Issue 55 - November 13, 2013
The Future of Caribbean Sailing – Caribbean Dinghy Championships, Youth Sailors Victorious, New Home for Antigua's National Sailing Academy
 
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CSA-sanctioned Caribbean Dinghy Championships will be held in Falmouth Harbour, Antigua this weekend, hosted by Antigua Yacht Club and Antigua's National Sailing Academy.  Teams from five different countries will compete.  Read full story here.  Photo by Kevin Johnson/kevinjohnsonphotography.com.

Letter from the editor

Dear Readers:

It's that time of year again when we welcome back to Antigua the many seasonal residents who are so active in the yachting community and the many yachts that will make Antigua their home base for the season following the Antigua Charter Yacht Show which takes place this year from December 6 to 12.

We focus this month on the future of sailing in both Antigua and in the Caribbean as a whole.  Antigua Yacht Club and Antigua's National Sailing Academy will host the CSA-sanctioned Caribbean Dinghy Championships this weekend which will feature teams from five different Caribbean countries.  We're very proud to bring you the story this month of a team of Antigua Yacht Club youth sailors who had great success at the Guadeloupe Festivoiles 2013 in early November.  Congratulations to all the youngsters who worked so hard to achieve their goals.  I'd also like to mention three National Sailing Academy students who have worked hard to achieve their goals and are now seeking funding support to represent Antigua and Barbuda in upcoming International regattas.  All the details are in the story below.

We have many other stories to tell this month but in particular want to mention the new home of the National Sailing Academy at the former Reef Gardens on Dockyard Drive, English Harbour. President of the NSA, Elizabeth Jordan, has worked tirelessly to renovate the property and buildings into a true water sports centre and she's delighted to announced that the renovations are almost finished.  The centre should be open for the season in the very near future - watch this space for updates.  Well done Elizabeth!

