Grenada’s talented young sailors need access to a lean, mean racing machine to help them progress to international competitive yacht racing around the Caribbean.
Rene Froehlich, designer, shipwright and sailing teacher, has the answer – a custom-built sportsboat type racer, designed and built in Grenada by people with expert knowledge of Caribbean racing conditions.
The hull of the 35.6 ft planing hull open racer is nearly complete. Now Rene needs US$ 60,000 to complete the project – working title RF33 – and has come up with a novel sponsorship deal to make the dream a reality.
Sponsors in both Grenada and the UK have already backed this imaginative scheme to get Grenada’s youth competing on the international sailing scene. Find out more about how you could get involved.
GBN Grenada Broadcasting Network - Interview of Hugh Pringle and Rene Froehlich after a successful Round Grenada Regatta and the baptizing of RF33. Please note: Jason Fletcher is the owner of Grenada Marine. Boat Blessing A new La Diablesse (La-Jah Bless) is roaming the high seas. The word La Diablesse is translated as female devil, with the legend coming from More » Today it happened! The Launch of RF 33! - On 1st July was the big launch day for RF 33! It was the first time she was set into water. The travel lift came and she was put into the slings and then driven to the water line. The real RF 33 looks exactly like the model which was built a long time ago! More » The Keel was Mounted and the Mast Stand - This week was full of excitement. The plan was to attach the keel, stand the mast and do the rigging. Everything has to fit, there is not a lot of room for improvement or changes. As you can see from the pictures and videos everything worked perfect! The Keel On 27th June, the keel was More »