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The Winning Team, BVI 1: Jason Putley on tiller; Kyle Roose (green boardshorts and red life jacket), James Dawson (mirrored sunglasses), Karie’Jai ‘KJ’ Rhymer (with hand up), Jonathan Woods (yellow life jacket), and Daniel Petrovic (back to camera). Photo: Pier Parkins

Team BVI 1 Wins Premier’s Cup International Youth Regatta

The BVI won the 16th annual Premier’s Cup International Youth Regatta. This is the first time since 2008 and second time in the history of this event that a BVI team has kept the trophy at home. The secret? A ...

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Great sailing in Antigua. Photo: Tim Wright

Antigua Sailing Week 2014 Results

Antigua Sailing Week was one of the first international yachting regattas to be held in the Caribbean. Back in the late 60s, The Nicholson family had a yacht charter business based in Antigua and ‘Race Week’ as it was called ...

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The overturned hull of the Cheeki Rafiki is shown as discovered by a U.S. Navy warship within the search area approximately 1,000 miles east of Cape Cod. Photo: U.S. Navy

Caribbean News: A Brief Look Into the Happenings of our World

ANTIGUA RACE WEEK SAILORS LOST AT SEA News of the loss of four British yachtsmen returning from Antigua Race Week to the UK has shaken the Caribbean sailing community. Lost from the yacht Cheeki Rafiki are Paul Goslin, 56; Steve ...

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San Juan International Billfish Tournament. Photo: Mark Smestad

2014 Caribbean Blue Marlin / Tarpon Fishing Tournament Calendar

Want to release magnificent blue marlin? Or, boat a box full of fish for dinner? There’s a Caribbean-based blue marlin sports fishing tournament to suit every type of angler. What’s more, shoreside parties are just as much fun as the ...

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Classics try their hand at match racing! © Onne Van Der Wal/Panerai

Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta 2014 Results!

The Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, sponsored by Panerai was blessed with superb sailing conditions. The spectacle of magnificent traditional yachts, barrelling through Caribbean surf, was a truly amazing sight. For five days, the trade winds played ball – 20 plus ...

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Shockwave took the overall win on corrected time. Photo: RORC/Tim Wright/Photoaction.com

Sixty for the RORC Caribbean 600

The sixth edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 had a record entry of 60 yachts with 682 sailors taking part. All At Sea’s Louay Habib looks at why the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) Caribbean 600 is proving irresistible to ...

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The Crew Celebrating

Final day- Final race- You ain’ Gon Believe This

Friday Final Day… Do you know the difference between a fairy tale and a Caribbean Regatta story? One starts out with “once upon a time” and the other with “you ain’ gon believe this” Last day of Antigua Sailing Week ...

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Bernie Even-Wong drives his Mumm 36 High Tension to windward

ASW – I am here because someone decided to “take a kid sailing”

We are the Rabbit.. and are marked.. and everyone knows it and is gunning for us… Even tail enders in the class take a whack at us… like “soldier crabs in a bucket”. That reference is to an old Caribbean ...

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Highlights from Antigua Sailing Week

Highlights from Antigua Sailing Week – www.sailingweek.com

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ASW 2014 Lay Day Action

Yesterday (Wednesday) at Antigua Sailing Week was Lay Day – the last of which I attended in 1995 and saw the “biscuit eating/ wet T Shirt/ drink all you can” contests version… fast forward to 2014 and the Nonsuch Bay ...

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Bernie Even-Wong drives his Mumm 36 High Tension to windward

“Close” racing in Antigua

It takes a night and some thought to make sense of all of the action of the day before when racing with 100 other boats that start in a 2 mile area.  Lots to think about and keep track of. ...

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Bernie Even-Wong drives his Mumm 36 High Tension to windward

Antigua Sailing Week Day 2 log- “High Tension”

Ahh yes.. Caribbean sailing.. 12- 15 knots of breeze with sunny skies and a few clouds to offset the incredible blue of the seas.. over 100 boats of all sizes ranging from the 100′ ICAP Leopard down to the Melges ...

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Bernie Even-Wong drives his Mumm 36 High Tension to windward

A Quick Check in from Antigua Sailing Week 2014

We arrived late on Friday the 25th from St. Thomas via LIAT and the quick trip to a bed was in order.. up early Saturday for the Round Antigua race and off we went in a light SE breeze counter clockwise like the old ...

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You don’t have to own a boat to take part in exciting regattas. Photo: Paul Wyeth

No Boat, No Problem: Regatta Charters Let You Enter the Race

You don’t need to BYOB (bring your own boat) or hope for an invite to crew in order to get a front row seat racing in the Caribbean’s biggest and most exciting regattas. There are several great opportunities to charter. ...

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Marama – winner of the Antigua Superyacht Challenge. Photography by Ted Martin: photofantasy.zenfolio.com

Antigua Superyacht Challenge: Superyacht Sensation!

Hosted by the Admiral’s Inn, Nelson’s Dockyard, Antigua, the Superyacht Challenge Antigua is the epitome of superyacht racing and partying, where the sole aim is to create an event for the pleasure of the participants without the constraints of commercialism. ...

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Six girls and two guys onboard the First 40 Southern Child. Photo by Louay Habib

Christmas Caribbean Rally: The Modern Caribbean Dream

More than 2000 yachts cross the Atlantic Ocean every year with the vast majority of sailors looking for the adventure of a lifetime. Since the 1980s organized rallies have become very popular, the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers is the biggest, ...

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Aruba Regatta. Photo: Eric Mijts

Caribbean Regatta Preview: April to October

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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Bernie Even-Wong drives his Mumm 36 High Tension to windward

Final Day 2014 BVI Spring Regatta – All I can do is Smile

On Apr 7, 2014 6:22 AM, “John Holmberg” wrote: “Well Sah!!” (as they say here in the NE Caribbean) “da was a piece a wok!” The 2014 BVI Spring Regatta ends with a slight softening of the strong frontal breeze- ...

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Bernie Even-Wong drives his Mumm 36 High Tension to windward

PROFILE: Antigua Sailor Bernie Evan-Wong

Few sailors have raced in and reached the podium in as many Caribbean regattas as Antigua’s Bernie Evan-Wong. A dentist by profession and sailor by recreation, Evan-Wong shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, he’s speeding up by trying to ...

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Antigua’s Valentine’s Regatta

Twenty-four entries in this popular regatta made for exciting racing in perfect conditions off Jolly Harbour and Five Islands Harbour. As the name suggests, the regatta was sailed over the Valentine’s Day Weekend February 14-16. Included in the fleet was ...

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