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Antigua Francis Nunes Jr. Memorial Tournament

Antigua Francis Nunes Jr Memorial Tournament Team Crab Hole Liquors – Cook-off Competition winners

Knowing where to go and how to fish proved the secret to success for two teams at the Francis Nunes Jr. Memorial Tournament and Seafood Festival, hosted by the Antigua & Barbuda Sports Fishing Club in September. Sean MacMillan and …

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Marinas In Focus: Jolly Harbour Marina, Antigua

What do rock star Eric Clapton, motorsport personality Eddie Jordan and billionaire businessman Paul Allen have in common? A port visit to the Jolly Harbour Marina. It is here, situated on the sheltered west coast of Antigua, that everyone from …

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Budget Marine Introduces Eco-Friendly, Reusable Shopping Bags

With the distribution of these attractive, eco-friendly, re-usable shopping bags in its locations Caribbean wide, Budget Marine say they have taken a small, but important step towards protecting the marine environment. Antigua’s bold lead in banning the importation and use …

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Antigua Bermuda Race Gathers Pace

Over 40 yachts have expressed their interest in the Antigua Bermuda Race. Organized by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in association with Antigua Sailing Week, the inaugural race coincides with the finish of the 50th edition of Antigua Sailing Week and the …

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The Schooner Columbia’s Caribbean Debut

Photos by Jan Hein

When Columbia, the replica of a 141ft Gloucester Fishing Schooner, rounded the point into Antigua’s Falmouth Harbor for the first time, nearby bars and eateries emptied out. Customers fled their seats, hurrying dockside to check out the vessel that had …

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On Charter in Antigua: The Log of Blue Voyage

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  Monday 1015 hours. Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour, Antigua. “Winds perfect, fifteen knots,” Sunsail staffer Chris Donahue says at the skipper briefing, held in a two-centuries-old building. Blue Voyage, a Sunsail Jenneau 41, is just as perfect as the winds. …

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Caribbean News: CSA Opens New ORC Office in Antigua

Caribbean Sailing Association Open ORC Office in Antigua The Caribbean Sailing Association (CSA) has opened a new Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) Rating Office in Antigua to serve sailors in the Caribbean region. Starting September 1, 2016, the CSA is authorized …

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Seaboard Marine Optimist North American Championships

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Nearly 150 junior sailors from 19 countries set sail in the Seaboard Marine Optimist North American Championships (OPTINAMS), hosted July 10 to 18 out of the Antigua Yacht Club in English Harbour, Antigua. Uruguay’s Hernon Umpierre won this continental championship. …

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Caribbean News: 2016 Optimist Championship Antigua

2016 Optimist Championship Antigua

Optimist Championship returns to Antigua One hundred and fifty 10- to 15-year-old junior sailors representing 21 countries will compete in the Seaboard Marine Optimist North American Championship, July 10th to 18th, when this major continental regatta returns to Antigua and Barbuda. …

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Antigua Sailing Week 2016: The Beat Goes On

Antigua Sailing Week

The 49th edition of Antigua Sailing Week was memorable, with superb conditions and a fairy tale ending that showcased the secret to the success of this celebrated regatta. Over one thousand sailors from more than 20 countries took part, all hell-bent on world class racing and …

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Jolly Harbour Valentine’s Regatta

Valentines Regatta: This photo: Jonty and Vicky Layfield’s J11S, Sleeper. Below right: Robbie Ferron (right) and Team Budget Marine / Micron 99 won their class with eight bullets and received the award for ‘Best start of the Regatta’

  With fun dinghy racing for all the family, three days of competitive round-the-cans keel boat racing plus a new offshore race featuring one of the world’s fastest multihulls, the Jolly Harbour Valentine’s Regatta was the place to be. Sponsored …

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Caribbean News: Dates Set For CSA Annual Conference

Dates set for CSA Annual Conference This year’s Annual Caribbean Sailing Association Conference and AGM will be held in Antigua on October 21st – 22nd. The CSA say they are hoping for an even stronger attendance than 2015 to continue collaboration …

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Sunsail confirms support of St. Maarten Heineken regatta

Sunsail confirms support of St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Sunsail has once again established their partnership for the 36th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. “For Sunsail, participation in the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is a perfect fit. We have a full fleet of boats …

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First Annual James Dobbs Memorial Regatta

Fast start in First Annual James Dobbs Memorial Regatta in Antigua

A group of Antigua’s top sailors gathered on October 11th to honor the memory of James Dobbs of Lost Horizon II fame, who passed away on September 4. It wasn’t a solemn affair at all. Instead, it was a day of …

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Caribbean’s Fall Charter Yacht Shows

Antigua Charter Yacht Show. Photo courtesy of www.antiguayachtshow.com 

The Caribbean’s peak charter season kicks off in the fall with charter yacht shows in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands and Antigua. Here’s a preview of what’s new at this year’s events.   Virgin Islands Charteryacht League Fall Yacht Show …

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