Issue 151 - 19 March, 2019
Announcing Team Antigua for the Optiworld and South American Optimist Championship and more yachting news.
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The young sailors above will represent Antigua at the South American Optimist Championship in Chile in April. Find out who they are and which young sailors will represent Antigua at the Optimist World Championship also announced last Sunday.
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THE BIG STORIES
A SUCCESSFUL SAILABILITY SUPER SUNDAY
The 4th Annual Sailability Super Sunday wraps successfully following a day of fun for all, and EC$35,000 generated from fundraising efforts.
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TIGER TYSON RECEIVES JR. SPORTSMAN TROPHY
Over the weekend Tiger Tyson was presented with the 2018 Jr. Sportsman of the Year Trophy by Minister of Sports, Hon. Daryll S. Matthew.
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SCALLYWAG JOINS SAILING WEEK FLEET
Antigua Sailing Week welcomes SH Lee and his crew aboard 100ft. Super Maxi Sun Hung Kai Scallywag, with registration still open for the 2019 regatta.
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2019 OPTIMIST AND LASER OPEN RESULTS
A weekend of Optimist and Laser racing concludes for the 2019 Optimist and Laser Open, hosted by the Antigua Yacht Club.
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RACE & REGATTA NEWS
AYC JUNIOR SAILORS COMPETE IN MARTINIQUE
12 young sailors alongside Coach Karl James headed to Martinique for Optimist and Laser Radial racing in the Schoelcher International Sailing Week Regatta.
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OYSTER REGATTA RETURNS TO ANTIGUA
The 42nd Oyster Regatta returns to Antigua over 7th - 12th April, with course and passage racing to reignite the coastal sailing experience in the Leeward Islands.
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NEW COURSES AND CLASSES, OLD TRADITIONS
The 31st edition of the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta will see new sponsors, courses, and classes, but keeping with old traditions.
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VOLUNTEER FOR ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK
Volunteers are need for the 52nd Antigua Sailing Week in areas like hospitality, maintenance, events, merchandise, transportation, and more.
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SCALLYWAG JOINS ANTIGUA BERMUDA RACE
The growing fleet for the 2019 Antigua Bermuda Race, starting in Antigua on 8th May, now includes 100ft Super Maxi Sun Hung Kai Scallywag.
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CHARTER PLACES AVAILABLE FOR CLASSICS
A few spaces remain to get aboard schooners Eros and Marie Des Isles to join in racing for the 2019 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta.
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59 COUNTRIES SET FOR OPTIWORLDS
Antigua will host 246 sailors registered from 59 countries so far for the 2019 Optimist World Championship, set for 6th - 16th July.
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NEW ENTRIES FOR ANTIGUA CLASSICS
Recent new entries for 2019 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta include Dirigo II, vintage 66ft Herreshoff ketch Aarluuk, and Carriacou sloop Great Expectation.
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LOCAL NEWS
CSA MARCH NEWSLETTER
The latest newsletter from the Caribbean Sailing Association covers the 2019 CSA Rule, the Caribbean Sailing Week in October, and more.
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CHARLIE AND SEAN TO BE HONOURED
The 53rd Antigua & Barbuda Sport Fishing Tournament in June will be held in memory of the late Charlie Meyer and Sean MacMillan.
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CLOSED SEASON: JANUARY - MARCH
Nassau Grouper, Red Hind, and Coney are in Closed Season until 31st March, with fines up to EC$50,000 for violators.
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FUN
FUNDRAISER FOR CAPTAIN STUART
A fundraising fete for Captain Stuart on Saturday 23rd March at Splash Antigua, Fort James, with local DJs, bar, and food available for purchase.
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AN EVENING OF FRIENDSHIP & DEVOTION
Three nights of Opera performances start this Sunday, first at the National Sailing Academy for an Evening of Friendship & Devotion.
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CRUISING & CHARTERING
ANTIGUA FOR CRUISERS
Blue Water Sailing highlights Antigua as an idyllic spot for cruisers, featuring English and Falmouth Harbours, their ports, and available amenities.
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TOURS AND EXCURSIONS
Cruise in style around Antigua or to Barbuda with Excellence.
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Mystic offers day tours of your preference to Antigua's top spots.
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SERVICES
American Airlines flight service to Antigua resumes.
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Yacht provisioning available from A. S. Bryden and Sons.
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KEEP ANTIGUANICE
Avoid catching, buying, and consuming Parrotfish as they help keep reefs clean.
EVENTS AND ASSOCIATIONS
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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