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Antigua Sailing Week’s 50th Edition

The Grand Awards Ceremony for Antigua Sailing Week was held in Nelson’s Dockyard and the UNESCO World Heritage Site was a fitting venue for the 50th edition of this historic occasion. A stage glittering with dozens of trophies formed the …

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RORC Caribbean 600: A Totally Unique Race

Bella Mente – Overall winner of the 2017 RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy. Photo by Tim Wright Photoaction.com

The 2017 RORC Caribbean 600 started in magnificent conditions with the largest ever offshore fleet assembled in the Caribbean. Close to 900 sailors from 30 different nations competed in the 9th edition of the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s classic offshore …

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St. Maarten Heineken Regatta: Hot Racing, Cold Beer

St Maarten Heineken Regatta: El Ocaso, overall winner of CSA 3 and the regatta’s prestigious ‘Most Worthy Performance’ award. Photo: OceanMedia

The 36th edition of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta was a record affair. Eighty four yachts competed in the Gill Commodores Cup, the largest entry in its history and 193 boats participated in the three day Heineken Regatta. This year organisers …

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Proteus Overall Winner of RORC Caribbean 600

Proteus, Overall Winner of the 2016 RORC Caribbean 600. Photo: RORC / Emma Louise Wyn Jones

George Sakellaris’ Maxi72, Proteus (USA) was the overall winner of the 2016 RORC Caribbean 600. It is the second time that Sakellaris has skippered the overall winner, having won the 2014 race with the Maxi72, Shockwave. Proteus was also the …

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Antigua Sailing Week

Antigua’s Bernie Evan-Wong drove TAZ to victory in CSA 4

Jonty Layfield’s CS40, Sleeper/U-Go stormed to victory scoring eight straight bullets in CSA 8 to win the Best Antiguan and Caribbean Boat in Start Boat B, and the prestigious Lord Nelson Trophy. At the glittering awards ceremony, Jonty Layfield spoke on …

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Spectacular Conditions for Antigua Classic 2015

The Folkboat Lorima. Photo: Jean Jarreau / www.HeliPhotoCarib.com

Racing came to a conclusion on the final day of the 28th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, sponsored by Panerai, with all classes racing the The Windward Course, which featured a glorious reaching start outside Falmouth Harbour to the deep water Woodstock …

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St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

Melges 24 GFA Caraibes winner in Class Gill Commodores Cup, second in Class St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. Photo by Gary Brown/OceanMedia

Strong winds, sunshine, 2000 lusty sailors and the largest racing fleet in the Caribbean, gave the organizers of the 35th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta the opportunity to lay on a tremendous spectacle – and they didn’t fail. In CSA1, Doug …

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RORC Caribbean 600

A spectacular start to the 2015 RORC Caribbean 600 as IRC Zero and Canting Keel Class, including George David’s Rambler 88 and John Elkann’s Volvo 70, Maserati, cross the line. Photo: RORC/ Tim Wright/Photoaction.com

Arguably the best fleet of offshore racing yachts that has ever gathered in the Caribbean took part in the 7th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600. Sixty-six yachts started the 600 mile race around 11 Caribbean islands, with numerous world …

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Antigua Sailing Week 2014 Results

Great sailing in Antigua. Photo: Tim Wright

Antigua Sailing Week was one of the first international yachting regattas to be held in the Caribbean. Back in the late 60s, The Nicholson family had a yacht charter business based in Antigua and ‘Race Week’ as it was called …

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Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta 2014 Results!

Classics try their hand at match racing! © Onne Van Der Wal/Panerai

The Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, sponsored by Panerai was blessed with superb sailing conditions. The spectacle of magnificent traditional yachts, barrelling through Caribbean surf, was a truly amazing sight. For five days, the trade winds played ball – 20 plus …

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Sixty for the RORC Caribbean 600

Shockwave took the overall win on corrected time. Photo: RORC/Tim Wright/Photoaction.com

The sixth edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 had a record entry of 60 yachts with 682 sailors taking part. All At Sea’s Louay Habib looks at why the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) Caribbean 600 is proving irresistible to …

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Island Water World Grenada Sailing Week

Hot Stuff indeed – Girls for Sail

  If the smiles and laughter at the official prize giving is the measure of a successful regatta, then the 2014 edition of Grenada Sailing Week, sailed January 30 to February 4, was a massive success. Sailors from the Caribbean …

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Antigua Superyacht Challenge: Superyacht Sensation!

Marama – winner of the Antigua Superyacht Challenge. Photography by Ted Martin: photofantasy.zenfolio.com

Hosted by the Admiral’s Inn, Nelson’s Dockyard, Antigua, the Superyacht Challenge Antigua is the epitome of superyacht racing and partying, where the sole aim is to create an event for the pleasure of the participants without the constraints of commercialism. …

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Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta 2013

In 2012, I went to 16 different regattas all over the world but I was truly blown away by the sheer enjoyment of the Antigua Classics Regatta. Over 60 amazing examples of traditional yachts took part from magnificent schooners to …

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BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival

With spectacular race courses and a great party atmosphere ashore the 42nd BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival was an absolute classic. Sailing Festival The racing programme kicked off with the Round Tortola Race for the Nanny Cay Cup. Peter …

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Oyster Regatta Grenada

The Oyster World Rally may have set off from Antigua in January but the British company’s burning desire to make sure their other customers in the Caribbean region are enjoying themselves has not diminished. The Oyster Regatta in Grenada was …

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RORC Caribbean 600: A Tough Race in Paradise

Paradox the first yacht to finish takes to the air. Photography by Tim Wright, Photoaction.com, RORC Caribbean 600

With warm Tradewinds gusting up to 30 knots for over four days, the RORC Caribbean 600 was a lively affair and many seasoned competitors declared that it was tougher than the Fastnet but a lot warmer! There was drama right …

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