Youth

The 25th Anniversary International Optimist Regatta!

St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Register now! The 25th anniversary International Optimist Regatta (IOR), presented by EMS (Electronic Merchant Systems) Virgin Islands – one of the first and largest regattas in the Caribbean to promote youth sailing, plus kick-off TOTE …

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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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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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Caribbean News: 2016 Optimist Championship Antigua

2016 Optimist Championship Antigua

Optimist Championship returns to Antigua One hundred and fifty 10- to 15-year-old junior sailors representing 21 countries will compete in the Seaboard Marine Optimist North American Championship, July 10th to 18th, when this major continental regatta returns to Antigua and Barbuda. …

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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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We Built a Race Boat!

We built a race boat!

Students at Milton Peters College (MPC) in Sint Maarten have built a boat which they will race in the Heineken Regatta. The boat, a Didi 26 designed by Dudley Dix, was constructed in the school’s carpentry department by an enthusiastic …

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New IGY Marina Program Gives Back to Local Communities

"Inspire Giving Through You" by IGY Marinas:Repairs and maintenance to a community pool facility in St. Thomas is on the list of IGY projects. Photo courtesy of Jimmy Loveland

A new initiative is linking sea and shore-side communities. ‘Inspire Giving through You’ is a community-based initiative launched in November by IGY Marinas, a Fort Lauderdale, Florida-headquartered international marina network spanning two hemispheres. The first projects get underway this month in …

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Jr Dinghy Sailing has returned to Woburn Grenada

Junior Dinghy Sailing has returned to Woburn and 18 children from the village took part in a week’s sailing program this summer. The ‘Woburn Wind Warriors’ are based at Petite Calivigny Marina in Benji Bay at the Eastern end of …

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