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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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St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

Melges 24 GFA Caraibes winner in Class Gill Commodores Cup, second in Class St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. Photo by Gary Brown/OceanMedia

Strong winds, sunshine, 2000 lusty sailors and the largest racing fleet in the Caribbean, gave the organizers of the 35th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta the opportunity to lay on a tremendous spectacle – and they didn’t fail. In CSA1, Doug …

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San Sebastian Vela Cup 2015

Jaime Torres’ winning Melges 32 Smile and Wave

While a massive party for Puerto Rico’s patron saint was happening in the streets of Old San Juan, top sailors from Puerto Rico battled light and shifty winds at the San Sebastian Vela Cup to fire up the 2015 North …

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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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Winners Named at Discover the Caribbean

The native-built Chalana class in action. Photo Credit: Carlos G. Lee / Majaderos.com

Forty yachts, everything from a Melges 32 to one-design Hunter 216 and IC-24 classes plus Hobie cats and native-built chalanas, competed in the Discover the Caribbean. This longest running regatta in Puerto Rico, hosted by the Ponce Yacht & Fishing …

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New Melges 32 Series in the Caribbean

Photo: ©2012 JOY | IM32CA

Excitement about the Caribbean’s winter/spring sailing season revved up a notch with the introduction of the 2013 Melges 32 Virgin Islands Sailing Series. The Series, which consists of three sanctioned and one unsanctioned event in the U.S. and British Virgin …

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Trinidad Carnival Regatta Proved Excellent Racing

Action during the Trinidad Carnival Regatta

Challenging conditions with winds swinging from four to nearly 20 knots out of the west, east and then north, created keen competition for the 21 boats taking part in the Trinidad and Tobago Sailing Association’s (TTSA) Trinidad Carnival Regatta, held …

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What is an IC24?

IC24 Racing at St Thomas International Rolex Regatta

What is an IC24?  Comfortable yet competitive. This is one key attribute that has led to the popularity of the IC24, or Inter-Club 24, and the fleet’s numbers more than tripling over the last four years. Back in 1999, St. …

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