After the devastating hit of Hurricane Ivan on Grenada, two good pieces of news are coming from the LaSource Grenada Sailing Festival. Firstly, it has been confirmed that the event will be taking place on its original dates of 28 January to 1 February 200
The organizers will be looking forward to welcoming entries from as many of its faithful Festival friends and supporters as possible. Secondly, the event will be joined by a new Premier Festival Sponsor, ComNav Marine Ltd., based in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.
Since 1994 the Festival, with its unique mix of international yachts and traditional wooden, bamboo rigged workboats, has become a very special event for Grenada, one to which friends return again and again. In 2004 the LaSource Grenada Sailing Festival was featured as one of the five top Caribbean Regattas in the prestigious American yachting magazine Sailing World. With this history, the Festival organizers have been determined to go ahead and stage its 2005 event as a very positive message from all in Grenada.
Mr. David MARTIN of ComNav Marine said, "Our participation in the LaSource Grenada Sailing Festival is the first of many initiatives that Comnav Marine Ltd. will be undertaking to raise our product awareness in North America and the Caribbean. We hope to display our new NX2 Fast Data Exchange sail racing instruments and software and bring them to the attention of the Caribbean Yacht Racing community."
Also commenting on the announcement, Mr James ROBINSON, Chairman of the LaSource Grenada Sailing Festival, said. "We are delighted to welcome ComNav Marine Ltd. to the event. Gaining the support of such a major international company in the marine industry is a great boost for the Festival, particularly at this time as we fight back from the devastating effects of Hurricane Ivan. This news will help to keep our event and Grenada on the world map for quality sailing. Even as an intimate, fun Regatta in the Caribbean, we pride ourselves in maintaining a reputation for running a professional, high-class event. We believe that through our partnership with ComNav Marine, a company also dedicated to quality and high standards, the LaSource Grenada Sailing Festival will go from strength to strength."
The entry form is on the Festival's official website at the address below. Entries can be emailed, sent by posted to LaSource Grenada Sailing Festival, PO Box 98, St. George's, Grenada; or faxed to (473) 440 4811. For more information contact Sarah Baker at the Festival office at True Blue Bay Resort, on (473) 440 4809 or (473) 456 0914.