As an Emerging Nation of the Caribbean we are most interested in this process. We would like to be in a position to do our own evaluation in Antigua and we are sure that the MNA’s would like to have input into this decision process.
To this end, we intend to do our own evaluation along with other Caribbean Countries.
We intend to instruct our Group O Representative how to vote on this important Equipment Selection.
Please let us have as much information about each Class contending for consideration. Statistics and technical information on each boat:
- Technical date.
- Links to the Manufacturers and Class Associations.
- World Population of boats by class and penetration numbers by Continent, Region, Country.
- Point us to Class web sites so that we may research event calendars and specifically World, Regional and Country Championship events.
- Cost information on each boat.
- The actual decision criteria and process.
- All other criteria that you are considering in coming to a decision.
For your information, we in Antigua and Barbuda, population approximately 80,000:
- We have a considerable investment in Lasers, Laser Regattas, Regional Laser Regattas and have attended World Sailing, Class World events, and Regional events in the Caribbean, North and South America. There are in excess of 30 fully functional and competitive Lasers and another 40 more scattered around ur island.
- We have two RS Areo’s in use at the Such Bat Resort.
- We have little or no investment that we are aware of in other comparable boats, including the Melges 14.
- We will provide you with an inventory of our dinghy Classes as prepared by the Caribbean Sailing Association.
We have been directing our preparation for 202) and 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition Men’s and Women’s One Person Dinghy towards Laser competition and training.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Geoffrey D. Pidduck
Antigua and Barbuda Sailing Association.
English Harbour, Antigua and Barbuda.