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Caribbean Dinghy Championship

Caribbean Dinghy Championship

Laser Start Line Dinghy Champs

 CARIBBEAN DINGHY CHAMPIONSHIP

The Caribbean Dinghy Championship is a unique sailing event sponsored by CSA. It provides sailors from CSA-member islands with an opportunity to compete in teams against other member islands in a variety of popular one design boats. Classes for 2017 will include Optimist (age 12 and under; age 13-15; and one open class – any age), Laser Radial, Laser Standard and Two-person Dinghy (MR 15/420).  Each island can send one team.  Due to limitations on fleet inventories, the regatta is limited to eight teams for 2017.  See 2017 NOR for more details.

The CSA Sailing Development Committee promotes and advances all aspects of Caribbean sailing and in particular youth and dinghy sailing. In terms of the CDC, the Committee invites all member yacht clubs and sailing associations that feel they have the means, to bid to host the CDC on an annual basis. To that end, the Committee developed a CDC Form Guide which outlines requirements for hosting the CDC and guidance on how to submit a bid.

At this time, CSA is in the process of confirming 2018-2022 sites.

Key considerations are the size and range of the potential host’s dinghy fleet, keeping costs to participants low, sponsorship, availability of qualified race officials, and ease of travel to the host country among other considerations. Please note that limited financial and technical assistance may be available to the host country and to participating teams upon application to the CSA.

Traditionally the most successful dates for the CDC have been in October and November and the Committee therefore recommends a date for the event during that time period. The 2017 CDC will be held in Trinidad from November 24 through 26.

If your organisation has an interest in hosting a future CDC, please study the CDC Form Guide and submit bids accordingly to secretariat@caribbean-sailing.com at your earliest convenience but by no later than April 30 in any year.  In the meantime, if you have any questions or comments or require clarification on any hosting requirements, please do not hesitate to get in touch at secretariat@caribbean-sailing.com.

The CSA thanks all interested organisations for taking the time to consider bidding to host the CDC and for their continued support of the Caribbean Sailing Association.

2017 Caribbean Dinghy Championship Info & Documents

The 2017 Caribbean Dinghy Championship (CDC) will take place within the Williams Bay area in Trinidad from Friday, November 24 through Sunday, November 26.  The exact location will be announced with the sailing instructions.

Please find relevant documentation here.

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