Monday, January 22, 2018

Jaguar top boat at 2014 Grenada Sailing Week


CHAMPION CREW: Skipper Peter Morris, second from left, and other members of the Jaguar crew at the awards ceremony for the 2014 Grenada Sailing Week. Jaguar won its class and was also Best Performing Boat at the regatta. —Photo courtesy MARK HOOD

Mark Fraser

Jaguar, representing the Trinidad and Tobago Sailing Association, was the leading boat at the 2014 Grenada Sailing Week, which was contested off the Spice Isle from January 30-February 4.

Skippered by Peter Morris, Jaguar, a Frers 43, topped the very competitive CSA Cruising 1 class, getting the better of Chao Lay and Boxxer, in winds averaging 15 knots over the four days of racing.

Jaguar also clinched the title of Best Performing Boat at the annual regatta, which takes into account competitiveness of the class, turn-out of the boat and crew, and loyalty to the event.

“Grenada Sailing Week is a fabulous regatta,” skipper Morris told Louay Habib of

“It is the first event of the season for us and from here we head north to take part in more. The Jaguar team is all good sailors, but we don’t have any professionals. We are good friends who love to sail and Grenada Sailing Week provides great racing and a fabulous atmosphere ashore.

“Close racing and bonhomie with everyone involved makes a perfect event and winning the best performing yacht overall prize was a very special moment for all of us,” said Morris.

Of other T&T boats competing in Grenada Sailing Week, Mark Chapman’s Dingo took the CSA Racing Division, easily beating Category Five and Hi Tension, while Done Talking finished seventh in Cruising 2.