where docking is free and water, electricity and fuel are available to all the yachts. Blue and White Marlin, Spearfish, Yellow Fin Tuna, Wahoo and Dolphin are captured but released to be in line with modern conservation practices. For released billfish points are given by species instead of weight, a camera will confirm the capture. Three days of fishing and a lay day promise great fun and competition.

www.sibtgrenada.com/

 Grenada Sailing Week – 31 January – 5 February

The second event is the Grenada Sailing Week, 31 January – 5 February. For the past 20 years this regatta has been run by the Grenada Sailing Festival and the dates are marked in many regatta and race calendars. The event attracts yachts from all over the world, the races are competitive and challenging.

If you do not have your own boat, take the opportunity and book your space with one of the various charter companies that offer spaces on their boats. Port Louis Marina on Lagoon Road, St.George’s is the base of the regatta and offers all the facilities that make racing even more fun. Four days racing, one lay day in between and six nights of parties make this a great event!

www.grenadasailingweek.com

 United Insurance Work Boat Regatta – 2nd & 3rd February

Work Boat Regatta Grenada

Work Boat Regatta

The third event in this series of three is the United Insurance Work Boat Regatta, 1st – 3rd February. The 20th Work Boat Regatta will be staged on the famous Grand Anse Beach with two days of spectacular racing in wooden, bamboo rigged boats. The fishing communities of Grand Mal, Gouyave, Sauteurs, Woburn and the sister islands Carriacou and Petit Martinique will compete against each other and guarantee exciting races. This event is very traditional with its colorful boats with unique names, ‘Full Force’, ‘Unity’, ‘Young Stunners’ to just name a few. The atmosphere is carnival-like with a lot of food, fun, music and great racing. This is a ‘must see’ event!

25th Grenada International Triathlon & Caribbean Championships

is in full motion! Start and finish is at Port Louis Marina, St. George’s, Grenada.
This event attracts sports people from all over the world.
Go and and cheer them on!
For detailed information visit their site at http://www.tridespice.com

Calum-Noel

Calum Noel - The Youngest Participant

Sachin Sakar from Trinidad

Sachin Sakar from Trinidad

Anthony-Lees

Anthony Lees from UK

Marc-De-Caul

Marc De Caul - Organiser

Olympic winners

Olympic winners

38th Anniversary of Grenada’s Independence

If you wonder why everywhere you look you see a sea of red, green and gold, it is because Grenada is celebrating its 38th Anniversary of Independence on 7th February 2012.
The theme this year is “Breaking all barriers, striving for greater achievements under one flag”
There is a lot happening throughout the island, we will just pick a few events:
6th February, St. Andrew
Parish Day – Cultural Fiesta/Cultural
Display/ Fire Works
7th February, 2pm: National Stadium
– Pageant
– Display by fish vendors, fishermen, farmers, tourist vendors, Maypole, Shortknee, Veiux coux, and other traditional mas
– Display of arts and craft
– Military Parade with display of national flag.

7th February, 5pm: Carenage, St. George
Cultural event and Fireworks Display
(Culmination of St. George’s Parish Day )

Enjoy a weekend filled with activities!

For all the Art Lovers

Tonight is the opening of the 48th Annual Art Show. About 200 pieces from local artists are on display. Go and check it out!

For all who missed the opening or want to see the art work again, the show is open until 28 April.

Check out their website: http://grenadaartscouncil.blogspot.com/ or go to their facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Grenada-Arts-Council/196365887056194