Kathy Lammers, Editor

Youth Sailing and Development
AYC OPTIMIST TEAM WINS IN GUADELOUPE
The Antigua Yacht Club Optimist Team participated in the Guadeloupe Festivoiles 2013 and produced excellent results with a 2nd, 3rd and 5th in class.
Read more.
NATIONAL SAILING ACADEMY'S NEW HOME
Antigua's National Sailing Academy's new home on Dockyard Drive, English Harbour will be opening soon as a complete water sports centre.
Read more.
NSA STUDENTS SEEK FUNDING FOR REGATTAS
Three National Sailing Academy students seek funding assistance to represent Antigua and Barbuda at upcoming international regattas.
Read more.
Regional News
PETER HOLMBERG REELECTED CSA PRESIDENT
At the Caribbean Sailing Association AGM held on October 26, world renowned sailor Peter Holmberg was re-elected as President for another term.
Read more.
LIVING THE DREAM CARIBBEAN SAILING SEASON
Check out this article by Peter Holmberg and republished with permission from Seahorse Magazine about the 2014 Caribbean Sailing Season.
Read more.
Antigua and Antiguans Overseas
FUNERAL HELD IN UK FOR KENNY COOMBS
A funeral was held on October 25 at Mortlake Crematorium in Richmond, UK for Founder of Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, Kenny Coombs.
Read more.
ABMA VISITS ANNAPOLIS SAIL BOAT SHOW
The Antigua and Barbuda Marine Association hosted a booth at the Annapolis Sail Boat Show from October 10 to 14, 2013.
Read more.
ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK AT TRISKELL CUP
Antigua Sailing Week was delighted to once again sponsor a cocktail party at the Triskell Cup Regatta in Guadeloupe on Saturday, November 2. 
Read more.
SHANNON FALCONE AND VOLVO OCEAN RACE
We republish a volvooceanrace.com interview with Antigua's Shannon Falcone about his aspirations for the Volvo Ocean Race.   Written by Agathe Armand
Read more.
Regatta News
CHARTER IN ANTIGUA AND PICK YOUR EVENT
A round-up of charter options available in and around Antigua and Barbuda for cruising, racing or even spectating for the coming season. 
Read more.
JHYC ANNUAL REGATTA COMING SOON
Jolly Harbour Yacht Club will host its Annual Regatta on November 23 and 24, 2013.  NOR and Sailing Instructions are available online.
Read more.
WHO WILL COME TO YOUR PARTY?
Republished from All At Sea Caribbean this article talks about the mystical business of organising regattas.  By Sir Robbie Ferron 
Read more.
SAILING RALLIES AND CCR'S LATEST NEWS
Sailing Rallies and the Christmas Caribbean Rally, which leaves Lanzarote on December 16 and arrives in Antigua around the New Year, share their news.
Read more.
CLASSIC YACHT REGATTA NOTICE OF RACE
Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, to be held from April 17 to 22, 2014,  has issued its 2014 Notice of Race. Photo by K. Johnson.
Read more.
NEW DATES FOR JH VALENTINE'S REGATTA
New dates for the Jolly Harbour Valentine's Regatta are February 14-16, 2014.
Read more.
Local News
AWARDS FOR THE NATIONAL PARKS TEAM
Congratulations to Ann Marie Martin and Dr. Reginald Murphy for the awards presented to them by the Governor General on Independence Day.
Read more.
BUDGET MARINE OPENS IN ENGLISH HARBOUR
After years of thinking about it, Budget Marine is proud to announce that it has opened shop in the Compton Building on Dockyard Drive, English Harbour, Antigua.
Read more.
AYC NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Antigua Yacht Club has issued the official Notice of its Annual General Meeting scheduled to be held on Monday, December 2, 2013.
Read more.
JOLLY HARBOUR MARINA & BOATYARD NEWS
There is plenty of activity in Jolly Harbour Marina and Boatyard right now and a 25% discount is being offered at the newly-renovated super yacht dock.
Read more.
RECENT NEWS FROM ONDECK ANTIGUA
Ondeck shares its recent news with upcoming training programs including Boatmaster licences and charter plans for Antigua Sailing Week. 
Read more.
EXCELLENT REVIEW OF ANCHOR CONCIERGE
Complete Marine Freight has glowing words for Antigua's Anchor Concierge and Super Yacht Services.
Read more.
OPEN DAYS WITH MIRAMAR SAILING
Miramar Sailing now offers two open day cruises - a morning cruise and a sunset cruise - every Tuesday and Friday on board Hawnalea.
Read more.
ANTIGUA CHARTER SHOW ACCOMMODATION
If you're looking for accommodation for the upcoming Antigua Charter Yacht Show, check out all the great properties on the antiguanice.com booking engine.
Read more.
Fantastic Experience Aboard Hawnalea
Miramar Sailing receives an outstanding review on TripAdvisor from recent guests on Hawnalea.
Read more.
Marine Trades Retail Space in JH Marina
Jolly Harbour Marina and Boatyard has almost 4,000 sq ft of retail space available immediately.
Read more.
Anniversary, Birthday, Proposal All in One
Jabberwocky Yacht Charters played host recently to a very special occasion.
Read more.
WHAT'S NEXT?

Every Saturday All Year
Jolly Harbour Yacht Club Saturday Sailing Series, Antigua

November 15-17, 2013
Caribbean Dinghy Championships

November 23-24, 2013
Jolly Harbour Yacht Club Annual Regatta


December 6-12 2013
Antigua Charter Yacht Show

Click here for Antigua's Year Round Yachting Calendar
RESULTS

Triskell Cup Guadeloupe Results

Guadeloupe Festivoiles 2013 Results - Optimist regatta attended by Antiguan youth sailors.

Best in the West 2013 Sport Fishing Tournament







EVENTS

Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta
Antigua Sailing Week
Superyacht Challenge Antigua
RORC Caribbean 600
Jolly Harbour Valentine’s Regatta
Antigua Charter Yacht Show
Nelson's Pursuit Race

YACHT CLUBS & MARINAS

Antigua Yacht Club
Jolly Harbour Yacht Club
Harmony Hall Yacht Club
Antigua Yacht Club Marina
Falmouth Harbour Marina
Jolly Harbour Marina
Nelson's Dockyard Marina
ASSOCIATIONS

Antigua and Barbuda Marine Association (ABMA)
Antigua Sailing Association
National Parks Antigua
International Shipping Registry of Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda Search and Rescue (ABSAR)
Caribbean Sailing Association
Caribbean Marine Association
National Sailing Academy

MEDIA & GUIDES
Antigua and Barbuda Marine Guide
Superyacht Services Guide
Caribbean Compass
All At Sea
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