Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg

Published on August 17th, 2022

It is an odd paradigm that as the world has become more technically advanced, allowing us to function more efficiently, that we now have less time. Blame it on increasing competition on land which has taken away from our fun-time on the water.

Gone is the multi-week SORC around Florida, finishing in Nassau. Gone is the two-week Snipe Winter Circuit that began in Florida and finished in Nassau (a pattern?). The Lightning Circuit has shrunk. The Big Boat Series has shrunk. Any more efficiency and we’ll all be e-sailors.

But one can dream, and when the Caribbean Sailing Association years ago lined up its winter schedule to enhance participation, the possibility of island racing from January to May become an option.

Each island has its own unique regatta, offering competitive racing using the CSA Rating Rule as the handicap system and/or one design ratings where appropriate. The events are scheduled to allow competitors, officials, spectators and media to sail from one event to the next and race as many events as they’d like to through the season.

Like we said, one can dream, particularly when it includes warm waters, big seas, and consistent tradewind racing that begins in Barbados and ends in Antigua with a cruise ship itinerary in between. Pour the Painkiller and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg… 2023 is the year!

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