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Les Voiles de Saint-Barth: It’s All About Proteus

Photo: Christophe Jouany

Last year’s winner proved itself a true champion, as Proteus, the Maxi 72 owned by Ameresco CEO George Sakellaris, once again sailed into first place at Les Voiles de Saint-Barth. The race conditions were challenging during the week of April …

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Time Travel

A charming beach bar in Capesterre. Photo Jan Hein

Most islands are visited by cruisers and charter guests for a list of amenities – full service marinas; beach bars oozing charm with signature drinks, and marine stores with shelves bending from new, must-have gear. But Marie-Galante – located approximately …

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SPIIP Wins 2017 St Barth Bucket

Photos Rosemond Greaux

Six J Class boats were among the star attractions at the 2017 St Barth Bucket, in which a fleet of 38 yachts, all over 100ft long, raced over the weekend of March 16-19 in St Barthélemy. There is really nothing …

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St Martin Billfish Tournament Celebrates 20th Year

There’s more ways to win in this emerald anniversary event, set for June 21-24 off the waterfront in Marigot, St. Martin. New is the addition of ‘The Billfish Challenge’, a high-stakes, $5,000 optional buy-in where the winner takes all. “Onshore, our local …

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Caribbean Racing Season 2017: January to March

RORC Caribbean 600. Photo: RORC Caribbean 600/ELWJ Photography

Here’s what, where, when and how you can jump aboard during the peak Caribbean racing season. January 16-24: Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series Break records on January 21 at the 81st Mount Gay Round Barbados Race. “We have 14 …

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Nautical Holiday Happenings

Lighted Boat Parade – St. Croix, USVI

There might not be snow and sleigh rides, but the spirit of the yuletide holidays is alive throughout the Caribbean. Here is a sampling of nautical holiday happenings. LIGHTED BOAT PARADES Deck your decks with lights, ornaments and festively-dressed crew. …

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2016 Fall Rally Round-Up

North Atlantic Rally for Cruisers 2015. Photo: David H. Lyman

Cruising rallies are one of the most popular ways for sailors to transit from northern climes to the Caribbean in the fall. Today, there are several rallies to choose from, each with its own personality. Capacity Entries for 31st Atlantic …

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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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Spring Racing in Saint Barth: Buckets & Sails

Racing Saint Barth

March and April have become hot months for sailboat racing in Saint Barth, with The St. Barth Bucket and Les Voiles de Saint Barth attracting a fabulous array of boats, a cadre of top-notch sailors, and some pretty serious sailing. …

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Deshaies … Death in Paradise: Case Closed

Deshaies Death In Paradise Case Closed: The most colorful customs house in the Caribbean. Photo by Jan Hein

For years we sailed past the Guadeloupe anchorage of Deshaies, wondering what treasures lay within its grasp. Always, my eyes strained through binoculars, searching for clues. “What d’ya think is in there?” I’d query the captain. But off we’d sail, …

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Schoelcher International Nautical Week

Schoelcher International Nautical Week: Photo by Sophie Reinach

The quantity and quality of sailors made the 26th Schoelcher International Nautical Week (SINW), hosted by the Cercle Nautique de Schoelcher in Martinique, February 5th to 9th, extra special. Not only did 140 sailors from the European countries of France, …

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Phaedo3 Wins 2015 New Year’s Eve Regatta

New Year's Eve Regatta Phaedo 3:Lloyd Thornberg and the winning team from Phaedo3, a record-setting MOD70 trimaran. Photo: Rosemond Gréaux

It was no surprise to anyone keeping an eye on Phaedo3, Lloyd Thornburg’s high-tech, high-speed MOD70 lime green racing trimaran (Michel Desjoyeaux’s ex-Foncia), that this speed demon won the 2015 New Year’s Eve Regatta in Saint Barth, setting race and …

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