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To promote, govern and lead the sport of sailing for Barbados.
The Barbados Sailing Association is the governing body of sailing in Barbados. It has several affiliates, including the J24 Club, the Barbados Optimist Dinghy Association, the Barbados Yacht Club, the Barbados Cruising Club, the Barbados International One Metre (IOM) Association and the Barbados Windsurfing Association. The BSA is itself an affiliate of the Barbados Olympic Association, the Caribbean Sailing Association, the International Laser Class Association, as well as the International Sailing Federation (ISAF), the global sailing federation. Any sailing related association in Barbados must be an affiliate of the BSA in order to have national and/or regional recognition.
Objectives of the BSA
To create internationally acclaimed sailors and worldwide recognition of Barbados as a sailing country.
Barbadian wins U.S. National Model Yacht Champioships
2014 Sailing Calendar
Barbados Looses one of its most promising Young Sailors
Barbados sailing has lost one of its brightest young stars with the tragic death of Xavier Mansour on Sunday 26th January after a traffic accident.
Xavier came through the BSA Sail Training Program and later the LRN2Sail program where he was a popular Instructor. In 2011 he joined the crew of J24 Glory Daze as a junior trainee and quickly developed into the first call foredeck hand, where he took part in almost every local and regional regatta to date. He was also a keen dinghy sailor in the Echo and then the Trez classes, and a member of the Barbados J24 Youth Team
Xav’s sense of humour, enthusiasm and irrepressible spirit of adventure were his hallmarks, and his quick mind and need to learn and understand marked him as a man and a sailor with a bright future. Now, gone too soon!
We offer our condolences to his mother Comarie, his brother Sebastien and his best friend Ben and share their sorrow.
National Dinghy Championships 2013
Barbados Hosts the 2013 SAP 505 World Championships