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Heineken Light Laser Championships

Heineken Light Laser Championships

Benoit Meesmaecker may well have earned copyright on the Heineken Light Caribbean Open Laser Championships after winning it so many times. If not, he has certainly made it his own, and his presence every year comes with that air of …

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Sailing & Sport Fishing Highlights in St. Kitts

Caribbean regatta

A successful Booby Island Regatta & Sailing Festival this spring served as a testing-ground for an even bigger event in 2017, while this fall welcomes a new sport fishing tournament in St. Kitts. “This year’s regatta kept with its usual three-day …

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Seaboard Marine Optimist North American Championships

Optinams

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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Budget Marine Challenge 2016: Anchors Aweigh!

Budget Marine Challenge 2016

  Heavy winds and a challenging anchor start gave competitors plenty to think about as the Budget Marine Challenge 2016 got underway in Curaçao. This was the 12th edition of the Budget Marine Challenge, sailed in June, which saw competitors …

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Sailing with Charlie: Crew

crew

Even before the passage she made it known that she wanted nothing to do with George, the first mate. “He keeps looking at my boobs,” she complained, “he’s ogling my bum as well.” More and more yachts are moving around …

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A Castle on the Sea

sailing adventure

The last time I saw Picton Castle she was under full, magnificent sail, cutting a path through the 2015 Classic Regatta fleet in Antigua, bound for Aruba before turning north toward her Nova Scotia home. I journeyed with the ship …

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Puerto Rico Regattas Offer Something for Every Sailor

puerto rico regattas

  Held in tandem, the Puerto Rico Heineken International and Puerto Rico International Dinghy regattas distinguished themselves as the most diverse duo of sailing events in the Caribbean. Held June 11-12, and hosted out of Puerto del Rey, in Fajardo, …

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Sailing with Charlie: Fear!

Fear

Hurricane season is here again and as we approach September, the most prominent month for tropical storms, we must all keep a watchful eye on the weather and be ready to make defensive preparations if necessary. For boaters that means …

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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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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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Anguilla’s Sweet Regatta

Anguillas Sweet Regatta : Sweet starts at the Anguilla Regatta

The Anguilla Regatta has been described as the biggest small regatta in the Caribbean; it is also one of the sweetest. This year’s regatta, sailed May 6-8, attracted 17 boats, which was slightly up on last year. The event kicked …

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PCYC Round Grenada Regatta 19- 21 August 2016

The Start on Saturday 20 August will be at 0630 h, at Le Phare Bleu and there will be a party and food in Carriacou that evening

In 2015, Petite Calivigny Yacht Club in Grenada revived a long tradition of round the island racing and put on a very successful event that drew 9 monohulls and 3 catamarans. Starting and finishing at Le Phare Bleu on the …

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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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