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A Rock and Roll Race

Getting started was the first hazard of the race. Photo by Jan Hein

Antigua’s Wobbly Race, a build-your-own-boat contest, has two simple rules. No engines are allowed and each vessel must incorporate two pieces of paper thin plywood. On the flip side, imaginations are allowed to run wild. Cheating is openly encouraged. There …

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Don’t Miss ABSAR Safety at Sea Seminar

ABSAR is hosting a safety at sea affair to raise awareness on the importance of safety equipment at sea. We will be featuring a video narration of the capsize and rescue of FV Gully Creaping. You may recall the youtube …

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Common Medical Emergencies Aboard Sailing Race Boats

Image courtesy of Antigua and Barbuda Search and Rescue

There’s nothing like the wind in your hair, sea spray on your face, and that feeling of sheer adrenalin-pumping exhilaration when the start gun sounds and you’re off racing. Unfortunately, there are downsides to competitive sailing. Boom bangs, sunburn and …

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NEWS – Rodney Bay Marina Didier Urges Insurance Review

Didier urges insurance review St Lucia – Rodney Bay Marina General Manager Cuthbert Didier says more regionally based insurance companies need to actively solicit business from visiting yachtsmen. Didier, who has formulated a major yachting consultancy for ECLAC and more …

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Jonathan Cornelius Runs Antigua Search and Rescue

Jonathan Cornelius is what most people would call an “ upstanding young man”. He runs the 27ft high speed ridged inflatable for the Antigua, Barbuda Search and Rescue. A.B.S.A.R. which is now based at the Antigua Yacht Club Marina at …

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