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CSA 5 year Calendar, RORC Transatlantic Race and CSA Members News.
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PRESIDENT'S  LETTER

Dear Members and Friends:

We’ve had a very busy past few months with the CSA AGM and Annual Conference recently behind us.  I’d like to thank the almost 50 delegates who attended the Conference in Antigua in late October for their contributions to making it the great success that it once again was.  There was broad participation from member stakeholders across the region which guaranteed enlightening and sometimes challenging discussions about progressing our sport of sailing in the Caribbean region.

We have taken a lot away from the Conference and now have plenty of work to do to move forward with the various projects that were identified during the meetings.  Key projects for the coming year include development of a regional Sailing Certification Program and ongoing sailing development projects, further development of the CSA Rating Rules, continued discussion and interaction with MNAs and Group O representatives, as well as the ongoing calendar and marketing committee projects.

During the Conference a Facebook closed discussion group was created to make it easier for members across the region to share ideas and information in an easy manner throughout the year.  We encourage all members to join the discussion group by searching Caribbean Sailing Association Membership on Facebook and requesting to join the group.  There will also soon be a members’ log-in area on the website that will include plenty of information and resources for all of us.  More on that in the near future.

As always there is no shortage of CSA and member news to share with you so please read on and enjoy.

Fair winds!

Kathy Lammers, President

 
RORC TRANSATLANTIC RACE LANZAROTE TO GRENADA
The 3rd edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race started without a hitch in ideal conditions outside Marina Lanzarote. With a gentle breeze and slight sea state, it was a comfortable start to the 2,865 nautical mile ocean race to Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina in Grenada, West Indies. The three fastest yachts have chosen to head north of the rhumb line. Once they have rounded Tenerife, the decision to continue north or dive south will become clear. Read more here.
KATHY LAMMERS RE- ELECTED PRESIDENT OF CSA


President Kathy Lammers, also Chairman of the Regatta Organising Committee for Antigua Sailing Week, was voted back in to lead the Caribbean Sailing Association for another year.

For more information
read more here.

VACANCIES - CSA MEASURERS
The CSA is looking for people interested in becoming CSA measurers.  A CSA measurer measures boats to assign a rating using the CSA rating rule. There are two main rules; the CSA Monohull Rule and the CSA Multihull Rule. 

The measurer primarily measures boats in his or her home region but may be asked to travel to other islands to assist in the run up to a regatta.
Read how to apply here.
CSA CALENDAR OF EVENTS
The Caribbean big boat racing season now has its place firmly established on the international racing circuit. From January through early May every year, the world’s best racing yachts now set their schedule to include the Caribbean Tour. Read more on the 2017 -2021 Calendar here.

Please find a full list of Caribbean wide events here – if your event is not listed please submit your event dates now.
 GRENADA SAILING WEEK DISCOUNTS

Only two days left to take advantage of Grenada Sailing Week's registration discount. Enter and pay by tomorrow, November 30th, for US $90 entry fee.Discounts on LIAT flights to and from Grenada also end on November 30th so book your flights now. Read more here.

MEMBER NEWS
Notice of Race for the 50th ASW and the Peters & May Round Antigua race. Read more here.
Register now for STIR and win free performance t-shirts. Read more here.
Antigua Bermuda Race gathers momentum. Read more here.

 
Gill North America renews sponsorship of St Maarten Heineken Regatta. Read more here.
 
Nine BVI Optimist sailors competed in 24th St Croix International regatta. Read more here.

 
Inaugural Carey Olsen Double-Handed Race results and more. Read more here.


 
New sponsor for Les Voiles de Saint Barths 2017. Read more here.
 
Win a trip for two to St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. Read more here.



 
Peters & May commits to two-year sponsorship of Antigua Sailing Week. Read more here.
UPCOMING  EVENTS                                          
The Carlos Aguilar Match Race 1st - 4th December 2016. Read more here.
 Bobby's Marina La Course de L'Alliance 2nd - 4th December 2016. Click here.
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