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Caribbean Compass Sailing Magazine - March 2018

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MARCH 2018 CARIBBEAN COMPASS PAGE 28

— Continued from page 18 …Grenada Sailing Week 2018 Conditions ranged from rough and rainy with strong gusts on Day One of racing, to sunny skies and a reasonable breeze on Day Two, dying wind on Day Three, and very light wind on the last day, resulting in shortened racing. However, there was enough wind during this sailing week to make for quite a few exciting moments — spinnakers in the water and buoys being dragged in innovative ways. Bernie Evan- Wong’s RP37 from Antigua, Taz, got thoroughly entwined with the finish pin after volunteers gave their time and expertise to make this sailing week a success, and are sincerely appreciated. The GSW Board welcomed five new major sponsors* this year, who joined forces with the local and international companies who have been long-term supporters. Title sponsor: Island Water World; Associate Sponsor: Grenada Tourism Authority, Race Day Sponsors: Mount Gay, Sea Hawk Premier Coatings and Secret Harbour; Gold Sponsors: Spice Isle Marine Services, Nagico* and Blue Seas Caribbean*; Charter Sponsor: NSS Charter Company*; Silver Sponsors: Mount Pure Water*, Renwick, Thompson & Co*, Palm Tree Marine, Grenada Marine, Turbulence, Swiftpac and Horizon Action in the J/24 Class, as demonstrated by Shakin’, Frigate and Attitude, was typically hot and spicy! its spinnaker landed in the water, and fellow Antiguan, Cricket, a Beneteau First 35, latched onto the windward mark, after which skipper Sandy Mair’s laconic comment was, “Do you have a prize for the boat dragging a mark the farthest?” The split between racing on Grenada’s bouncy southern coast and on the flatter water of the western coast provided an interesting variety of sea conditions, and having two host venues gave a refreshing change of scene for after-race entertainment. The welcome venue was Secret Harbour in Mount Hartman Bay, with its refurbished bar and restaurant on the water, and stunning top of the hill location for a rip-roaring pirate party on the full-moon night. The final venue was Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, whose team made a big effort to fit all the boats onto the dock, despite this being a very busy season for them. With its popular Victory Bar & Restaurant and topclass facilities, this host marina provided a fitting grand finale and prize-giving party. Special mention must be made of owners of catamarans Aysha Nour, Kandor, and Grateful, who provided the three start, finish and J/24 committee boats respectively. Also North Sardinia Sail Group, a charter company new to Grenada, which provided the two accommodation catamarans for officials and volunteers. The leading Mark Boat, the Safety Boat and the VIP Boat were supplied by Grenada Marine, Island Water World and Horizon Yachts respectively. A group of close to 40 officials and Yachts, plus a further 14 Bronze Sponsors and Service Providers. The general consensus was very positive, despite the challenges of a bigger fleet and the weather. The organizing committee welcomes constructive feedback from participants, and invites all to note the dates of the Grenada Sailing Week, carded to take place from January 28th to February 2nd, 2019, when once again Julie Rule won Racer Cruiser Class II and Best Yacht of the Regatta; skipper Champy Evans and his Julie Rule crew celebrate at prizegiving racing sailors from near and far will be invited to “Spice it up in Grenada!” Visit www.yachtscoring.com/event_results_cumulative.cfm?eID=4444 for full results. New Arrival! Perkins M300C Marine Engine Commercially rated 6.6 liter engine producing 300 hp @ 2400 rpm Same size as current M225Ti Emissions compliant IMO2 Wastgate turbo charger for better low engine speed performance and faster acceleration 500 hour oil change intervals Low fuel consumption Gear driven fresh water and sea water pump Primary and secondary fuel filters 90 amp alternator MARCH 2018 CARIBBEAN COMPASS PAGE 29 Providing excellent reliability and fuel economy, while being clean, quiet and smooth in operation. Low noise, rapid starting and low emissions are achieved with advanced combustion systems that allow for precise, multiple injections within each combustion cycle, reducing fuel use and lowering emissions Call us today and mention this ad to receive a special discount

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