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Woburn Wind Warriors


  Junior Dinghy Sailing has returned to Woburn and 18 children from the village took part in a week’s sailing program this summer. The ‘Woburn Wind Warriors’ are based at Petite Calivigny Marina in Benji Bay at the Eastern end …

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PCYC Round Grenada Regatta: Going the Distance

Downwind start for the fleet as they leave Carriacou. Photo: Connie Martin

Petite Calivigny Yacht Club’s first Round Grenada Regatta, with layover in Tyrell Bay, Carriacou, was a resounding success, despite Hurricane Danny threatening up until the day before. Nine monohulls and three catamarans comprised a very respectable fleet for this new …

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Upper Keys Sailing Club: More Than Just a Sailing Club

New members at the general meeting. Photo courtesy of Upper Keys Sailing Club

Imagine a sailing regatta in which the fleet spends the first day of the race swinging nine irons instead of hoisting spinnakers. That is exactly what spectators of The Upper Keys Sailing Club’s Flail and Sail event on Dec. 5 …

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Top Teams Set to Race 7th Carlos Aguilar Match Race – December 3-6, 2015

Racing in the Carlos Aguilar Match Race

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Nine Open teams representing some of the best men and women match racers in the Caribbean, U.S. and World, are confirmed to compete in the 7th Annual Carlos Aguilar Match Race (CAMR), set for December …

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Over 40 Boats Race in Aruba Regatta

The crew of Dash celebrates another win

The Aruba Regatta has turned into a real tradition in the southern Caribbean in the short span of seven years. Yachts came from the ABC islands, and crews traveled from Venezuela, the US, Canada, Netherlands and Belgium, to sail in …

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The 2015 Culebra Cup: Fun in Fair Weather

Glory Days, a Bavaria 44, gets underway at the start of the race

The weekend of July 24th – 27th was full of pre and post-regatta fun activities for all participants in this renewed race around the island of Culebra, organized by BRISA (Borinquen Islands Sailing Association). On July 24th, thanks to the …

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Carriacou Regatta: The Tradition Lives On

The new build. Photo by Jan Hein

2015 is a monumental year for Grenada’s minute island of Carriacou, marking the 50th anniversary of their most famous vessel and the beginning of one of the longest running regattas in the region. In the 1960s, J. Linton Rigg sailed …

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Pan American Games

Philipine Van Aanholt

Thirteen sailors from five island nations represented the Caribbean in sailing at the Pan American Games, held July 10th – 26th, in Toronto, Canada. Two teams won medals, two sailors earned Olympic slots and the rest gained valuable experience as …

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Columbus Day Regatta

Marco Oquendo/imagesbymarco.com

A regatta that commemorates a small boat cruise in 1492 is not only one of the longest continually held sporting events in South Florida, but one that has made its mark on the local sailing scene as has its namesake on …

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New Classes, New Race Set for St. Thomas International Regatta

The St. Thomas International Regatta Adds a New Gunboat Class for 2016 © Jesus renedo

Gunboats and VX One boats are set to sail in first-ever classes at the St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR), set for March 25 to 27, 2016 and hosted by the St. Thomas Yacht Club. What’s more, organizers will also welcome …

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Friends Set New Trinidad & Tobago Sailing Record

Legacy in racing trim. Photo: Tim Wright

  While giant multihulls and monster monohulls flew around the Atlantic and Caribbean setting records this summer, a group of sailors from Trinidad and Tobago quietly broke a sailing record of their own, one that has stood for 55 years. …

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Meesmaecker Wins Third Heineken Light Laser Title

The fleet rounds the windward mark during the 26th Heineken Light Caribbean Open Laser Championships held in Orient Bay, St. Martin, on June 13-14. Photo Robert Luckock

Saint Barths’s Benoit Meesmaecker captured his third Laser title at the 26th Heineken Light Caribbean Open Laser Championship in Orient Bay, St. Martin, on June 13-14 with a solid, near flawless display of tactical sailing to win eight races out …

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Multihulls – Do Your Homework Before Hauling

Finding Balance being hauled at Lauderdale Marine Center. Photo by Terry Boram

We became multihull owners over ten years ago after purchasing our first trimaran and have never looked back. There is a lot to be said about staying flat while sailing fast. Soon the 27ft tri was sold for a 34ft …

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Mott Memorial Hobie Challenge

James Sanders and family celebrate his Hobie victory. Photo: Steve Brett

Chocolate was the theme when the Petite Calivigny Yacht Club (PCYC) hosted its 3rd Annual Mott Memorial Hobie Challenge in Grenada on July 12th. The PCYC became the new owner of the Hobie 14 previously owned by Mott Green, one …

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Regatta Time in Abaco

Courtesy of Regatta Time in Abaco

Congratulations to the South Florida participants in the 40th Anniversary Regatta Time in Abaco, July 3 – 11: Third Tri – Lonny Gellen – Lighthouse Point Alberbrile – Hector Arrillaga – Pompano Beach Tenacious – Richard Dwyer – Palm Beach …

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Mother Tubs Star in Regatta Time in Abaco

Dennis Gordon and the crew of Ice Man, overall winner among the Mother Tubs. Photo: David Ralph

Racers and cruisers flocked to the Abacos July 3rd -10th for the 40th anniversary Regatta Time in Abaco. What started as a way to raise money to enter an Abaconian fishing sloop in the Georgetown, Exuma, workboat races plus boost …

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VI Sailors Take Top Three Finishes at U.S. College Coed Nationals

L to R: Taylor Ladd (member of Harvard University Sailing Team; however Harvard not in the Finals), Nikki Barnes (U.S. Coast Guard Academy/2017), William Bailey (Boston College/2015), Alec Tayler (Fordham University/2017), and Ian Barrows (Yale University/2017). Credit: Dean Barnes

U.S. Virgin Islands’ sailors continue to make their mark in the world of U.S. Intercollegiate sailboat racing. The latest sign of this were podium finishes for St. Thomas sailors Ian Barrows, Nikki Barnes and William Bailey at the Gill College …

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Wednesday Night Racing on Biscayne Bay

Photo by Terry Boram

The Flying Scot fleet has been sailing the waters of Biscayne Bay for over 20 years.  Many of the boats come out of the Coconut Grove Sailing Club which now keeps 15 Scots. Flying Scot Fleet Captain Bud Price said, …

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What Would You Do if Your Engine Failed?

Motor-sailing through a cut can be scary enough - but what if your engine fails? Photo by Rosie Burr

A recent problem with our engine while in the middle of the shallowest and most coral-ridden areas in the Bahamas, forced us to sail without the help or convenience of our iron topsail. The problem has long since been resolved but …

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J/24s Rule at Barbados Regatta

Rapajam, winner of the non CSA class. Photo courtesy of Peter Marshall

Quality racing and superb conditions were the hallmark of this year’s Barbados Regatta sailed May 21-24. With the classes split into a J/24 fleet (10) and a non-CSA cruising fleet (4), starts over all three days of racing went like …

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