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Sir Robbie Ferron founded the Sint Maarten Heineken Regatta and served as Caribbean Sailing Association President for nine years.

Caribbean Regattas

Caribbean Regattas

Dear All At Sea, The essence of Caribbean Regattas: The ‘Shared Experienced’ and how events may use it to create marketing success. Go sailing by yourself in Caribbean waters and you will likely enjoy it. But create a situation in …

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Professionalization of Sailing Events in the Caribbean

Without careful planning some regattas will be left blowing in the wind. Photo: OceanMedia

Worldwide trends are now seeing major boating and sailboat racing events increasingly organized by professional, profit-driven organizations rather than volunteer nonprofits. In the Caribbean of the 1980s, everything was run by volunteers: Antigua Sailing Week, Nicholson’s Boat Show, BVI Spring …

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Who Will Come to Your Party?

A big check is an attraction but only if the event is well organized. Photo: OceanMedia

It is not easy to get sailors to come and compete in any regatta that you might want to organize. Ask Larry Ellison, the Americas Cup organizer who has thrown millions at this year’s Americas cup and he has hardly …

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Antifouling Paint Today

There have been so many changes to the antifouling paint technology and legislation that most people are pretty confused. Everyone became very fixated with the existence of tin in paints and quickly came to the conclusion that tin was the …

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One Design Classes Here to Stay?

For so many years Caribbean sailors spoke about one design classes and the difficulty of achieving active sailing in those classes. Increasingly the goals are being achieved. At the recently concluded Rolex and BVI Spring regattas the IC24 class reflected …

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