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Yacht Club News – Jan 06

Fond Farewell at
St. Lucia Yacht
Club

Since 1984, Dr. Michael Camps has imparted his encyclopedic
sailing knowledge to more than 300 young people, many of whom presented the
good doctor with a book of poems, drawings and essays in appreciation upon his
retirement recently. Dr Camps is returning to Trinidad
to spend time with his six grandchildren and expects to carry on teaching and
sailing. The doctor will be missed by everyone involved in
St. Lucia’s
sailing community.

Trinidad & Tobago
Sailing Association schedules 6th Annual Cancer Benefit Regatta in
April

Sailors and friends are invited to the Trinidad & Tobago
Sailing Association’s grounds in Hart’s Cut, Chaguaramas
for races on Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9. A Silent Art Auction will
be held on Saturday, April 8 from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Chairman
Calder Hart reports that this event, the only one of its kind in the
Caribbean, has generated over TT $1M aiding in the fight
against cancer since its start in 2000. 
From the 2004 regatta, the Trinidad & Tobago Cancer Society received
state-of-the-art equipment for detection and treatment of cervical cancer, and
in 2005 a Mobile Mammography Unit. This year’s goal is to provide a High
Resolution Ultrasound unit, in the value of TT$ 750,000.

Around
Antigua in January

The Antigua Yacht Club welcomes sailors and crew to the
annual Round the Island Race the weekend of January 21-22. Thirty or more
yachts will sail from Falmouth
Harbour anticlockwise (counterclockwise to non-Brits)
to Jolly
Harbour, then complete the race the
second day. The infamous “Ms. Round the Island”
competition will be held Saturday night.

Grenada’s Back

Following the passage of Hurricanes Ivan and Emily in 2004,
the Grenada Yacht Club has been busily reconstructing and refurbishing, and now reports that all services—water, electricity,
fuel, internet, laundry, and bar—are in full operation. For the upcoming
cruising season, the club is offering a “two nights dockage—get one
free” special, along with a welcoming Grenadian drink. “Management
and staff would be delighted if you would drop in and visit our facilities and
experience the Club’s Grenadian hospitality,” says Manager Marilyn
Steele-McKenzie.

Sailors circle
St. Croix

On November 12 and 13, Llewellyn Westerman’s
multi-hull Charis
led the pack east as eight boats braved blustery winds for the St. Croix Yacht
Club’s annual Around the Island Race. At the halfway mark Saturday night,
boaters slept aboard, anchored off the beach after a lively evening at the
Sunset Grill. “The lush hills of Frederiksted
provided an almost Jurassic Park-like setting for the boats anchored
out,” reported Fleet Captain Chris Schreiber. Several sailors turned back
the next morning after one dismasting, leaving
Charis
to prevail at 11:45 a.m.
Sunday with a total elapsed circumnavigation time of six hours and 33 minutes.

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