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Antigua’s UK Sailing Day Regatta

Calm waters and no trade winds in sight

Competitors and spectators enjoyed Caribbean-like weather at the St Edmundsbury Sailing & Canoeing Association’s ‘Antigua Sailing Day Regatta’, at Lackford Lake, near the English town of Bury St Edmunds, on 24 June. This was the 6th running of the event, …

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New Boat, New Location for the BVI’s Famed Willy T

God bless the new Willy T and all who … er, party on her. Photo: Caribbean Jules Photography

Named after one of the British Virgin Islands’ most famous native sons, today, it’s equally well-known as one of this British Overseas territory’s most iconic visitor attractions. The William Thornton, nicknamed the Willy T, is a floating bar and restaurant …

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First VIPCA Marine Apprenticeship Class Graduates

Pool time (front row, from left): Terell Hyndman, Marquis Aubain, Kia Campbell, Rajahni Flowers and Isis Brannigan. Standing are Ashonni Etienne (left) and Gary ‘Tre’ Danet

Three of a seven-strong group of teen and twenty-year-old students stood in the shallow end of the St. Thomas Swimming Association Pool, near Red Hook, St. Thomas. Each were outfitted in full scuba gear, including tanks, masks and fins, the …

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Spanish Virgin Islands 100

Sergio Sagramoso’s winning Grand Soleil 58 Lazy Dog. Photos by Carlos Lee

Distance races are a hot trend in Caribbean racing. Witness the phenomenal popularity and record attendance of Antigua’s RORC Caribbean 600 and most recent inaugural 165-mile Full Moon Race in the BVI. Puerto Rico’s Borinquen Island Sailing Association (BRISA) revived …

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New Double-Handed Class to Feature at Antigua Sailing Week

Antigua Sailing Week

In view of the ever growing demand for double-handed racing, the organizers of Antigua Sailing Week (ASW) are pleased to announce 2019 will benefit from the addition of a new double-handed class.  Double-handed racing by its nature is all about crew stamina and how to …

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Budget Marine St Thomas – back on track

They kept it running – Members of staff at Budget Marine, St. Thomas

The story of Budget Marine St Thomas in the aftermath of the big hurricanes of 2017 is an inspiring one. Nearly a year ago this chandlery in St Thomas weathered two Category 5 hurricanes, which seriously disrupted their ability to …

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Eagle Lands in St. Thomas

United States Coast Guard Cutter Eagle under full sail in the Caribbean Sea. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard

It’s not every day that an opportunity presents itself for a behind-the-scenes tour of a 295-foot three-masted sailing ship. In fact, most would call it a once-in-a-lifetime experience, especially when it’s the Eagle, the largest tall ship flying the American …

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Sailing with Charlie: Will It or Won’t It?

Graphics by Anouk Sylvestre

The Virgin Islands are still struggling to regain some kind of normalcy after the worst hurricane year in history, 2017. It was exactly 12 months ago that I wrote my tongue in cheek story about Global Warming and the fact …

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BVI Strong Poker Run HUGE Success with 263 Boats

Puerto Rican Pride at the 2018 BVI Poker Run. Photo: Javier Lopez, JL Consulting

On Sunday May 27th, Leverick Bay Resort and Marina hosted the 2018 ‘BVI Strong’ Poker Run, with 263 boats and about 2,000 participants. The event – even larger than the previous year’s massive event – departed from, and returned to, …

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Ten Top Caribbean Waterfalls to Visit

Butterfly Falls, Belize. Photo: Belize Tourism Board

There’s nothing as refreshing as a waterfall. These vertical rivers of water are found throughout the world, however it’s the lush tropical foliage that makes Caribbean waterfalls so captivating. Here are ten waterfalls worth traveling ashore to see.  1. YS …

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More Than a Flash of Lightning

For the first time since becoming a country, Sint Maarten is sending a sailing team to the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games, where they will compete in the Lightning class.  Garth Steyn, President of the Sint Maarten Sailing Federation …

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Antigua to host Caribbean Dinghy Championship

The Caribbean Sailing Association (CSA) is delighted to announce that the 2018 edition of the Caribbean Dinghy Championship (CDC) will be hosted by the Antigua Yacht Club (AYC), in association with the National Sailing Academy (NSA) in Falmouth Harbour, Antigua. The two-day regatta …

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Antigua & Barbuda Sport Fishing Tournament

Heading out. Photo: Michael Simon

Finding the right spot to fish proved the secret to success for Douglas, the Top Boat team in the Marlin Division at the Antigua & Barbuda Sport Fishing Tournament, fished May 19 and 20, out of Nelson’s Dockyard, Antigua. The …

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St. Thomas International Regatta: Time for Winners!

In the pink! Touch2Play, CSA Spinnaker 2 class winner

Great racing is what the St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR) is renowned for. This year, the 45th annual, held only seven months after two Category 5 hurricanes, certainly didn’t disappoint. In fact, there were close scores in all classes and …

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