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Duff Bags Back to School Regatta

Rayne Duff sails to victor in the Back to School Regatta. Photo by Todd VanSickle

As the second day of the Back to School Regatta got under way, Royal BVI Yacht Club Race Coach Rob Lind shouted instructions from his ten-foot dinghy to several youth sailors. “Let’s play rabbit,” he shouted. “Rayne [Duff] you be ... Read More »

The USVI Paralympic Team Sail On

USVI Team Coach (left) and Jim Kerr with USVI flag

Sunny skies and shifty wind conditions greeted the U.S. Virgin Islands Paralympic Sailing Team as they arrived for the first day of racing at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron venue in Halifax. Along with 47 other teams from around ... Read More »

Avast, Ye Salty Dawgs!


  Perhaps the saltiest of all the sailing rallies, the Salty Dawg continues to grow with more boats signing up for the voyage south every fall. The Salty Dawg was the dream of cruisers Linda and Bill Knowles and thanks ... Read More »

Sail with the Stars

Regatta with the stars. Photo from Offshore Sailing School

Imagine playing tennis with Andy Murray, or golf with Tiger Woods or basketball with LeBron James. It’s the stuff of ‘bucket list’ dreams. Sailors can in reality get the chance to crew for the sport’s most celebrated skippers at two ... Read More »

Caribbean vs Pacific Sailing

A Pacific atoll? No, the Turks and Caicos. Photos by Gayle Suhich

From what I have observed, Caribbean sailors have no idea how lucky they are. The Caribbean Sea, which measures roughly 1400 miles long by 450 miles wide offers some of the most diverse and interesting cruising grounds on earth. But ... Read More »

Aruba International Regatta

Winners from all classes celebrate at the awards ceremony

Veteran Sunbelt Realty Dash skippered by Remco van Dortmondt stormed to victory taking the the coveted Budget Marine Cup in a thrilling sixth edition of the Aruba International Regatta sailed August 16th – 17th.  Twenty eight teams competed in the ... Read More »