The CSA Annual Conference will take place from Friday, October 12 to Sunday, October 14, 2018. The Conference will once again take place in Antigua at the Starfish Jolly Beach Resort on the south west coast.
The event started as a Regatta Organizers Conference some years ago, and latterly included the Annual General Meeting. In 2014 the event further expanded with the addition of a CSA Measurers’ meeting and a session on sailing development. The Conference was therefore renamed the CSA Annual Conference to more clearly communicate the broadening scope of the meeting and its desire to be more inclusive of the full sport of sailing in the Caribbean.
The CSA Annual Conference brings together key stakeholders in sailing throughout the Caribbean and provides a unique opportunity for measurers, race officers, Member National Authorities, regatta organizers, yacht clubs and other interested parties to network. With the inclusion of industry representatives, participants will gain updates on all the critical issues affecting our sport and hear from industry professionals about everything from marketing to rating rule updates, sponsorship, regatta management and all the latest developments in yacht racing.
Chairman of the Conference Planning Committee Mike Green from St. Lucia hopes that all interested parties will attend. “Following on from the traumatic year that the region had in 2017 we look forward to welcoming all our members to the conference and to benefit from the energy and enthusiasm created from having all of the key stakeholders in the sport together. Our region offers something for every sailor, from grassroots through to the hottest race boats, so I encourage everyone dedicated to the region and the sport of sailing to bring their ideas and enthusiasm to the table and look at how we can continue to improve what we do as a group”.
The Conference will include the CSA AGM followed by sessions of interest to Caribbean regatta organizers, youth programme coordinators and yacht clubs, a CSA Measurers’ meeting and various CSA committee meetings over the course of the weekend. Full program details will be available soon.
Attendance is open to all CSA members including Member National Authorities, yacht clubs, sailing associations, measurers, regatta organizers, corporate and individual members. Non-members interested in attending the Conference should get in touch with the CSA Secretariat to find out how they can participate.
To register as a delegate and benefit from the group accommodation rate visit http://csaconference.org/delegate-registration/