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Groeneveld Beat Roble to Win Carlos Aguilar Match Race

The Dutch sailors defeated the USA’s Stephanie Roble’s Epic Racing 3 – 0 in the thrilling final of the Carlos Aguilar Match Race (CAMR)

Olympic match racing star Renée Groeneveld and her Dutch team of Annemieke Bes, Lobke Berkhout and Mijke Lievens, won their first-ever Women’s International Match Racing Series (WIM) event. The Dutch sailors defeated the USA’s Stephanie Roble’s Epic Racing 3 – …

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Family Sailing – A Great Two Generation Sport

Carson Gifford (aft) and his father John Gifford (red cap) race their Melges 24 during the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. Photo: OceanMedia/Gary Brown

It’s an age-old dilemma. Parents like to share interests with their kids, while kids are naturally wary of something that may seem uncool. Yet a sport like family sailing is something that transcends generations. This is a fact three Caribbean …

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Winners Named at Discover the Caribbean Series

Discover the Caribbean Series

Two weekends of racing, one for big boats and the other for dinghies, made the Discover the Caribbean Series a perfect opportunity to explore the great combination of sociability and sailing conditions offered at the host Ponce Yacht & Fishing …

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St Barth Cata Cup 2016

St Barth Cata Cup 2016

The ninth annual St Barth Cata Cup took place in November. Jeff Ledée, Vincent Jordil, and Thierry Lhinares launched this regatta in 2008 and it has developed into a premier event on the calendar for top Formula 18 catamaran racers. …

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Taco Marine Easy To Install Rub Rail Kits

While rub rail is primarily designed to protect a boat, it is also an easy way to upgrade its value and appearance by giving it a bright new look and accent.

While rub rail is primarily designed to protect a boat, it is also an easy way to upgrade its value and appearance by giving it a bright new look and accent. Replacing damaged or worn out rub rail is easy …

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Sailors to Race to Cuba in a Cultural Exchange

Key West Cuba Race Week and Conch Republic Cup

The second annual Conch Republic Cup/Key West Cuba Race Week set for Jan. 22-to Feb. 3 is the only triangle race to Cuba, visiting two ports, Marina Gaviota in Varadero and Marina Hemingway in Havana, and includes the challenging return …

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PFD for Handles Protect, Adds Flotation

Accidently scratching the gelcoat or paint on a boat while washing it is a thing of the past with Shurhold Industries’ new Handle Mate PFD.

  Accidently scratching the gelcoat or paint on a boat while washing it is a thing of the past with Shurhold Industries’ new Handle Mate PFD. It protects boat surfaces from scratches, dings and other blemishes that can be caused …

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New Look for Spinlock’s Most Popular Lifejacket

Spinlock’s popular lifejacket, the Deckvest LITE, has been given a stunning new clean and contemporary look for 2017

  Spinlock’s popular lifejacket, the Deckvest LITE, has been given a stunning new clean and contemporary look for 2017. Spinlock have also launched a new model, the Deckvest LITE+, which now comes with a harness. The latest Deckvest collection features …

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Building a Vision for Grenada’s Sailing Youth

The plywood molds in place. Photos by Steve Brett

Don’t wait for your boat to come in: build it yourself! That’s the variation on the old motto adopted by Rene Froehlich of Sailing School Grenada to realize his vision of improving sailing opportunities for young people on the island. …

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Derek Bongaertz Wins Curaçao Sunfish Championship

On the Podium (from left): Tijn van der Gulik (2nd), Derek Bongaertz (Champion) and Darius Bérénos (3rd)

The 43rd National Championship for the Sunfish Class, organized by the Curaçao Sunfish Sailing Association, was held the third weekend of September. Sunfish sailors battled over two days for the prestigious title of Champion of Curaçao, both days with plenty …

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