‘JuJu' as he is popularly referred to was born and raised in Guadeloupe and entered his first competition at aged seven. Since then he amassed a slew of youth, and regional titles

Chic St. Barths may be better known for attracting the rich and the beautiful but the tiny speck of an island has a capacity to produce gifted sailors too.

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.

St. Maarten's marine section of the Government-run Secondair Beroeps Onderwijs (SBO) training programmes was recently given use of a 26-foot Dufour 1800 sailboat from the newly formed St. Maarten Sailing School.

Twenty-two aficionados of these exhilaratingly-fast projectiles called Surfskis lined up on the start line in St. Barths in October for the 6th Soualiga Challenge - a 25K sprint from Gustavia to Oyster Pond, St. Maarten.