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Martinique’s Carnival Regatta Results

In Martinique for three days in February, it was possible to witness young nautical enthusiasts and sailors get together for the Martinique Carnival Regatta, one of the only Caribbean regattas to unite sailing and carnival. What an atmosphere! It was …

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The adventure of the ‘Surprise’

In Marin, Martinique, I met two young Martiniquais who were passionate about… the ‘Surprise’!  When Emmanuel Velasquez (25) met Nicolas Gillet (21) last year on a regatta sailboat, a Surprise GFA Caraibes, they completed a clean sweep in Martinique: 1st …

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World Tempest Championships

The 41st World Tempest Championships took place in Martinique between 25 October and 2 November, 2006. Six nationalities were represented: French being the majority, with 22 boats in total of which 13 were Martiniquais and 9 from other metropolitan provinces. …

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Yoles Around Martinique Race

Nineteen Yoles (derived from traditional wood fishing skiffs) took part in the 22nd Around Martinique race between Sunday 30 July and Sunday 6 August. A prologue and seven stages were on the programme for this unique event which attracts more …

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