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Ronstan North America Staff Changes

Promoting from within, Ronstan has announced the appointment of a new CEO and Commercial Manager-Marine for their North American operation. These changes are part of a worldwide reorganization led by the recent retirement of longtime CEO, Alistair Murray, and subsequent …

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Aruba International Regatta 2016

On the podium at the Aruba International Regatta

The J35 Dash has now won the Aruba International Regatta an unprecedented six times in a row. Some 35 vessels from around the ABC Islands crewed by people from as far away as the US, Colombia, Venezuela, the Netherlands and …

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New Services Planned for Renovated YCCS BVI

Beautiful Virgin Gorda, home to Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, BVI

Renovations to Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) BVI, in Virgin Gorda, will offer both pampering as well as practical services to visiting yachtsmen when completed this winter. On the creature comfort front, new and expanded services will include extensive provisioning …

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Volvo Penta Names New Dealer in Bermuda

Spar Yard, Bermuda

Volvo Penta of the Americas have appointed Spar Yard Marine Solutions as an authorized sales and service dealer in Bermuda. With a rich sailing legacy, the island of Bermuda will host the 35th annual Americas Cup and given its geographical location, …

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The IC24 Class—Now and in the Future

IC24 Class

Fifteen years ago the one-design IC24 class launched for the first time at the International Rolex Regatta, now the St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR). The class was born out of the vision of St. Thomas sailor Chris Rosenberg, and St. …

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Caribbean News: CSA Opens New ORC Office in Antigua

Caribbean Sailing Association Open ORC Office in Antigua The Caribbean Sailing Association (CSA) has opened a new Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) Rating Office in Antigua to serve sailors in the Caribbean region. Starting September 1, 2016, the CSA is authorized …

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Caribbean Sailing Olympians Shine in Rio

Caribbean Sailing Olympians

If I were to sum up my experience, I would say that it was full of joy and gratefulness. I was not in the best form that I would have liked for the windy conditions, but I fought every race …

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Heineken Light Laser Championships

Heineken Light Laser Championships

Benoit Meesmaecker may well have earned copyright on the Heineken Light Caribbean Open Laser Championships after winning it so many times. If not, he has certainly made it his own, and his presence every year comes with that air of …

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Caribbean News: ‘Friendly Sailor’ Wins Lagoonies’ Regatta

Lagoonies Regatta

‘Friendly Sailor’ team win second annual Lagoonies’ Regatta Saint Maarten – The second annual Lagoonies’ Regatta was hailed a huge success. The one day, one-design event was notable for its very close sailing, challenging conditions, outstanding regatta lunch and passionate expressions …

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Sailing & Sport Fishing Highlights in St. Kitts

Caribbean regatta

A successful Booby Island Regatta & Sailing Festival this spring served as a testing-ground for an even bigger event in 2017, while this fall welcomes a new sport fishing tournament in St. Kitts. “This year’s regatta kept with its usual three-day …

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Seaboard Marine Optimist North American Championships

Optinams

Nearly 150 junior sailors from 19 countries set sail in the Seaboard Marine Optimist North American Championships (OPTINAMS), hosted July 10 to 18 out of the Antigua Yacht Club in English Harbour, Antigua. Uruguay’s Hernon Umpierre won this continental championship. …

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Budget Marine Challenge 2016: Anchors Aweigh!

Budget Marine Challenge 2016

  Heavy winds and a challenging anchor start gave competitors plenty to think about as the Budget Marine Challenge 2016 got underway in Curaçao. This was the 12th edition of the Budget Marine Challenge, sailed in June, which saw competitors …

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Sailing with Charlie: Crew

crew

Even before the passage she made it known that she wanted nothing to do with George, the first mate. “He keeps looking at my boobs,” she complained, “he’s ogling my bum as well.” More and more yachts are moving around …

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