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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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Learning the ropes in the BVI

Caribbean Students Learn the Four R’s: Reading, Writing, Arithmetic & Regattas

Art competitions, beach clean-ups and behind-the-scene tours are a few of the ways Caribbean regatta organizers are reaching out and teaching island school children about the sport of competitive sailing. The benefit? A better understanding by the students of how ...

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Melges one-design regattas are growing in popularity. Photo: Joy Dunigan

One-Design vs. Handicap: What’s the Future of Caribbean Racing?

One-design classes appear to be on the increase at Caribbean regattas. Just look at the growing entries of J24s, IC24s and Melges 24s in the last decade, plus the availably of one-design fleets for charter like the Jeanneau 20s in ...

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Winning Table Setting presented by S/Y Aleithia (yachts to 100ft). Photo: Jan Robinson

Antigua Charter Yacht Show Concours de Chef

The challenge for competitors taking part in the 2013 Concours de Chef Competition was to create a plant-based hauté cuisine Caribbean luncheon. And if you think the contest was about raw food – sushi and salads, it was far from ...

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Team BVI - Caribbean Dinghy Champions 2013. Photo: Kevin Johnson - www.kevinjohnsonphotography.com

NEWS: BVI Team victorious in Caribbean Dinghy Championships

British Virgin Islands Team victorious in Caribbean Dinghy Championships The Caribbean Sailing Association (CSA) sanctioned Caribbean Dinghy Championships hosted jointly by Antigua Yacht Club and Antigua’s National Sailing Academy took place in November. Barbados, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), Trinidad and ...

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A Reply to Sir Robbie Ferron (Will they Publish It????)

In the November issue (Professionalization of Sailing Events in the Caribbean) of All At Sea Robbie Ferron states that a number of new regattas taking place in the Caribbean are well sponsored events where professionalism and profit is now more ...

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Trish Cronan, President of the Caribbean Yacht Brokers Association showing water bottles saved from landfills by charter yachts using their own water or reusable bottles

Saving the Blue Means Going Green

Green is the new blue when it comes to marine conservation in the Caribbean. Marina operators, regatta officials and charter yacht organizations are all doing their part to preserve and protect the region’s seas and its surroundings. Why? Firstly, visitor ...

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Photo: Jimmy Lovel

Teach Kids to Fish

Sports fishing is a great way to have fun around the water with kids, says Capt. Mike Pigott, who operates NightWing Charters out of Antigua. “This is one reason why all three of the Antigua and Barbuda Sports Fishing Club’s ...

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Loro Piana Regatta. Photo courtesy of Press Office YCCS / Jeff Brown

Caribbean Regatta Dates 2014: January – March

The Caribbean regatta season kicks-off in a big way come January. In the first three months of the year alone, there are over a dozen competitive sailing events for everything from mono to multihulls, dinghies to superyachts. Here is a ...

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New Year’s Eve fireworks in Bequia. Photo Courtesy Bequia NYE Celebration Committee

2013 Caribbean Lighted Boat Parades & Parties

In the Caribbean, Santa is more likely to cruise down the chimney in a dinghy than arrive on a sleigh. The region definitely doesn’t lack for festivities and a true seasonal spirit during the December holidays. Here’s a sampling of ...

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