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Yacht Club News – Feb 05

Anguilla

The prestigious yacht clubs of Monaco and Anguilla are now
twinned, following an agreement between Prince Albert of Monaco and Chief
Minster Fleming.

This momentous
union was marked by the arrival of the 65′ luxury catamaran Marie Helene, who sailed
into Anguilla in early December, having left the Canary islands in November.
The trip was largely organized by Gianfranco Comparetti, owner of the
International Yacht Club at Blowing Point. Mr Comparetti plans to sail around
neighboring islands before competing in the St Maarten Heineken Regatta in
March.

Antigua

This month’s highlights at the Antigua Yacht Club include the Valentine’s
Race on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 and the Power Boat Rally Treasure Hunt on
Sunday 27th February. As always, the club welcomes enquiries about
ongoing events. Simply call 268 460 1799.

Cuba

Our
friends from the Marina Hemingway in Havana have a packed schedule. To
celebrate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Cuba
and Canada, the Yacht Club is celebrating Canada-Cuba boating week from March
13-19. This historic fiesta involves races, parties and a naval parade in
Havana Harbour.

Jolly Harbour

Antigua’s Jolly Harbour Yacht Club will be hosting the
second Mount Gay Run Regatta on April 9th. This event, sponsored by
Mount Gay Rum from Barbados offers a fun pre-race week for visiting yachtsmen.
And if the mention of Mount Gay Rum has your ears pricked up, read on. Each
participant will receive an invitation to the Mount Gay Red Cap party to be
held on April 22nd.

St Lucia

Most islands have their Round the Island Race, but few can
offer the skipper’s weight in rum for the winning boat. St Lucia is one such
lucky island. The Bounty Rum Around St Lucia challenge takes place on February
22nd – leaving participating skippers a little over three
weeks to put the pounds on!

Trinidad and Tobago

The T&T Sailing Association once again made our
deadline, bursting with news. The 5th Annual International Cancer
Benefit Regatta will be held on March 12 & 13, with a popular Silent Art
Auction taking place on the 12th. This latter event is always a
success and this year the TTSA is hoping to raise TT$500.000.00 towards the
T&T Cancer Society, more specifically for the Mobil Mammography Unit.

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