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Seaboard Marine Optimist North American Championships

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Nearly 150 junior sailors from 19 countries set sail in the Seaboard Marine Optimist North American Championships (OPTINAMS), hosted July 10 to 18 out of the Antigua Yacht Club in English Harbour, Antigua. Uruguay’s Hernon Umpierre won this continental championship. …

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Puerto Rico Regattas Offer Something for Every Sailor

puerto rico regattas

  Held in tandem, the Puerto Rico Heineken International and Puerto Rico International Dinghy regattas distinguished themselves as the most diverse duo of sailing events in the Caribbean. Held June 11-12, and hosted out of Puerto del Rey, in Fajardo, …

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No Bluffing: Leverick Bay Poker Run is a Success

Leverick Bay Poker Run participants stop at Pirates at Norman Island. Photo by Todd VanSickle

  On May 29, hundreds of boaters took part in the 15th annual Leverick Bay Poker Run. Participants made stops at several venues around the territory collecting cards in hopes of creating a winning hand, while others followed the action …

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Antigua Sailing Week 2016: The Beat Goes On

Antigua Sailing Week

The 49th edition of Antigua Sailing Week was memorable, with superb conditions and a fairy tale ending that showcased the secret to the success of this celebrated regatta. Over one thousand sailors from more than 20 countries took part, all hell-bent on world class racing and …

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Editor Under Fire

Editor Under Fire

POWER to the People! Now there’s a shout I haven’t heard since my days on the picket line many, many years ago. Don’t worry, we are not turning into a radical political rag, I’m talking here about power as in …

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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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Island Water World Grenada Sailing Week

Grenada Sailing Week: The J24 Glory Daze is ambushed by eventual class winner Island Water World Die Hard. Photo: Tim Wright

The rough sea conditions that preceded this regatta made it tough going for those on their way to Grenada for the event, but during Sailing Week the powerful winds added excitement and challenge to the racing. On the first two …

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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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Hitching a Ride on a RC44

RC44 Youth Program: Team CEEREF prepares to raise the sails prior to the start of a race. Photo: Todd VanSickle

Cedar International School senior Jason Putley sails a lot, so when he was given an opportunity to do a two-week internship with Team Aqua in the RC44 race series, he did not hesitate. “Everything they did, I did,” the 17-year-old …

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