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Rigs Explained, Mocked, & Pondered

Fatty’s first boat was a wooden double-ender sloop purchased when he was 15 years old

Chances are your boat has the rig it needs. If it doesn’t—buy a new boat, don’t replace the rig. Alas, there are many misconceptions about various rig configurations. Thus, I feel it might be fun to add to the misinformation.  …

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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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Regatta Preview – June to December: Race On!

Discover the Caribbean Dinghy Regatta. Photo: Carlos Lee

The winter and early spring are known as ‘regatta season’ in the Caribbean. Yet there are competitive sailing events in the summer and fall too. Here is a sampling of what’s happening, where and how to join in the fun. …

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BVI Spring Regatta: They Made it Happen!

BVI Spring Regatta foredeck fun

On the final day of racing in the 47th edition of the BVI Spring Regatta, the story was really about the fantastic job Nanny Cay and the regatta organizers have done to make this year’s BVI Spring Regatta event happen post …

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A Day in the Life of a Regatta Volunteer

Regatta manager Karen (center) receives a ‘Thank You’ prize from Rosie Burr for all her hard work. Photo: Tim Wright / courtesy of Grenada Sailing Week

It’s the second race day of the regatta. I crawl out of bed at an ungodly hour, my body still heavy with sleep. I am part of the organising committee for Island Water World Grenada Sailing Week 2018. Yesterday was …

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Nilaya Wins 2018 St Barth Bucket

Photography by Rosemond Gréaux

In spite of the many challenges posed by hurricane Irma, there was never a doubt that the 24th edition of the St Barth Bucket Regatta would set sail on March 14-18. “In the immediate aftermath of two epic storms, the …

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Island Water World Grenada Sailing Week

Dingo – winner of Racing Class. Tim Wright/Courtesy of GSW

The sixth Island Water World Grenada Sailing Week (GSW), held January 29 to February 3 out of St. George’s, Grenada, kicked-off with a blast. First, there was a record 50 registrations, over 40 participating yachts in five classes and more …

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Curaçao Sailing and Sailing Clinics

Despite the unpredictable weather spirits were high throughout the week-long event. Photo by Els Kroon

February brought a vigorous start to the season for sailors in Curaçao. While many were under the spell of carnival, considered the largest cultural event of the island, die-hard sailors of all ages flocked to Spanish Water and put to …

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Saint Barth New Year’s Eve Regatta

Lloyd Thornberg (with trophy) and crew celebrating their win in the 23rd annual New Year’s Eve Regatta aboard the Gunboat 66 Phaedo. Photography Rosemond Gréaux

Winner in 2011 and 2015, Lloyd Thornberg once again took top honors in the Saint Barth New Year’s Eve Regatta, a parade of sailboats around the island on December 31 each year. Two hours before the staggered starts, strong rains …

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