Issue 143 - 9 November, 2018
Jolly Harbour Yacht Club Annual Regatta and more yachting news.
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Sailors of all experience levels are invited to join the Jolly Harbour Yacht Club Annual Regatta, featuring two days of racing and shore-side fun over 24th - 25th November.
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BEST IN THE WEST FISHING TOURNAMENT
The last tournament for the year, the Best In The West Fishing Tournament, this time being hosted in Jolly Harbour, is set for 10th November.
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SLIPSTREAM DELIVERING AID TO BARBUDA
M/Y Slipstream is in Palma collecting aid items to deliver to Barbuda next month, stopping in Antigua to collect more items if transport is practical.
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TEAM ANTIGUA COMPETING INTERNATIONALLY
TEAM ANTIGUA WINS DINGHY CHAMPIONSHIP
Two days of intense racing for the Caribbean Sailing Association Caribbean Dinghy Championship ended with victory for Team Antigua.
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TEAM ANTIGUA ISLAND GIRLS IN ENGLAND
With just under one month until the start of the 2018 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, the Team Antigua Island Girls take their prep to England.
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TIGER TYSON AT THE 2018 YOUTH OLYMPICS
A tough run for Antigua's Tiger Tyson at the Youth Olympic Games, where a bad race pushed him off the podium after holding bronze for the week.
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ORDINARY PEOPLE DOING EXTRA-ORDINARY THINGS
For Chronixx lovers, the song Legend talks about ordinary people doing extra-ordinary things. In this section, we talk to Antigua's young sailing stars, Mauriceson Valentine and Jules Mitchell, about their sailing journeys representing Antigua & Barbuda, and their immense goals ahead.
KEEP CALM AND SAIL FAST
An interview with young Antiguan sailor Mauriceson Valentine reveals the foundation of his ceaseless passion for sailing.
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FROM BEACH BOY TO BRAND ASSET
One of Antigua's top young sailors, Jules Mitchell, recounts his early sailing days, and looks ahead to his aim of the 2020 Olympics.
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Nothing less than extra-ordinary also, Rocco Falcone interviews with the Optiworld team, and we hear from Bernie Evan-Wong himself on the Rolex Middle Sea Race.
INTERVIEW WITH ANTIGUA'S ROCCO FALCONE
As we look forward to the 2019 Optimist World Championship being held in Antigua, the event team interviews Antiguan optimist sailor Rocco Falcone.
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BERNIE EVAN-WONG IN THE MIDDLE SEA RACE
Having just returned from chasing down a dream and doing the Rolex Middle Sea Race, Antiguan sailor Bernie Evan-Wong recounts his experience.
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RACE & REGATTA NEWS
SALTY DAWG RALLY COMING TO ANTIGUA
Antigua is one of the three destinations for sailors in the Salty Dawg Rally, which started from the east coast of the US on 4th November.
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WOODENBOAT PARTNERS WITH CLASSICS
The Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta partners with the North American publication, WoodenBoat Magazine, for the 2019 regatta over 17th - 23rd April.
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RETURN OF ATHOS AND THE FLYING MACHINES
Early entries for the 2019 RORC Caribbean 600 include 203ft schooner Athos, and high velocity multihulls, Argo, Maserati Multi70, and PowerPlay.
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ANTIGUA BERMUDA RACE SELECTED FOR AORS
The 3rd edition of the Antigua Bermuda Race will be part of the 2019 Atlantic Ocean Racing Series, joining five other ocean races.
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AYC HIGH TIDE SERIES
The Antigua Yacht Club will host their annual High Tide Series, with three days of racing on 20th, 22nd, and 26th December.
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NEW ENTRIES FOR THE 2019 ANTIGUA CLASSICS
The elegant Bermudan-rigged ketch Sumurun, and newly built Eagle44 Willpower, are among the latest entries for the 2019 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta.
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NELSON'S PURSUIT RACE
Closing off the year with a salute to history in an afternoon of fun racing, the Nelson's Pursuit Race is set for 31st December.
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THE PETERS & MAY ROUND ANTIGUA RACE
Break race records in the Peters & May Round Antigua Race, the 52-mile circumnavigation warm-up race for Antigua Sailing Week, set for 27th April 2019.
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NEW CHAIRMAN FOR ANTIGUA CLASSICS
Carlo Falcone has been appointed as the new Chairman for the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, with Cameron Fraser as the new Vice Chairman.
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LOCAL NEWS
ABMA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The AGM of the Antigua & Barbuda Marine Association will be held at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, November 27th in the AYC Events Centre.
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CSA PARTNERS WITH SAILORBAGS
The Caribbean Sailing Association has partnered with nautical soft goods manufacturer, SailorBags, offering discounted rates for members.
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A&B TO HOST PARALYMPIC PROGRAMME
Antigua and Barbuda will be the first Caribbean nation to host World Sailing’s Paralympic Development Programme, set to begin on 26th January 2019.
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CSA'S COMMITMENT TO SAILING DEVELOPMENT
Following the 2018 Caribbean Sailing Association Annual Conference, the CSA reconfirms one of their major focuses as sailing development for the region.
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SHIPPING OPPORTUNITIES WITH PETERS & MAY
In addition to discounts for 2019 Antigua Sailing Week entrants, Peters & May is offering mast-up shipping through the region with a recent vessel departure.
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BUDGET MARINE TARIFF STATEMENT
With recently implemented tariffs from the US, Budget Marine releases their Tariff Statement outlining their commitment to mitigate any resulting effects.
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CSA OCTOBER NEWSLETTER
The October CSA Newsletter highlights the CSA Traveller's Trophy, the US Sailing Symposium, the 2019 World Optimist Championship, and more.
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LOUIS EVANS JOINS DIVE CARIB
Louis Evans joins Dive Carib as a full-time instructor and partner, joining Bryan and Leigh to uphold the dive businesses' repute as a PADI certified five-star resort.
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FUN
START-OF-SEASON BBQ AT DIVE CARIB
Meet the new staff and start the season off with a bang with the crew at Dive Carib in the National Sailing Academy grounds on Friday 9th November.
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BBQ PARTY AT THE ANTIGUA YACHT CLUB
Meet the board, welcome new members, and enjoy a mouthwatering evening Hog Roast and Buffet on Sunday 10th November.
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50 YEARS OF SAILMAKING
Andrew Dove talks about the history of sailmaking on Thursday 15th November from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the Antigua Yacht Club.
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CHARITY SAFARI SUPPER
The Jolly Harbour Yacht Club hosts a Charity Safari Supper on Friday 16th November, with a 3-course meal for EC$100 per person.
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AYC MEMBER'S NIGHT
The Antigua Yacht Club welcomes the Salty Dawg Sailing Association to a meet and greet with members on Sunday 18th November.
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THANKSGIVING BUFFET DINNER
A Turkey Buffet Dinner to celebrate Thanksgiving at the Antigua Yacht Club Events Centre for EC$50 per plate, on Thursday 22nd November.
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TOURS AND EXCURSIONS
Eolia Yacht Charter Antigua provides elegant Caribbean cruising.
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Private charters for the day or longer with Antigua Island Paradise.
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SERVICES
Falmouth Harbour Marina offers superb docking facilities with nearby amenities.
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Conveniently located provisioning with Crab Hole Liquors & Supermarket.
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KEEP ANTIGUANICE
Support the on-going efforts to #KeepAntiguaNice with Adoptacoastline.
EVENTS AND ASSOCIATIONS
2018 - 2019 ABMA calendar of yachting events in Antigua & Barbuda.
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Click for a list of yachting Associations and Clubs in Antigua.
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