Antigua

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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Antigua & Barbuda Sports Fishing Tournament

Nice catch. Photo: ASF/Nathan Shadrach

It wasn’t a record. However, the 612lb blue marlin reeled in by Philip ‘Justen’ Barrett was definitely a whopper. The catch earned the St. Maarten fishermen the Largest Fish prize in the 49th Antigua & Barbuda Sports Fishing Tournament, held …

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Antigua Sailing Week

Antigua’s Bernie Evan-Wong drove TAZ to victory in CSA 4

Jonty Layfield’s CS40, Sleeper/U-Go stormed to victory scoring eight straight bullets in CSA 8 to win the Best Antiguan and Caribbean Boat in Start Boat B, and the prestigious Lord Nelson Trophy. At the glittering awards ceremony, Jonty Layfield spoke on …

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Ten Caribbean Islands You Can Only Reach By Boat

Green Island, Antigua. Courtesy of Nonsuch Bay Resort, Antigua

You can’t reach these islands by planes, trains or automobiles. It takes a boat, private or public, sail or power, to get you to these delightful off-the-beaten track destinations.   Green Island, Antigua This private island, owned by the Mill …

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Spectacular Conditions for Antigua Classic 2015

The Folkboat Lorima. Photo: Jean Jarreau / www.HeliPhotoCarib.com

Racing came to a conclusion on the final day of the 28th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, sponsored by Panerai, with all classes racing the The Windward Course, which featured a glorious reaching start outside Falmouth Harbour to the deep water Woodstock …

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RORC Caribbean 600

A spectacular start to the 2015 RORC Caribbean 600 as IRC Zero and Canting Keel Class, including George David’s Rambler 88 and John Elkann’s Volvo 70, Maserati, cross the line. Photo: RORC/ Tim Wright/Photoaction.com

Arguably the best fleet of offshore racing yachts that has ever gathered in the Caribbean took part in the 7th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600. Sixty-six yachts started the 600 mile race around 11 Caribbean islands, with numerous world …

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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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Six Caribbean Maritime Museums Worth a Visit

The National Museum of Bermuda. Photo: National Museum of Bermuda

Surrounded by the sea, it’s not surprising that the Caribbean’s history is hugely nautical in nature. Here is a sampling of six maritime museums that are definitely worth a visit.   The National Museum of Bermuda View over 75,000 objects …

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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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Best in the West Fishing Tournament

Champion Male Angler Glen Irish (left) receives his winnings from Dr. Kelvin Charles. Photo: Kimberley Hall

The weather didn’t cooperate but the fish sure did at the 11th Best in the West Fishing Tournament, held out of Jolly Harbor Marina, November 8th. The thirteen boats and 50 anglers that braved the rains and dense floating stands …

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Caribbean Holiday Parades, Parties and Parang

Saint Kitts and Nevis Christmas Carnival

The spirit of the Christmas season is something special throughout the Caribbean. What’s more, many island festivities – parades, parties and parang (music), for example – are ether nautical in nature and close enough that you can reach them or …

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Christmas Caribbean Rally

Christmas Day on Southern Child

What better place to enjoy Christmas than in the Caribbean where the sun shines and the sand on the beach is as white as snow? The second annual Christmas Caribbean Rally leaves Lanzarote on Sunday December 14th bound across the …

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Sedulous Salvaged

Photo by Tara Bouis

Just after 4am, a light appeared on the horizon. The small rowboat had been adrift in the Atlantic for over a month, but her navigation light maintained her vigil as bright as when she had started her journey across the …

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