The weekend following the Grenada Sailing Festival is when the Workboats from Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique race for their trophies. This is such a spectacle, the very colourful workboats with their bamboo masts & booms racing around the markers for all their worth - the 5 man teams taking things very seriously. We watched one poor team overcook a turn and the boat sank, the team and boat being towed back to shore by the Port Louis launch! We spent a very enjoyable hot and sunny Sunday afternoon watching the racing, and chatted with the one of the teams from Petite Martinique who had come first overall in their class. The week before the Regatta, we had watched the boats practising through the anchorage at PSV, racing through the anchored yachts, tacking at the very last minute and flying around the reef before heading back to PM to celebrate their victory.
The Sunday of the Regatta is the family day, and the beach was overflowing with locals and tourists alike, along with some colourful characters raising a few dollars, like this chap who was playing tunes on an alloy wheel - only in the West Indies !