Coordinating the Caribbean Racing Circuit
Published on October 5th, 2015
The Caribbean Sailing Association (CSA) has fostered an agreement among the major Caribbean International regattas to a long term schedule in order to better assist owners and crews in their planning. The goal was for the member regattas to work together in a unified effort to make the Caribbean racing circuit better coordinated for the benefit of all.
The 2015-2019 International Calendar can be found here.
Peter Holmberg, President of the CSA, stated that “the CSA calendar committee worked hard with the various events to avoid overlapping event dates. Once this was achieved, the natural next step was getting everyone to buy in to a long term schedule. The upside is for everyone– the sailors who get to attend more events, the events that get greater attendance and publicity by ‘owning’ their time slot and the islands that get more visitors and the associated revenue. It is a win-win for everyone, and by working together, the entire region will grow.”
There are also many regional and local events that take place throughout the year which the CSA also list in their Regattas section of their website, allowing visiting yachtsmen to plan and enjoy the atmosphere around the events. For the full calendar of all CSA member events, click here.
The CSA promotes sailing within the region, and Caribbean sailing to the world. The CSA also administers Rating Rules to provide a simple and fair handicap system for racing. Additionally, the CSA serves as a forum for yacht clubs, regattas, sailing organizations and sailors throughout the Caribbean to coordinate interests and events, exchange ideas and best practices, and combine voices to achieve broader exposure to the international community. For more information visit the CSA website.