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Yacht Club News – Aug 05

Antigua

The Antigua Yacht Club will be hosting the 17th Annual Caribbean
Team Racing Championship on the 15th & 16th October, 2005. Additional
information can be found at www.antiguayachtclub.com
Contact: (268) 460 1799 or yachtclub@candw.ag

Barbados

The
Corner Stone for the new Beach Facility building was laid on June 9 by the
BYC’s most senior trustee, Derek Davies. The project is to be financed by
bonds, starting at $5,000.

The summer sailing season will see a series
of sailing camps hosted by the BYC in association with the Barbados Sailing
Association. One camp will take place August 8 to 19, with the second August 22
to September 2. For more information contact Peter Douglas on pdouglas@ati.com

The Barbados Yacht Club Commodore is Mr
Peter Burke, and the club can be contacted on byc@sunbeach.net

Captain Oliver’s Yacht Club

Registration
for November’s Golden Rock Regatta will take place at Captain Oliver’s Yacht
Club on November 12.

The regatta will be raced in Open
Spinnaker, Non-Spinnaker, Bareboat and Cool Class. The former will use CSA
Rating Rule, with the Cool Class using the Oyster Pond Rum Rule.

After a welcoming party on Saturday
November 12 at Captain Oliver’s Resort, the fleet will gather on Sunday in
Great Bay for a Beach BBQ.

On Monday, the fleet will leave at Midnight
for the 51-mile pursuit race to St Kitts. On Tuesday, there will be the 36-mile
race back from Basseterre to Colombier, St Barths. On Wednesday, the Statia
First Salute race will run 30 miles from Colombier to Oranjestad, St Eustatius
with further racing around Statia on Thursday 17. The event will wrap up with
the De Wilgen Vastgoed Challenge on Friday 18th – a 30 mile slog
back to Oyster Pond.

Five Dutch teams have already registered to
charter for the regatta, and the Island Government of St Eustatius has come in
as an official sponsor. Total sponsorship so far for the event is $20,000.

For more information go to www.goldenrockregatta.com, email info@goldenrockregatta.com or call
Juul Hermsen on (31) 40 242 8392.

Cuba

Commodore Escrich reports: The Hemingway International Yacht Club
of Cuba greeted the 25th Havana Tourism Fair with a well organized and very
colorful nautical parade in which 25 boats participated. In front of important
officials from the Cuban Tourism Ministry and scores of tour operators, fishing
boats, jet skis, motorboats and the ski team of the Yacht Club paraded. These
activities were carried out in the entrance channel of Havana Harbour.
Finishing this nautical parade, several sail boats from members of the Club
began a race from the entrance of the harbour to Marina Hemingway – a crossing
of 9 miles.

The Commodore received
congratulations for the excellent organization, beauty and fulfilment of this
nautical parade.

Elsewhere, twinning
agreements were recently signed between the HIYC and the Sea Horse Anglers Club
of Bermuda, Cancun Fishing Club and the Big Game Fishing Club of France.

In other news coming out
of the Club, Commodore Escrich recently welcomed the Student Yacht Club of
Wroclaw, who arrived aboard the Polish sailing school boat Panorama. The Commodore and the visiting crew discussed plans for
further collaboration between the Polish boating community and the Hemingway
International Yacht Club.

Finally, the Cuban
Federation of Subaquatic Activities was recently founded. The event was
presided over by diving champion Deborah Andollo, and is designed to promote
diving in Cuban coastal areas.

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