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Grenada crests the ocean wave, signing four-year contract with RORC and Camper & Nicholsons

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Pure Grenada to host the finish of RORC Transatlantic Race until 2020.

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L to R: Francine Stewart, Marketing Manager, Grenada Tourism Authority; Eddie Warden Owen, Chief Executive, Royal Ocean Racing Club; Patricia Maher, CEO, Grenada Tourism Authority and Commodore of the Royal Ocean Racing Club, Michael Boyd © Phil Gammon/GTA

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Pure Grenada, the Spice of the Caribbean has signed an agreement with The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) and Camper & Nicholsons Marinas Limited to host the finish of the prestigious transatlantic yacht race for the next four years. Competitors will depart from Calero Marinas Marina Lanzarote to tackle 2,995 nautical miles before arriving at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina in Grenada, with this year’s start date confirmed for Saturday 25 November.

RORC is an exclusive yacht club with 4100 members and the world’s premier organiser of racing for offshore yachts. This year is the fourth edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race - an annual event organised in association with the International Maxi Association (IMA). Twenty-two entries, with crews from around the world will be racing in a diverse range of boats from 10 m (33 feet) to 30.5 m (100 feet).

Pure Grenada CEO, Patricia Maher said: “Grenada is delighted to welcome one of the world’s most prestigious yacht races to our shores, a move that confirms the stature of our yachting infrastructure and tourism attractions. Racing teams, yacht owners, and their supporters will all enjoy a very warm welcome in Grenada over the coming years and can find plenty of ways to celebrate, from rum tasting and fine dining, to our cultural experiences, verdant rainforest and beautiful white sandy beaches.”

RORC Chief Executive, Eddie Warden Owen said: “We are delighted that Grenada want to host the finish of our Transatlantic Race for the next four years. This year will be the fourth time we have finished in Grenada and the competitors receive a warm and friendly reception on arrival. Grenada is an ideal destination with fabulous facilities at the Camper and Nicholsons Port Louis Marina and close by is the beautiful cruising ground of the Grenadine islands which is perfect for our sailors to explore at the end of the race”

General Manager of Camper & Nicholsons Marinas Port Louis Marina Grenada, Glynn Thomas, comments, “Grenada and her waters offer an unspoiled cruising destination in the southern Caribbean, and Port Louis Marina is the ideal base from which to explore the region. RORC attracts a great deal of publicity and creates a wonderful buzz of activity within the marina and for the whole island to enjoy. This is a fantastic event to be a part of and this Agreement reasserts Port Louis Marina and Grenada as a premiere global yachting destination.”

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 L to R: Francine Stewart, Marketing Manager, Grenada Tourism Authority; Laura Harrison Communications & Marketing Manager, Camper & Nicholsons Marinas Limited; Sharon Bernstein, Director UK & Ireland, Grenada Tourism Authority, Michael Boyd, RORC Commodore,; Eddie Warden Owen, RORC Chief Executive;  Patricia Maher, CEO, Grenada Tourism Authority; Lisa Braithwaite, Travel Trade & Community Manager, Grenada Tourism Authority
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2017 port louis sept 11Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina in Grenada will welcome the RORC Transatlantic Race for the next four years

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