Tag Archives: youth sailing

Anguilla’s Sweet Regatta

Anguillas Sweet Regatta : Sweet starts at the Anguilla Regatta

The Anguilla Regatta has been described as the biggest small regatta in the Caribbean; it is also one of the sweetest. This year’s regatta, sailed May 6-8, attracted 17 boats, which was slightly up on last year. The event kicked …

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Bill Chandler Memorial Regatta

Bill Chandler Memorial Regatta

What started as the Bill Chandler Sunfish Memorial Regatta three years ago has now dropped Sunfish from the name in order to welcome competitors in Optimist, Club 420s and Lasers. It’s a move the late Chandler, an avid sailor, long-time …

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Hitching a Ride on a RC44

RC44 Youth Program: Team CEEREF prepares to raise the sails prior to the start of a race. Photo: Todd VanSickle

Cedar International School senior Jason Putley sails a lot, so when he was given an opportunity to do a two-week internship with Team Aqua in the RC44 race series, he did not hesitate. “Everything they did, I did,” the 17-year-old …

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The Sick Side of Teaching Kids to Sail

Fatty with daughter Roma and granddaughter Soku.

The problem with teaching kids to sail—is that you’re supposed to know how. I’m not sure I do. Oh, yeah, I know how to drift downwind long enough to circumnavigate a time or two—but that’s easy-peasy. I also know if …

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