Welcome to our first newsletter! We are a small, privately owned and managed yacht charter company run by James and Jacqui Pascall, located in beautiful Grenada, the gateway to the Grenadines. In 2013 we will be celebrating 12 years of providing yacht management, brokerage, and bespoke Caribbean sailing holidays on our luxury yachts. We are looking forward to sharing this spectacular part of the world with you in our bi-monthly newsletters, and excited to bring you details about the events and special offers coming up, starting with the Toronto Boat Show and the upcoming sailing events in Grenada. Sign up to have our newsletter delivered right to your inbox for local events, sailing updates and special offers!
Toronto Boat Show
The Toronto Boat Show, the largest in Canada, runs for 10 days from the 12 -20 January 2013 and Horizon Grenada will be helping to man the stand for MAYAG, the Marine and Yachting Association of Grenada. Come and see us on stand 1541 at the Show and find out why Grenada Grenadines Yachting should be your destination of choice for 2013!
MAYAG is keen to promote Grenada as a yachting destination and demonstrate why it is perhaps one of the best kept secrets of the Caribbean! Adjoining the Caribbean’s favourite sailing grounds, Grenada Grenadines Yachting is part of the Windward Island chain and its beautiful islands have sheltered anchorages, high quality marina and boatyard facilities, a full range of yacht services, international air links and all the ingredients needed for a perfect Caribbean sailing experience.
Every year, people from all over the world delight in the culture, food, wildlife, beaches, rainforest, unique attractions and the island’s uniquely warm welcome. Grenada is quite simply an authentic, unspoilt, Caribbean yachting destination.
You can learn more about the Toronto Boat Show here: http://www.torontoboatshow.com/ and don’t forget to add stand 1541 to your visitors’ plan! Since Grenada is also known as the Isle of Spice, as a special treat we’ll be giving away samples of nutmeg, mace and cinnamon bark from Grenada’s own growers. There will also be some incredible special offers available to clients who book a yacht charter with Horizon Grenada whilst visiting the show!
Events in January & February
Budget Marine Spice Island Billfish Tournament
Horizon Yacht Charters Grenada are excited to be sponsoring The Spice Island Billfish Tournament again this year! From 23 to 26 of January, all of the action is based out of the Grenada Yacht Club located in the lagoon, St. George’s. The Yacht Club boasts an excellent dock with water, power and fuel available and is conveniently located close to the west coast fishing grounds. Now in its 44th year, the emphasis is on fun, sportsmanship and good fishing. In line with modern conservation practices, the Budget Marine Spice Island Billfish Tournament is run as a modified release event where teams are encouraged to release the majority of the billfish they catch (a camera is provided to confirm the capture) You can see all the details here: http://www.sibtgrenada.com/
Grenada Sailing Week Camper & Nicholsons Race Series
Did you know that there is a newly formed Grenada Sailing Week coming up? From 31 January to 5 February 2013, this new event replaces the keelboat regatta previously organized by the Grenada Sailing Festival & sailors from near and far are invited to come and “Sail de Spice”. International and local sponsors have joined together to ensure an exhilarating experience for both participants and spectators, with four days of competitive racing, one Lay Day on a beautiful beach, and six nights of great parties! Here is their webpage for more details: http://www.grenadasailingweek.com/
We are planning on filming as much of the action as possible, and will share the links & footage online so don’t forget to join our facebook page!
United Insurance Workboat Regatta
The Grenada Sailing Festival held 1-3 of February is always great fun, with the colourful Workboat Regatta held along stunning Grand Anse Beach. We are thrilled to be sponsors again this year – especially as it is the 20th anniversary! We will be sure to share video and photos – but if you are around why don’t you come down to the beach and join in the fun!?!
Until Next Time…
Don’t forget to check out our special offers below, and to sign off our inaugural newsletter we’d like to share with you a new video just released by MAYAG, for Grenada Grenadine Yachting. Not your typical “tourist board” video, you are taken on a visit with travelers and locals, and chatting with people offering services from provisioning & sail maker to the fruit market. An enticing peek into what we find special on, and off, the water in Grenada!