Storm damage cancels Caribbean Dinghy Championship
Published on October 31st, 2017
The Caribbean Sailing Association (CSA) has made the decision to cancel the 2017 Caribbean Dinghy Championship, which was to be hosted November 24-26 by the Trinidad and Tobago Sailing Association.
While many teams had expressed interest in participating in this year’s event, following damages caused by recent storms in several areas of the region, many teams are now focusing their efforts and resources on rebuilding their fleets and sailing programs and have therefore put plans to travel to participate in sailing events on hold until a later date.
Only three countries were able to field complete teams – Antigua, Martinique and Trinidad – and it was therefore felt that there was not an adequate competition to ensure that a Caribbean Dinghy Champion team could be identified.
The Caribbean Dinghy Championship is a unique sailing event sponsored by the CSA. It provides sailors from CSA-member islands with an opportunity to compete in teams against other member islands in a variety of popular one-design boats including Optimist, Laser, Laser Radial, 420, Laser Pico and Zoom 8, among others.
Dates and location for the 2018 Caribbean Dinghy Championship have not yet been confirmed.