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Sailing Tall

Clare Cupples is in the unique position of being one of the two female skippers (Barbara Campbell is the other) of the only two tall ships in the world designed specifically for able-bodied and physically disabled people to crew together. …

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Three Friends and a Love of Sailing on St. Kitts

The beautiful island of St. Kitts has never been an obvious sailing destination, largely due to the absence of boatyards, good anchorages and/or marinas. However, not only has it managed to produce the splendid gaff cutter Kate, it now boasts …

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Blue Rapid Dominates the Antigua Fishing Tournament

Antiguans are keen fishermen as was shown by the excellent local attendance at the 42nd Sport Fishing Tournament on 9-12 May 2008 out of the Catamaran Marina, Falmouth Harbour. Local participants also won most of the prizes, with only one …

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Hans Lammers – Sailing in Sunshine

There are not many classic yachts with outright wins in both the Antigua Classic and Sailing Week Regattas, but Sunshine literally outshone her rivals in her class in both events in 2007. Owner and skipper Hans Lammers has been highly …

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A Woman at the Helm of the Antigua Yacht Club

It was only when Elizabeth Jordan was in her forties—divorced and children departed in pursuit of their own careers—that she decided to sell her company and take up sailing seriously. Little did she suspect that she would end up in …

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Regatta Organizers Meet to Share Strategies

In October, Antigua hosted the Regatta Organizers Conference for the Caribbean region under the auspices of the Caribbean Sailing Association (CSA). Participants from Anguilla, Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, Guadeloupe, BVI and USVI, Puerto Rico and St. Martin discussed the season’s coming …

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Caribbean Canine Companions

Jenny Gordon grew up with dogs in the UK, where her father reared and trained gun dogs, so she has always preferred retrievers. Arriving in Antigua in 1976, she missed her canine companions, and it was only when she moved …

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Maiwenn Beadle – Artist on Anchor

Because she is both an experienced sailor and trained artist, it is not surprising that Maiwenn Beadle’s specially-commissioned marine watercolors have become so successful. Maiwenn gained an art degree at the University of  Northumberland (UK) in 1989, but her realistic …

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Antiguan Anniversaries

This is a year of special anniversaries for Antigua: the first Cricket World Cup, the 50th Carnival, the 40th Sailing Week and the 20th Classic Yacht Regatta – and the 50th birthday of classic yacht Pedlar. Antigua hosted the Super …

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Gunboats Galore!

One visually spectacular aspect of the 40th Antigua Sailing Week was the re-introduction of a multihull class, resulting in the entry of four sleek Gunboats competing in their own special category. One of these, Cream, is now in Antigua permanently. …

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