Tag Archives: Robbie Ferron

Caribbean Characters, Pacific-Style

For some strange reason, a tremendous number of Caribbean sailors are currently hanging out in Vava’U, Tonga. I have no idea why. Perhaps their mooring pennants rotted, they drifted through the Panama Canal in a daze, and are just now …

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100 Sail the Aruba International Regatta

Optimists in the blue. Photo: Juancho Ridderstap

The fifth edition of the Aruba International Regatta drew competitors from Bonaire, Curaçao, Sint Maarten and Aruba to the new regatta location in Oranjestad. With 50 sails on the water and some 100 participants, this regatta is proving that Aruba …

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Budget Marine Second Interlux Open Regatta

Sint Maarten’s infamous Simpson Bay Lagoon played host to Budget Marine’s 2nd Interlux Open Regatta on February 2-3, its notoriously shifting breezes creating the usual havoc among a skilled fleet of one design sailors. This is a series that sends …

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Caribbean News – March 2012

Yacht Club Costa Smeralda

Ferron resigns as head of St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Sir Robbie Ferron has resigned from the Board of the St. Maarten Regatta Foundation and as Chairman of the Heineken Regatta Steering Committee. Ferron, who is credited with starting the regatta, …

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Welcome Back! The 32nd St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

This year’s St. Maarten Heineken Regatta has again attracted top sailors from around the world. While competitors can expect the usual exciting competition, the event will go ahead without regatta founder and head of the steering committee, Robbie Ferron, whose …

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Robbie Ferron A Dynamic Driving Force for Thirty Years

The self-effacing organizer, Robbie Ferron, of this month's 30th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta from the very beginning doesn't like to be put in the limelight, but rather chooses to work - and work hard - behind the scenes, just because he likes what

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Antifouling Paint Today

There have been so many changes to the antifouling paint technology and legislation that most people are pretty confused. Everyone became very fixated with the existence of tin in paints and quickly came to the conclusion that tin was the …

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