Recently the Club has agreed to combine it’s four other events into a series sponsored by Gosling’s with the promise of some interesting prizes, rum and trophy.
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What sets this regatta apart, and makes it a unique draw for everything from Americas Cup sailors to local juniors just out of Optimist dinghies, is its unique blend of classes.
Every year Insulinde Challenge, a CuraÃ§ao-based non-profit organization, hosts an event which challenges youngsters, drawing upon their resourcefulness, motivation, spirit and enthusiasm.
A full blown easterly with trade winds touching 25 knots provided for some high speed thrilling action on the pristine blue waters along Antigua’s leeward coastline.
Every edition of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta – the three-day festival of yacht racing, music and nearly non-stop parties that occurs annually on the first weekend of March – takes on its own personality, and this year’s was no exception.
During March the Dutch clipper Stad Amsterdam again graced the historic Handelskade water-front in CuraÃ§ao.
Sol Petroleum and Nanny Cay were pleased to make their first financial contribution to the Royal BVI Yacht Club (RBVIYC) junior sailing programme.
Two events in the build-up to the usual three-day extravaganza have turned the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta into a sailing festival. The events are the Budget Marine Match Racing Cup and the Gill Commodores Cup.
On 5 March 2011, an accident occurred aboard a 2006 Amel 54 in Jolly Harbour Marina, Antigua while carrying out the lifting operation of a crew member using a self-tailing winch.
18-knot easterly seemed almost benign compared to the rush of trade winds that have been blasting through Antigua Sailing Week. There was some intense action on Day 6.
Trial and error and changing our boat has resulted in our going through quite few anchors over the years.
With just a few days to go until the 44th Antigua Sailing Week, English and Falmouth Harbour is filling up with yachts of all shapes and sizes. Dockside the air is filled with the sound of different accents from across the globe.
News from Errol Flynn Marina!
Boat blisters are a delicate subject especially when discussing how to repair them. Unless you have a lot of time to dry out the boat and the money to cover the costs of peeling the hull, it seems repairing blisters is a black art.
The fleet runs from sleek traditional designs, such as the 94′ William Fife-designed Sumurun, to sophisticated super yachts, like the 289′ custom Perini Navi clipper SY Maltese Falcon, with three masts so tall they barely clear the Brid
The crew of Club Swan 42 Arethusa came away from the 2011 Antigua Sailing Week as the champions of the Swan Caribbean Challenge following their impressive win in Class 3.
Some boat owners also think long and hard about the ultimate moniker for their water â€˜babies’, while others are struck by instant inspiration. Either way, it’s fun to learn the story behind the titles of some of the most popular r
Fantastic sailing conditions marked the start of the 44th Antigua Sailing Week with clear blue skies echoed in the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. A breeze of 15 knots from the east gave a gentle start to the regatta
Effective bystander CPR, provided immediately after sudden cardiac arrest, can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival.
“I’ve been around the water all my life – surfing, windsurfing and sailing,” says Torres, who was born and raised in San Juan. “Sailing especially is a sport that I find few ever get out of once they’ve started.”
There were extraordinary scenes today off Rendezvous Bay with the hair raising sight of the giants of Antigua Sailing Week battling out on a tight windward leeward course.
A multinational fleet has sailed from the Caribbean and USA to Bermuda, ready to sail across the Atlantic west to east with ARC Europe.
One of the island’s all-time winning skippers isn’t competing in the Caribbean this season … Foster, with son Johnny as crew, has launched his sixth bid for the Summer Olympics in the Star Class.
It is with a great degree of sadness that we must report that a fire on board Titan Powerplay took hold in Falmouth Marina last night resulting in the boat being badly damaged.
Ronstan’s new Core Blockâ„¢ Series has been selected as a 2011 Red Dot design award winner.
Caribbean News from around the region for May 2011
There is a new annual regatta in the British Virgin Islands and sailors are already looking forward to next year!
Sailors come to Antigua for thrilling, warm, adrenalin-pumping sailing and today, the hundreds of competitors at Antigua Sailing Week certainly got what they came for.
Shortly after the Easter Holiday, work began in earnest on a new and improved state of the art “Quarterdeck Marina” installation at the Bitter End Yacht Club.
Yacht Club News from around the region for May 2011
On the bucket list of things to do in retirement, swimming from one country to another over two and a half days probably wouldn’t make it on most people’s lists, but for 61-year-old Diana Nyad, swimming is her life, her passion.
High above English Harbour with the entire Antigua Sailing Week fleet below, a magical night started as the sun set over Montserrat in the distance.
Ocean Marine Yacht Center announces today that Thomas “Charlie” Petosa has been appointed Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
I’ve spent the last six months writing a book on how to buy a boat inexpensively, fix it up at a reasonable cost, and sail it around the world on a modest budget. It seemed to me that such a book was needed … not everyone agrees.
With the largest fleet in its 16-year history, the St Barth Bucket, sailed March 24-26th, made an indelible mark on the island of Saint Barth, for more reasons than one.
It’s Regatta Time again in Anguilla. The Ninth Annual Anguilla Regatta happens over the long weekend of May 6 – 8 in Road Bay and around the West End of Anguilla.
ALEXSEALÂ® Yacht Coatings respond to the increasing global demand for ALEXSEAL’s superior product line by adding France’s Sogeric to its highly accessible global product distribution network.
Charlie’s been out training with a select crew of keen amateurs in the hopes of glory at the next BVI Spring Regatta’s prize giving. Charlie has been given an older Beneteau 43 to compete in the jib and main class …
Statia is an island steeped in history. It’s not difficult to picture Gallow’s Bay brimming with square-riggers and schooners (over 3,500 ships called in one year in the 1700s) and the waterfront alive with activity.
The Hemingway-Lerner Trophy will not only go to the overall winning team at the upcoming Billfish Invitational, but will commemorate the ideals of friendship, teamwork and the pursuit of sportfishing achievement.