Sailing

 Grenada is known as an excellent area for sailing, in which one finds throughout the year good wind conditions and can anchor safely. Carriacou is used by many amateur sailors as a starting point for an extended cruise through the islands of the Grenadines. Accordingly, there are many companies operating which offer sailing boats and trips with or without crew.

Tour-operators also offer short cruises on sailboats, for example day trips or trips to the sunset and into the evening. And who desires to have lively parties can also join a party cruise aboard the Rhum Runner - there is of course plenty of rum on board!In Grenada you can also learn to sail and participate sailing courses where you receive (if you pass) an internationally recognized sailing certificate of the American Sailing Association (ASA) at the end.Those who come with their own yacht to Grenada should look at the instructions on the website www.GrenadaGrenadines.com / marina.html.

 Grenada offers a number of berths and mooring facilities and a growing number of dry docks and repair shops for small repairs to the ship. Yachts should not moor in the Grand Anse Bayor in the Carénage of Grenada and not anchor too close to the oyster beds of Carriacou. Moreover, it is prohibited to anchor closer than 200 meters from the beaches of the three main islands. After all, the bathing guests are there to enjoy their holidays.

 Throughout the year, a number of sailing competitions take place in Grenada. For instance, the Grenada Sailing Festival (January) and the monthly yacht race of the Grenada Yacht Club (www.GrenadaYachtClub.com), in which members may participate as well as guests. The latest information can be found in the Events Calendar (www.GrenadaGrenadines.com /cal.html).