Grenada is set to play host to one of the world’s leading sailing rallies this year.
The island has partnered with the World Cruising Club to host the ninth annual ARC+ rally, which will see sailors making a transatlantic crossing from Gran Canaria to Grenada’s Camper & Nicholson’s Port Louis Marina.
“We are delighted to be working with the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) and Camper and Nicholson’s Port Louis Marina to give the ARC+ participants an exciting Caribbean arrival experience, and to bring the fleet together for the first time. We also hope that those crews that head northwards after their arrival will be able to explore Grenada and enjoy some of the best cruising in the Caribbean as they head north.”
The rally runs for five weeks, with crews arriving in Grenada expected to make landfall between Dec. 1 and Dec. 6.
“Grenada is excited to host this established world class yachting event whilst observing thorough health and safety protocols. As the Caribbean’s mecca of spices and home to the world’s first Underwater Sculpture Park, we look forward to welcoming the participants to experience our authentic culture, mouth-watering cuisine, unspoiled natural beauty and splash of adventure,” said Dr. Clarice Modeste-Curwen, Grenada’s Minist4er of Tourism.
The event is already full, with 100 boats booked.
The rally will include a prize ceremony on Dec. 9.
We are delighted to be the host venue for this year’s ARC+, a globally recognised sailing event. Our marina has recently undergone a fantastic renovation, with extra facilities for an additional 90 new berths, ranging from 12 metres – 22 metres. This enables us to be a premium destination to host international sailing events. We are so excited to welcome the ARC+ and look forward to all of the participants feeling at home at Port Louis Marina for the forthcoming season.”