The annual Grenada Sailing Festival Work Boat Regatta attracts sailors various communities throughout Grenada, plus Sister Islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique; communities with a strong sailing and boat building heritage.
Traditionally the boats raced were the working fishing boats of the community. Today boats are built specifically for racing and are carefully stored and maintained to be ready for competition.
During the weekend of the Work Boat Regatta, communities race within their own classes such as the Gouyave Sloop, Gouyave Canoe, Sauteurs, Woburn, Petit Martinique and Carriacou.
On the final day, winners of the community classes race against each other using the fleet of boats that Grenada Sailing Festival had built specifically for match racing. This is a very high profile competitive end to the regatta and generates tremendous community support for the participating crews.