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Meesmaecker Wins Third Heineken Light Laser Title

The fleet rounds the windward mark during the 26th Heineken Light Caribbean Open Laser Championships held in Orient Bay, St. Martin, on June 13-14. Photo Robert Luckock

Saint Barths’s Benoit Meesmaecker captured his third Laser title at the 26th Heineken Light Caribbean Open Laser Championship in Orient Bay, St. Martin, on June 13-14 with a solid, near flawless display of tactical sailing to win eight races out …

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Heineken Light Caribbean Open Laser Championships

Start line action viewed from the committee boat. The Heineken Light Caribbean Open Laser Championships attracted a 24-­boat fleet of seasoned sailors and emerging youth Photo by Robert Luckock

An utterly dominating performance by St. Barths’ Benoit Meesmaecker at the 25th Heineken Light Caribbean Open Laser Championships in St. Martin on June 14-15 handed the French sailor his second Laser Champion title here since 2012. Benoit won the six-boat …

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Barshi Wins Heineken Light Open Laser Championships

Ari Barshi of the Dominican Republic overcame a spirited challenge from 17-year-old Kevin van Otterdijk from Curacao to win the 24th Heineken Light Open Laser Championships overall in Orient Bay, St. Martin, on June 8-9. Racing in the five-boat Standard …

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Follow Me Win Saint Martin Billfish Tournament

The crew from St. Martin boat Follow Me celebrate on stage at Fort Louis Marina after winning the 16th St. Martin Billfish Tournament. Photo: Robert Luckock

The crew from the St. Martin fishing boat Follow Me emerged collectively $27,000 richer following a remunerative weekend at the 16th St. Martin Billfish Tournament held June 5-8 where they cleaned up in the assorted cash prize categories. Follow me …

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Coors Light Captain Oliver’s Regatta

Maelia racing during the 9th Annual Coors Light Captain Oliver’s Regatta. Photo: Nataly Dannenberg

The 9th edition of the Coors Light Captain Oliver’s Regatta held May 18-19 in St. Maarten was especially defined this year by outstanding racing in both the Cruiser Racing and Racing Classes under classic sunny and breezy sailing conditions. Saturday’s …

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Budget Marine Second Interlux Open Regatta

Sint Maarten’s infamous Simpson Bay Lagoon played host to Budget Marine’s 2nd Interlux Open Regatta on February 2-3, its notoriously shifting breezes creating the usual havoc among a skilled fleet of one design sailors. This is a series that sends …

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Galia Moss and the Mission for Mexico

Galia Moss at Simpson Bay Marina, St. Maarten. Photo by Robert Luckock

Small in stature, big on heart, would be a fitting way to describe Galia Moss, the Mexican sailor currently on a solo east to west circumnavigation of Latin America—Mexico to Mexico—to be exact. The sailor stopped over in St. Maarten …

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Tall Ship Christian Radich to Visit St Maarten

  The St. Maarten Harbour Group of Companies has agreed to host the A Class tall ship Christian Radich when it arrives in St. Maarten January 3-6 2013 as part of the Norwegian vessel’s Caribbean itinerary that includes stop-overs in …

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Fifteenth Saint Martin Billfish Tournament

The eagerly anticipated 15th Annual Saint Martin Billfish Tournament held May 30th to June 2nd on the Marigot waterfront was won by the French St. Martin boat Yellow Whip whose crew revelled in the victor’s spoils … a trophy, copious …

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Budget Marine Gill Wins Captain Olivers Regatta

Budget Marine Gill in action during the 8th Captain Oliver’s Regatta – Heineken Regatta Director Michele Korteweg joined the crew, her first experience racing a Melges 24. Photo: Nataly Dannenberg

The in-form Melges 24 Budget Marine Gill received the accolade of Most Worthy Boat at the 8th Annual Captain Oliver’s Regatta, presented by Coors Light and held May 18th-20th, after dominating Racing Monohull Class on Saturday and Sunday. No wonder …

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Remembering Malcolm Maidwell

Malcolm Maidwell will be best remembered by a younger generation for his immense contribution to sports in the early 1980s, but he will be equally remembered by an older generation as a sailor, charter boat skipper, and boat builder.

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Diana Nyad Plans Swim from Cuba to Florida

On the bucket list of things to do in retirement, swimming from one country to another over two and a half days probably wouldn't make it on most people's lists, but for 61-year-old Diana Nyad, swimming is her life, her passion.

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