Tag Archives: Nelson’s Dockyard

A Classic Celebration

Columbia with her freeing ports working overtime. Photo Jan Hein

  Nelsons Dockyard was the quintessential venue for Antigua’s 30th Classic Regatta. Nearly 50 vessels sailed in flying flags from Canada, Germany, the UK, Ireland, Bermuda, the Netherlands and beyond. One journeyed from the west coast of Mexico via Panama …

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Antigua Sailing Week’s 50th Edition

The Grand Awards Ceremony for Antigua Sailing Week was held in Nelson’s Dockyard and the UNESCO World Heritage Site was a fitting venue for the 50th edition of this historic occasion. A stage glittering with dozens of trophies formed the …

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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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On Charter in Antigua: The Log of Blue Voyage

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  Monday 1015 hours. Nelson’s Dockyard, English Harbour, Antigua. “Winds perfect, fifteen knots,” Sunsail staffer Chris Donahue says at the skipper briefing, held in a two-centuries-old building. Blue Voyage, a Sunsail Jenneau 41, is just as perfect as the winds. …

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Seaboard Marine Optimist North American Championships

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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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A Touch of Class

Touch of class: Columbia in all her glory. Photo: OceanMedia

This edition of All At Sea has something for everyone: cruising, racing, fishing, art, history, humor, adventure and more, as we explore the Caribbean and beyond. In April I had my own adventure aboard the 50ft vintage schooner Charm III …

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Regatta Preview: April to November 2016

Regatta Preview: Les Voiles St. Barth

There are one or more major Caribbean regattas nearly every month of the year. Here’s a sampling of what’s happening from April to November.   April 11th – 16th Les Voiles de Saint-Barth Celebrity sailors and sailboats, including America’s Cup …

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Six Caribbean Maritime Museums Worth a Visit

The National Museum of Bermuda. Photo: National Museum of Bermuda

Surrounded by the sea, it’s not surprising that the Caribbean’s history is hugely nautical in nature. Here is a sampling of six maritime museums that are definitely worth a visit.   The National Museum of Bermuda View over 75,000 objects …

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Antigua Superyacht Challenge: Superyacht Sensation!

Marama – winner of the Antigua Superyacht Challenge. Photography by Ted Martin: photofantasy.zenfolio.com

Hosted by the Admiral’s Inn, Nelson’s Dockyard, Antigua, the Superyacht Challenge Antigua is the epitome of superyacht racing and partying, where the sole aim is to create an event for the pleasure of the participants without the constraints of commercialism. …

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Antigua Charter Yacht Show Concours de Chef

Winning Table Setting presented by S/Y Aleithia (yachts to 100ft). Photo: Jan Robinson

The challenge for competitors taking part in the 2013 Concours de Chef Competition was to create a plant-based hauté cuisine Caribbean luncheon. And if you think the contest was about raw food – sushi and salads, it was far from …

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2013 Caribbean Lighted Boat Parades & Parties

New Year’s Eve fireworks in Bequia. Photo Courtesy Bequia NYE Celebration Committee

In the Caribbean, Santa is more likely to cruise down the chimney in a dinghy than arrive on a sleigh. The region definitely doesn’t lack for festivities and a true seasonal spirit during the December holidays. Here’s a sampling of …

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Caribbean Charter Yacht Show Preview

Photo courtesy of the Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting

If you have a crewed charter yacht, now is the time to sign up to show at one of the three charter yacht shows in the Caribbean. If you’re a broker, plan to attend all three in order to get …

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