OYSTER YACHTS ARE BACK…
Written by George Grant on February 28, 2014
22 OYSTER YACHTS ARE BACK IN GRENADA FOR THE PENULTIMATE STOP ON THE OYSTER WORLD RALLY
St. George — Having left from Antigua in January 2013, the fleet sailed through the Panama Canal, across the Pacific to Australia, through the Indian Ocean via Cocos Keeling and Mauritius, round Cape of Good Hope and back across the Atlantic to South America and the Caribbean. The Rally finishes in Antigua on 5th April.
Ranging in length from 47 to 88 feet, the boats have sailed 30,000 miles in 15 months. Some of the yachts are sailed by professional crew, whilst others by their owners. The emphasis of the Oyster World Rally is on cruising and exploration rather than competitive racing.
Debbie Johnson, the Oyster World Rally Event Manager said:
“Having held two very successful Oyster Regattas here, we selected Grenada as an ideal stopover. The luxury facilities at Camper & Nicholsons’ Port Louis Marina will be a welcome change from some of our previous stops where we were much more remote and facilities were very basic. After so many miles at sea, the yachts are in need of some maintenance and minor repairs and we find the facilities in Grenada to be excellent.”
Oyster yachts was established over 40 years ago and have a reputation for being luxurious and fast cruising yachts with first class customer support worldwide.
Since the inaugural Oyster Grenada Regatta in 2011, the island has become a focal point for Oyster yachts in the Southern Caribbean, with Oyster owners basing their yachts in Grenada year round. A number of the Rally boats are booked into Grenada boatyards for summer storage and are looking forward to cruising the Grenadines and enjoying the variety of restaurants and shoreside attractions.