Tag Archives: Yacht Haven Grande

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 Crewed Charter Yacht Show Preview

Hugs for the brokers at the BVI Charter Yacht Show

There are four opportunities – rather than three – for charter yacht brokers to see the Caribbean fleet this year. The newest event, the first-ever Grenada Charter Yacht Show hosted by Select Yachts and Camper & Nicholson’s Port Louis Marina, …

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Powerboating Events

powerboating events : Villa Marina Offshore Cup

The Caribbean is well-known for its sailing regattas and sport fishing tournaments. Now the region is becoming equally famous for its powerboating events like poker runs and races. These marine activities not only offer more ways for Caribbean boaters to …

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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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USVI Stars & Stripes Poker Run Set for July 5

USVI Poker Run - Stars and Stripes

The USVI Stars and Stripes Poker Run will take place July 5 out of IGY’s Yacht Haven Grande on St. Thomas. This is the newest and most exciting of the Caribbean’s nautical events that combine power boating with playing cards …

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Wild Racing on Day 1 at St. Thomas International Regatta

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Spectacular broaches, inadvertent jibes, man overboard rescues and crazy capsizes created a dramatic start to the 42nd St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR), presented by TAG Heuer. Some of the 62 yachts sailing in this March …

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62 to Battle at St. Thomas International Regatta

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Sixty-two yachts from the Caribbean, U.S. and Europe cast off Friday in the 42nd St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR), presented by TAG Heuer. Hosted out of the St. Thomas Yacht Club March 27 to 29, …

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Wilson Wins 6th Carlos Aguilar Match Race

Winners receive signature timepieces from Cardow Jewelers: L to R: Awards Presenter, Julius Jackson, Don Wilson, Teddy Nicolosi, Josh McCaffrey, Amanda Engeman, Willem van Waay, Jordan Reece. Standing in front, Wilson’s children Annabel, Ava and Oliver. Credit: Dean Barnes

He has never sailed in the U.S. Virgin Islands, nor in an IC-24 or with this combination of crew. Yet, Chicago’s Don Wilson proved his match racing prowess by winning the 6th Annual Carlos Aguilar Match Race (CAMR). Wilson defeated …

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Holmberg, Perry, Roble & Wilson Head to CAMR Semis

The USA’s Dave Perry sails with students in the Carlos Aguilar Youth Regatta. Credit: Dean Barnes

Sailors, local sailing enthusiasts, school children and even the territory’s Governor came out to watch the second day of racing in the 6th Annual Carlos Aguilar Match Race (CAMR). The USVI’s Peter Holmberg and USA’s Dave Perry finished the day …

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Practice Day at 6th Carlos Aguilar Match Race

2013 CAMR Skippers L to R: USA’s Dave Perry, Greece’s Stratis Andreadis, USVI’s Peter Holmberg, USA’s Dave Dellenbaugh, USA’s Jennifer Wilson, USA’s Chris Poole, BVI’s Colin Rathbun, Finland’s Antti Luhta, and the USA’s Stephanie Roble. Missing, the USA's Don Wilson. Credit: Dean Barnes

Charlotte Amalie’s harbor is one of the most picturesque ports in the Caribbean. For sailors, this beauty comes with a beast. That is, extremely shifty winds blowing off the surrounding mountains, and knowing how to call the shifts correctly, can …

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Caribbean Fall Charter Yacht Show Preview 2013

Antigua Charter Yacht Show

The Caribbean’s crewed charter yacht season kicks off with three broker shows. These floating open houses not only feature an outstanding selection of well-outfitted yachts, they are also a chance for brokers to get to know the islands, island happenings …

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