Grenada Carriacou Regatta Festival


Carriacou Regatta Festival is a mere boat racing event in Hillsborough Bay, Carriacou. The festival has grown to become the biggest annual summer festival in the Caribbean. Held over Grenada’s Emancipation weekend each year, this event is one you don’t want to miss. Come and celebrate the 2011 Carriacou Regatta’s 46th Anniversary from July 24 to August 2. The Grenada Carriacou Regatta Festival is where you can truly experience the unique traditions of Carriacou and its sister islands.
Grenada Carriacou Regatta Festival

This festival started in 1965 and was based at Tyrrel Bay, however the festival has grown and Hillsborough Bay now joins in the fun. A great way to enjoy a traditional event, while you relax and view the friendly sailing sport in Grenada. Or share in the excitement of competing in this year’s event which featured great weather, challenging boat races courses, and vibrant entertainment ashore at both Hillsborough and Tyrrel Bay. Enjoy the exciting skills and captaincy of some of the Caribbean’s best boatmen as they battle for supremacy in the different classes of boats.

The regatta race events focus mainly on locally and regionally built work boats with some twelve different classes of boats, ranging from 14 to 35 feet in length. A grand festival that includes a large number of sporting and cultural activities, Grenada Carriacou Regatta Festival also features other aspects of the festival, including donkey racing, greasy pole, road races, Miss Wet T-shirt, and the Miss Aquaval Queen Pageant, with participation from Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Canouan, Union Island, St Vincent and the Grenadines; and of course, host island, Carriacou.

Spend this summer in Carriacou and have fun at Grenada’s foremost festival, the annual Carriacou Regatta Festival. Boasting more boats, more sailing and more fetes, you will enjoy the exciting surrounding with happy faces that are pleased with the event, regardless if they won a prize or no