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Presidential Aruba Caribbean Cup

Presidential Aruba Caribbean Cup

The sports fishing was slamming good at the Presidential Aruba Caribbean Cup, presented by the Aruba Airport Authority and hosted out of the Varadero Aruba Marina & Boatyard in Oranjestad. In fact, a first day Grand Slam – the catch …

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Aruba International Regatta 2016

On the podium at the Aruba International Regatta

The J35 Dash has now won the Aruba International Regatta an unprecedented six times in a row. Some 35 vessels from around the ABC Islands crewed by people from as far away as the US, Colombia, Venezuela, the Netherlands and …

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Aruba : Unique Culture & Fun Things to Do

Aruba

Aruba is fun to visit because there are so many places to see and diverse things to do. Whether traveling with adults, or in a family with children, the island’s compact size makes it enjoyable for everyone. The constant winds …

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Over 40 Boats Race in Aruba Regatta

The crew of Dash celebrates another win

The Aruba Regatta has turned into a real tradition in the southern Caribbean in the short span of seven years. Yachts came from the ABC islands, and crews traveled from Venezuela, the US, Canada, Netherlands and Belgium, to sail in …

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Restoring the Last Sailing Freighter of the ABC Islands

Part of the restoration team, from left: Nicky Pietersz, Jessy Rosaria, François van der Hoeven, Leo Makaai, Shirly Juana-Thomas and Charles Juana

Sixty-four years ago, in 1951, Bonairean boat builder Etche Craane built the wooden cargo sloop Stormvogel. Today, a group of dedicated enthusiasts have launched Project Stormvogel aimed at restoring the last sailing freighter of the ABC islands and keeping this …

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Caribbean Sailors Earn Gold Medals at 2014 CAC Games

Laser gold medal winner Philipine Van Aanholt (center). Guatemalan sailors took silver and bronze

Caribbean sailors held their own against those from Central America in the medal-winning department at the 22nd Central American and Caribbean Games, which took place November 14th – 30th, in Veracruz, Mexico. This is spectacular considering that the sailors from …

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Caribbean Boatyard Update

Subbase Drydock, St. Thomas

Fall is the time many Caribbean boaters put their yacht on the hard to get work done in the yard. Here is an update on what’s new in yards in the Caribbean.   PUERTO RICO “We cleaned out the entire …

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Aruba International Regatta

Winners from all classes celebrate at the awards ceremony

Veteran Sunbelt Realty Dash skippered by Remco van Dortmondt stormed to victory taking the the coveted Budget Marine Cup in a thrilling sixth edition of the Aruba International Regatta sailed August 16th – 17th.  Twenty eight teams competed in the …

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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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100 Sail the Aruba International Regatta

Optimists in the blue. Photo: Juancho Ridderstap

The fifth edition of the Aruba International Regatta drew competitors from Bonaire, Curaçao, Sint Maarten and Aruba to the new regatta location in Oranjestad. With 50 sails on the water and some 100 participants, this regatta is proving that Aruba …

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NEWS: New Transatlantic Rally Launched

New Transatlantic Rally Launched A new Transatlantic rally between the Canaries and the Caribbean has been launched by Sailing Rallies Ltd. The Christmas Caribbean Rally will leave Marina Rubicón, Lanzarote, on December 16th 2013. Participants will sail 2850 miles to …

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Fourth Aruba Rembrandt Regatta a Success

Photo: Joost Horward

Sunfish sailor Jurgen Schneider from Curaçao won the Budget Marine Cup during the fourth edition of the Aruba Rembrandt Regatta. Thirty-three sailboats competed for the cup at Eagle Beach, while about 50 Optimist sailors, wind surfers and kite surfers competed …

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NEW Aruba Customs Procedures

When arriving in Aruba all vessels are required to go to an official port of entry to clear in before allowed elsewhere on the island.  For yachts this is Barcadera harbor. The vessel and crew will have to be cleared …

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Go On Spoil Yourself on Aruba

If the ABC islands were drinks, Bonaire would be a freshly-made, starkly green Mojito. Curacao would be a sophisticated blue-coloured cocktail. And Aruba would be a frozen strawberry colada, pink with three maraschino cherries on top.

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