Five Year Plan for Caribbean Circuit
Published on July 19th, 2017
The Caribbean Sailing Association has updated its Caribbean Winter Series Regatta Calendar with dates through to 2022. The organisation has worked tirelessly over the past few years to eliminate crossover of dates between regattas in order for each event to get maximum participation and to remove, as much as possible, the need for sailors to choose between events due to overlapping dates.
Members of the CSA Calendar Committee work together with regattas across the region to try to achieve the sweet spot on timing. Of the calendar, Committee member and professional sailor Peter Holmberg says: ‘Management of the calendar is working well. It provides critical dates info that sailors and owners need for effective long term planning of race campaigns.’
Less overlap means boat owners, sailors and race charter operators from around the world who wish to campaign their boats through the islands during the winter season can move between regattas with (just) enough time to prepare and provision.
It also means the industry around the sport, including the media and sponsors, can cover and be more involved on the ground at more events. Ultimately, we are all involved in the business of the sport of sailing so it is common sense to take this approach.