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Caribbean Yacht Insurance

  Yacht insurance has always been a bit of  an issue in the Caribbean and somewhat expensive but neither of these need be the case if Caribbean governments would make third party insurance compulsory and if insurance companies viewed the …

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Yacht Destroyed by Fire in Antigua

Amid a furious thunderstorm on the morning Monday 21st January, the 94 foot yacht Keturah was reportedly struck by lightning at about 6 a.m. although, as the fire started in the engine room, opinions as to the cause differ.  The …

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Nelsons Pursuit Race

Conceived by a past President of the Antigua & Barbuda Marine Association, Stan Pearson, and hosted by the Antigua Yacht Club under the stewardship of the indefatigable Tommy Patterson, the 5th Annual Nelson’s Pursuit Race was held off English Harbour, …

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Antigua Charter Yacht Show 2006

The 2006/2007 yachting season is something of a record for Antigua with the 20th Classic Yacht Regatta, 40th Antigua Sailing Week and, grandfather of them all, the 45th Charter Yacht Show. Attended by 83 yachts, a little down on last …

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Viewpoint: IRC – One Rule For All

Ever since men started sailing boats they tried to race each other but when it became a sport it was soon realised that to get a ‘fair’ result, some form of handicapping had to be introduced. Early handicapping systems were …

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Antigua: Safe Haven in a Hurricane?

History and modern technology says ‘Yes’ and so do many of the insurance companies. English Harbour was, for two centuries, the refuge of the Royal Navy and it still remains one of the best ‘hurricane holes’ in the Caribbean. Its …

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6th Annual Mega Yacht Challenge Results

The 6 th Annual MEGA YACHT CHALLENGE was held off the south west coast of Antigua on the weekend of 25th-26th March by the Antigua Yacht Club. In order to qualify as a Mega Yacht, boats had to be 100 …

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Experience at the Classic

Blue Leopard – A personal perspective by John Duffy Designed by Jack Giles, Blue Leopard was built in Littlehampton, U.K. in 1963. The brief was to produce a gentleman’s yacht with a combination of unique features, which would make her …

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40th Annual Antigua Sport Fishing Tournament

Antigua is well known for is various water sports events and amongst the longest standing of the events is the Annual Sport Fishing Tournament. From the 1 st to 5 th of June the Antigua & Barbuda Sport Fishing Association …

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