An utterly dominating performance by St. Barths’ Benoit Meesmaecker at the 25th Heineken Light Caribbean Open Laser Championships in St. Martin on June 14-15 handed the French sailor his second Laser Champion title here since 2012. Benoit won the six-boat ... Read More »
An utterly dominating performance by St. Barths’ Benoit Meesmaecker at the 25th Heineken Light Carib...
The Puerto Rico Heineken International Regatta & Puerto Rico International Dinghy Regatta brings...
Sailors aboard old-time ‘woodies’ and newer ‘classic plastics’ came together to celebrate Foxy’s 40t...
Growing up in Rhode Island, Vince Morvillo wanted to play baseball with his buddies. His mom bought ...
Sailing is a sport in which brothers and sisters can compete side-by-side. That’s pretty awesome, es...
The Puerto Rico Heineken International Regatta & Puerto Rico International Dinghy Regatta brings the northern Caribbean spring sailing season to a close. Two years ago the Puerto Rico Heineken International Regatta (PRHIR) and Puerto Rico International Dinghy Regatta (PRIDR) hit ... Read More »
Sailors aboard old-time ‘woodies’ and newer ‘classic plastics’ came together to celebrate Foxy’s 40th Wooden Boat Regatta held on the British Virgin Island of Jost Van Dyke over the weekend of May 24th – 26th. The theme of this ruby ... Read More »
Growing up in Rhode Island, Vince Morvillo wanted to play baseball with his buddies. His mom bought a glove, dropped him at the Little League field and drove off. After the tryouts, she asked, “How did it go?” Morvillo cried. ... Read More »
Sailing is a sport in which brothers and sisters can compete side-by-side. That’s pretty awesome, especially if your pre-teen and newly-teen siblings have both worked hard to gain a coveted spot on a national team, and travel together to race ... Read More »
Shifting strategies to match wind speed and direction, staying out in front of the fleet and remaining calm provided successful strategies for 11-year-old Rayne Duff. Duff won the 22nd International Optimist Regatta (IOR) hosted out of the St. Thomas Yacht ... Read More »
As a natural phenomenon related to our career as owner-operators of Yacht Lolalita, we have the privilege of meeting and temporarily living with about 150 new people every year. We’ve had such interesting, unforgettable experiences, getting to know people from ... Read More »
The Rockville Regatta on Bohicket Creek south of Charleston, South Carolina is considered by many local sailors to be a rite of summer. Sailing into its 124th consecutive year, this nautical tradition began as a friendly competition over the summer ... Read More »
Gwénolé Gahinet and Paul Meilhat crossed the finish line on Monday April 28 to win the 12th edition of La Transat AG2R LA MONDIALE, a transatlantic regatta that takes place every two years on identical Figaro Bénéteau II monohull sailboats. ... Read More »
The West Indies Regatta, which takes place in Saint Barth the first weekend in May each year, adds a touch of old time sailing to the island’s nautical calendar. The last official event of the season, this charming little regatta ... Read More »
Launched in 2013, the Oceanis 38 is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning sailboat built in the United States. Marion, South Carolina to be exact. Designed for single-handling, couples and family sailing enthusiasts, this Bénéteau 38-footer boasts a choice of three layouts. ... Read More »
Hearty competition and whole-hearted cooperation proved the big news at this year’s BVI Dinghy Championships. The regatta, which took place May 17th to 18th out of Tortola’s Nanny Cay Marina, was the last of three events to decide the overall ... Read More »
The depth of seamanship talent in Coral Bay is renowned as liveaboards likely outnumber landlubbers. This easternmost settlement on the USVI’s St. John is also home base for one of the most successful youth sail training programs in the Caribbean, ... Read More »
For Alex Schaerer, owner of the 69ft IRC Racing yacht, Caol Ila R, Les Voiles de St Barth was an exhilarating experience, winning all but one race in the maxi class and finishing as the overall top boat in the ... Read More »
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 ... Read More »
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 ... Read More »
In 1852, the Grand Hotel in Point Clear, Alabama hosted sailors from New Orleans and the Mississippi Coast for the post-regatta festivities accompanying the finish of the third annual running of what is today the oldest point-to-point sailboat race in ... Read More »
Club Nautico de San Juan International Regatta Gusts blowing 20-plus-knots and rolling seas created challenging yet exhilarating conditions for nearly 100 sailors from five islands that competed in the 13th Club Nautico de San Juan International Regatta (CNSJIR), held January 31-February ... Read More »
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Eighty-three 7- to 15-year-olds will set sail in the 22nd International Optimist Regatta (IOR), June 21 to June 23. Nearly all of these junior sailors sharpened their skills earlier this week in the pre-regatta Sea ... Read More »
The Caribbean will be well represented at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games (YOG). At least six of the island’s junior sailors will compete in this multi-sport event of which the sailing portion will take place on Jinniu Lake in Nanjing, ... Read More »