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Caribbean Dinghy Championship

Caribbean Dinghy Championship

The Caribbean Dinghy Championship (CDC) is a unique sailing event in that it provides teams of sailors from CSA-member islands with an opportunity to compete against other member islands in a variety of popular one design ‘dinghy’ sailboats. Classes of bots previously included in the CDC event have included the Laser Radial, Laser Standard, Optimist, International 420, Zoom 8’s. The 2018 event will see the introduction of the 2-person RS Feva class.  Each island is eligible to send one team of up to 6 sailors.

As the CSA Sailing Development Committee is tasked with promoting and advancing all aspects of sailing in the Caribbean region, in particular youth and dinghy sailing, the CDC event is an important part of this work.  In terms of growing the spread of participation in the CDC event, the CSA Sailing Development Committee invites all CSA members to bid to host the CDC event in the future. The Committee has developed a CDC Form Guide which outlines requirements for hosting the event and guidance on how to submit a bid.

Key considerations for potential host venues are the size and range of the dinghy fleet available for use during the event, the ability to keep the costs to participants low, national sponsorship opportunities, availability of qualified race officials to run the event and ease of travel to the host venue. It is worth noting that a limited amount of financial and technical assistance is available to the host country and to participating teams. More details of this are available upon contact with the CSA.

Traditionally the dates for the CDC have been in October and November and the CSA Sailing Development Committee therefore recommends a date for the event during that time period.

The 2018 CDC event will be hosted by the Antigua Yacht Club from 27-28 October.  Details relating to the 2018 event can be found here.

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.

In the meantime, if you have any questions or comments or require clarification on any CDC event hosting requirements, please do not hesitate to get in contact and we will be sure to respond accordingly.

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