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Catamaran Racing Season Underway on Martinique

On Sunday 16 November 2008, the second Catamaran raid took place with a single leg. Organized by the Club Nautique Windforce at Pointe Fort au Robert, the race took place in 25 knots of wind. With the arrival of the …

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A Collective Sailing School without Borders

Let’s take a tour of the Trinity Sailing School, where maritime training is in full force! Whether it’s undergoing a boom or ‘in fashion’, despite its advanced years, the EFPMA (Ecole de Formation Professionnelle Maritime et Aguacole) currently welcomes some …

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The Return of the Tempest

On the 4th of October, the first round of the Tempest Challenge 2008 took place, organized by the Yacht Club at Fort de France (YCM), in which nine boats took part with three legs completed in Fort de France Bay. …

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Fort de France – Grand Prix 2008

This competition took place on Saturday and Sunday, March 1 and 2 with 118 competitors from the worlds of windsurfing, kayak and paddling, from the Club H2Eaux (H20) to Fort de France, in front of the ‘Pointe de la Vierge’ …

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Jeremy’s Proa – Balance on the Sea

La  Trinité – it’s a small hamlet of 12,000 inhabitants on the northeast coast of Martinique, where the coast is scattered with small, low-lying islets protected by a barrier reef called a ‘Caye’, making navigation dangerous and difficult. Only the …

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19th Shoelcher Week

What a beautiful ‘sailscape’ made by all these young teenagers! They had come to compete in the 19th annual Shoelcher Sailing Week in Martinique, held between the 1st and 5th February. A wonderful sight on the water, from Anse Madame …

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Apres Dean on Martinique

The ‘good news’ of life post Hurricane Dean is that the docks at Marin Marina are still operational and are ready to receive cruisers who want to sail in Martinique. The same ‘bagai’ (‘thing’ in Creole) for the yard at …

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A Championship Full of Surprises

The Cruisers Championship of Martinique wound up on the 16th of June at the end of the ninth leg, a series that had its start on November 18, 2006. Madinina Wear won by a considerable distance, nine points ahead of …

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Martinique Boat Festival 2007

The ‘Fete du Nautisme’ took place across all Martinique, thanks to the initiative of Metropolitan France, under the guidance of the FFV (Federation Francaise de Voile) on Saturday, the 12th and Sunday, the 13th of May, 2007. Inaugurated in 2000, …

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The Combat de Coques – Battle of the Hulls

Once upon a time, a small UFO sailed better and better. This small 22-foot called Kamikaz managed to pull off fourth place in the famous ‘Battle of the Hulls’, which took place over the 17, 18 and 19 May in …

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Beach Cat Race Around Martinique

From the 4th to 9th of April, on the east coast we focus on a small, pretty fishing village nestling on the islet of Caravelle: Tartane. This is the base for Spoutourne, situated on Galion Bay, which is the starting …

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Cathy’s Artistry with Sail Cloths

It used to be said that old sails could live another life… brand new, thanks to the creative imagination of a young Martiniquais woman, traveling artist, and passionate collector of natural objects

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CARENANTILLES at Marin in Martinique

A stone’s throw from the Old Town itself, near the business area and the pleasure boating area, is the largest boat yard in Martinique: Carenantilles.  The boatyard opened in January 1993 at the same time as the Port de Plaisance …

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