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Yacht Club News – Oct 05

Antigua

Forget
ye not. The 7th Annual Caribbean Laser Team Racing
Championships kick off on the 15th & 16th October.
Email yachtclub@candw.ag
or go to www.antiguayachtclub.com or simply
call (268) 460 1799 for a Notice of Race and registration information.

Cuba

The Hemingway International Yacht Club recently held the San
Cristobal de Habana Cup on July 24 and August 14. Some twenty teams took part in
a jet ski competition out of the Club. July’s event was won by Lucila
Juan, while August honours went to Felix Lazo. The competition was watched by
thousands of Havana
residents along the city’s famous seafront.

Barbados

The
Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday, December 6th.
Over the summer, yacht club members have been enjoying a creditable sailing
programme. The Annual Harris Paints Offshore Regatta in particular was
well-attended. The Racing Class was won by Shane Atwell on Ninja; the Cruising Class won by Ralph Johnson on Rampajam and Handicap Class won by
Jacques Gloumeau on Warcloud.

In the Lucky Horseshoe Saloon
Race, Ralph Johnson was again victorious, this time skippering
Burggadung
to victory in the Racing
Class. Tony Hoad and Alan Taylor won the Cruising Class on Su.

St
Maarten

A
good crowd turned out on August 21 for Family Fun Day. Pint-sized veterans of
the children’s Optimist training programme and their families boarded a
variety of boats to take advantage of the chance to race around a relatively
empty Simpson Bay Lagoon. There was even a breeze, as Optimists, Lasers and
Jeanneau Sunfast 20s from Lagoon Sailboat Rentals took part in six races. As an
antidote to the off-season, this was spot on.

Trinidad
and Tobago

As a
mark of their recent success in the Optimist Worlds, where Matthew Scott placed
second overall, the Trinidad
and Tobago Sailing Association is making
sure the iron stays hot. The club has advertised internationally for an
English-speaking coach to set up a programme for Optimist, Laser and 420 youth
sailors.

Trinidad and Tobago was last
represented at the Olympic Games in 1984, when Jean Marc Holder competed in the
Finn Class, but Scott’s victory and other good results have got the
Olympic passion going again.

The Coach will be required from
November to May and the gig includes return air fare, accommodation and
transport. Contact youthsailing@tstt.net.tt
for more information.

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