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His Last Sail: In Honor of Mr. Albert Hughes

Albert Hughes

In early January we were anchored in Anguilla’s Road Bay, enjoying the calm after the Christmas winds. Life on the beach was workboat casual – a constant stream of small vessels loaded with tourists, divers and folk who fish. The …

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Rebel Marine Design and Build Fast Ferry

A relatively undiscovered custom boat-building yard based in Anguilla that has been quietly successful in business for over 30 years might find themselves under the spotlight thanks to one of their newest boat designs. Anguilla’s own Rebel Marine Ltd., whose motto …

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Ivar Carty – From Father To Son

Part of the day’s catch in Ivar’s boat. Photo by Jan Hein

One of Anguilla’s legends, Ivar Carty, was an unpretentious mariner known around the island as Ivar the Diver. Each morning, weather permitting, he launched a 12ft boat from his home on the beach, climbing in with a bailer, buckets and …

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Anguilla’s Sweet Regatta

Anguillas Sweet Regatta : Sweet starts at the Anguilla Regatta

The Anguilla Regatta has been described as the biggest small regatta in the Caribbean; it is also one of the sweetest. This year’s regatta, sailed May 6-8, attracted 17 boats, which was slightly up on last year. The event kicked …

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The Secrets of Sandy Ground

Sandy Ground. Photo by Jan Hein

Anguilla’s Road Bay is a wide, lazy sweep of clear water colored every shade of Caribbean blue. It’s lightly populated by local fish and fun boats, a handful of cruisers, the daily dozen bare boats, an occasional mega yacht and …

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Caribbean Regatta Preview: April to October

Aruba Regatta. Photo: Eric Mijts

Regatta season doesn’t stop when the winter finishes. The spring, summer and fall all feature racing events that offer a mix of competition, camaraderie and celebration.   April 7-12 Oyster Regatta – Antigua 2014: Scheduled to follow the celebrations marking …

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Anguilla: An A-List Port of Call

Perfect sand beaches and sheltered waters at Crocus Bay make for happy guests, whether nautical or lubberly. Photo: www.sherryspix.com

From a distance, from my perspective grinding winches during a Heineken Regatta years ago, Anguilla didn’t look like much. Quiet, gently sloping and lacking the drama of the hump-backed mountains of St. Martin off our starboard beam as we sliced …

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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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Caribbean Youth Race at the Anguilla Dinghy Regatta

On Saturday, January 19th, the Anguilla Youth Sailing Club (AYSC) hosted the 5th annual Anguilla Dinghy Regatta in Road Bay sponsored by Anguilla Aluminum. Competitors from Puerto Rico and St. Maarten joined a contingent of 19 Anguillian sailors for a …

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Race Fast, Lime Slow at the Anguilla Regatta in May

TENTH ANNUAL ANGUILLA REGATTA SET FOR 11, 12, 13 MAY ‘RACE FAST, LIME SLOW’ In collaboration with the Anguilla Tourist Board, the Anguilla Sailing Association is proud to announce the tenth Annual Anguilla Regatta – known to be one of …

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