The Martinique Yacht Club will host 30 to 40 boats. New is an emphasis on attracting more cruising boats with a softer race program during the windy month of February. “The first leg for cruisers will go from Fort de France to the Le Marin marina. The second day the racers will sail along the […]
Wahoo Madness is this theme of this popular British Virgin Islands tournament, held over Easter weekend on Virgin Gorda. The event is part of the island’s festival celebrations.
South Florida resident John Owens, a retired Navy SEAL, started The Naked Warrior Project as a memorial to his brother, Ryan Owens, also a Navy SEAL, who was killed in action on January 29, 2017, an event widely covered by the media. The Naked Warrior Project, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, and 26 North Yachts, have teamed […]
Hosted out of Port St. Charles, bigger daily jackpots are new this year. “The top prize is $50,000 for catching a record-breaking blue marlin,” says organizer, Josh Delmas. The current record is a 524.5-pounder caught in 2015. Top boat and angler prizes too. The event’s social scene ashore is known for its great camaraderie. OWC.
Big blue marlin and lots of them are the focus of this week-long event hosted by the Trinidad & Tobago Game Fishing Club (TTGFA). Fishing, as well as lay-day festivities, take place out of Crown Point this year, according to the TTGFA’s Monique Sheppard. OWC.
Prize money depends on the number of boats entered but can add up to $100,000 or more. “The blue marlin bite is amazing with double digit days common during the mid-February to mid-May season,” says tournament director, Rick Alvarez. Certified observers are on all boats. Tournament benefits children’s charity, the Patronato Oriental – Hogar del […]
The marlin-only Classic takes place June 7, with the main tournament with billfish and gamefish divisions follows on June 8 and 9. “The grand prize of US $100,000 is still up for grabs if a boat is able to Set a New Record Weight for Blue Marlin within the two days of fishing. Our current […]
The Caicos Classic IGFA Billfish Release Tournament has been a big part of the Turks and Caicos Islands’ fishing community for the last 20 years. This year marks the 21st year for this fantastic event for local anglers and visiting anglers from all over the world. This year’s event will take place from Thursday July 7th until Monday July […]
Scuba diving, beach cleanups, a family beach fun day and lionfish hunt with a grill-up afterwards. A joint initiative of the Barbados Dive Operators Association and the Barbados Hotel and Tourism Association, featuring nine dive shops. Ocean and marine life protection education. Activities centered around ocean conservation such as a beach clean-up day, turtle tagging, […]
Some 44 varieties of mangoes grow on Nevis, each treasured for their texture and flavor. Local and celebrity chefs will create everything from Mango soups and salsas, to marinades, sauces, cocktails and desserts. This exciting event features UK Iron Chef, restaurateur, cookbook author and frequent Food Network chef, Judy Joo, The four-days of mango mania […]
The BVI’s Pond Bay, Virgin Gorda, is the destination for this family-friendly music beach festival. Started over twenty years ago by Puerto Rican boaters, the event has grown to over 380 boats and 2,000+ people. Most, if not all, available charter boats in the BVI are sold out for the week. The event features bands, […]
It’s back to the popular week of 4-days of fishing with a layday for the 56th PAIMT, with the locally well-liked Local Canoe Artisanal Fishing Tournament on September 28. “All parties enjoy the symbiotic diverse participation. It’s a worthy and memorable scenario in which to witness or participate,” invites organizer, Dr. Ron DuQuesnay. OWC. www.jamaicasportsfishing.com
“This is our 10th anniversary, so we will have special dock parties and entertainment nightly,” says director, Joan Vernon. Winners receive trophies in this family-friendly event. Hosted at the Varadero Aruba Marina & Boat Yard. OWC. preschallenge.com
Fishermen come from the Caribbean and world to compete in this marlin tournament, hosted out of the Marina du Marin. OWC. www.facebook.com/Martinique-Billfish-Association
Not only do we have a huge supply of marlin and other billfish in our waters which makes for exciting fishing,â says director, Lyz Andrew Rose, âthis year weâll ramp up the excitement for fishermen and spectators with sponsored booths with stylish gifts, a pre-layday casino night and/or Rodney Bay pub crawl, layday BBQ and […]
Set a course for St. Barth’s and bring your appetite with you! This seventh annual celebration of French gastronomy is a major draw for foodies arriving by air and sea. Michelin-starred chefs will partner with top local chefs to create a series of mouth-watering gastronomic creations served over four nights at tasting dinners held at […]
2019 Nanny Cay Round Tortola Race Vessel is Airgasm © www.nannycay.com With the British Virgin Islands’ borders set to open to international visitors on December 1 in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, this annual race hosted by the Royal BVI Yacht Club will be local in nature this year. Yet, the sheer level of […]
The Jolly Harbour Yacht Club Annual Fall Regatta is a go, albeit a bit reduced in size this year due to COVID-19 precautions. “The 20th will be the skipper’s briefing, then the 21st and 22nd for yacht racing. This may vary if the situation changes or government rules change,” says David Ross, JHYC commodore. Normally, there […]
Photo: In 2017, St. Thomas’ Adrianne Baird Butler stood next to her 76.3-pound winning wahoo. Credit: Dean Barnes Go fishing and win prizes too! The Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club is hosting a low-key, COVID-safe version of its annual Wahoo Windup Tournament on November 22, with weigh-in at the St. Thomas Yacht Club. Fishing is […]