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St Barth Sailor Goes International

When the Transat Ag2r La Mondiale sets sail from Concarneau on the coast of Brittany, France on April 22, local St Barth sailor Miguel Danet will be on the start line. This will be the third time that Danet has …

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Saint Croix International Regatta is back!

Having suffered damage to infrastructure thanks to the storms of September 2017 there was some doubt as to whether the regatta would go ahead. But, like many islands, St. Croix were having none of it and worked extremely hard to …

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November Races in Curaçao Boast A Long History

The third and final start of the qualifying ‘Wim van der Gulik’ offshore race with Curaçao’s iconic Table Mountain in the background. Photo by Els Kroon

With the fiftieth Bonaire Regatta still fresh in mind Curaçao sailors gathered on the coastline of their home island for two local races for Sunfish dinghies and yachts. The Sunfish competition, three short back-to-back races in the open sea on …

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Eddie Ramos Casellas Regatta

Close racing at the mark. Photo: Diana Emmanuelli

The Ponce Yacht & Fishing Club’s (PYFC) Discover the Caribbean Series was moved to this month (February 3 -4) in the wake of hurricane damage to the club and the whole of Puerto Rico. Yet the club’s sailors just couldn’t …

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Caribbean Regatta Preview: January to March

Hot racing in the USVI – Saint Thomas International Regatta (STIR). Photo: Dean Barnes

Resilience is a great way to describe why this list of winter/spring Caribbean regattas is as big as it is! Organizers and volunteers, especially those in the hurricane hit northern Caribbean, are bouncing back and ready to welcome visiting sailors. …

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RORC Transatlantic Race

What do the canting keel Ker 56, Varuna; swift-sailing Swan 60, Emma; and super maxi, CQS, have in common? These high-powered yachts are among the near record 30 teams expected to compete in the 4th RORC (Royal Ocean Racing Club) …

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For Women Who Would Like to Take the helm

Cruising the Caribbean

I am not a hotshot racer or world cruiser, but after a lifetime of taking part in dinghy and keelboat regattas, and 20 years of living aboard, I have some helming experiences to share. There tends to be two kinds of …

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The Revival of Bonaire’s Sailing Fishing Boats

Papagayo, one day to go before the races start. Photo by Els Kroon

The traditional sailing fishing boats have returned to the International Bonaire Regatta. Bonaire has a renowned marine heritage in ship building, navigation and fishing. Ship building was commonplace and before engines became the norm, the fishermen put to sea in …

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Galatea Tops Round Grenada Regatta

Richard Amerling, third place in J/24 Match Race. Photo: Steve Brett

Sailors enjoyed lots of late summer racing in Grenada. Fourteen boats set sail in the two-day Round Grenada Regatta, held August 19th-20th, and a dozen teams competed in the first J/24 Match Race on September 17th. Both events were hosted …

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St. Maarten Yacht Club Heineken Regatta

Sunsail bareboat racing to windward in the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. Photo: Laurens Morel

Support for the St Maarten Heineken Regatta’s 38th edition has been overwhelming – their Facebook posting announcing that the 2018 edition would go ahead attracted over 1,900 likes, 700 shares and countless messages of support within days. “It is with …

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