Puffer Fish Eels and Crabs at Boy Scout Handline Tourney

Seven-year-old Amari Hector struggled to carry a big bucket – filled to the brim with a nearly bigger fish – up to the weigh station at American Yacht Harbor, during the 14th annual Innovative Wireless Boy Scout Handline Tournament, held August 29. Once …

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South Paw Top Boat at USVI Open Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament

Fearsome Hurricane Frances didn’t dampen the fishing at the 32nd annual USVI Open/Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament (ABMT), held August 26-30, out of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. A record 43 million dollar sports fishing yachts with some of the most elite sports fishermen …

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Delivery to Barbados

I am writing this at the tale end of August and so far Antigua slumbers fairly peacefully through the uncertain months of summer. But it brings back memories of days when, with virtually no weather forecasts, we chartered up and down the …

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Peter and JJ Isler to Chair the Pro Am Regatta

Sailing Greats Come to Bitter End for Pro Am Regatta Beginning on Oct. 30th the BEYC’s 18th annual Pro Am Regatta will invite amateur guests, pros and juniors to race on their Hunter 216s and Freedom 30s. This year, the Pro …

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Where is all that CO2 Going?

All of us have received emails that alarm, frighten, or inspire us. Some promise good luck if we forward them to family and friends. Some describe a dire situation and urge us to write to our government. Others scare us away from common …

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The Great Laser Weekend

As autumn foliage announces the arrival of October in the North, so too does the Annual Caribbean Laser Team Racing Championships in Antigua. Now in its 16th year, the Antigua Yacht Club-sponsored event has become a tradition not to be missed. The races all …

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St. John’s Hurricane Hole

In the season of hurricanes and unpredictable tropical storms, history shows there’s more likely to be a miss than a hit. But if you’ve lived on an island for a while, you know that when the weather guy starts calling a storm by …

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A Route du Rhum Tale

In the coming weeks, Jean Allaire, the St Martin-based sailmaker, will find out if his bid to compete in the 2006 Route du Rhum will go ahead or not.

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The Cost of Crossing the Atlantic with the Route du Rhum

Allaire’s Route du Rhum attempt will cost over 200 Euros per nautical mile, or more than 50,000 Euros a day. That’s the tab for entering, equipping and insuring a record-breaking trimaran. It may seem extravagant, but is a steal compared to the estimated …

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Anything that Floats Race

Visitors to the BVI know how much these sailors love their games. Original party boy Dave Vincent started the “Anything that Floats” race in 1988 when he owned The Pub in Road Town. When Bonnie Gneiser bought it, she continued the tradition. …

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BVI Island Sloop Shootout

The West End Yacht Club successfully pulled off another winner in running the recent BVI Island Sloop Shootout Race between Governor Tom Macan and BVI Chief Minister, Dr. Orlando Smith. It was a super addition to the BVI Heritage Festival which takes place …

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