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Sails In Space

Sails in Space

For a long time we have run an advertisement in North Sails entitled: “Sails built in Space.” The uniqueness of this moulding technology justifies the advertisement. The photo of the suspended sail maker over a 3DL/ 3DI mould, though an …

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Jolly Harbour Valentine’s Regatta

Valentines Regatta: This photo: Jonty and Vicky Layfield’s J11S, Sleeper. Below right: Robbie Ferron (right) and Team Budget Marine / Micron 99 won their class with eight bullets and received the award for ‘Best start of the Regatta’

  With fun dinghy racing for all the family, three days of competitive round-the-cans keel boat racing plus a new offshore race featuring one of the world’s fastest multihulls, the Jolly Harbour Valentine’s Regatta was the place to be. Sponsored …

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Bill Chandler Memorial Regatta

Bill Chandler Memorial Regatta

What started as the Bill Chandler Sunfish Memorial Regatta three years ago has now dropped Sunfish from the name in order to welcome competitors in Optimist, Club 420s and Lasers. It’s a move the late Chandler, an avid sailor, long-time …

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Sailing With Charlie: Superyachts

Sailing With Charlie: Superyachts Graphics by Christine Taylor

Mega Yachts and Super Yachts have only been of passing interest to Charlie, him being more of a traditionalist, but when Charlie is asked to write a story about any facet of boats and the sea he jumps at it …

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St. Maarten Heineken Regatta: Hot Racing, Cold Beer

St Maarten Heineken Regatta: El Ocaso, overall winner of CSA 3 and the regatta’s prestigious ‘Most Worthy Performance’ award. Photo: OceanMedia

The 36th edition of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta was a record affair. Eighty four yachts competed in the Gill Commodores Cup, the largest entry in its history and 193 boats participated in the three day Heineken Regatta. This year organisers …

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Island Water World Grenada Sailing Week

Grenada Sailing Week: The J24 Glory Daze is ambushed by eventual class winner Island Water World Die Hard. Photo: Tim Wright

The rough sea conditions that preceded this regatta made it tough going for those on their way to Grenada for the event, but during Sailing Week the powerful winds added excitement and challenge to the racing. On the first two …

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Schoelcher International Nautical Week

Schoelcher International Nautical Week: Photo by Sophie Reinach

The quantity and quality of sailors made the 26th Schoelcher International Nautical Week (SINW), hosted by the Cercle Nautique de Schoelcher in Martinique, February 5th to 9th, extra special. Not only did 140 sailors from the European countries of France, …

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In the Wake of Their Ancestors

In the Wake of Their Ancestors: © 2015 Polynesian Voyaging society; Photo: ‘oiwi tv • Photographer: Jason Patterson

The traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe, Hokule’a, has departed St. Helena in the South Atlantic, bound for the Americas and Europe. The crew of eleven departed Hilo, Hawai’i May 2014 bound on a three-year, 60,000-mile world voyage with a mission to promote …

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Sailcloth … Art and Science

Sailcloth...Art and Science

The use of sails is as old as history itself. Maybe the modern era was born with the yacht America in 1851. She sailed to Cowes and unlike her fellow competitors had not only chosen cotton for her sails but …

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Sailing With Charlie: Another World

Sailing With Charlie: Underwater WorldGraphics by Christine Taylor

Charlie was scrubbing the bottom of a boat in Trellis Bay (Charlie just hates dirty bottoms) when he looked down and saw what he thought was an anchor, half-buried in the sand in about 15ft of water. He dove down …

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Regatta Preview: April to November 2016

Regatta Preview: Les Voiles St. Barth

There are one or more major Caribbean regattas nearly every month of the year. Here’s a sampling of what’s happening from April to November.   April 11th – 16th Les Voiles de Saint-Barth Celebrity sailors and sailboats, including America’s Cup …

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Proteus Overall Winner of RORC Caribbean 600

Proteus, Overall Winner of the 2016 RORC Caribbean 600. Photo: RORC / Emma Louise Wyn Jones

George Sakellaris’ Maxi72, Proteus (USA) was the overall winner of the 2016 RORC Caribbean 600. It is the second time that Sakellaris has skippered the overall winner, having won the 2014 race with the Maxi72, Shockwave. Proteus was also the …

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Caribbean News: Salty Dawgs Leave For U.S. in May

Salty Dawgs leave for US in May The Spring 2016 Salty Dawg Rally for experienced blue water sailors will depart Tortola in the British Virgin Islands for the Chesapeake and other points north on May 15th, following a series of …

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