Barbados

Never Enough Wins Barbados International Tournament

The winning team on Never Enough (from left): John Inniss, Jimmy White, Teddy Williams, Jeff Morris, Sir Charles Williams, Charlie Williams, Bizzy Williams, Robin Dash, Luke Maynard and John Maynard. (Bizzy Williams was not a member of the team, but was making a presentation on behalf of Williams industries, one of the event’s main sponsors). Credit: Carol-Ann Gollop

Three is certainly a lucky number for Sir Charles Williams, who with fellow anglers and crew aboard his 54ft Bertram, Never Enough, competed in the Barbados Game Fishing Association’s International Tournament, held April 19 – 23. The *Bim-based team, which …

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Barbados Sailor Honored

Jade Forsberg was honored for her contributions to the sport of college sailing

The Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) honored Jade Forsberg for her contributions to the sport of college sailing by inducting her into the ICSA Hall of Fame at the annual ICSA Meeting. Forsberg, of Holetown, Barbados was recognized with the James Rousmaniere …

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Mount Gay Round Barbados Race

Sailing his Mach 2 foiling International Moth Nano Project Andy Budgen completed the Mount Gay Round Barbados Race

Sailing his Mach 2 foiling International Moth Nano Project Andy Budgen completed the Mount Gay Round Barbados Race at a record pace of 4h 23m 18s, establishing the Absolute Foiling Monohull record for the 60nm course. Budgen broke his own personal record time from a few …

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Doorly’s 12 Year Old – Barbados

RUM TASTE TEST

Barbados is one of our favorite Caribbean Islands. There you will find the most genuine people and, in our opinion, some of the best rums in the world. When we were there we bought a Doorly’s XO and have nursed …

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Barbados Old Brigand Rum Regatta

Old Brigand Rum Regatta : CSA Class winner, Ralph Johnson’s Rapajam. Credit: Andre Williams

Great sailing conditions, with flat seas, bright sun and breezes averaging 15 knots with an occasional 20 knot gust and 20 degree shift to keep sailors on their toes, set the scene for the inaugural Barbados Old Brigand Rum Regatta. …

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Barbados International Fishing Tournament

Barbados International Fishing Tournament: Champion Boat, Grey Ghost, from Barbados with owner Greg Ward (fourth from right). Photo courtesy of Barbados Game Fishing Association

A keen focus on catching and releasing billfish is what earned Gregory Ward and his Barbadian team aboard his Bertram 54, Grey Ghost, title of Champion Boat in the 27th Barbados International Fishing Tournament. Likewise, it was close attention paid especially …

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Plantation Barbados 2000 Rum

Plantation Barbados 2000 Rum

On the first cool, rainy day of the season I went looking for a sipping rum which would remind me of the islands and warm my soul. High on the shelf was the Plantation Collection, vintage rums blended by Maison …

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Ten Top Caribbean Food Festivals

  Explore ashore! There’s no better way to discover the flavors of the different Caribbean islands than to sample your way through one or more of the many Caribbean food festivals that take place annually. Here’s ten favorites to whet …

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J/24s Rule at Barbados Regatta

Rapajam, winner of the non CSA class. Photo courtesy of Peter Marshall

Quality racing and superb conditions were the hallmark of this year’s Barbados Regatta sailed May 21-24. With the classes split into a J/24 fleet (10) and a non-CSA cruising fleet (4), starts over all three days of racing went like …

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Barbados International Fishing Tournament

De Reel Viking won de really big check. Photo: Courtesy of Barbados Game Fishing Association

Junior anglers stole the show at the Barbados International Fishing Tournament, held April 8 to 12 out of Port St. Charles Marina and hosted by the Barbados Game Fishing Association (BGFA). Josh Archer, on De Reel Viking, with Grandfather Bjorn …

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Classic Sailing Yacht Regattas

Copyright (Ph Gilles Martin-Raget/SNST)

It’s a general theme being seen across the globe as the world goes hurtling into the scary, unknown and fast-moving territory of the 21st century: a retro revival. Sales in classic cars are up by a staggering 430 percent, there …

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Be a Volunteer!

VISAR volunteers in action. Photo courtesy of VISAR

Short-term seasonal cruisers to the Caribbean or life-long sailors who have made the region their home can make a difference to the islands’ people and wildlife. Here is a sampling of seven ways that you can volunteer.   2nd Life …

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Records Fall At Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race

Steve McLaren’s schooner Elena of London. Photo curtesy of Peter Marshall/MGRBR

Despite light airs, three teams won their skipper’s weight in rum for breaking records in the 79th Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race held in January. The Double-Handed Monohull record for the 60 NM course went to Dave Staples on …

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Caribbean Regatta Parties – How Important Are They?

Shaggy performs at Antigua Race Week. Photo: Ted Martin/www.photofantasyantigua.com

Caribbean regattas are known for their rum and reggae parties. Yet how important are these shindigs to sailors, regatta organizers and sponsors? All At Sea asked all three groups to weigh-in on this question. The answers may surprise you! First, …

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Caribbean Regatta Preview: April to October

Aruba Regatta. Photo: Eric Mijts

Regatta season doesn’t stop when the winter finishes. The spring, summer and fall all feature racing events that offer a mix of competition, camaraderie and celebration.   April 7-12 Oyster Regatta – Antigua 2014: Scheduled to follow the celebrations marking …

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Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series

Rapajam storms to victory in racing class. Photo: Peter Marshall

The new format Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series, incorporating a series of coastal races as well as the iconic Mount Gay Round Barbados Race, and a final 300-mile sprint to Antigua to tie up with the Superyacht Cup, was …

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