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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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Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta: Honoring Age and Beauty

Near miss between schooner Columbia and Sweetheart. Photos by Jan Hein

The Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta (ACYR) proudly began a fourth decade of showcasing maritime history and tradition during six days of high-spirited races between some of the world’s most stunning yachts. The energy in Falmouth Harbour spiked as each entry …

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Antigua Sailing Week: Renascence

Frank Loubaresse’s French Sunfast 3600 Twinl-Jaws 2

One hundred and sixteen teams from 37 different countries raced in the 51st edition of Antigua Sailing Week. Strong trade winds blew all week delivering heaven-sent conditions to over 1,000 competitors.  Sir Peter Harrison’s superyacht Sojana was awarded the coveted …

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If Woodstock Would…

A steady hand – Gino Athill puts the finishing touches to his work on a J-Class yacht. Photo by Jan Hein

Nestled in the Antiguan village of Falmouth sits a cluster of yellow buildings, each defined by what lies inside. Open doors reveal tools, paint, welding supplies and building materials, in fact everything needed to construct, repair or enhance a vessel …

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10 Top Caribbean Activities for Cruising Kids

Mosquito Bay, Vieques. Photo curtesy of Puerto Rico Tourism Company UK ©

The Caribbean Sea is a huge aqueous playground for cruising kids. Yet there are great activities to explore ashore as well. Here are ten top suggestions: 1. Sail on a Pirate Ship The Jolly Roger, a near replica of Columbus’ …

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2018 Caribbean Sport Fishing Tournament Preview

Now that’s a Mahi-mahi! Barbados Game Fishing Association International Tournament. Photo courtesy of BGFA

There’s no place better to sport fish than in the waters of the Caribbean Sea and those of the Atlantic Ocean that boarder the region’s many islands. New tournaments and new dates mark some of the ‘What’s New’ in the …

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Good News From English Harbour, Antigua

Although Barbuda was severely damaged by Hurricane Irma, the island of Antigua reported little damage and escaped the monster’s maw virtually unscathed. According to the Antiguanice.com website, it was full steam ahead as the island geared up for another Caribbean …

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2017 Caribbean Boatyard Update

Subbase drydock in St. Thomas

Over 90% of the Caribbean’s one million-plus square miles is water. It’s no wonder that boats, everything from pleasure craft and professional yachts to workboats like barges, ferries and cargo ships, are essential to the region’s way of life. Boatyards, …

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Sailclear Now Testing in Antigua and Barbuda

The Antigua and Barbuda Marine Association (ABMA) has been informed by the Antigua and Barbuda Department of Customs and Excise that it is now testing SailClear as the new customs clearing software into Antigua and Barbuda. Sailclear is an online system …

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Eight Bells: Admiral Peter Deeth 

Peter Deeth

Admiral Peter Deeth, who has died aged 92, was the founding member, Commodore several times, and avid supporter of the English Harbour Yacht Club, later renamed the Antigua Yacht Club. Born in Leigh-on-Sea, England, Peter briefly attended Oxford University before …

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Palm, Punch, and Passion

Hand tooling a belt. Photo by Jan Hein

While punching holes for a hand-tooled leather bag, Annalea Mills recounted the incredible nautical journey that brought her to the studio she occupies in Antigua’s Falmouth Harbor. There was never an intent to become a sailor nor an artisan leathersmith, …

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New Fund Established to Help Hurricane-ravaged Barbuda

Destroyed Housing on Barbuda courtesy of Simply Antigua and Barbuda

Waitt Institute Sets up Emergency Relief Fund for Humanitarian Aid In response to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Irma on Barbuda, a partner community of the San Diego-based Waitt Institute, the Institute has established the “Barbuda Restoration & Conservation Trust<http://www.waittinstitute.org/barbuda-hurricane-relief>.” …

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