Grenada is getting ready for three great events in January!
Budget Marine Spice Island Bill Fish Tournament – 22 January – 26 January
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.
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!
United Insurance Work Boat Regatta – 2nd & 3rd February
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!