Antigua: Jolly Harbour Yacht club
Twelve new participants have joined the Youth Sailing Program which offers free dinghy sailing instruction every week to Antiguan-born children between the ages of 8 and 18. Club members report: “We are in need of a decent safety boat so we are putting out an appeal for a RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) with an outboard or better still, a Jet Boat that works. There is a Jet Rib available to us, but, unfortunately the engine is not reliable … perhaps someone might offer their services to revamp it? The other alternative would be if someone has a boat that they are no longer using and would be prepared to donate it.” Contact Pippa Pettingell at 268-722-8468 or e-mail [email protected].”
Dominican Republic: Casa de Campo Yacht Club
The Farr 40 Worlds 2010 will take place at Casa de Campo Marina from April 21-24. “Mrs. Bunny Wayt, Farr 40 Class Assistant, visited us to continue the organizational tasks … joined also by Gianfranco Fini, CCYC’s Commodore; Franco Pistone, CCYC’s Sports Director; Andres Santana, representing the Federación Dominicana de Vela (Dominican Sailing Federation); Rafid Ynirio, CCYC’s Secretary and Casa de Campo Marina’s Harbor Master Frank Castillo.” The group developed an extensive agenda of issues concerning the annual championships, celebrated in 2009 at Costa Smeralda Yacht Club in Porto Cervo Italy. For more information: www.casadecampoyachtclub.com, and www.farr40worlds.com.
Puerto Rico: Club Náutico de San Juan
Jose Berrios reported on the San Juan Sailing Club’s September 12 race, where 31 participants took one another on in the waters of the bay of San Juan. Event categories were Optimist, Laser, Sunfish and Snipe. “Everything started on time, making a total of five races in the Optimist class and six races in the other categories. It was a sunny day with some clouds during the afternoon went to the south of the stadium will have little wind. Early on, the wind was blowing from the east; it began to seven mph and continued to grow the rest of the day to a maximum of 16 mph. For results: www.nauticodesanjuan.com/sailingprogram/results.htm
Saint-Barth Yacht Club
Organized by Saint-Barth Yacht Club with the Collectivity of Saint-Barthélemy and the support of the Territorial Tourism Committee, a regatta, Les Voiles de Saint-Barth, will be launched from April 6 to11, 2010. “From Romon Beal and Eric Tabarly, who enjoyed sailing into the port, to Antoine Questel, Jeff Lédée, and Miguel Danet, as well as Luc Poupon, our race director, the maritime tradition is firmly anchored on this island where nautical events have always met with popular success,” the event announcement stated. www.lesvoilesdesaintbarth.com
St. Croix Yacht Club
A redesigned website, free online registration and instantly available race results are some of the new features of the 2010 St. Croix Yacht Club Hospice Regatta, according to Julie San Martin, regatta director. The annual party with international racing is scheduled for February 19-21, 2010, at the club in Teague Bay.
Web designer Luiz Kahl of Interactive Creations used graphics, organizational tabs, and links to island resources, regatta sponsors and racing management functions to make the user experience functional and easy. Yacht Scoring, Kahl’s yacht racing management and scoring system will provide capabilities for participants, regatta organizers, and observers worldwide. Features include online registration, downloadable event documents, such as Notice of Race and up-to-the-minute scratch sheets, crew/boat sign up board, and easy, instant communications to competitors. Results and competitors’ data are available immediately in a variety of formats.
“Racers are encouraged to register now—pay later,” San Martin says, as entry fees aren’t due until February 19, 2010. However, early registration will help organizers plan a terrific party and competitive racing for all.
The event will help raise funds and awareness for hospice care on St. Croix. www.stcroixregatta.com.
St. Lucia Yacht Club
Events coming this month include the Sir John Compton Memorial Trophy organized by the St Lucia Yacht Club in cooperation with the Yacht Club de la Martinique December 10 to 14. There will be an ARC Children’s Christmas party at the Yacht Club Tuesday, December 15 from 2 to 4 p.m., and the annual SLYC Fun Day on Sunday, December 20.
December 22 brings an inaugural Christmas Flotilla, organized by IGY Rodney Bay Marina and the St Lucia Yacht Club. The course will be from the marina along Reduit Beach for boats decorated with Christmas lights and tinsel, open for all classes, followed by a Christmas Party and entertainment in the marina. Contact Danielle by emailing [email protected] or call 718.5010.