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Family Sailing – A Great Two Generation Sport

Carson Gifford (aft) and his father John Gifford (red cap) race their Melges 24 during the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta. Photo: OceanMedia/Gary Brown

It’s an age-old dilemma. Parents like to share interests with their kids, while kids are naturally wary of something that may seem uncool. Yet a sport like family sailing is something that transcends generations. This is a fact three Caribbean …

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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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Marinas In Focus: Jolly Harbour Marina, Antigua

What do rock star Eric Clapton, motorsport personality Eddie Jordan and billionaire businessman Paul Allen have in common? A port visit to the Jolly Harbour Marina. It is here, situated on the sheltered west coast of Antigua, that everyone from …

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Proteus Overall Winner of RORC Caribbean 600

Proteus, Overall Winner of the 2016 RORC Caribbean 600. Photo: RORC / Emma Louise Wyn Jones

George Sakellaris’ Maxi72, Proteus (USA) was the overall winner of the 2016 RORC Caribbean 600. It is the second time that Sakellaris has skippered the overall winner, having won the 2014 race with the Maxi72, Shockwave. Proteus was also the …

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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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RORC Caribbean 600

A spectacular start to the 2015 RORC Caribbean 600 as IRC Zero and Canting Keel Class, including George David’s Rambler 88 and John Elkann’s Volvo 70, Maserati, cross the line. Photo: RORC/ Tim Wright/Photoaction.com

Arguably the best fleet of offshore racing yachts that has ever gathered in the Caribbean took part in the 7th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600. Sixty-six yachts started the 600 mile race around 11 Caribbean islands, with numerous world …

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Sixty for the RORC Caribbean 600

Shockwave took the overall win on corrected time. Photo: RORC/Tim Wright/Photoaction.com

The sixth edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 had a record entry of 60 yachts with 682 sailors taking part. All At Sea’s Louay Habib looks at why the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) Caribbean 600 is proving irresistible to …

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PROFILE: Antigua Sailor Bernie Evan-Wong

Bernie Even-Wong drives his Mumm 36 High Tension to windward

Few sailors have raced in and reached the podium in as many Caribbean regattas as Antigua’s Bernie Evan-Wong. A dentist by profession and sailor by recreation, Evan-Wong shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, he’s speeding up by trying to …

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Caribbean Regatta Dates 2014: January – March

Loro Piana Regatta. Photo courtesy of Press Office YCCS / Jeff Brown

The Caribbean regatta season kicks-off in a big way come January. In the first three months of the year alone, there are over a dozen competitive sailing events for everything from mono to multihulls, dinghies to superyachts. Here is a …

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Professionalization of Sailing Events in the Caribbean

Without careful planning some regattas will be left blowing in the wind. Photo: OceanMedia

Worldwide trends are now seeing major boating and sailboat racing events increasingly organized by professional, profit-driven organizations rather than volunteer nonprofits. In the Caribbean of the 1980s, everything was run by volunteers: Antigua Sailing Week, Nicholson’s Boat Show, BVI Spring …

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August 2013 Caribbean News

Docks at the IGY American Yacht Harbor Marina come alive with fishermen and spectators for the USVI Open/Atlantic Blue Marlin Tournament. Photo: Dean Barnes

Get ready for Marlin Fest! August 16–22 The Cayman Islands are known for their Pirate’s Week. Antigua is celebrated for its Sailing Week and Wimbledon well known for its ultimate tennis competition. Likewise, Virgin Islands’ waters are famous for their …

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RORC Caribbean 600: A Tough Race in Paradise

Paradox the first yacht to finish takes to the air. Photography by Tim Wright, Photoaction.com, RORC Caribbean 600

With warm Tradewinds gusting up to 30 knots for over four days, the RORC Caribbean 600 was a lively affair and many seasoned competitors declared that it was tougher than the Fastnet but a lot warmer! There was drama right …

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Four Yachts Left to Finish RORC Caribbean 600

RORC Caribbean 600 Winner of IRC Two: Scarlet Logic, Ross Applebey & Tim Thubron's British Oyster 48 Credit: Tim Wright/Photoaction.com

Spectacular Prize Giving Tonight: RORC CARIBBEAN 600 At 0900 on day five, four yachts are still racing after a surge of arrivals last night and early this morning. With all of the class winners now decided, there will be a …

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Tired and Elated – Day 4: RORC Caribbean 600

Adela, win the Spirit of Tradition Class, Superyacht Class and third overall in IRC Credit: Tim Wright/Photoaction.com

TIRED AND ELATED Just after dusk at 19:34:34, Ron O’Hanley’s American Cookson 50, Privateer came through the finish line off English Harbour, Antigua. The 12 crew were tired and hungry but most of all thirsty for knowledge. The team from …

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