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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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Bill Chandler Memorial Regatta

Bill Chandler Memorial Regatta

What started as the Bill Chandler Sunfish Memorial Regatta three years ago has now dropped Sunfish from the name in order to welcome competitors in Optimist, Club 420s and Lasers. It’s a move the late Chandler, an avid sailor, long-time …

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Team BVI Wins 2015 Caribbean Dinghy Championships

Puerto Rico 2015 Caribbean Dinghy Championship Winners BVI

Team BVI successfully defended its title by championing the 2015 Caribbean Dinghy Championships (CDC). Run under the auspices of the Caribbean Sailing Association, this is the first time in the CDC’s history that Puerto Rico has hosted this regatta. BVI …

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Curaçao Youth Championship

  The third week of February, Youth Sailing Curaçao (YSCO) organized the international Curaçao Youth Championship in Caracas Bay. As is traditional at this time of year, the winds were strong and conditions in the open sea challenging. Four days …

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Youth Sailing Grows in Georgetown

Photo courtesy of South Carolina Maritime Youth Sailing Program

A dream has come true for a group of local sailing enthusiasts in Georgetown, S.C., as a newly created summer youth sailing camp begins its second year in June. Prompted by high school freshman Griffin Marteau’s quest for local youth …

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In Focus: Jose ‘Yoyo’ Berrios

Winning coach Jose Berrios (center). Photo: Carlos G. Lee / Majaderos.com

Starting small and growing bigger. This is the secret to success that has led Club Nautico de San Juan’s (CNSJ) director of sailing and head coach Jose ‘Yoyo’ Berrios to put Puerto Rico on the map as a global sailing …

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Optimists CLINICS in March at Royal BVI Yacht Club

An Optimist dinghy. Photo: Bilby/Gallery

In March, the Royal BVI Yacht Club are running a series of clinics under the guiding hand of Katelyn Woodman, head race coach of Frenchmans Bay Yacht Club, Canada. The clinics are for Optimists (Tuesday 18th, 25th March) and 420s (Sunday …

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100 Sail the Aruba International Regatta

Optimists in the blue. Photo: Juancho Ridderstap

The fifth edition of the Aruba International Regatta drew competitors from Bonaire, Curaçao, Sint Maarten and Aruba to the new regatta location in Oranjestad. With 50 sails on the water and some 100 participants, this regatta is proving that Aruba …

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Cruzan Open Welcomes Large Opti Fleet

All 33 Optimist Sailors. Photo: Karen Stanton

Small boat sailing is growing in a big way on St. Croix. So much so that the St. Croix Yacht Club’s (SCYC) April 20 to 21 Cruzan Open drew fifty-seven beginner and advanced dinghy sailors from all three U.S. Virgin …

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