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Is this the End of Key West Race Week?

Premiere Racing Stepping Aside after their 21st Key West Race Week   29th edition in 2016 likely – talks ongoing with a potential successor In November of 1994 Yachting Magazine consultant Gary Jobson asked Peter Craig, “how hard can it be? ...

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Laser gold medal winner Philipine Van Aanholt (center). Guatemalan sailors took silver and bronze

Caribbean Sailors Earn Gold Medals at 2014 CAC Games

Caribbean sailors held their own against those from Central America in the medal-winning department at the 22nd Central American and Caribbean Games, which took place November 14th – 30th, in Veracruz, Mexico. This is spectacular considering that the sailors from ...

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Brion Morrisette’s Sweet Ting, winner of Pursuit Under 30ft, leads Nat Ford’s Ocean Wave. Photo: Jaime Elliott

Coral Bay Yacht Club Thanksgiving Regatta

Not many, if any, Caribbean regattas can boast a fleet that includes everything from a 1913-built island trader, two 1933-constructed Argentine ketches, a Coral Bay Cowhorn, a traditional Bequia workboat, modern J boats and cruisers. This eclectic mix of vessels, ...

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Michele Korteweg, Director of the Sint Maarten Heineken Regatta

Sint Maarten Heineken Regatta: Changing Times

Charles Darwin would have made a great regatta director. Old Charlie knew a thing or two about evolution; he even did a bit of sailing. When you compare the 2014/15 sailing calendar of events with those of a few years ...

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Marco Teixidor on the tiller of his IC24, Cachondo

Sailor Profile: Puerto Rico’s Marco Teixidor

Say the name Cachondo and what comes to mind is one of winningest boats in the Caribbean back in the 1980s and 1990s. It’s the stuff of legends what Puerto Rican brothers Jose and Tony Teixidor accomplished on their Tripp ...

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Anthony Kotoun sails to victory during the Bitter End Yacht Club Pro Am Regatta. Photo: Todd VanSickle

Bitter End Yacht Club Pro Am Regatta

On the final day of the Bitter End Yacht Club Pro Am Regatta, sailors and spectators were called off the course when bolts of lightning were spotted in Virgin Gorda’s North Sound. “It is the first time we have had ...

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Stan Joines, winner of Non-Spinnaker and his weight in rum, had an all youth crew. Photo: Trish Rhodes

St Croix International Regatta

The chance to win rum, and lots of it, drew 25 boats from the U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to race in the St. Croix Yacht Club’s International Regatta, hosted out of Teague Bay, November 14th ...

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The start line. Photo: Rosemond Gréaux

Regattaguru.com Spectator Guide to Regattas

This article is intended for those who know little or nothing about yacht racing but wish to understand what is happening out on the water during a regatta. Who runs a regatta? Regattas are organized by a yacht club. They ...

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Emmanuel Duclos / Saint-Barth Cata-Cup 2014

Morgan Lagravière and Arnaud Jarlegan Win the 2014 Saint-Barth Cata Cup

High winds, rough seas, and changes to the schedule made the seventh edition of the Saint Barth Cata Cup the most challenging to date. Organized in Saint Barth by Jeff Ledée, Vincent Jordil, and Helene Guilbaud, this event attracts a ...

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The Quantum fleet of IC 24 under spinnaker

TortolaExpress Tops 2014 Quantum Sails IC24 International Regatta

Experience and an upbeat spirit earned TortolaExpress the champion title at the 2014 Quantum Sails IC24 International Regatta. Ten boats, nearly double the number from last year, raced in this 10th annual event held out of Soper’s Hole, Tortola, BVI, in ...

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New Format Attracts International Entries to Discover the Caribbean Regatta

A new three-day format, the opportunity for several different classes to race at once and a perpetually windy venue that accommodated bayside and open ocean racing on four separate courses has made the Discover the Caribbean regatta a ‘must-do’ for Caribbean ...

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Atlantic 57 w/ GMT PowerFurl Boom

GMT to supply Chris White Designs Atlantic 57 Catamaran with PowerFurl Boom

In a first time collaboration, Bristol, RI based GMT Composites and Dartmouth, MA based Chris White Designs are teaming up to upgrade one of Chris’s designs with a carbon fiber PowerFurl boom. The Atlantic 57 is a fast and innovative ...

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The Kiwi 35 before it was modified

Those Magnificent Men and Their Sailing Machines

Yacht designers have come up with some radical hulls over the years and the Kiwi 35 is about as radical as they get. These strange-looking light weight boats have a reputation for being difficult and even dangerous to sail. Fitted ...

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Photo: L to R: Max Nickbarg, Addison Caproni, Taylor Canfield, Phillip Shannon at 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games.
Credit: Courtesy VISA

Canfield Named ‘2014 Virgin Islands Sailor of the Year’

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (January 4, 2015). Impressive performances at the Congressional Cup, Etchell Worlds and Central American and Caribbean Games are just a few of the reasons why Taylor Canfield has been awarded the coveted title of ‘2014 ...

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Balance 451 – “For Sailors, By Sailors”

  The docks at the fall boat shows are lined with catamarans designed specifically for the charter market. They sport large cockpits and saloons for entertaining, 4-8 cabins with minuscule heads, and so much volume in the hulls that you ...

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Sint Maarten Heineken Regatta. Photo Gary Brown/OceanMedia

Caribbean Regatta Preview: January – March, 2015

There is nowhere else in the world where sailors can enjoy so much racing, in so many formats and in such varied venues as in the Caribbean during the late winter and early spring. There are events for everything from ...

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Excitement reigns supreme at the Crown Jewel of Caribbean Yacht Racing. Credit: Dean Barnes

Cruzan Rum and Presidente Sponsor St. Thomas International Regatta, March 27-29, 2015

St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Organizers of the St. Thomas International Regatta are proud to announce that Cruzan Rum and Presidente beer, distributed by Glazer’s Premier Distributors, LLC, will provide major sponsorship in support for the 2015 regatta. “Cruzan Rum ...

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Sailors party during a raft-up at Leverick Bay. Photo by Todd VanSickle

Interline Regatta: To Race or To Party?

Over the 33 years the The Moorings has hosted the Interline Regatta, it has continued to live up to its reputation of good sailing and great parties. From October 14th – 23rd, airline professionals from around the world competed in ...

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Larry Leonard

Larry Leonard named Manager of New Business and Product Development at Ullman Sails

Ullman Sails announces that sailmaking authority and champion sailor Larry Leonard has been named Manager of New Business and Product Development at Ullman Sails International, the licensing company of the Ullman Sails group. Larry’s depth of experience in sail technology ...

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C&C 115 Public Auction in Tortola on December 12th

Persons Interested in the Vessel “Snowbird” SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION TAKE NOTE that on Friday the 12th day of December 2014 the sailing vessel “Snowbird” will be sold pursuant to an order of the High Court of Justice in BVIHAD2014/0002 ...

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