Its was an absolutely beautiful day along the waters of the Caribbean Sea, as boats from the region competed in this year’s St. Lucia Open Dinghy Championships. Talented sailors came from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Martinique, Trinidad and Tobago, and other islands to compete against St. Lucia’s Very best.
St. Lucia’s Olympic hopeful Stephanie Devaux-Lovell competed in this year’s championships. The talented young sailor indicated that the conditions on the day provided a number of challenges for sailors as they attempted to control maneuver their sails. “It was slightly more windy than I expected,” she told St. Lucia Sports Online, ” but sailing is about using the winds and tides to move your boat along the water.”
Also on hand was St. Lucia’s Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth Development and Sports Dr. Anthony George. Dr. George indicated that he was impressed with the overall organization of the competition. He lauded the St. Lucia Yacht Club’s dedication towards the development of the sport along the island and believed that “the out districts such as Anse-La-Raye, Canaries, Soufriere along with Gros-Islet has young individuals who are comfortable enough with the waters to get involved in the sport.”
The 2016 St. Lucia Open Dinghy Championships were held on May 14 & 15th near the St. Lucia Yacht Club commonly known as “On the Ramp.”