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Blitz Blitzes at Four Caribbean Regattas in a Row

With her distinctive paint job, Blitz stormed through the season winning four regattas in a row. Photo: Dean Barnes

Reggae and rum are only half the fun of Caribbean regattas. Out on the water, there’s serious racing by teams with strictly planned campaigns, strategically prepared boats and skillfully trained crew. A wonderful example of one of the best this …

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Trend: Caribbean Regattas Are Becoming Longer

Sailors like the format of four days and mixed courses at Grenada Sailing Week.

We live in a fast-paced world where being time-starved is a way of life. Yet there is a trend towards Caribbean regattas becoming longer rather than shorter. For example, the St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR) added its Round the Rocks …

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Make Sure your Sunscreen is Reef-Friendly

Depending on the type of sunscreen you use, mopping it on might be good for you but not for the environment. Photo: OcceanMedia

A love of tropical watersports combined with the risk of sunburn and skin cancer translates into an estimated 6,000 to 14,000 tons of sunscreen lotion released onto coral reefs worldwide each year. This is according to a 2015-published scientific article in …

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BVI Spring Regatta 2017: Tight Racing, Light Airs

Island Water World Racing, Frits Bus and Chuck Pessler won the IC24 One Design class. Photo: BVISR/www.ingridabery.com

Competitors in the 46th edition of the BVI Spring Regatta were only too happy to call it quits after one final race on the last day when extremely light air made for very shifty and challenging conditions. Little breeze translated to a very …

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Sailing with Charlie: Regatta

Caribbean regattas

Regatta – what a wonderful word. It sounds like an Italian dessert or perhaps a pasta dish. Actually, it does have its origins in Italy and it meant ‘contention for mastery’. From gondola racing in Venice it now applies to …

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Caribbean Racing Season 2017: January to March

RORC Caribbean 600. Photo: RORC Caribbean 600/ELWJ Photography

Here’s what, where, when and how you can jump aboard during the peak Caribbean racing season. January 16-24: Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series Break records on January 21 at the 81st Mount Gay Round Barbados Race. “We have 14 …

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2016 Fall Rally Round-Up

North Atlantic Rally for Cruisers 2015. Photo: David H. Lyman

Cruising rallies are one of the most popular ways for sailors to transit from northern climes to the Caribbean in the fall. Today, there are several rallies to choose from, each with its own personality. Capacity Entries for 31st Atlantic …

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VX One Class Helps Celebrate 45 Years of BVISR

VX One Class: One-design racing makes for close racing at the mark. Photo by Todd VanSickle

The BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival celebrated its 45th anniversary at the end of March, and for the most part the event stayed true to itself with around island racing and late night entertainment on the beach all situated …

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Scrub Island Invitational

Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina, a private-island resort in the British Virgin Islands, will host the March 30 Scrub Island Invitational as hosting sponsor during the 45th Annual BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival. Up to fifty boats are expected to …

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Multihulls Multiply in Caribbean Regattas

Multihulls in Caribbean Regattas: Record breaking Phaedo3 has taken the Caribbean regatta scene by storm

Monohulls easily outnumber multihulls in Caribbean regattas but the tide is turning. The sailing world has definitely caught multihull fever. The 2013 America’s Cup opened many eyes and minds to what a catamaran can do. In December, the World Match …

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Regatta Preview: January to March

Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta Rendezvous

Race the Caribbean this winter!  Islands from Puerto Rico south to Grenada host regattas for all types of boats, from hi-tech production yachts to native work boats, monohulls to multihulls, and everything in-between, including a growing number of one-design classes.  …

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British Virgin Islands Spring Regatta

El Ocaso rounds Salt Island with spinnaker flying. Photo by Todd VanSickle

The 44th annual BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival at Nanny Cay stayed true to form with varied sailing conditions, exciting nightlife and happy sailors. The event attracted 78 boats, which raced three days in and around the Sir Francis …

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Sailors Face Wild Weather at BVI Spring Regatta

The winning Melges 32 team Smile and Wave—Meaghan Hislop hangs off the rail while heading downwind. Photography by Todd VanSickle

The BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival started with light winds, but by the end of the weeklong event sailors found themselves talking about the wet and wild conditions that they faced while competing. The regatta had 82 boats racing …

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Sailing With Charlie: Rail Meat

Graphics by Hannah Welch

The regatta season is here and in full swing. Shiny racing machines line the docks, the bars are full of crews, ranging from lusty deck apes, trim young men and women, hot babes and suavely attired owners. Charlie’s friend Bruce …

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