The four-year-old Mango Bowl Regatta is still in its infancy compared to many Caribbean sailing competitions. Yet this St. Lucia Yacht Club-hosted event, raced November 27th to 29th, is finding sweet success as the number of entries and classes continue ...

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 ...

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 ...

The camaraderie that spanned decades for some and days for others proved that in spite of a new name, the St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR) has remained the ‘Crown Jewel’ of Caribbean yacht racing. Nowhere was this more apparent than ...

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 ...

Well over 40 boats took part in the third annual six-event Gosling’s Regatta Series in the British Virgin Islands. At the conclusion of the Dark n Stormy ‘Fungatta’ Regatta raced March 7-10, the final event of the 2013/2014 Series, only ...

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Courses changed but the winds remained the blustery-same as the 69-boat fleet set sail on the second day of racing at the St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR). Shorter round-the-buoy and round-the-island races off the island’s ...

One-design classes appear to be on the increase at Caribbean regattas. Just look at the growing entries of J24s, IC24s and Melges 24s in the last decade, plus the availably of one-design fleets for charter like the Jeanneau 20s in ...

San Juan, Puerto Rico. Gusts blowing 20-plus-knots and rolling seas created challenging yet exhilarating conditions for nearly 100 sailors from five islands that competed in the 13th Club Nautico de San Juan International Regatta (CNSJIR), held January 31-February 2, out ...

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 ...

The Puerto Rico Heineken International Regatta and Puerto Rico International Dinghy Regatta came back strong after a one year hiatus when a total of 55 boats set sail May 24 to 26 out of Palmas del Mar Yacht Club, in ...

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 ...

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 ...

The fleet of twenty-two Melges 32s enjoyed yet another busy day dominated by strong winds from the northeast. A big 18-20 knots greeted the fleet for the first race, and for the final two, diminished to a solid 12-15 knots. ...

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. ...