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Wild Racing on Day 1 at St. Thomas International Regatta

The crew of Dark Star, a J/105 owned by Jonathan Lipuscek, look as if they were swallowed by a wave while racing down the south side of St. Thomas to Charlotte Amalie Harbor.
Credit: Dean Barnes

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Spectacular broaches, inadvertent jibes, man overboard rescues and crazy capsizes created a dramatic start to the 42nd St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR), presented by TAG Heuer. Some of the 62 yachts sailing in this March ...

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62 to Battle at St. Thomas International Regatta

Sailors gather the night before the first start at the St. Thomas International Regatta. Credit: Dean Barnes

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Sixty-two yachts from the Caribbean, U.S. and Europe cast off Friday in the 42nd St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR), presented by TAG Heuer. Hosted out of the St. Thomas Yacht Club March 27 to 29, ...

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Caribbean Regatta Schedule: April to December 2015

Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta. Photo courtesy of Antigua Classics Regatta

Every season is regatta season in the Caribbean. Here is a sampling of some of the events happening for the rest of 2015. For a full list of events please confirm on our calendar: http://www.allatsea.net/calendar/   April 2-6: Bequia Easter Regatta Some ...

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Saint Barth New Year’s Eve Parade

The owner of WinWin, (center) and his wife share the podium with skipper Clive Walker during the awards ceremony. Photo by Rosemond Gréaux

The 20th edition of the New Year’s Eve Parade in Saint Barth is the final regatta of the year. It takes place on the morning of December 31st, as the Port of Gustavia prepares for the biggest night of the ...

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Growth at Island Water World Grenada Sailing Week

J/24s Racing at Grenada Sailing Week

A very successful 3rd edition of this start of the year regatta took place from 29 Jan to 3 Feb 2015. As anyone knows, it is easier to start something than to maintain it, so it is great to see ...

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Records Fall At Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race

Steve McLaren’s schooner Elena of London. Photo curtesy of Peter Marshall/MGRBR

Despite light airs, three teams won their skipper’s weight in rum for breaking records in the 79th Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race held in January. The Double-Handed Monohull record for the 60 NM course went to Dave Staples on ...

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Strong Fleet Expected for St. Thomas International Regatta

Puerto Rico’s Jaime Torres’ “Smile and Wave”, one of five Melges 32s entered in the 2015 STIR. Credit: Dean Barnes

A sleek fleet of some 80 yachts is expected to compete in the St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR), presented by TAG Heuer. Set for March 27 to 29 and hosted out of the St. Thomas Yacht Club, entries include a ...

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San Sebastian Vela Cup 2015

Jaime Torres’ winning Melges 32 Smile and Wave

While a massive party for Puerto Rico’s patron saint was happening in the streets of Old San Juan, top sailors from Puerto Rico battled light and shifty winds at the San Sebastian Vela Cup to fire up the 2015 North ...

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Racing Like It’s 1915 at the BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival

Sloop Sea Moon with instructor and crew. Photo courtesy of Geoffrey Brooks

The waters around the British Virgin Islands have virtually stayed the same over the last century. Yet the sailboat racing has changed dramatically. The early 20th century saw skippers of hand-built wooden Tortola sloops race their goods to market, whereas ...

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Action Packed Key West Race Week

GC32 foiling catamaran Argo having rounded the windward mark. Photo by Ingrid Abery

Classic champagne sailing was enjoyed across three divisions at Quantum Key West Race Week. The regatta opened in light airs and gathered momentum as the week progressed to the crescendo of a final day in the Conch Republic. The renowned ...

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A Spectacle Guaranteed in Battle of the 30-60 Footers

The ICM © DR

With the starting gun of the 2015 Les Voiles de St. Barth due to be fired in little less than two months, the list of entries continues to flesh out. Already the presence of some extraordinary craft like Comanche and ...

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Is this the End of Key West Race Week?

Photography by Ken Stanek / kenstanek.com

Premiere Racing Stepping Aside after their 21st Key West Race Week   29th edition in 2016 likely – talks ongoing with a potential successor In November of 1994 Yachting Magazine consultant Gary Jobson asked Peter Craig, “how hard can it be? ...

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Caribbean Sailors Earn Gold Medals at 2014 CAC Games

Laser gold medal winner Philipine Van Aanholt (center). Guatemalan sailors took silver and bronze

Caribbean sailors held their own against those from Central America in the medal-winning department at the 22nd Central American and Caribbean Games, which took place November 14th – 30th, in Veracruz, Mexico. This is spectacular considering that the sailors from ...

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Coral Bay Yacht Club Thanksgiving Regatta

Brion Morrisette’s Sweet Ting, winner of Pursuit Under 30ft, leads Nat Ford’s Ocean Wave. Photo: Jaime Elliott

Not many, if any, Caribbean regattas can boast a fleet that includes everything from a 1913-built island trader, two 1933-constructed Argentine ketches, a Coral Bay Cowhorn, a traditional Bequia workboat, modern J boats and cruisers. This eclectic mix of vessels, ...

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Sint Maarten Heineken Regatta: Changing Times

Michele Korteweg, Director of the Sint Maarten Heineken Regatta

Charles Darwin would have made a great regatta director. Old Charlie knew a thing or two about evolution; he even did a bit of sailing. When you compare the 2014/15 sailing calendar of events with those of a few years ...

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Sailor Profile: Puerto Rico’s Marco Teixidor

Marco Teixidor on the tiller of his IC24, Cachondo

Say the name Cachondo and what comes to mind is one of winningest boats in the Caribbean back in the 1980s and 1990s. It’s the stuff of legends what Puerto Rican brothers Jose and Tony Teixidor accomplished on their Tripp ...

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Bitter End Yacht Club Pro Am Regatta

Anthony Kotoun sails to victory during the Bitter End Yacht Club Pro Am Regatta. Photo: Todd VanSickle

On the final day of the Bitter End Yacht Club Pro Am Regatta, sailors and spectators were called off the course when bolts of lightning were spotted in Virgin Gorda’s North Sound. “It is the first time we have had ...

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St Croix International Regatta

Stan Joines, winner of Non-Spinnaker and his weight in rum, had an all youth crew. Photo: Trish Rhodes

The chance to win rum, and lots of it, drew 25 boats from the U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to race in the St. Croix Yacht Club’s International Regatta, hosted out of Teague Bay, November 14th ...

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Regattaguru.com Spectator Guide to Regattas

The start line. Photo: Rosemond Gréaux

This article is intended for those who know little or nothing about yacht racing but wish to understand what is happening out on the water during a regatta. Who runs a regatta? Regattas are organized by a yacht club. They ...

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Morgan Lagravière and Arnaud Jarlegan Win the 2014 Saint-Barth Cata Cup

Emmanuel Duclos / Saint-Barth Cata-Cup 2014

High winds, rough seas, and changes to the schedule made the seventh edition of the Saint Barth Cata Cup the most challenging to date. Organized in Saint Barth by Jeff Ledée, Vincent Jordil, and Helene Guilbaud, this event attracts a ...

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