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New ASA Accredited Sailing School in Grenada

The Caribbean has a new ASA accredited sailing school. Based in Grenada, you can learn to ride the waves with SeaHorse Sailing who began operating in June.

  The Caribbean has a new ASA accredited sailing school. Based in Grenada, you can learn to ride the waves with SeaHorse Sailing who began operating in June. Located at True Blue Resort and Marina, SeaHorse Sailing School is operated …

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Callahan Wins International Optimist Regatta

Mitchell Callahan, from Cape Coral, Florida wins the 2017 International Optimist Regatta, presented by EMS Virgin Islands. Photo: Dean Barnes

Mitchell Callahan was in a sweet spot heading into the third and final day of racing at the 25th International Optimist Regatta (IOR), presented by Electronic Merchant Systems (EMS) Virgin Islands and hosted by the St. Thomas Yacht Club, June …

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A Classic Celebration

Columbia with her freeing ports working overtime. Photo Jan Hein

  Nelsons Dockyard was the quintessential venue for Antigua’s 30th Classic Regatta. Nearly 50 vessels sailed in flying flags from Canada, Germany, the UK, Ireland, Bermuda, the Netherlands and beyond. One journeyed from the west coast of Mexico via Panama …

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Antigua Sailing Week’s 50th Edition

The Grand Awards Ceremony for Antigua Sailing Week was held in Nelson’s Dockyard and the UNESCO World Heritage Site was a fitting venue for the 50th edition of this historic occasion. A stage glittering with dozens of trophies formed the …

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Trend: Caribbean Regattas Are Becoming Longer

Sailors like the format of four days and mixed courses at Grenada Sailing Week.

We live in a fast-paced world where being time-starved is a way of life. Yet there is a trend towards Caribbean regattas becoming longer rather than shorter. For example, the St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR) added its Round the Rocks …

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Barbados Sailor Honored

Jade Forsberg was honored for her contributions to the sport of college sailing

The Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) honored Jade Forsberg for her contributions to the sport of college sailing by inducting her into the ICSA Hall of Fame at the annual ICSA Meeting. Forsberg, of Holetown, Barbados was recognized with the James Rousmaniere …

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BVI Spring Regatta 2017: Tight Racing, Light Airs

Island Water World Racing, Frits Bus and Chuck Pessler won the IC24 One Design class. Photo: BVISR/www.ingridabery.com

Competitors in the 46th edition of the BVI Spring Regatta were only too happy to call it quits after one final race on the last day when extremely light air made for very shifty and challenging conditions. Little breeze translated to a very …

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Bequia Easter Regatta: Fun on Land & Sea

Exodus racing hard. Photo: Kenmore Henville – Bequia Photo Action

She wasn’t first over the finish line, but Exodus was certainly the queen of the 2017 Bequia Easter Regatta. The 42ft West Indies Sloop, star of the award-winning film, Vanishing Sail, which traced the traditional wooden vessel’s life from its …

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Les Voiles de Saint-Barth: It’s All About Proteus

Photo: Christophe Jouany

Last year’s winner proved itself a true champion, as Proteus, the Maxi 72 owned by Ameresco CEO George Sakellaris, once again sailed into first place at Les Voiles de Saint-Barth. The race conditions were challenging during the week of April …

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Piet Dijk Race & Carnival Sail

J24s in action

It was a great day for sailing say the Curaçao Watersport Association Jan Sofat, organizers of the 39th Piet Dijk Race sailed in late February. Even though rough weather had been expected, conditions ended up being favorable, with 17 knots …

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SPIIP Wins 2017 St Barth Bucket

Photos Rosemond Greaux

Six J Class boats were among the star attractions at the 2017 St Barth Bucket, in which a fleet of 38 yachts, all over 100ft long, raced over the weekend of March 16-19 in St Barthélemy. There is really nothing …

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Sint Maarten Heineken Regatta 2017: Records and Reggae

St Maarten Heineken Regatta 2017

The 37th running of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, which took place on March 3-6, had something for everyone: big breeze, record-setting performances, impressive winners and a wrap-up party headlined by legendary performance artists UB40 on the sands of Kim …

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